If you have internet access on the device that you want to install the b43 driver onto, follow this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wifi Docs/Driver/bcm43xx#b43 - Internet access .

If you do not have internet access on the device that has a b43 supported broadcom wireless chipset and would like to use b43, follow this link instead: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wifi Docs/Driver/bcm43xx#b43 - No Internet access.

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navigate on the CD to:/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/and double-click the b43-fwcutter package contained there. Open a terminal and enter these 6 ~tar -xjvf broadcom-wl- b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta- b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl- chmod 775 /lib/firmware/b43sudo chmod 775 /lib/firmware/b43legacy Additional Drivers Most of this is in the "b43 - No internet access" section here:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wifi Docs/Driver/bcm43xx Except for the 2 chmod 775 commands which I found were necessary... Hi kiai, and welcome to the forum I'm glad it helped, and thanks for the feedback ..

navigate on the CD to:/pool/main/p/patch/and double-click the patch package contained there. click "Install"On a separate PC that has a working internet connection, download these 2 files: transfer them to your Home folder on the Ubuntu PC. After searching and searching and searching for an offline solution -- and one that's easy for a newbie to follow -- I tried yours and I now have Ubuntu 12.04 online!!!!! The only thing different was that the B43 and B43legacy directories were in /lib/firmware rather than in modules.

It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-b43-installer, firmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-b43-lpphy-installer packages during their installation.

Hello everyone, as we are nearing the finish line for version 15.7 in July, we sat down on a single table in the Netherlands this week to review the changes that we’ve made over the past 5 months and we saw that only one road map[1] item is still open: the frequently requested IDS package!

Instructions to install the package may be found below. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

What is the difference between this solution and this one?

I am asking this question because I have a serious problem with my wireless connection as it goes off frequently so I was thinking maybe there are some differences between solutions that may help me find the problem.

To get such firmware on your system, you must download the driver from a legal distribution point, extract it, and install it.

This is accomplished different ways by different Linux distributions, so please read the section for yours for the best results.

For example, via System For Chip ID BCM 4311, 4312, 4313, 4321, 4322, 4331, 4352, 4360, 43142, 43224, 43225, 43227, 43228, and others as suggested by Broadcom.