Re: Broadcom Wireless & Etch on HP Compaq nx6325
I had the same problem and it is solved.
Just install the fwcutter, do an apt-cache search bcm43xx and then
apt-get install with the correct name. Didn't work fine if you install
them through aptitude, I believe there is not really uncompressed in the
Then your card will detect correctly the firmware and will work fine if
you select all the options related to wireless in the kernel and the
bcm43xx as module.
I am using the last stable kernel, 188.8.131.52
> I'm trying to get etch working on an HP Compaq nx6325. I used a
> netinstall CD, and a few things still aren't working. I've been using
> a guide for this particular model at http://www.puchalla-online.de/
> This is a somewhat older guide because the wireless card (a Broadcom
> BCM4310) is supposedly supported natively by the kernel now through
> the bcm43xx module. So I'm not really looking to use ndiswrapper.
> I've been using Linux for a while now, I started with SuSE and Red
> Hat, and I've been administrating Debian-based servers at work for
> over a year now. When I got this new laptop, I figured it would be a
> good opportunity for me to learn more about Debian and the kernel in
> general. Until this point, I've not delved into the kernel and its
> internals.This is going to be very much a learning experience for me.
> I've loaded the bcm43xx module and added it to /etc/modules. I've also
> downloaded bcm43xx-fwcutter from http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/ to extract
> the firmware from my desired SYS file, and I've dropped the files
> into /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware. I added an entry for wlan0 in /etc/
> network/interfaces, but whenever I try to configure the device with
> iwconfig, it says that no such device exists.
> The module is loaded, and I've installed the firmware files to the
> best of my knowledge; the guides on bcm43xx-fwcutter I've read just
> says to put the files in the firmware directory for hotplug. Am I
> missing anything? Do I need to put anything in /etc/modprobe.d/?
> Thanks in advance,