b43-fwcutter does not detect Dell Inspiron 1525 wifi card corectly

Bug #706487 reported by maverickslk on 2011-01-23
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b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: b43-fwcutter

My Dell Laptop Inspiron 1525 has a Broadcom wireless card and must install firmware using propitiatory Broadcom firmware. Ubuntu will automatically detect this and offer to install additional drivers.(two versions in this case) none of them work . Reason I found is that the Broadcom 4312 wireless card is low power and the both the drivers are for other versions of this chip set.
Way to overcome this is to go to Synaptic package manager and install "firmware for the b43 driver (LP-PHY version)" which will install b43-fwcutter this will install correct firmware and the card will work.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: b43-fwcutter 1:013-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jan 23 11:36:19 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: b43-fwcutter

maverickslk (maverickslk) wrote :

Maverickslk, thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Maverick reached EOL on April 10, 2012.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

If you are having an issue in a supported release, please file a new report.

Do feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

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Changed in b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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