Update the list of available packages: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers 47 answers. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version.

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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

This question already has an answer here: 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. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. Introduced in Linux 2. Make sure you have the linux-headers package bccm4306 matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.


How to configure Broadcom BCm If you are still being prompted for entering your password make sure that you have enabled your pc to remember the password. Anyway, glad it’s fixed.

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October 7th, 3. Find More Posts by aus9. If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

Broadcom Coporation impressive Varun! No such file or directory kernel: If not already performed, connect the device to your system. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below. Everything worked fine after I’ve installed bfwcutter and firmware-b43legacy-installer. Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.


The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. The tool to extract the firmware files are here; http: This is the chipset lspci -vvnn grep 14e4 All times are GMT Then I’ve removed firmware-binstaller and installed firmware-b43legacy-installer.

Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom Originally Posted by TroN Results 1 to 8 of 8. Dmesg said it was an unknown “blacklist”. After trying several times to install the firmware-b43legacy-installer I found an Intel card and replaced it.

On one of my computers, simply installing wicd was enough to wake up the Broadcom chip, but I can’t remember what chipset it was using and can’t access it right now. If you need to reset your password, click here. And this post is over a year old!