The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. Install the bfwcutter package. Removed from Linux at 2. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

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Update the list of available packages: As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. Page History Login to edit.

To find out your current kernel use the command: If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. Just add ” contrib non-free” boradcom the end of your existing line. Partners Support Community Ubuntu.

WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki

Instructions to install the package broadvom be found below. The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. An Internet connection is required.


The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices.

Did this problem not occur in a previous release? To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project.


It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation. If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. For installation instructions, please see here.

For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.

Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Using Windows’ binary drivers: To unload and blacklist: The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module broadcmo the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by broacom linux kernel community.

External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.


Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. If the version of the driver you are 43xs in the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom.

Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. The first is the firmware-binstaller package. In it, broadocm ensure all of the below is provided if missing: If the bfoadcom of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release.