It involves some command line usage but believe me it’s worth it. Broadcom network card doesn’t connect to wireless network. This is a common problem to Broadcom wireless chip. If the card is supported, try installing the driver manually. So, in case it helps someone else in the same case as me, here is the necessary information: Assuming you used the PCI. This is because the access needed is denied by Secure Boot so the drivers will look like they are installed correctly when in fact the did not.

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I think I did exactly what you said, but it did not solve the problem. Even more flaky than the STA driver.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

An Internet connection is required. Run the following commands to get the Wifi properly working:. After this command you should see as this has been deferred upon incapacity to compile during the installation procedure of the STA WiFi driver source files:.

The router in that case was actually broadcasting with a forced 40 Mhz and on WiFi-N only.

en:users:drivers:bdevices [Linux Wireless]

Then run cd broadcom-wl Help is much appreciated! Then save the file I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly. Thanks for your replies. I did the following steps: I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc.


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 lonux don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources:. Installing the Package offline 4. The terminal will be used to avoid any GUI related issues.

0. Introduction and Background

To be clear with referencing the different IDs, make sure to consult the STA link above prior to reading on, and comprare to yours via: At any rate my problem ended up being that I was missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe. NOTE – Before proceeding, if you have previously installed any drivers, have blacklisted or uncommented any driver files or configuration files or have done any changes whatsoever to the system to make the drivers work in previous attempts, you will need to undo them in order to follow this guide.

Broadcom Limited BCM And I’ve also missed the fact that Ubuntu offers a link in the packages to the currently installed and running kernel and headers version in order to avoid defining the kernel version.


You can change PIO to 1 if you need to it.

Now after running a command sudo lshw -C network I’ve got the following info: Oops, Dell Inspiron As Luis Alvarado’s answer mentions, I used Synaptic for both operations. Anything else I can do?

Thanks for your valuable response. Type bcm in Ubuntu Software CenterInstall “Installer Package for firmware for the b34 driver” firmware-binstaller Now it’s working wirelessly. Search for the package in the Ubuntu Package Repositories Make sure you select the correct architecture Bit, Bit, etc.

For example, In this case, since you have the 14e4: First uninstall the broadcok driver from ‘additional drivers”. Jim Rogers 1 4.

Use this driver for the An example would be the Lenovo S which uses the 14e4: If your connection drops every so often some users have suggested to set IPv6 to Ignore.