Once you’ve determined your card model, you should know whether you need the bcm43xx firmware, or the b43 firmware. At any rate my problem ended up being that I was missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe. Every time I type the sudo command it asks for a password. After I followed the steps I restarted and every thing worked great. This is what worked for me: 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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See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl December 22, at 5: Open Software Centersearch and install the following packages, bfwcutter firmware-blpphy-installerer Reboot once.

Click on it then select Edit Settings. Others simply turned the WiFi switch on their laptops off and then on again Physical switch available on this laptops.

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

We actually ended up trying the bcm43cx command: This is actually a bug in Jockey as Jockey should resolve the driver conflict for you. With the STA driver I can search the network, but the connection never finishes.

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March 2, at 5: Now after running a command sudo lshw -C network I’ve got the following info: Linux Firmware Update On other cases looking for and installing the latest Linux Firmware would solve the issue. Run the following commands to get the Wifi properly working:. Looking for help with my inspiron e and bcm …. July 21, at 8: I tried this on Ubuntu Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu.

I instead tried to install the firmware-binstaller following Luis Alvarado’s answer using firmware-binstaller is an alternative already pointed out in his postand it worked!

This guy knows his stuff. I had been trying to get wireless working for bradcom longest time, countless trials, and I got it to work with this, after playing with confusing commands that I had no clue what they were doing, I just did them because that’s what the tutorials said to do.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Dell wants to test the Mac before letting me have any drivers? In some particular cases, after installing the firmware-binstaller you need to bcm43xx the b43 module, enable it again and even proceed to unblock with rfkill:.


Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Know that it some cases you need to have an updated Kernel version, since each new version of the Kernel introduces either new Network drivers, improvements over existing drivers bcmm43xx solves bugs regarding them. I did all steps described above on my D laptop, but no success!

Followed this step by step and it worked! After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use.

Ubuntu 10.04 and Broadcom BCM43xx wireless

I will only manually award the bounty to a question that provides a step-by-step solution to make the BCM work if that works for similar chipsets too, that’s fine and should be noted.

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Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below. November 15, at 6: January 1, at 3: The time now is

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