I just installed Lubuntu on Dell 1300. But I can't connect to Internet on this laptop and so I can't install all updates and drivers. I didn't find any information about my problem for Ethernet connection and I don't know how to solve this problem. Can you help me?

Output of lspci -knn | grep -EA2 'Eth|Net'

02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0005]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
  • Please edit your question and add output of lspci -knn | grep -EA2 'Eth|Net' terminal command.
    – Pilot6
    Aug 29 '15 at 17:34
  • @Pilot6 done it Aug 29 '15 at 17:41
  • Which version of Lubuntu did you install? 64 or 32-bit?
    – Pilot6
    Aug 29 '15 at 17:49
  • @Pilot6 32-bit, because laptop has less than 1Gb of memory. Aug 29 '15 at 17:52
  • I gave a solution for both.
    – Pilot6
    Aug 29 '15 at 17:55

For a 64-bit system:

Download these files to your home folder:

http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_018-2_amd64.deb http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2

Then run in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_018-2_amd64.deb
tar xfvj broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o

For 32-bit:

http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_018-2_i386.deb http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2

sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_018-2_i386.deb
tar xfvj broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o

You can download the files using another computer.

The Ethernet should be fixed by

sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
  • Thanks a lot! I was trying to solve this problem during all day, but I didn't have good knowledge of linux :) Aug 29 '15 at 18:15

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