Well, unless you have an old Bcom wireless card, you can remove the b43 packages without a worry. The other wireless drivers should also be safe so long as you are sure you aren't using them.
on 07/11/2013 – Made popular on 07/11/2013
so I have an old toshiba laptop (which used to be windows vista but I upgraded it to windows 7) and it is core2duo and the wireless card is intel(R) wireless wifi link 4965agn, which works really well.
I bought a new laptop recently which is made by lenovo, windows 8 touch screen, 8GB RAM and i7. However, the wireless card SUCKS. It can't connect to anything at all.
I don't know where I'm going wrong with this - I feel like it's something I should be able to sort by now. For whatever reason, I'm getting nowhere fast, so I'm hoping someone will be able to help me make sense of this wireless mess.I'm installing the newest stable 64-bit #! iso.
I am new to Ubuntu and want to get my graphics card and wireless connection up an running. When I do system-admin-hardware drivers it gives me the option of a number of different drivers and I wanted to know which ones to install. I wasn't sure whether I needed to install all of them or not and whether wrongly installing one might cause me more trouble in the future...
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good Linux compatible wireless networking card. I will be purchasing a new laptop soon. I have had alot of grief with the Broadcom B43 wireless card, specifically when using openSuSE. A little research told me that proprietary firmware is required for Broadcom wireless cards.
Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD?
After digging some freebsd-wireless threads and openbsd-tech/openbsd-misc, i noticed that adding the pci vendor to any specific driver will not work since this specific device have differences on it´s hardware construction compared with Broadcom 4312 or Broadcom 4318.