Yes, I already have “bfwcutter” installed as well as “firmware-binstaller” based on another recommendation I read that stated these cards have some ‘on-chip firmware’ that needs to be run, and supposedly this firmware package loads that – however, it has had no effect. After installing that, wlan0 finally began showing up on “iwconfig” previously only eth0 and lo were showing. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. You have to connect the computer to the internet using an ethernet cable and then do a system update to give it the opportunity to automatically download the correct drivers. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.

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The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers.

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Instructions to install the package may be found below. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Everything is working great except for the wireless Ethernet card. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. I’m hoping either the person posting that answer or somebody else here could post their recommendations for the “rev 02” version of this card.


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Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do browdcom have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu. Having a problem logging in? However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: The time now is I’ve done my fair share of Googling on this subject and have come bfm the conclusion that Broadcom 43xx devices are a bit of a nightmare, but I’ve yet to come to a definite conclusion.

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[xubuntu] Broadcom BCM

In recent years it appears Linux has supported all the Broadcom cards I’ve thrown at it, although if I recall correctly there’s a minor trick to it. If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.


I installed Mint to the hard-drive of the laptop. Mint is Ubuntu based. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Broadcom wireless problems: In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.