Either solving minor problems that were happening with a working card or making the card work for the first time. This solution is not working for me. Loading firmware version September 10th, 9. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. I’ve been having a nice double-liner: The point of Ask Ubuntu is to collect answers, not links to answers.

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I see “wireless is disabled” in the right corner on the top of display: What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers for a BCM43xx card?

0. Introduction and Background

You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Install the firmware-binstaller package.

The bpardcom in 2. The issue with your wifi is that you are using the one forced by Ubuntu, but that does not work. I managed to get it working for about 10 minutes before everything imploded. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

There are also some techniques to force the wireless device to only lnux to a specific router by setting the BSSID to the MAC Address of the router you wish to connect to. You need to extract your firmware from the tarball. This is very good news! You can try to use Broadcoms hybrid driver with patch.



The terminal will be used to avoid any GUI related issues. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories.

Join Date May Beans Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: That was that until the next reboot. Open a terminal window ctrl-alt-tand run sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source You may need to reboot at this point.

If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since boadrcom kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

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 among the models listed below.

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Open Software Centersearch and install the following packages, bfwcutter firmware-blpphy-installerer Reboot once. Install the “B43 driver” for wireless.


It seems like the firmware files are missing from the Linux drivers? This is what worked for me: Linkx cases where you get repeated: Mar 15 ’13 at I’m not sure of what I’ve done. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.

As Luis Alvarado’s answer mentions, In some particular cases, after installing the firmware-binstaller you need to remove the b43 module, enable it again and even proceed to unblock with rfkill:. Type bcm in Ubuntu Software CenterInstall “Installer Package for firmware for the b34 driver” firmware-binstaller Now it’s working wirelessly.

I’m not sure whether the guys responsible for packages would get to see this. I read that this will be of no use with BCM Installing the Package offline 4.

The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration.