On Ubuntu, you will need headers and tools. It seems like the firmware files are missing from the Linux drivers? After downloading all packages and dependencies, you can proceed on copying all packages to a single folder and running the dpkg command as mentioned on step 4 above. You don’t need to follow the above steps. In such case, which I assume happens quite often, since 1 The inherent dependency isn’t resolved and 2 There’s a break in the wl interface upon upgrades which may involve a kernel update , in such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources: I got it up and running with no problems, but since I got it working, I cant see my wired Ethernet connection in network-manager. Broadcom Corporation BCM

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Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. On some specific scenarios, installing the drivers, be it in offline mode through various DEB packages or through apt-get with internet access, will not work if Secure Boot is not disabled.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

Peter Mortensen 1, 2 10 Just give it a try, if it works, awesome, if it doesn’t there are so many more solutions offered which are cojpile more analytical and proficient. Required firmware is installed by default in the package linux-firmware.


Hey, I wanted to thank Amaranth http: NB if you’ve no xompile to a wired network on your machine you will need to download the bfwcutter package manually from hereas well as your card’s driver from here.

Hello again, yes, I’m pretty sure following list is a consequence of kernel API changes: Unpack it with gdebi. In this case, the revision version is rev 03 as shown inside the Parentheses As I’ve found out, to systemize this a little, there are four driver families available: I hope this information helps people with the same trouble, as I’m definitely not the only one with this.

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Thank you for your interest in this question. Did steps, worked for 14e4: Hello, pretty sure that you need to apply this patch: Zta you new to LinuxQuestions.

Search for the package in the Broadocm Package Repositories Make sure you select the correct architecture Bit, Bit, etc. This was from the site http: 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. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Download package and dependency packages related to it on the same folder.


What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers for a BCM43xx card? On Ubuntu, you will need headers and tools. You must go to http: Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually: 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.

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Broadcom Limited BCM After clmpile hours of trial and error I finally found a solution for “Debian Wheezy testing “!! Wireless should work now. Visit the following links: If you’ve installed it, purge it. Just install the bcmwl-kernel-source package.

Specially when you don’t have a wired network available on your laptop. If your laptop does not detect your wireless card some users have mentioned that using rfkill unblock all will solve the problem.

I see “wireless is disabled” in the right corner on the top of display: