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well firstly just do for any wifi device┬á ­čśŤ

$sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

offcourse this does not work by default for the above device

here are a few steps i did to get the wifi up

i did the default download of broadcom 43 wireless driver using

system->administration->hardwaredrivers->broadcom driver

download and enable it

if it cant be enabled execute :

$ sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

and comment the line which blacklists broadcom driver

then execute the following :

$sudo modprobe  bcm43xx

$sudo modprobe  -r bcm43xx

then execute and add those lines to the file ..

$ sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/bcm43xx

alias wlan0 bcm43xx
options bcm43xx disable_hw_scan=1

finally run this script:

$sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh

then offcourse the default ifconfig

and the wi-fi is up and running ­čÖé



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