Wifi card on powerbook G4

Asked by ender-r on 2007-05-08

Hi, I have a powerbook G4 and have recently been trying ubuntu booting from the cd and have liked it except for one really important issue. I have a airport express card in my apple and when I boot ubuntu I cant seem to get it to work/dont know how to get it to work and so there for dont have any internet. How can I fix this

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2007-05-09
Dennis Dirdjaja (dcd-ditsch) said : #1

Hello and welcome to the Ubuntu world. To get the Airport Extreme to work, you will have to install the package bcm43xx-fwcutter. The best would be to have a wired connect while doing this, because the firmware required will be loaded from the internet during the installation.

If your card still refuses to work then, try to load the Airport driver by typing »sudo modprobe bcm43xx« in a terminal.

This tutorial really helped me with my powerbook g4

http://joona.kuori.org/ubuntu-powerbook/

check out the aiport section for your case. after doing this network manager, the two computer icon in the top bar, should show the wireless connections you are around.

enjoy your ubuntu experience.

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