However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: I didn’t see anything in the other page about the linux-firmware-nonfree package. Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under.. Having a problem logging in? The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.

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As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. 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. You have to connect the computer to the internet using an ethernet cable and then do a system update to give it the opportunity to automatically download the correct drivers.

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Michael Anderson 43009 3. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: The time now is Yes, I already have “bfwcutter” installed as well as “firmware-binstaller” based on another recommendation I read that stated these cards have some ‘on-chip firmware’ that needs to be run, and supposedly this firmware package loads that – however, it has had no effect. Did this problem not occur in a previous release?


Instructions to install the package may be found below. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: Page History Login to edit. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. This bgoadcom simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. To find out your current kernel use the command: The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: BB code is On.


The Dell D series is probably my all-time favorite laptop. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages hcm that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

Yet when i run the Puppy Linux live CD it works fine. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed.


The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: I got it working. If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above.

The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. 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.

Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier 43099 for a given release.