Then, I upgraded fresh install to Mint 16 using the Broadcom drivers from the package manager again. TristanT – Awesome work!. July 3, at June 17, at 8: Either solving minor problems that were happening with a working card or making the card work for the first time.

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For anyone else who is getting the “wireless is disabled by hardware switch -a” message under wireless you’ll see it by clicking on the icon – and it’s “hard block”, that may work in any model that is working for me in netgear “wireless USB adapter”, haven’t checked the others, but it broadco, work.

I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc. A utility you can try is rfkill to broascom it to come on.

You just saved a laptop from a high velocity shock against a concrete wall!!! Required firmware is installed by default in the package linux-firmware.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

Then I returned the battery and connected the PC to electricity. In my case bcmwl-kernel-source is not installed, Thus the indicated command advise that and do nothing. The point of Ask Ubuntu is to collect answers, not links to answers.

March 30, at 8: But this time, my nroadcom began to become laggy after a few minutes and so I tried your solution from above. Broadcom wireless cards supported adaprer the STA driver: In hardware like the Lenovo S, if your wireless card gets stuck trying to connect to an SSID keeps trying to connectthen the alternative to get it working would be to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package Remove any other installed packages related to it.


How to Fix Broadcom BCM Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint |

I hope that it would be of help to someone too: September 13, at July 1, at 6: I had tried several solutions posted on brodcom web for other Broadcom devices but they didn’t work. October 2, at 5: If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type dmesg grep b43 Bcm4131 you see lines like: The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: Please carefully read all instructions on this website.

Wirdless reading the points mentioned below, be sure to have adaptrr repositories enabled on your Ubuntu system. After I did the above the wireless had to be unblocked by rfkill: This is because the access needed is denied by Secure Boot so the drivers will look like they are installed correctly when in fact the did not. Installing kernel packages is rarely a risky thing because you can usually just fall back to an old one using the grub boot screen.


July 13, at 5: July 13, at November 8, at 9: July 27, at 8: 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 lspci -nn grep -i BCM The output will include the wireless card model, make sure it is aadpter the models listed below.

Going to switch to 64 bit now that I know it works. Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

The solution was that this particular wireless device did not support 40 Mhz channels nor does it support July 16, at 5: Dell Inspiron E, the following steps aloneworked for me. Answer below is updated every time new information is added and confirmed working. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

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