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after spending my time in a lot of website without result, I hope someone could help me.

I have a PCI Card Linksys (not recent...) model WMP54G V2, which doesn't work in ubuntu 12.04.

Ubuntu automatically find this driver: Driver Broadcom STA wireless, but during the installation, the procedure seem freeze it self; (the installation bar still run, but nothing happens)

So I reboot the PC, and looking into "additional driver menu" and driver is installed: well!

Then I try to add a wireless connection from "network menu" but i can't see wireless card.

I've tryed to install diver b-43XX from software center but without result.

Do you have any idea?

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marked as duplicate by Luis Alvarado Mar 19 '13 at 15:26

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

You wireless card is the same as my Dads. The WMP54G V2. It is covered in the question marked as duplicate in… – Luis Alvarado Mar 19 '13 at 15:27

If you are having real trouble with the linux drivers with broadcom which is no surprise. I can suggest using ndiswrapper and use the windows driver. This creates a wrapper around the windows driver and allows you to use it for wireless on your Linux machine.

You can install it from the repos with apt-get install ndiswrapper ndiswrapper-utils. Its also has a GUI based tool from Ubuntu in GTK+ framework called ndiswrapper-gtk. Just add the windows driver to that and see how its goes. The GUI is very self explanatory.

But I have also posted the link to the ndiswrapper wiki for any other information.


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I'm not sure how you can propose ndiswrapper without knowing the device ID from lspci. A great many Broadcom devices work quite well with the native Linux driver and without ndiswrapper. – chili555 Mar 20 '13 at 12:23

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