25 October 2011

install wireless device driver for hp zd8000 in ubuntu 11.04 natty narwhal http://goo.gl/VNrU

b43 - [with] Internet access

If you have some other kind of Internet access on your computer, you can download the firmware by simply installing the b43-fwcutter package which does the download and setup for you automatically.



Step 1.

To install b43-fwcutter issue the following command in a terminal (under the desktop menu Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and follow the prompts:

~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

Since Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal additional installation of the package firmware-b43-installer can be helpful and/or necessary, respectively:

~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

or, if you need a legacy driver, use:

~$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer 

Step 2.

Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the b43 drivers can be activated for use.

Note: A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card. LiveCD/LiveUSB

Step 3.

For temporary use with the LiveCD and LiveUSB environments, instead of a computer restart, in a terminal issue the following commands:

~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb ~$ sudo modprobe b43

Note: Allow several seconds for the network manager to scan for available networks before attempting a connection.

from WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx - Community Ubuntu Documentation

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