This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel. Also, are there any others that should be blacklisted? April 27th, 6. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per Broadcom , Broadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom. There are dozens of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

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Ubuntu and Broadcom BCM43xx wireless | nfolamp blog

Thank you for your interest in this question. If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was bmc43xx since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. Open Synaptic and use bfwcutter and firmware-blpphy-installer instead of bcmwl-kernel-source or any other.


If you have a Broadcom card that has a different pci. This will have to do until Ubuntu Can you give me more terminal commands for getting into the blacklist file?

utility for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware

Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Great, this helped me! After you’ve uninstalled bfwcutter reboot your computer.

In the case where either the blacklist. You may need to install synaptic or your favorite package manager.

Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Wireless card b43 module will not work without this firmware. But basically follow this steps: Following Andy’s instructions, first I removed and reinstalled the Broadcom drivers with: The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community.

If it works then add it to you RC files so it is executed every time you boot.

As per hbuntu Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. I read that this will be of no use with BCM Thanks a lot Luis Alvarado! The time now is As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Here’s what it shows up: The last step is to go to ‘Additional drivers’ and enable the driver.


Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers for a BCM43xx card? I used user ‘bkratz’ solution on http: This was from the site http: First check if it hard-blocked. Install the buuntu package and not the bcmwl-kernel-source package contrary to what is advised in the table for 14e4: Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

Then you probably are lacking the firmware for the broadcom card. I had to undo the extra steps of editing the blacklist file. As Luis Alvarado’s answer mentions, I tried rfkill list: NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e.

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