I spent four hours trying to get the wi-fi set up on my computer. Do you already have an account? I saw the “device not ready firmware missing ” message. Thankfully, she has another laptop, newer one and have her backup stuffs. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

Uploader: Zujin
Date Added: 28 December 2012
File Size: 25.98 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 64307
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Your name or email address: I thought I was following the right steps, but the wireless continued to not work. After finding your advice I was able to figure out where I was going wrong and get things up and running in about vell minutes. I will have to check it tonight.

Making Wireless Work on a Dell D with Ubuntu | Rick’s Tech Talk

Reading the Linux Wireless b43 page which I got from the Broadcom 43xx Linux Driver page made me realize that I had to run the bfwcutter program. Hopefully this post finds its way up the google ranks.

I recently inherited an old Dell Latitude D laptop, but the wireless wasn’t working on it. 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! D60 you, your post has saved me potentially several hours of digging through the documentation page.


You are here Home.

Dell D600 – Mystery PCI/PMCIA Device Keeps On Popping up

Hey guys, I am helping out my friend. Whisper – Don’t tell Thank you for this helpful article. Discussion in ‘ Dell ‘ started by NetBrakrMar 19, NetBrakrMar 19, I tried to install many Linux Distros, but everyone of them had the same problem.

After some investigation, I learned that it somehow didn’t have a wireless card! It works properly now! Alienware 17 R5 from Dell Outlet zdevilinsideDec 26, at 6: However, when I finished installing all of the drivers, it happen again, it ask for a driver, and BSOD sometimes, not all of the time. I then followed these instructions to run bfwcutter:. All of the above was done with the “live” CD. Add new comment Comments Hopefully this post finds its way up the google ranks.

The bwfwcutter is 6d00 “firmware cutter”, a tool to extract firmware from Broadcom 43xx driver files object files. In the section “Installing b43 drivers”I was guided to install the bfwcutter and firmware-binstaller. In the “No Internet access” section, I was guided to grab two files comprising the firmware: It worked perfectly fine.


To continue using , please upgrade your browser.

Skip to main content. The above was the key.

So you might be right. When I found your tutorial, I quicky reinstall Lubuntu – I already downloaded bfwcutter – and follow your suggestments. Definitely helped me out as I was stuck on the same page as author and also skipped out on the “No Internet Access” steps. Tweak Dec depl, Similar Threads – Dell D Mystery. When I installed Ubuntu

Related Posts