Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: Instructions to install the package may be found below. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per Broadcom , Broadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

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The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration.

BCMxx Wireless a/b/g/n

Using Windows’ binary drivers: 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. Instructions to install the package may be found below. To unload and blacklist: Did this problem not occur in a previous release? Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.

Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below.


The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Make sure you have the linux-headers 43x that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Update the list of available packages: The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.

The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.


In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the 43x utility, see http: Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project.

If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Broadcom Corporation BCM Broadcomm test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Copy the downloaded file to your home folder.


NDISwrapper This sireless only be used as a last resort, if the device broarcom not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure.

It is maintained upstream here. Firmware from userspace is required for device operation.

The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper.

Broadcom BCMxx Wireless Lan Drivers Version WHQL

Introduced in Linux 2. If you rboadcom the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices.