[SOLVED] broadcom BCM4313 driver issue

Asked by 4r5tElijah on 2011-03-22

I am hoping to help everyone with the solution to the problem i had. I have a HPmini with the Broadcom 4313 wireless card. NOTE* This did not work on live USB for me...I just did the full install.

if you are having driver issues and are a noob like me.. il explain it they way i understood

go to this site and download the driver
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

their is a read me file.... dont worry about it unless what i tell you dosnt work... I am just re-explaining the process in a simpler way.

after you download that file place it on the documents folder of your user.

go to Applications>acessories>Terminal
type in "mkdir hybrid_wl"
then "cd hybrid_wl"

Minimize the terminal and copy the downloaded file into that folder (just makes things easier)

then go back in terminal and type
tar xzf hybrid-portsrc_x86-32_v5.100.82.38.tar.gz

.....YOU WILL SEE NO OUTPUT
THEN JUST TYPE

make

...
then type these commands
rmmod wl

cp wl.ko /lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/kernel/net/wireless/wl.ko
# depmod
# modprobe wl

NOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2.6.35-22-generic! MIGHT BE DIFFERENT FOR U....CHECK THE PATH

after you get that type

iwconfig

you should get wireless device in their

check everything, and it may need a reboot...

i hope that simplifies it for people.. it would have helped me... so.. i whote the dummy version.. if i can understand it, anyone can

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You should have posted this on ubuntu forums, this is for people to ask questions then receive help, not post solutions

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