I am trying to get my wifi or ethernet connection to work on Ubuntu 10.04. Neither will. I therefor have no internet access. There seems to be driver issue.
From what I've seen, the first step to resolving this is to install b43-fwcutter. Multiple sources state this, including the "official docs" about such.
Here's the problem - when I attempt this installation it fails because it apparently requires internet access! It uses wget in it's process. Why? How do I skip that? It's trying to get the file wl_apsta-220.127.116.11.o from a remote source. I have that file locally. I thought that am supposed to install that with b43-fwcutter AFTER b43-fwcutter is installed first?
sudo dpkg -i /media/UBUNTUSB/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/*
(Reading database ... 122496 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace b43-fwcutter 1:012-1build1 (using .../b43-fwcutter_012-1build1_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement b43-fwcutter ... Setting up b43-fwcutter (1:012-1build1) ... --2017-03-29 10:43:33-- http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-18.104.22.168.o Resolving downloads.openwrt.org... failed: Name or service not known. wget: unable to resolve host address `downloads.openwrt.org' dpkg: error processing b43-fwcutter (--install): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 4 Processing triggers for man-db ... Errors were encountered while processing: b43-fwcutter