b43-fwcutter install fails. No internet access

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- 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-
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: