[buug] WiFi under Ubuntu 6.06 on Compaq Presario M2000 laptop
emory.taylor at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 13:47:36 PDT 2006
On 6/15/06, Joseph Zitt <jzitt at josephzitt.com> wrote:
> Emory Taylor wrote:
> > what type of card is it? are you using networkmanager to deal with it?
> The M2000 has a built in Broadcom BCM4306 802.11b/g device. I'm using
Well there's your obvious problem, you have a broadcom chip. get a
good howto and install ndiswrapper instead of trying to use the /very
alpha/ broadcom drivers. My personal preference would just to get a
card with decent open source (none of them are particularly Free)
driver that will be more solid. Sorry about the bummer news.
> the Networking GUI from the Ubuntu menus to handle it -- is that
> networkmanager? I've also tried gtkwifi, but that doesn't seem to do
> anything at all that I can understand.
Yeah, I forgot dapper does networkmanager by default, which is great.
I wish there was an equivalent *bsd option.
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