Join our community today! The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. All times are GMT Thank you for posting this information. I have used ubuntu mostly, but wanted to give mint a try as well. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

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This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.

If so, which one s specifically? Copy the downloaded file to your home folder.

Ubuntu: Broadcom Cards With B43 and bcm43xx Firmware –

The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate. Please post their response to your report.

The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. No such file or directory” error message. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: Firmware from userspace is required for device operation. 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. 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.


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 doing, I just did them because that’s what the tutorials said to do.

See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers. After restarting my laptop my wireless network is now working: The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.

Update the list of available packages: Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project.

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Partners Support Community Ubuntu. If not already performed, connect the device to your system.

The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom.


If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed.

Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? The issue, as probably know, is that Ubuntu does not have the license to distribute the proprietary firmware for you Broadcom wireless chipsets. This is my example of output for my wireless card: Visit the following links: An Internet connection is required.

After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. This can be done by running “sudo lspci” in the terminal.