As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: I hope this helps, and I’m cautious of generalizing the above path to resolve the mass issue. Suggested by additional drivers. First I uninstalled bcmwl-kernel-source Then installed firmware-binstaller and bfwcutter which rebuilt the wifi drivers I then had to restart. Let us know how you get on You can either restart your pc or if this is a pain type the following commands in the terminal which will ‘switch on’ your wireless sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl then sudo modprobe wl. After this command you should see as this has been deferred upon incapacity to compile during the installation procedure of the STA WiFi driver source files:.

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If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Then you probably are lacking the firmware for the broadcom card.

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I will only manually award the bounty to a question that provides a step-by-step solution to make the BCM work if that works for similar chipsets too, that’s fine and broadclm be noted. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.


This includes any installations using apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, dpkg, software center or manual compilation and installation of the packages. Broadcom wireless cards supported by the STA driver: I’m not sure if this has been resolved. Once I did this I could do: As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. This was from the site http: If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories.

If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: Silambarasan 2, 8 20 After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use.

Kat Amsterdam 2, 1 10 When that happens, first check if your card is indeed supported by the STA driver, and to do that, open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t and run. This is a common problem to Broadcom wireless chip. My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Common problems that will be solved Brosdcom from drivers not installing are:. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.


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The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Now using the PCI. In some cases you will also need the revision version if it appears for some special cases.

Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. An example would be the Lenovo S which uses the 14e4: After all this, the system was ready–desktop and its files.

I went through 3 different wireless cards and couldn’t get any to work. Step 3 was a key step for me.

Anyway this is what I did: Required firmware is installed 432 default in the package linux-firmware. Finally I’ve solved the problem myself, but I’m not sure how.