You have to connect the computer to the internet using an ethernet cable and then do a system update to give it the opportunity to automatically download the correct drivers. Looking at it now on your behalf and using the search parameters “broadcom bcm” without quotes , I see only four choices with the most promising possibly being “bfwcutter”. Join our community today! Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. This question has been asked before and already has an answer.

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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Following those instructions, I found that I needed brladcom install a package called “linux-firmware-nonfree”, followed by a reboot. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

Yet when i run the Puppy Linux live CD it works fine.

[xubuntu] Broadcom BCM

If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Brosdcom 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. The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.


After installing that, wlan0 finally began showing up on “iwconfig” previously only eth0 and lo were showing.

All times are GMT For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. It is maintained upstream here. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

The first is the firmware-binstaller package. 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 broascom on a kernel upgrade. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.

Broadcom Corporation BCM The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. Page History Login to edit. Michael Anderson 11 3.


This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. The bc, now is Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.

In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Looking at bmc now on your behalf and using the search parameters “broadcom bcm” without quotesI see only four choices with the most promising possibly being “bfwcutter”.


After a reboot the system may auto-load a bfoadcom driver to the one you wanted to use. In recent years it appears Linux has supported all the Broadcom cards I’ve thrown at it, although if I recall correctly there’s a minor trick to it. 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.

As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

I discovered that part when I tried to bounce the wireless card with “sudo ifconfig wlan0 down” followed by “sudo ifconfig wlan0 up” – the second command resulted in “operation not possible due to RF-kill”. Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. See 43309 Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: Copy the downloaded file to your home folder.