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#1 2014-04-03 03:06:58

theJibman
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From: Vancouver, BC,
Registered: 2014-04-03
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Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Hello, I came across crunchbang when I was looking for a good distro to run on my dads old dell latitude d600. Everything installed fine, but the internet doesnt work. The thing is, the laptop is very old, and the LAN port is broken on the laptop. Sooo, the laptop doesnt have internet in any way, and I guess I have to manually install the driver or whatever. Another thing is that I suck with linux. So, if this is really easy to do, spare me the "your a fcking noob" lecture and please bear with the noob. The internet card is a broadcom corp. BCM4306 802.11 b/g wireless LAN etc etc etc. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you in advance for responding!


Why have you not broken from the pack? You’re playing it safe. Safe aint gonna get you sh!t in this world” -Stone Cold Steve Austin (WWE Superstar)

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#2 2014-04-03 03:36:30

mrpeachy
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Last edited by mrpeachy (2014-04-03 03:43:18)

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#3 2014-04-03 04:02:11

chillicampari
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Registered: 2009-10-09
Posts: 2,728

Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Hi theJibman and welcome to CrunchBang and the forum! Looks like mrpeachy got ya started in the right direction. We don't bite new people but we will ask you to do some reading and have a willingness to learn along the way. Let us know if you run into trouble and enjoy!

Note- moved to Help & Support (Stable).

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#4 2014-04-06 00:41:27

theJibman
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From: Vancouver, BC,
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Hey, thanks for the replies, and I did download the b43 kernel driver, now how would I go about installing this? (Using no internet at all in the process)


Why have you not broken from the pack? You’re playing it safe. Safe aint gonna get you sh!t in this world” -Stone Cold Steve Austin (WWE Superstar)

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#5 2014-04-06 01:06:12

#!_828
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From: Ohio, U. S. of A.
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

To make sure everything gets where it needs to go, install wise, if you don't mind getting your hands a bit dirty, try moving the HDD to a computer with internet connection, booting, downloading, & installing what you need, then putting it back in the laptop. Or, you could download to a flash drive, & try to install on the laptop from the drive (that might have some issues, though)

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#6 2014-04-06 02:31:47

mrpeachy
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

uname -rv

Last edited by mrpeachy (2014-04-06 02:34:26)

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#7 2014-04-08 04:28:44

theJibman
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Last edited by theJibman (2014-04-08 04:54:12)


Why have you not broken from the pack? You’re playing it safe. Safe aint gonna get you sh!t in this world” -Stone Cold Steve Austin (WWE Superstar)

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#8 2014-04-08 15:47:57

#!_828
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Are you sure you're in the right directory? Go to the folder you saved the .deb in, right-click, select "Open Terminal Here" & try again  wink

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#9 2014-04-08 17:38:52

mrpeachy
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

3.2.0-4-486 #1 Debian 3.2.41-2
and after lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net
02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge

Last edited by mrpeachy (2014-04-08 18:43:44)

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#10 2014-04-09 00:08:02

Bearded_Blunder
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Registered: 2014-04-04
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???


Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed...

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#11 2014-04-11 00:47:10

theJibman
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From: Vancouver, BC,
Registered: 2014-04-03
Posts: 4

Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Last edited by theJibman (2014-04-11 01:01:54)


Why have you not broken from the pack? You’re playing it safe. Safe aint gonna get you sh!t in this world” -Stone Cold Steve Austin (WWE Superstar)

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#12 2014-04-11 05:15:01

mrpeachy
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Posts: 3,460

Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

I'm pretty sure you have to install apt offline, or be connected at some point to get it set up

Can you use synaptic to remove the firmware package if it thinks it is installed, then try again?

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