[kwlug-disc] ubuntu 9.04 and broadcom wireless -- out of the box?

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at rogers.com
Tue Jun 23 12:43:48 EDT 2009

I've found ubuntu pretty good at detecting hardware out-of-the-box.  I also googled "ubuntu broadcom bcm4318" and found some stuff on the ubuntu forums (mostly older releases) but with some 2008 comments re 8.04 that it works http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=285809&page=23.


From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
To: KWLUG discussion list <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:30:41 PM
Subject: [kwlug-disc] ubuntu 9.04 and broadcom wireless -- out of the box?

  in a day or two, i'm going to install ubuntu 9.04 on one of my
gateway laptops which has a broadcom BCM4318 wireless chip.  will that
work out of the box and detect and connect to visible wireless
networks, or will i have to manually download and install the
appropriate broadcom firmware as i do with fedora?  thanks.


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