If they are in another folder, use the change directory “cd” command to navigate there. I too had tried all sorts of stuff including ndiswrapper to get my wireless working. Broadcom Corporation BCM If your drivers are within the cabinet file format. This driver wrapper is only available for use on the x86 and x architectures Debian i and AMD64 ports respectively. The card might come up as either wlan0 or eth1.

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You shouldn’t have to use the ifconfig because installing the drivers typically enables the lan which is what the ifconfig is attempting to do. I ran this command without all of the driver files in the same location, and now i cant uninstall it! Is there any other information you need, or any other commands i need to enter?

bcm43xx-fwcutter – manual page for bcm43xx-fwcutter – Linux Man Pages (1)

Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your linyx results by suggesting possible matches as you type. You are required to provide the appropriate driver for your device.

The only problem, it is in french. Then issue a ‘sudo apt-get upgrade’ then try to get the file you need by issuing ‘sudo apt-get install libux Good luck. I got version 4 from a friend, but bcm-fwcutter doesn’t work with version 4, needs less than that. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.


I use ndiswrapper in Debian Lenny as well as OpenSuse Message 2 linx 12 7, Views. Message 9 of 12 5, Views. Consult the NDISwrapper wiki for information on your specific device.

I did not modify my laptop’s boot sequence to automate use of the package. Where did you get the drivers from? Wi-fi installation for Linux. But now they’ve put wifi modules in the Debian kernel, I suppose. Remember the iwconfig command issued above On success, you should receive a list of active routers in your neighborhood.

Wi-fi installation for Linux

I must say i thank all of you for your help so far. Now you can check if your card is sniffing some routers. For info Bcmwp5, install the program bcm43xx-fwcutter is you don’t have it sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter To continue, we need the file BCMWL5. The final place you should examine is your driver CD or the manufacturer’s web page. I just want to say a big thanks to you for sharing this. linix


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Or do you have bc,wl5 reason to stick to the old driver like that you did have bcm43xx module, but no b43? CardBus devices are supported.

Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. I checked by typing. If the files are in your home directory you don’t need that. Message 4 of 12 7, Views. No such file or directory linus it says its already installed user Dell-Linux: Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.

So, I got the Windows driver from my Windows partition, c: It lists many models of wireless devices that are usable with Vcmwl5 and the driver that works best. Im not sure if this is going to work anymore. I want my wifi under Debian to work!