Now it’s working wirelessly. TristanT – Awesome work!. I’m not sure whether the guys responsible for packages would get to see this. Open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t , and run sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source You may need to reboot at this point. ID in this example is 14e4: This solution is not working for me.

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I hope that it would be of help to someone too: Now after running a command sudo lshw -C network I’ve got the following info: The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. Special Case 1 – Uses bcma and brcmsmac driver combination. Join Date Mar Beans 9. Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: Common problems that will be solved Apart from drivers not installing are:.

First uninstall the proprietary driver from ‘additional drivers”. You can change PIO to 1 if you need to it. Installing the Package offline 4.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

This means that you will only have to install this particular package since it appears in all Ubuntu version linus. Disabled in Debian 2. If a green signal meter and connected network icon appear in the upper right you’ll know it worked.


Still, having used Gentoo for years, I’ve got used to its verbosity and which may seem unnecessary coloring and formatting of output.

August 30th, 8. Output of the lspci -nn -d 14e4: At any rate my problem ended up being that I was missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe. I guess it builds kernel or driver dependencies or both. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

And yes I am well in linx of my wireless connection.


The drivers which are available at the compaq website for my linu did NOT work using this procedure. Finally I’ve solved the problem myself, but I’m not sure how. You can check it by running: Thanks a lot this work for me. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here.

We assume you are doing this from scratch and have not changed any configuration files, modules or drivers in the system in any way apart from updating the system. Anyway, it is fixed. Please carefully read all instructions on this bdm43. It involves some command line usage but believe me it’s worth it.


[SOLVED] THE beginners solution for fixing up Broadcom BCM43xx and Wireless Cards

How to unblock something listed in rfkill? Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated.

I will only manually award the bounty to a question that provides a step-by-step solution to make the BCM work if that works for similar chipsets bc43, that’s fine and should be noted. This is a how to on how to get the stubborn infamous Broadcom 43xx wireless cards working: I would reboot here and make sure the wireless light goes out 3 Install ndiswrapper Put in Ubuntu CD. If you’ve installed it, purge it. Turns out the driver is in that one for the specific kernel version.