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Hi Everybody, Just installed Netbook Remix and having the same problem as before with SuSe . System recognizes my router but when i try to connect the wireless icon keeps ...
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    Unhappy Ububtu Netbook Remix Broadcom issue


    Hi Everybody,

    Just installed Netbook Remix and having the same problem as before with SuSe. System recognizes my router but when i try to connect the wireless icon keeps flashing up and down but does not connect. Could i use the same fix as before or will the instructions within the terminal be different to SuSe. I believe it has something to do with the system loading a Broadcom driver which needs to be blocked!. Managed to get my 3 Dongle working though. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

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    Ubuntu has a Drivers Manager app that should be able to install the correct driver for you.

    Failing that, from the terminal do
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    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source bcmwl-modaliases
    FYI, it's helpful if you include all pertinent information in new posts, such as your wireless card chipset. Most people will not go searching for your old posts to get that info.

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    Exclamation Wireless working

    Hi reed9,

    Thanks for your response. However Sunday afternoon the strangest thing happened.

    Went into synaptic package manager and attempted to reinstall fwcutter don't aak me my why but just thought it was worth a try, However during the process got a message saying " Could not complete download due to connection error ". Oh well i thought " It's not going to work. Went back to the desktop when all of a sudden and totally unexpected i was connected. It does connect under " auto 3-A2A5 ". I am not sure what that means ( auto, that is ) but for the time being will leave well alone. In the meantime will take not of code posted for future reference!.

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