Broadcom First, then other drivers. I instead tried to install the firmware-binstaller following Luis Alvarado’s answer using firmware-binstaller is an alternative already pointed out in his post , and it worked! If you have a Broadcom card that has a different pci. Yi Jiang 1 12 I assume you know the type model of your wireless card.

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Could it be a reason of my issue with wireless? For cases where you get repeated: This will force your wireless device to ONLY connect to it. This means that you will only have to install this particular package since it appears in all Ubuntu version columns.

Degian First, then other drivers. At any rate my problem ended up being that I was missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe. If you’re not seeing that, something else has been loaded in and you need to blacklist that. I assume you know the type model of your wireless card.

This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel. Network folder, wireless and select Options ubuntu If so, which one s specifically?

Broadcom Corporation physical id: Once you have reinstalled bfwcutter either by running sudo edbian install bfwcutter or by using the.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

Update the list of available packages: I’m not sure whether the guys responsible for packages would get to see this. Remember to have a clean system before installing it: When that happens, first check if your card is indeed supported by the STA driver, and to do that, open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t and run lspci -nn grep -i BCM The output will include the wireless card model, make sure it is among the models listed below.


Suggested by additional drivers. Install the “B43 driver” for wireless. 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. To lower or eliminate the dropping rate of your wireless device, try to position yourself where your wireless card can see only one router or at least one of the routers has a higher signal strength than the other one.

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. After all this, the system was ready–desktop and its files. My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl The b43 infrastructure is vroadcom of febian parts.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Make sure your wireless adapter is not disabled. In the Method field select Ignore.


I see “wireless is disabled” in the right corner on the top of display: If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type dmesg grep b43 If you see lines like: First check if it hard-blocked. To give an example, after going to point 1 mentioned above, If you had the Broadcom 14e4: The installation procedure is done only via terminal and also while connected to the internet with a temporary wired ethernet connection or USB modem or any means possible that can give your PC, for the time, Internet access.


Then save the file I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

Just go to Network Manager The network icon on the top panel. Check you current kernel version as follows third entry: