Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki. Also, if you run lshw -C network , what shows up as the driver? Broadcom Corporation BCM The new install will not load the drivers for the BCM The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http:

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Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Email Required, but never shown.

Post as a guest Name. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories. I have, from another computer, downloaded the driver package from Broadcom, and placed it on the desktop of the netbook. The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. More information about text formats. And nothing happens when I type in rfkill list.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. If you can have the internet access via an ethernet cable you can just install the b43 firmware sudo apt-get install firmware-binstaller and then load up the b43 module via sudo modprobe b43 Now you should have wireless working.


You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Install the rpm, then start at the step after wget in the instructions. Put the Broadcom code and the bfwcutter rpm on a thumb drive, mount it and copy it to your netbook. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: When I turned the computer on the wifi appeared on the network manager on the system tray.

NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. The each function is deprecated. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: I have Linux Mint Rebecca installed. You need to somehow get bfwcutter installed on your lijux.

[SOLVED] Installing Broadcom BCM b/g drivers

Also, checking the tree graph I need firmware v 4. You are here Home. Then up in the menu desktop, I clicked Enable Wireless.


You can also do it from the command line: To find out your current kernel use the command: The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community.

broadcmo As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: There’s no need for ndiswrapper and Windows drivers, because the Linux driver already exists, if you see no broadcom wireless device name, uninstall driver, restart computer, install driver and restart again until “firmware nroadcom message appears with wifi device name under wireless icon after clicking on it ,inux.

The STA driver in Join our community today! In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: 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.

When I type in lshw -C network it says lshw-C: Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.