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#1 2013-03-01 19:45:24

ansdor
New Member
From: Brazil
Registered: 2013-02-22
Posts: 3

Broadcom wireless support

First of all, forgive me if this is not the right place for this thread, and move it if it's not but,

I live in a place where I only have access to a wireless connection, not to the cable itself, and I can't get my broadcom BCM4313 to work with crunchbang out of the box. Last time I installed I used the wired connection at my parents' home, but I can't use this method in my house.

The Arch (my current secondary OS, Ubuntu is the main) installation recognizes the card automatically, and allows me to download the drivers and stuff from the installation disc/usb, but crunchbang does not, at least not with the methods I know (like modprobe b43).

I mean, I'm not asking for help or anything, I can setup my wireless connection in crunchbang easily AFTER I download the proper package (broadcom-wl, if I remember right), but shouldn't this come bundled with the OS itself? there must be other people in the same situation as me, and this is the only turn-off I found in an otherwise awesome distro.

(EDIT: I posted this in the Waldorf board because it's the only installation I tried)

Last edited by ansdor (2013-03-01 19:53:27)

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#2 2013-03-01 20:41:57

protacticus
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Registered: 2012-07-01
Posts: 26

Re: Broadcom wireless support

I have same problem  sad

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#3 2013-03-01 22:16:06

sano
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-03-07
Posts: 114

Re: Broadcom wireless support

The driver is not b43, but brcmsmac. You will have to install http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-brcm80211. Just download it and install it manually, either from another partition on the same computer if you are dual booting or from an USB if you are not.

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#4 2013-03-02 09:41:20

xaos52
The Good Doctor
From: Planet of the @s
Registered: 2011-06-24
Posts: 4,602

Re: Broadcom wireless support

There is more than one broadcom wireless.
Post output of

lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net

to see the chipset.

Last edited by xaos52 (2013-03-02 09:43:15)

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#5 2013-03-02 23:56:56

skbierm
#! Member
From: Germany
Registered: 2012-07-17
Posts: 89

Re: Broadcom wireless support

You just have to download the firmware for you're #! (Waldorf = wheezy / Statler = squeeze) from here
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unoff … /firmware/
expand it into a folder /firmware on you're installation medium (or a separate usb stick you mount to an usb port while installing) - and #! (like any Debian ISO or Debian derivate ISO) find's the needed firmware for you're hardware.


Running #! on
* Lenovo ThinkPad Edge e420s, Intel Core i5-2430M, 8 GB Ram, 320 GB HD, 1366x768, Intel GMA HD 3000 + AMD Radeon HD 6630M 2GB
* ASUS F55A-091D, Intel Pentium B980, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HD, Intel HD Graphics, 1366x768
* Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Intel Core Duo U7500, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HD, Intel GMA 950, 1024x768 Touchdisplay

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#6 2013-03-03 18:04:40

ansdor
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From: Brazil
Registered: 2013-02-22
Posts: 3

Re: Broadcom wireless support

But guys, the problem is not setting up the connection, I can do that just fine, the problem is that I need internet access to do it.

That's why I posted in the development forum and not in support/help, what I'm saying is: shouldn't the wireless be supported out of the box? It would make the installation much easier for people with no other internet access except for wireless, like me ATM.

(Maybe this should be moved to Feedback & Suggestions, I didn't notice that forum existed)

Last edited by ansdor (2013-03-03 18:18:09)

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#7 2013-03-03 23:28:31

skbierm
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From: Germany
Registered: 2012-07-17
Posts: 89

Re: Broadcom wireless support

That's why I spoke about the firmware file ( source: http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/ ).
Like in any other Debian distro, closed source blob's aren't included by default within installation medias (and most often they aren't needed, btw).


Running #! on
* Lenovo ThinkPad Edge e420s, Intel Core i5-2430M, 8 GB Ram, 320 GB HD, 1366x768, Intel GMA HD 3000 + AMD Radeon HD 6630M 2GB
* ASUS F55A-091D, Intel Pentium B980, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HD, Intel HD Graphics, 1366x768
* Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Intel Core Duo U7500, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HD, Intel GMA 950, 1024x768 Touchdisplay

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