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I would guess that you're not in the directory with the wl_apsta_mimo.o file. Are you in ~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver ? (By the way, the ~ is a shortcut meaning /home/USER/) You can ...
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    I would guess that you're not in the directory with the wl_apsta_mimo.o file.

    Are you in ~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver? (By the way, the ~ is a shortcut meaning /home/USER/)

    You can find out where you are by typing pwd. Also, you can type ls to list the files in the current directory. Is the wl_apsta_mimo.o file there?

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    I may not be in the driver folder. I am in home/USER and i see broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2 but I dont see anything that looks like driver. I don't see the file wl_apsta_mimo.o either . Is there a way to search where that file (and directory) is located?

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    Is broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2 supposed to be the driver folder with the apsta_mimo.o file inside of it?

    This was the other file that I downloaded and saved in my home folder. Was I supposed to do anything with or to that file in addition to just putting it there?

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    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o
    Did you do this?

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    There is a deb package that has Broadcom firmware, this may be easier for you to install. It is available from this site:

    Component broadcom of jaunty-cafuego

    Download the b43-firmware_1.1-0cafuego1_all.deb package. You can transfer it to a USB driver, if needed. You can then just click on it, and the Ubuntu package installed should pop up.
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    Ok ..I have it. Now do I need to enter any terminal commands to get this one running?
    I am going to put it on my laptop now.

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    I dubble clicked and it asked me to install. I installed. Now what?

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    I gotta bookmark that page, Waterhead. Thanks.

    Once the firmware is installed, it should pretty much just work. Type iwconfig and see if it shows a wireless interface now, or check the network manager and see if it's showing your network.

    If you're not seeing anything, check dmesg | grep firmware again and see if it's failing to load the firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Did you do this?
    Yes. I still get an error saying that the wl_apsta_mimo.o file cannot be opened.

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    If you installed the package Waterhead posted, you don't need to do any of the other stuff.

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