Wireless Firmware missing in Linux


It’s been a year since I started using Linux. The first problem that I faced was my Wireless Firmware was missing. I never bothered to do anything about it until now. My brother installed a router at my place and to access the Internet, I had to install the missing firmware. I had tried doing this couple of times before, but couldn’t find a solution.

I found this really helpful post on Linux Mint Forums.

####Installing b43 Linux Wireless Driver:

I read somewhere that to install b43 in Ubuntu, all you need to do is

$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

And it will take care of the rest. But that didn’t work for me. I found this on the above mentioned forum page.

Download b43 firmware

Extract it.

Move the folder to /lib/firmware

mv b43 /lib/firmware

After moving the folder, do

$ sudo modprobe -v b43

This worked like a charm. Posting this using WiFi. Read more about b43 Linux Wireless Driver/

P.S. I’m back home. Feels great.

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