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 or solves bugs regarding them. Knowing what Broadcom Wireless Card you have There are dozens of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day. I have been googling everywhere for this solution for at least 4 days, stuff from linuxquestions. ETSI Dec 19 Now I had to find out how to re-enable it but now the problem lies somewhere else. A utility you can try is rfkill to get it to come on. 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 update , in such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources:

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You can either restart your pc or if this is a pain type the following commands in the terminal which will ‘switch on’ your wireless.

You can change PIO to 1 if you need to it. So what you will need after this search is: 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.


Now, with the current driver version 6. If you need to reset your password, click here. Even after installing the correct driver the user would end up in a “trying to connect” loop.


Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. That was that until the next reboot. Lots of people see “Broadcom” and jump on this but it’s not compatible with the which is newer.

If you have a Broadcom card that has a different pci. Common problems that will be solved Apart from drivers not installing are: For example, In lihux case, since you have the 14e4: August 31st, Unmounting a NFS mount on a server when the mounted server has gone down, causing the applications thread to hang up. Well, this way the driver module sources gcm43xx on the system – where you left them – so you can build the driver module whenever you want e.

For all Wireless cards in general, it is very important to also take into consideration the network devices you are using Routers, Switches, Wireless Channels and Wireless Bands, etc. Uninstall the bcm43cx package by issuing the following command on a terminal: Dell Inspiron E, the following steps aloneworked for me.

It was only after removing the above source file and rebooting that my rig came up with a working wireless for Kubuntu After this command you should see as this has been deferred upon incapacity to bfm43xx during the installation procedure of the STA WiFi driver source files:.

There were some changes and some drivers will only work with this package.


Instructions to install the package may be found below. Let me offer a blunt and partly non-analytical solution: External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: Sometimes it would only start working after several reboots.

0. Introduction and Background

Also, it’s been reported that the this driver doesn’t work with all chips, so kindly provide feedback on your experiences with Broadcom Wireless, so this manual can be kept up to date and further improved. Broadcom chip models tested and reported by community members as working Appendix B: You may need to install synaptic or your favorite package manager.

Now I had to find out how to re-enable it but now the problem lies somewhere else. Finally I’ve solved the problem myself, but I’m not sure how. Make sure your wireless adapter is not disabled.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Let us know how you get on You can either restart your pc or if this is a pain type the following commands in the terminal which will ‘switch on’ your wireless sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl then sudo modprobe wl. Either solving minor problems that were happening with a working card or making the card work for the first lunux.

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