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Best Answer birdmun, 09 September 2017 - 10:59 AM

I imagine Charles may pipe up here. I believe the suggestion will be something like installing firmware-b43-installer.

I understand you don't have wifi. I am guessing you don't have any connection with the live system either? You should be able to download the firmware-b43-installer deb file, copy it to a usb drive and then install the deb from the usb with, I believe,

sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer.deb

For the above command you will have to be in the same directory as the deb file. Easiest would be to cd /media/NAMEOFYOURFLASHDRIVE. If the file is in the root of the drive you won't have to go any deeper than the flash drive. Otherwise, keep drilling down in to the drive until you are in the right directory.

 

This post http://forums.bodhil...43228/?hl=bcm43is older, but, the suggestions there might help. Be careful randomly updating the kernel though. :)

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#1 Joni Kosunen

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:59 AM

Hi!

 

I am new o linux so I has decided to give bodhi a try. The problem I has is that Netwörk Manager doesn't have option to enable Wi-Fi like in quickstart guide. I have also tried using external dongle but no difference.

I run ls usb it give me this:

 

jussi68@jussi68:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a103 Suyin Corp. Acer/HP Integrated Webcam [CN0314]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
jussi68@jussi68:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a103 Suyin Corp. Acer/HP Integrated Webcam [CN0314]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 
so it detect dongle. I run lspci it say:
 
jussi68@jussi68:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller
 Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Int
egrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated
 Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
er #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controll
er #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Control
ler #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
 (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (r
ev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (r
ev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 03)
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
 
so now I know it detect my internal card.
But was really is confusing is when I run iwlist scan:
 
jussi68@jussi68:~$ iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
 
enp5s0    Interface doesn't support scanning.
 
Now I do not understan was is and why. Even rfkilllist say othing is blocked.
If anyone can help I appreciate.
 




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#2 birdmun

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:59 AM   Best Answer

I imagine Charles may pipe up here. I believe the suggestion will be something like installing firmware-b43-installer.

I understand you don't have wifi. I am guessing you don't have any connection with the live system either? You should be able to download the firmware-b43-installer deb file, copy it to a usb drive and then install the deb from the usb with, I believe,

sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer.deb

For the above command you will have to be in the same directory as the deb file. Easiest would be to cd /media/NAMEOFYOURFLASHDRIVE. If the file is in the root of the drive you won't have to go any deeper than the flash drive. Otherwise, keep drilling down in to the drive until you are in the right directory.

 

This post http://forums.bodhil...43228/?hl=bcm43is older, but, the suggestions there might help. Be careful randomly updating the kernel though. :)



#3 Joni Kosunen

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:16 PM

I do actually have ethernet connection but my only cable is mere 40 cm long so no couch surfing for me before I get the Wi-Fi wörking. It is troubling me that I had the Wi-Fi wörking on my computer when running 'buntu MATE, it was only after I switched due to performance issues with MATE. Anyway the message i got when running the command you told me to:

 

jussi68@jussi68:~$ sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer.deb
[sudo] password for jussi68:
dpkg: error processing archive firmware-b43-installer.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 firmware-b43-installer.deb
jussi68@jussi68:~$ sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer.deb
[sudo] password for jussi68:
dpkg: error processing archive firmware-b43-installer.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 firmware-b43-installer.deb
 
I don't know if I need to cd my way to some directory, butit isn't wörking.


#4 Joni Kosunen

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

I got the thing wörking when i installed the package so all I was missing was drivers/firmware. I got it wörking after I ran "sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer" and then rebooted.



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

Yep, birdmun is right. The BCM4312 chipsset in the Low Power (a.k.a. LP-PHY) version needs an additional driver that is in the named package. 

Congrats you managed to get it working.

 

Enjoy,

Charles



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:45 PM

Apologies that I tripped you up with adding the .deb to the end. It would have been better if I had mentioned the exact command that Charles suggests from the other thread which is

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

My typed code was only meant to be used if you didn't have any connection to the internet from the laptop such as ethernet. I should have asked or made things clearer.







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