Re: Going from Broadcom's sources to wireless card to WPA network

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On Saturday 26 February 2011 11:55:34 Alan Cox wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 19:27:44 -0800

>

> "Suresh Govindachar" <[email protected]> wrote:

> > Hello,

> >

> > In my attempts at replacing Windows on my Dell M6400 laptop

> > with -14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso, I have gotten as far as

> > being able to create a live usb stick. My next step is to get

> > on the internet via the Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN

> > Mini-Card and my "WPA" network.

>

> My Dell Mini 10 works with 2.6.37 kernels quite happily - just need to

> use fwcutter. The firmware on all the broadcom cards I have seen is loaded

> each time you boot (each OS loading whatever it comes with).

>

> For the Ubuntu questions you'd need to ask an Ubuntu list.

>

Careful - there are two different sets - the b43 driver and fwcutter and the broadcom-wl driver, which also has a matching fwcutter, IIRC. Try to identify which driver you need. If you can't you may have to try each in turn.

Anne

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