This tutorial will go over how to get the Wifi working with Ubuntu 10.10 and a Dell 600D laptop. This tutorial is going to assume that you have your laptop plugged into the wall with ethernet with a live internet connection before starting the install of Ubuntu.
If a any time it asks if you want to apply upgrades or updates apply everything.
Once inside Ubunutu there will be a bunch more updates. Apply all of these through the updater.
By default ubuntu doesn’t give “su” a password. If you want to use things like “sudu” or “su” commands then you need to give it a password. To do this you are going to want to type:
Follow the prompts and enter a new password.
Because you are following my HOW TO exactly you should now be at the part of installing these files. Using firefox download the files. The default location is “user\Downloads”.
Open b43-fwcutter_011-1_i386.deb By right clicking and selecting ‘Open with Archive Manager’
Extract b43-fwcutter from the /usr/bin folder of the b43-fwcutter_011-1_i386.deb archive. Leave this in the USER\Downloads folder with the rest of the downloaded files.
Now open a terminal and type these commands one by one:
- sudo ~/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-126.96.36.199.o
- tar xfvj ~/broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2
- sudo ~/b43-fwcutter –unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206/kmod/wl_apsta_mimo.o
- sudo chmod o+rx /lib/firmware/b43 /lib/firmware/b43legacy
You can now look at your network cards. It should be up an running. Thanks to all the help in this forum for helping me set this up.