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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Manually setup the Broadcom wireless card firmware on Dell Inspiron 1501

These steps summarize the information presented here:
  1. Download and extract the b43-fwcutter.
  2. Download and extract the Broadcom drivers.
  3. Compile the b43-fwcutter
  4. Run the b43-fwcutter to extract the firmware
Run the following commands as root and then restart the network service:
cd /tmp 
tar xjf b43-fwcutter-013.tar.bz2
tar xjf broadcom-wl-
cd b43-fwcutter-013
cd ..
b43-fwcutter-013/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-

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