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I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 on a Compaq Presario V2000 with a BRCM 4318 wireless card. When I turn it on Xubuntu doesn't attempt to search for wireless networks, instead saying the ethernet is offline. I have installed b43-fwcutter and the drivers from the install media. What can I do to make Xubuntu attempt to connect?

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Let's just verify your device. Please edit your question to add the results of these terminal commands: lspci -nn | grep 0280 and also: lsmod | grep -e wl-e b43 – chili555 Dec 23 '13 at 1:25
steve@steve-Presario-V2000-EX657UA-ABA:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280 05:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02) steve@steve-Presario-V2000-EX657UA-ABA:~$ lsmod | grep -e wl-e b43 grep: b43: No such file or directory Also worth noting I have no "enable wifi" option in the network indicator. – purple112 Dec 23 '13 at 2:30
Sorry for my typo. I meant: lsmod | grep -e wl -e b43 – chili555 Dec 23 '13 at 13:44
steve@steve-Presario-V2000-EX657UA-ABA:~$ lsmod | grep -e wl -e b43 wl 4161817 1 lib80211 14040 1 wlcfg80211 401436 1 wl – purple112 Dec 23 '13 at 18:48
Possible duplicate of Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Pilot6 Feb 22 at 18:08
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Please get a temporary wired ethernet connect, open a terminal and do:

sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

Detach the ethernet, reboot and tell us if it's working.

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Works now. Thanks a ton. – purple112 Dec 23 '13 at 20:01
Awesome! Glad it's working. – chili555 Dec 23 '13 at 20:26
Now the package is called firmware-b43-installer instead of linux-firmware-nonfree. – Pilot6 Feb 22 at 18:08

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