I used this fix on Mint 12 and it worked great, I have spent hours with command line as I am a newb, not so successful in Terminal yet. Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: Disabled in Debian 2. For installation instructions, please see here. This is what your looking for If you can’t find it, just keep looking, lspci lists all your hardware, so if there’s no wireless card in there, chances are, you don’t have a wireless card. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands:

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Ubuntu: Broadcom Cards With B43 and bcm43xx Firmware –

Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary hcm43xx will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed. If you are not sure just install both packages, it won’t do any harm to your pc, and it won’t interfere.

As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. 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 bcmm43xx at the end of each chapter.


Okay, so this is a lot easier than some make it out to be, absolutely no command line, I can almost guarantee it. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. If not already performed, connect the device to your system.

This is my example of output for my wireless card: This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. After a reboot b34 system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use.

For bcm43xx, get this h43 Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: Instructions for installation may be found later in this article.

The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

b43 and b43legacy

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. Instructions to install the package may be found below. b443


NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. To find out your current kernel use the command: Did this problem not occur in a previous release?


I had been trying to get wireless working for the longest time, countless trials, and I got it to work with this, after playing with confusing commands that I had no clue what they were g43, I just did them because that’s what the tutorials said to do. The first is the firmware-binstaller package. As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: Page History Login to edit.

If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.