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I have Hardy Heron and BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN. Cannot get my laptop to see my wireless network. I did get output that said to go to linuxwireless and download correct ...
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    Cannot get wireless connection


    I have Hardy Heron and BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN. Cannot get my laptop to see my wireless network. I did get output that said to go to linuxwireless and download correct firmware. Should I try this? I just purchased this laptop and the wireless card (built in)hasn't worked yet.

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    Hello and Welcome to Linuxforums.
    Yes, you will need to install the firmware for your wireless card. Check this link and post the info it asks for.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html
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    To install the firmware in Ubuntu, make sure that you have a wired internet connection, and then do this:
    in latest versions of Ubuntu (all flavors) and Debian just need to install the b43-fwcutter package:

    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

    when you are asked "Fetch and install firmware?" answer "Yes" (just press "Enter")
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    did the download of bwcutter

    downloaded the bwcutter file. still can't get connected. what's next

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    sorry-fwcutter

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    Did you get an error message or anything? Have you tired shutting down the Ethernet card, and starting the Wifi card?
    To shut down the Ethernet card issue this command.
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    ifconfig eth0 down
    Then you should try using the network tool in the system menu to create a new wireless connection.
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    permission denied

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    I finally got on! For some reason my WEP had been shortened and when I re-entered it...there it was.

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    Thank you for your help. I found the answer I needed here and I appreciate it.

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    AWesome!
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