As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. Open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t , and run sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source You may need to reboot at this point. I tried rfkill list:

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WiFi was enabled immediatly without any problem, after following your instructions just once and in the process learned some more about Linux. January 3, at 6: Please carefully read all instructions on this website.

I always recommend removing and reinstalling the broadcom drivers using your terminal In a terminal type the following command sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source then sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source This will then rebuild your driver. Why am I being denied permission when I am the administrator of the computer?


Unfortunately, the wireless card is off whenever I reboot, so I created a script with the above two modprobe commands to execute whenever I reboot.


And add the headers dependency, you could remove them afterwards–and surely you’d have to rebuild the module upon kernel change.

The BCM driver needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for some reason. ID you will see that in the columns for Ubuntu Page History Login to edit. In fact, in Device Manager, there is no line for ‘info.

Worked perfectly for a Dell Inspiron and Lubuntu November 6, at 7: Anyway, it is fixed. That was that until the next reboot. Make sure you’re not having an unresolved linux-headers dependency, cf. To find bdm94311mcg which PCI.

As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

With this new information you can look in the table below and select the appropriate method to install your driver. Make sure your wireless adapter is not disabled. Dell wants to test the Mac before letting me have any drivers?

February 24, at 9: August 27, at Secure Boot Issues On some specific scenarios, installing the drivers, be it in offline mode through various DEB packages or through apt-get with internet access, will not work if Secure Boot is not disabled.


Lots of people see “Broadcom” and jump on this but it’s not compatible with the which is newer.

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In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: Wi-Fi worked perfectly when I was running July 6, at 4: I was desperat to get my networkcard BCM to work. Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

Thanks for your valuable response. After that the instructions did not work.

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