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ok, i have been trying for like a week now to get my wireless to work with no avail. i think i am doing everything right, until i come to ...
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    getting my wireless to work


    ok, i have been trying for like a week now to get my wireless to work with no avail. i think i am doing everything right, until i come to the driver part. I can not for the life of me find a driver for a mac airport. has anyone had any success at getting their ibooks or the likes running wireless with ubuntu? if so what process did you use etc.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. I have tried several things, but nothing has worked yet and i have heard this can be tricky, i am still pretty new at this as well.

    here is my card info:

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    0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

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    tried it, i have tried all the ones i could find in the ubuntu forums

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    sublime,

    I installed WiFi Radar on my G4 and it recognizes my Airtport and network now.
    However,the probelem I have now is that I still can't connect.This may have something to do with my network settings.Perhaps we can help each other out here.

    juan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SublimeProgie
    I can not for the life of me find a driver for a mac airport.
    Quote Originally Posted by SublimeProgie
    i have tried all the ones i could find in the ubuntu forums
    So you tryed this one, using NDISWRAPPER, but without inserting a driver?
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...bcm43xx/Dapper

    Quote Originally Posted by SublimeProgie
    has anyone had any success at getting their ibooks or the likes running wireless with ubuntu?
    Plenty of people it seems :
    http://tuxmobil.org/apple.html

    Quote Originally Posted by SublimeProgie
    here is my card info:

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    0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    Some people use the new "bcm43xx" driver from here (starting with Linux kernel 2.6.17 they are included in the kernel) :
    http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/

    You can find instructions on how-to install those drivers here :
    http://pinguin.uni-psych.gwdg.de/~ih...t-Extreme_Card.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    cool, there are a couple more sites here that i havent been to, and ya i tried that ubuntu wiki too. i am guessing that in the tux mobil site the answere will be there or somone that knows. thanks guys, if i find something that reliably works, i will post it

    sp

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    ok, i am once again stuck at the problem that i always face at every one of these tuts. how do i get the driver from my mac side, or where can i download it. as far as i can see this is always the last step, and everything should work gread then. but i cant get the driver so i always end up unsuccessful.

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    It is explained in the how-to I gave you :
    http://pinguin.uni-psych.gwdg.de/~ih...t-Extreme_Card.

    You can use "fwcutter" with the BCM43XX driver to "cut" the firmware from your Broadcom driver on your MAC OS X partition.

    Or you can download the latest Airport Extreme Card drivers from Apple's site :
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...te2005001.html
    and then use "fwcutter" to extract the firmware from them.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    It is explained in the how-to I gave you :
    http://pinguin.uni-psych.gwdg.de/~ih...t-Extreme_Card.

    You can use "fwcutter" with the BCM43XX driver to "cut" the firmware from your Broadcom driver on your MAC OS X partition.

    Or you can download the latest Airport Extreme Card drivers from Apple's site :
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...te2005001.html
    and then use "fwcutter" to extract the firmware from them.
    the code that it gave to cut from OS X did not work. here is the code i get.

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    cp: cannot stat `/System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort2.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleAirPort2': No such file or directory
    what commands would i need to put in to take it from the update?

    would i just do like "cd" then the file name and continue from the how to?

    *edit: the update for the driver cannot be opened by linux in any case, so that option as far as i can see is obsolete

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    here is where i am at with the ibook link.

    Code:
    bash: [: /etc/bash_complittle: binary operator expected
    me@ubuntu:~$ svn checkout svn://svn.berlios.de/bcm43xx/trunk/fwcutter 
    Checked out revision 1178.
    me@ubuntu:~$
    me@ubuntu:~$ cd fwcutter
    me@ubuntu:~/fwcutter$ make
    cc -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -std=c99 -Wall -pedantic -D_BSD_SOURCE -DFWCUTTER_VERSION_=005 -o bcm43xx-fwcutter fwcutter.o md5.o
    me@ubuntu:~/fwcutter$   cp $OSXROOT/System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort2.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleAirPort2 .
    cp: cannot stat `/System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort2.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleAirPort2': No such file or directory
    me@ubuntu:~/fwcutter$

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