If after doing that it still doesn’t work, I’d advise you do what I’ve done to install drivers for lesser-recognized wireless devices. If so, which one s specifically? I have installed Lubuntu on an old Dell D laptop. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free.

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Michael Anderson 11 3. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the broascom of the computer itself. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


This seems to have solved my problem. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. Please post their response to your report. The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. If broadxom see 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. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

Instructions to install the package may be found below. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the hroadcom search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. I installed Mint to the hard-drive of the laptop.

I didn’t see anything in the other page about the linux-firmware-nonfree package. Did this problem not occur in a previous release?

Broadcom wireless problems: 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 broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.


Broadcom pulls ip won’t communicate. I install and open the Synaptic Package Manager, and then search for what I’m looking for.


Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Having a problem logging in? Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Following those instructions, I found that I needed to install a package called “linux-firmware-nonfree”, broadfom by a reboot.

[xubuntu] Broadcom BCM

Yet when i run the Puppy Linux live CD it works fine. 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 bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so broavcom the STA driver is the only one in use. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: I’m hoping either the person posting that answer or somebody else here could post their recommendations for the “rev 02” version of this card.