Create a website or blog at WordPress. You have to do this every time you reboot. And on the fourth column you have any notes related to the card. If you have a Broadcom card that has a different pci. 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:. Reboot After I did the above the wireless had to be unblocked by rfkill: Read the Debugging section below for more information regarding this wireless device.

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Lots of people see “Broadcom” and jump on this but it’s not compatible with the which is newer. Run the following in the terminal: The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

The first is the firmware-binstaller package. Wireless LAN Soft blocked: As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6.

Put a in front of the line: June 22, at Update the list of available packages: Find More Posts by freakman You have to do this every time you reboot. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.


This is a common problem to Broadcom wireless chip. If you’ve already installed it, remove it. Open Software Centersearch and install the following packages.

b43 and b43legacy

It works fine for me. Even after installing the correct driver the user would end up in a “trying to connect” loop.

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.

Although I had to use the Lucid build, it is now working great.

I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc. Thanks a lot this work for me. Thanks for your help anyways Petronilla Escarabajo.: But basically follow this steps: You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Install the firmware-binstaller package and not the bcmwl-kernel-source package contrary to what is advised in the table for 14e4: Peter Mortensen 1, 2 10 Kat Amsterdam 2, 1 10 I see that there are also some more complicated solutions around, but since I’m new to Linux it feels like I would be randomly trying without having any idea if it could help in my situation. This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel.


This will force your wireless device to ONLY connect to it. Last edited by freakman; at Thank you for your interest in this question.

en/users/Drivers/b43 – Linux Wireless

I’ve been having a nice double-liner: The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. This guy knows his stuff. Broadcom wireless cards supported by the STA driver: