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Offline lkraemer

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HOWTO: Broadcom Wifi in 5 minutes
« on: March 29, 2009, 06:43:19 AM »

1.  Google search for "omattos"
     Click on Broadcom
     Download the b43 and b43legacy folders
2.  Copy both folders to /lib/firmware
3.  Edit /opt/.filetool.lst to add /lib/firmware to /opt/.filetool.lst
4.  Install the extensions:
     wireless-2.6.26.tecm
     wireless_tools.tcel
     Opera.tce
5.  Open a Terminal window:
(NOTE: When you type iwconfig below the name of your wifi will be displayed ie. wlan0, eth1, etc.
subststute yours for wlan0 below.....)
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sudo su
modprobe b43
iwconfig
iwconfig wlan0 essid "nameofyourwifirouter"
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
udhcpc -b -i wlan0
exit
exit

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Offline gaixixon

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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wifi in 5 minutes
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 09:10:46 PM »
Excellent.. and easy as a piece of cake..
Will try tonight on my Lenovo G410.. if succedd.. then bye bye to heavy & noisy ubuntu..

Offline Juanito

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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wifi in 5 minutes
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 09:53:43 PM »
It's perhaps worth noting that there's a b43 driver in tc-3 alpha and you just need to "cut" the firmware as explained in:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43