North Idaho Linux Users Group




WiFi connection with Broadcom 43xx chip

This is fairly easy with Ubuntu 7.10 and later. This assumes you have your notebook set up to dual-boot both Ubuntu and Windows.

  1. Get the directory from your Windows installation that contains the device driver for WiFi. Copy that directory to your home directory in Linux.
  2. From the command line, enter 'sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter' (or search for that package in Synaptic and install it).
  3. During the install, you will be asked if fwcutter can extract the microcode for your WiFi. Answer yes.
  4. Your WiFi should now work.