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PostPosted: Sat 09 Feb 2013, 01:32    Post_subject:  connect with Broadcom B43 wireless  

Precise 5.4.2 on AMD Athalon XP Processor 3000+ 798MHz 513Mb RAM
I don't know what a PET is. I don't know what a kernel is. Complete. Linux. Noobie.

I have a Broadcom B43 (lspci = B4306) internal wireless wifi card. I managed to load the b43-firmware-LP-PHY.pet on the computer with the OS. Somehow, I was able to 'see' the wireless networks, but unable to connect. Really not sure what changed. Now, I cannot even see the wireless networks. I have been able to blacklist b43, ssb, and b43+ssb to no avail. wlan0 is still there, but b43 & b43legacy both give me an error.

Now, when I scan for wireless, I get the error:
Failed to raise interface wlan0.
Failed command was: ifconfig wlan0 up.
Error returned was:
ifconfig: SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory.

rfkill indicates that my wireless is not hard blocked.

Any other ideas to get rid of this error?

In searching, I found this:
I ran
# dmesg
in the console.
and I see some lines repeated that may be the culprit.
"b43/ucode5.fw" not found
"b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
You must go to http://wireless/kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

As indicated above, I have done enough groundwork toknow that I have a wireless card that may either be b43 or b43leagacy. I don't see a next step for Puppy at the website. I was hoping that the file b43-firmware-LP-PHY.pet is the driver that I needed.
Any suggestions on finding this file and getting my wireless running?

SOLUTION - Added afterwards If the final result of computer software is not as expected, start from the beginning and re-trace the step. Wlan0 now seeing wireless and connecting to them.

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Feb 2013, 02:20    Post_subject:  

I should try to install Linux Sta Broadcom Driver:


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