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  • If you open up a terminal, try running sudo iwconfig. Chances are it will say that the command can't be found, in which case you'll need to transfer these files to it (maybe via a USB stick):

    http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/wireless-tools/wireless-tools_29-1.1_i386.deb

    http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/wireless-tools/libiw29_29-1.1_i386.deb

    Put those files in their own folder, and then in a terminal, run 'sudo dpkg -i *.deb'. That should help. If you get another error, or still the same one please reply. Hope I was of help.

    Answered by l33tmyst
    5 years ago
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  • Debian does not include proprietary firmware and drivers, which includes all broadcom chips. In the case of most broadcom chips, the driver is included - it's called b43. What you're lacking is the firmware. You can find information on installing the firmware here: [url]http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43[/url]

    Answered by Reed
    5 years ago
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  • According to the package description, fwcutter is a tool which can extract firmware from various source files. It's written for BCM43xx driver files. The name of the package on Debian Sid is b43-fwcutter - Utility for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware.

    Install this package and it will grab the wireless firmware that you need.

    Answered by masinick
    5 years ago
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  • Run lspci and figure out which Broadcom chipset you have. The BCM4328 is not supported by anything other than the ndiswrapper hack the last time I checked.

    This site has useful information on the Broadcom chipsets. It is not specific to Debian, but is useful. [url]http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Broadcom_43xx[/url]

    Answered by alanpdx
    5 years ago
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  • I have an atheros chipset, installed debian by ehternet conection and automatucally confugured my wireless card, I configured de IP, mask an so on but something is missing, the physical button won't show it turned on, what else do I need to check?

    [quote name="Alan Olsen"]Run lspci and figure out which Broadcom chipset you have. The BCM4328 is not supported by anything other than the ndiswrapper hack the last time I checked.

    This site has useful information on the Broadcom chipsets. It is not specific to Debian, but is useful. [url]http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Broadcom_43xx[/url][/quote]

    Answered by gerardomarina
    4 years ago
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