Machine: HP dv9925nr, stock hardware.
OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Issue: Broadcom wireless card seems to be missing firmware, according to error code from Networking menu: device not ready (firmware missing).
More info: I'm a truck driver, on the road, no ethernet connection available. If there is a driver or firmware file that I can download online, I can download with my tablet and transfer the file(s) to my laptop via sdcard.
Stumbling around: Alright, with no replies, I stumbled around in the forum for several hours and came up with this:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx, which pointed me in the right direction. As it turns out, The Chip ID is BCM4322 The PCI-ID is [14e4:432b]. I then went to this page:http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43, which tells me that my wl card is partially supported.
Following the directions here: , I was able to download the file packages I needed, fwcutter, and the firmware b-43. I moved those files to the home directory on my dv9925nr, and opened the fwcutter package in Ubuntu software center. A page came up showing the file information, but the install button is greyed out and unclickable. I also followed the directions here: , to UN black list my card and the software.
So now I believe I'm supposed to install fwcutter, then use the terminal to install the firmware which is stored locally. Is that the right track?
RESOLVED I managed to resolve this issue connecting an ethernet cable and letting the OS figure it out.