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Re: setting up WiFi adapter (Broadcom BCM4321 14e4:4328 chipset) in latest version of Debian

On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 12:07:24 -0800, Colin Reinhardt wrote:

> Im new to Debian/Linux...

Okay, then better if you tell what's the version you are running 
(squeeze, testing or sid) :-)

> I have tried following the Debian Wireless-HowTo and other related Linux
> WiFi HowTos.
> I downloaded and installed the firmware-b43-installer and b43-fwcutter,
> (synaptic shows them as installed packages now).

Did you also load the kernel module? "lsmod | grep b43" will tell.

> In Gnome, using network-manager (applet) there is nothing about wireless
> networks shown at all, only my wired LAN ethernet network is an option.
> How can I tell if my PCI card is being detected 

It has been detected because you know what's the chipset device ID ;-)

To be sure run "lspci | grep -i broadcom"

> and firmware loaded correctly, 

I already told you.

> and what are the next steps to get WiFi working? 

If you have followed all of the required steps, there are no errors at 
dmesg and still the card is not detected by NM you can:

a) Report it at Debian BTS
b) Try with another wireless driver that supports your device (wl).



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