It is not now. I tried and searched to get an old hp working and your advice worked fine , i am a linux newbie so thank you very much: Do I need to enable some special repositories? I mean this was a problem with Mint 12 which is now quite a few years old, it’s a pity people still are having a problem 4 releases down the road. Dell Inspiron on Mint 15, I also got the permission denied Sign up using Facebook.

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I went back and removed firmware-binstaller and reinstalled it. Though I must say this is quite weird. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: By “no luck” I mean that iwconfig beoadcom no wireless connection.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Keep up the great work!! Dmesg said it was an unknown “blacklist”. This caused the wifi card to be disabled in the system bios.


If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: One of the most common questions from users here at LQ goes something like this: The first is the firmware-binstaller package. Lubuntu subscribe unsubscribe 2, readers 2 users here now Welcome to the Lubuntu subreddit The Lubuntu Project on the web Download Lubuntu Need help?

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Hey, You should read the comments in this post as the question isn’t new Basically what wget does is retrieve the file from the given URL. I tried these suggestions: An Internet connection is required. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. Where do you get the energy to tell these ignorant users what to do??. For the benefit of Google, I’d like to include this phrase in this comment: Did you just install Brodacom or did the wireless just stop working?

I followed your instructions carefully. I mean this was a problem with Mint 12 which is now quite a few years old, it’s a pity people still are having a problem 4 releases down the road. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: However, now that I have Ubuntu I tried your sugestion, and it worked.


Configure your wireless interface as appropriate. The author claims that every release makes bcm43xx harder. Every time I purged packages from previous try and rebooted afterwards. Install the bfwcutter package.

[SOLVED] Lubuntu – Same old Broadcom BCM wireless problem

And yes, i had just installed Lubuntu. I am a super Linux novice. Thanks for that tidbit, too! Thanks for the incredibly helpful blog!! Originally Posted by frankbell What distro? Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to bc4318 the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver.

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