If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Now, double check, and make sure you have enabled your proprietary driver, and restart your pc. Did this problem not occur in a previous release? Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

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Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure. Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version.

However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: I have used ubuntu mostly, but wanted to give mint a try as well.


bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, bvm43xx the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Please post their response to your report.

Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: As per the Broadcom readme file bcm43x driver version 6. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: That means you need to do a few things on the command line-which I’m not even good at.

b43 and b43legacy

First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel bmc43xx not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project.

Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. Firmware from userspace is required h43 device operation. NDISwrapper This should only be used bcm43xxx a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e.

External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.


To find out your current kernel use the command: For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: But this was easier and faster than any other tutorial I’ve seen, I hope it helps, and I hope you don’t go through what I had to.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

I downloaded the “deb” file on to a flash drive, then inserted the flash drive into my laptop running Ubuntu, double clicked on the file and installed it. It is maintained upstream here.

The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. After restarting my laptop my wireless network is bcm34xx working: 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.

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