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    i cant start the wireless card with /etc/init.d/NetworkManager
    it says file not found. backtrack does however detect the card (brodcom 43xx -n btw) what do i have to do to start wireless

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    have you tried /etc/init.d/networking start first?

    i suppose you could use dhclient <interface here>

    or wicd start or if that does'nt work /etc/init.d/wicd start ,, then go to Kmenu>Internet>Wicd Network Manager and connect in a graphical environment.

    Hope this helps cure what ails ya.

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    yeah networking has been started but how do i find out what the interface is i stumbled on to it by accident last time

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    iwconfig/ifconfig

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    Yeah now I can't even find the card so what do I do. I know it's supported by ubuntu but then all I had to do was start restricted drivers but I don't see that option anyware

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    You haven't pasted your lspci as well as lspci -n output.

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    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)


    0b:00.0 0280: 14e4:4328 (rev 03)

    that would be the wirless card info

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    Hello All,

    It looks like i have the same problem but i'm not sure.

    I have a laptop (Dell XPS1530) with 2 wifi cards.
    - 1 Intel 4965 in the WLAN slot
    - 1 Broadcom 4328 rev3 in the WWAN slot.

    The Intel card is correctly working under Linux.
    The Bcm4328 is seen by the lspci command but is not detected by the iwconfig command.

    I tried installing the card with the Linux Sta driver from the broadcom site or with the ndiswrapper program but neither have worked.

    I don't know if the problem comes from the wwan port or the drivers.

    Last, the card is correctly working as i can use it in Mac OS. I bought it to be able to have the wifi under the Os and i'm using it everyday... (hackintosh)

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,

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    stanthemainman: broadcom-sta drivers should be in the repository, failing that driver would be to seek help from here:
    Broadcom.com - 802.11 Linux STA driver

    joshuafr: I'd try swapping the cards around, see if broadcrap works in wlan slot. Also I'd probably lspci -nnk to see if the card is loaded with the wl driver.

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    Hi hatake_kakashi,

    Thanks for answering.

    Soi i tried an lspci -nnk and the result was :

    Kernel driver in use : b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules : wl

    Do you think i still need to try to switch the card from the slot?

    Regards,
    Josh.

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