Installing firmware-b43-installer without internet connectivity

Asked by COKEDUDE on 2010-12-09

Could anyone tell me how to install firmware-b43-installer without internet connectivity. I downloaded firmware-b43-installer from another computer with internet. Then I found out from the error messages I also needed b43-fwcutter. So I also downloaded then installed b43-fwcutter. b43-fwcutter installed with no problems. Then I tried to install firmware-b43-installer again with no luck. I saw in the error messages it said something about broadcom-wl- I have no idea how to install a tar.bz2 file.

Here is where I downloaded the files I needed.

I have all the files now so what do I need to do to install firmware-b43-installer?

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Shows how to use the live CD to install it. I suggest you simply use a wired connection instead and get the packages.

COKEDUDE (cokedude) said : #2

Thank you. I don't have a wired connection on this computer. I have to use wireless.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

your computer will have an ethernet connector, regardless if it's a desktop, laptop, or netbook. and your wireless router will have an ethernet connector on it as well. you'll just need an ethernet cable to plug it in. unless you're running off a wifi from the street. haha

COKEDUDE (cokedude) said : #4


Thank you. Worked perfectly.

@marcus aurelius

Its an old laptop. The ethernet doesn't work anymore.

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