If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type dmesg grep b43 If you see lines like: Find More Posts by moosport. With this new information you can look in the table below and select the appropriate method to install your driver. And add the headers dependency, you could remove them afterwards–and surely you’d have to rebuild the module upon kernel change. Blacklisting your way to success If you’re not seeing that, something else has been loaded in and you need to blacklist that.

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bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

If necessary, firmware broaddcom be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: I’m not sure of what I’ve done. I have that one, but it seems I can’t catch the modems set on a channel above I first thought I would edit Luis Alvarado’s excellent answer see his post on september 7th,because when I followed the steps, it appeared the package that is indicated in the table see his post for my PCI.

The description below has been applied to the STA driver but has been written before this.

With this new information you can look in the table below and select the appropriate method to install your driver. The installation procedure is done only via terminal and also while connected to the internet with a temporary wired ethernet connection or USB modem or any means possible that can give your PC, for the time, Internet access. For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:.


Please carefully read all instructions on this website. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. I used user ‘bkratz’ solution on http: Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. Install the firmware-binstaller package.

0. Introduction and Background

Now it’s working wirelessly. You obviously need to be careful if you have another wireless device that might be using a conflicting driver as if you blacklist it, you’ll break that one too: When broadclm happens, first check if your card is indeed supported by the Broadfom driver, and to do that, open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t and run. The router in that case was actually broadcasting with a forced 40 Mhz and on WiFi-N only.

After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Still, having used Gentoo for years, I’ve limux used to its verbosity and which may seem unnecessary coloring and formatting of output.

b43 and b43legacy

As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions broafcom this driver: The terminal will be used to avoid any GUI related issues. My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl This is what worked for me: Then you probably are lacking the firmware for the broadcom card. How to unblock something listed in rfkill?


Now the wireless should work. It involves some command line usage but believe me it’s worth it.

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This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”. In such case, which I assume happens quite often, since 1 The inherent dependency isn’t resolved and 2 There’s a break in the wl interface upon upgrades which may involve a kernel updatein such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t bfoadcom to reinstall the WiFi driver sources: If your laptop does not detect your wireless card some users have mentioned that using rfkill unblock all will solve the problem.

Please post their response to your report. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are beoadcom a report against: Following Andy’s instructions, first I removed and reinstalled the Broadcom drivers with: Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.

Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually: Did steps, worked for 14e4: