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I recently got help here so I decided to ask another question.

I'm facing issues with Broadcom wireless card on my laptop. I'm using this Wiki page as manual and I'm doing everything EXACTLY as this page states.

b43-fwcutter has been installd successfully, firmware fetched and extracted without any problems. Also modprobe b43 comes with no problem. However, when I type iwconfig I got only two entries:

maya@dev:~$ sudo iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.

Where is my Ethernet connection. Os course I tried to delete firmware and fetching/extracting it once again by running dpkg-reconfigure -plow b43-fwcutter without any luck.

Any ideas?

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Why just not using native solution for that? I'm having problems with b43 not with Broadcom Linux hybrid wireless driver. – maya Sep 3 '10 at 17:39
if that is not working then you have choice .. – Rajat Sep 3 '10 at 17:47

You're going to want to check the kernel messages for some error messages. I remember getting stuck a while back and seeing a very informative error message (complete with link to website) dumped there in the logs.

dmesg | tail -f

Or, pipe that to grep and look for b43 or [B|b]roadcom to see if it mentions something. I had similar issues a while back, so I am sorry I cannot be of more help to you.

EDIT: Stupid me. I am sure you have done this already, but have you done sudo ifconfig all and confirmed there is not an installed, but inactive adapter. If so you, you might need to turn it on, something like this sudo ifconfig wlan0 up, but I am sure we will be unlucky and the wireless adapter has a different name assigned by kernel/udev/what have you.

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