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Hi all, I'm using a CQ10-500 Mini compaq netbook after locating the wireless drivers for my broadcom card everything works perfectly but it doesn't seem to be noticing the chipset ...
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    Hi all,

    I'm using a CQ10-500 Mini compaq netbook after locating the wireless drivers for my broadcom card everything works perfectly but it doesn't seem to be noticing the chipset for the drivers or the card.

    is there a fix for this problem ? i've updated and installed the latest drivers using akmod-wl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightShadowSSJ View Post
    Hi all,

    . . . everything works perfectly but it doesn't seem to be noticing the chipset for the drivers or the card. . . . is there a fix for this problem ? . . .
    Did you go here?

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    After installing the drivers, did you look for the network adapter?

    List network adapters that the kernel sees:
    Code:
    ls /sys/class/net/
    List wireless information about network adapters:
    Code:
    iwconfig
    List IP information about network adapters:
    Code:
    ip a

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    I believe that this is my intel chipset but have no idea on how to install these into linux

    CQ10-500 Notebook Intel Chipset Driver 9.1.1.1022

    also the reason that i believe it has something to do with my network card, is that i'm in the process of using aircrack for testing my network but this is what i get when i use airmon-ng

    Interface Chipset Driver

    eth0 Unknown wl
    Last edited by NightShadowSSJ; 07-23-2011 at 04:20 PM.

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    above all drivers you still need the firmware
    check your software package manager for firmware
    without firmware no driver works
    then you also need to make sure your wifi is switched ON - most laptops have a swirch or key combination to switch wireless ON or OFF

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    i've had a look in /lib/firmware and its seems to have all the .fw packages in there so from there do i have to specify which firmware it to be used by the device

    and if so how do i go about doing this?
    Last edited by NightShadowSSJ; 07-23-2011 at 07:15 PM.

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    the b43-fwcutter itself does nothing for you
    unless
    you actually use b43-fwcutter to extract the firmware from your windows wireless drivers.

    hence step 1 is to get the correct windows driver for your laptop - best original ones from HP
    then extract and install the firmware on your system
    this howto may help you:

    b43 - Linux Wireless
    b43-fwcutter(1): manual page for b43-fwcutter - Linux man page

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