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Re: How to install broadcom BCM4312 on debian

On Thursday, November 03, 2011 14:50:50 John Caveman wrote:
> Hello there, I tried to install Debian on my own a while ago and failed. I
> hope I can find some help here to finally install it.
> The problem is, I don't know how to install my network driver. Output of
> lscpi from UBUNTU is:
> 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
> (rev 01)
> I checked the debian wiki page and I understand that I need to run the b43
> driver. The thing is, I don't know where to get it from, so I can put it on
> a dvd and install it locally since I can't access the internet from the
> debian machine(don't have drivers for my network adapter so can't connect
> to the internet). Also I am not clear with the firmware part. It says that
> I need an active internet connection.
> Please if possible write me all the steps I need to follow in order to get
> my network driver up and running. Thanks!
> Apologizes for the chaotic email.

Hi John,
If you can connect to the internet using the ethernet port, then you can use 
these steps:

aptitude install wireless-tools
aptitude install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
modprobe b43
ifconfig wlan0 up

Another thing that you can try is install the vendor driver:

aptitude install module-assistant wireless-tools
m-a a-i broadcom-sta
modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac
modprobe wl

I hope it helps.

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