July 20, 2011

How to install a Broadcom 802.11 WLAN driver on Ubuntu 11.04?

So i recently installed ubuntu 11.04 as my coleagues were 'blown away' by linux; and i just generally needed a change. My router is a D-Link N150, and the driver i had installed on windows for this will not work with Ubuntu... help please ?

Hope this 32 bit and download the driver: http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu...

Hope this 32 bit and download the driver: http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel...
Now remove the previous drivers in Ubuntu and install the above one and restart the computer.
If you have connect through a wired network, then download the following and install it as:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/en/maverick/all/firmware-b43-installer/download
and
http://packages.ubuntu.com/en/maverick/all/firmware-b43-installer/download

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You do not need to install a driver for your router to work....

You do not need to install a driver for your router to work.
What you need is the proper protocol to connect to it, like TCP/IP.

Try accessing your router from the browser and try pinging the router's IP address. Simple, ubuntu is not receiving DHCP configurations. You have to set this up in "Network Connections".

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