Unload and reload brcmsmac: The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: Plug into ethernet and run the following commands: The above commands were run by using wired network of course.

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If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted bcm42325 the bfwcutter utility, see http: The first is the firmware-binstaller package. 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.

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If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. 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.


Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. You will probably recognize some things I tried.

I’ll look into patching it in the future, maybe. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

Install the bfwcutter package. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.


To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.

Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: Unload and reload brcmsmac: If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply.

Broadcom BCM4313, BCM43224, BCM43225 devices (brcmsmac, brcm80211)

In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Plug into ethernet and run the following commands: Instructions for installation may be found later in this article.

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