In the section “Installing b43 drivers” , I was guided to install the bfwcutter and firmware-binstaller. Could you or someone help me as well. The above was the key. The bwfwcutter is a “firmware cutter”, a tool to extract firmware from Broadcom 43xx driver files object files. Child returned status 2 tar: See the end of this document for further discussion. If it is something really simple that I am just missing I am sorry, I am completely clueless right now as far as what to do.

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Carroll, III on Join Date May Beans 2. Double-clicking on the package caused the Ubuntu Software Center to install the bfwcutter, and from there I followed the steps from before. For all of these steps, I was connected to my router via an Ethernet cable.

Add new comment Comments Hopefully this post finds its way up the google ranks. That’s the only way I can get wireless, and I don’t have access to a wired connection. Again any help would be appreciated. Wifi is now working lika a charm on my D! I disconnected the ethernet card and usb wifi antenna and rebooted my machine. Hopefully this post finds its way up the google ranks. Find More Posts by Hangdog The wifi card didn’t show up in the lspci results.


I had to download the bfwcutter package manually from launchpad.

Ubuntu Linux doesn’t find my internal wifi card

Results 1 to 7 of 7. Done Building dependency tree Reading state information After some investigation, I learned that it somehow didn’t have a wireless card!

Find More Posts by bradleyaroth. Once I downloaded the driver files, and extracted the firmware via bfwcutter, I executed the modprobe b43 commands on the Ubuntu WifiDocs pageand that made it work!

If you think that using ndiswrapper would work then let me know.

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Thank you for this helpful article. May 16th, 1.

It worked perfectly fine. It has an internal wifi card which isn’t recognized:.

Dell Wireless 1370 (DW1370)

Join Date Feb Beans This is the output: Having a problem logging in? Originally Posted by Glynixx. What is sad is that I just now realized that I had to be logged in as root to use “lspci”. BB code is On.

[ubuntu] DELL Wireless WLAN Mini-PCI Card

After finding your advice I was able to figure out where I was going wrong and get things up and running in about 10 minutes. If you need to reset your password, click here. I’m a newbie on this stuff.


Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. It works properly now! I then followed these instructions to run bfwcutter: