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#1 2011-01-14 23:29:50

danielninja
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From: Oporto, Portugal
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[SOLVED] Wireless Driver asus eeepc 1018p

hi, i've installed crunchbang in my asus eeepc 1018p but it doesnt install the drivers for my wireless card. How can i make this work?

Last edited by danielninja (2011-01-15 21:19:02)


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#2 2011-01-15 00:08:09

iann
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless Driver asus eeepc 1018p

You probably have an NEH785 card.  This is based on the Broadcom 4313 chip.  It should be supported by the kernel but you nay need to install firmware.  You shouldn't if it came with your computer but try installing the fw-cutter package which should take care of it for you.  The4 driver itself is a kernel module called b43 and the first check should be to see if it is loaded.  Maybe try loading it manually and see if it makes your card work, then you just have to get it happen on boot.

Broadcom also has their own Linux driver known as STA or broadcom-wl that you might try.

There is also a new Linux bcrm80211 driver that you might try but you will have to find it yourself and probably compile it yourself.  I think it made it to the 2.6.37 kernel but I doubt you have it.

Last edited by iann (2011-01-15 00:09:10)

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#3 2011-01-15 00:23:58

yorick
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless Driver asus eeepc 1018p

Also check out this page:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download

I downloaded the "Bleeding edge" package and followed the instructions on the webpage.  It worked great for me, and it is pretty easy for an Intermediate Linux user to do this.

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#4 2011-01-15 14:41:39

danielninja
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless Driver asus eeepc 1018p

ok so, i've installed broadcom-sta-source, broadcom-sta-common, b43-fwcutter, firmware-brcm80211 and firmware-linux-nonfree and i still doesnt have it to work..

lspci -v

02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
    Subsystem: AzureWave Device 2047
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    Memory at f7ffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

i got this output so it is confirmed that my card is the one that Iann said in the first post. :x


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#5 2011-01-15 20:07:31

iann
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless Driver asus eeepc 1018p

Did b43-fwcutter do anything when you installed it?  I seem to remember it runs, asks you some questions, and then installs the firmware.  If it doesn't do this then probably you don't have the b43 driver running.

Do "lsmod" and see if b43 is listed.  If not do "sudo modprobe b43" and then reinstall b43-fwcutter.  This page shows you the sort of things you should see and do:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD … t%20access

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#6 2011-01-15 20:52:01

danielninja
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless Driver asus eeepc 1018p

so, i did lsmod and b43 wasn't running. So i did sudo moprobe b43. Then i did again lsmod and it was running, but still no wireless. Then i remove and install again b43, but it didn't ask any questions it just installed.
Anyway on the website u gave me it says:
Supported models include:

BCM4301 BCM4306/2, BCM4306/3, BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4318, BCM4320

my model is BCM4313 :x i guess this is why it don't work? :x

in the synaptic i search for BCM4313 and i get this packages:
broadcom-sta-source
broadcom-sta-common

but i already have them installed.. :s

Last edited by danielninja (2011-01-15 20:54:51)


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#7 2011-01-15 21:18:35

danielninja
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From: Oporto, Portugal
Registered: 2010-01-14
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Re: [SOLVED] Wireless Driver asus eeepc 1018p

finally i got it to work..just google around and found the official site with some help,
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
download the driver for your  system then follow the README.txt

smile
thanks all for the help.


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