Broadcom wireless on Debian Testing

Robert P. J. Day rpjday-L09J2beyid0N/H6P543EQg at
Wed Jul 1 08:25:35 UTC 2009

On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, JoeHill wrote:

> I've got a notebook here with built in Broadcom wireless, and before
> I mess this up too much I though I would ask for some tips in
> getting this working.
> I did lspci and got the model like so:
> Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev
> 03)
> I found this article:
> which seemed to indicate that this was going to be a pretty trivial
> process. Installing the b43-fwcutter and wireless-tools went off
> without error and the firmware was extracted, but so far I've got no
> wireless.
> I followed the suggested troubleshooting steps, excluding manual
> installation of the firmware, no answers.
> Help?

  amusingly, i went thru almost exactly that last night, with a
BCM4318-equipped laptop, and i followed the directions on that page.
it didn't seem to make a difference and then, suddenly, a couple
minutes later, i had wireless.  not sure what i did to have it kick in
but it appeared to work.  i'll be testing again shortly if this
$%*^&%(*&$%(*&) install ever finishes.


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