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Relatively new to Linux and Ubuntu, have used a Wifi stick on my Dell for ages now, but with your help freed from that hassle!! Dell Inspiron , Broadcom bcm wireless adapter, Ubuntu I was about to call it quits on that project. June 24, at 3: When that happens, first check if your card is indeed supported by the STA driver, and to do that, open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t and run. Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually: Few days ago in Slashdot:

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Dell InspironBroadcom bcm wireless adapter, Ubuntu As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. The BCM driver needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for some reason.

I suspect it’s not loaded at boot, and you can check that with lsmod grep wl. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

William Bustos Rodriguez willbrod wrote on Petronilla Escarabajo 1, 7 7. Thank you so much, both the autor and you. Install the firmware-binstaller package. December 22, at 5: It involves some command line usage but believe me it’s worth it.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

For all Wireless cards in general, it is very important to also take into consideration the network devices you are using Routers, Switches, Wireless Channels and Wireless Bands, etc. Answer below is updated every time new information bcm944311 added and confirmed working.


The installation procedure is done only via terminal and also while connected to the internet with a temporary wired ethernet connection or USB modem or any means possible that can give your PC, for the time, Internet access.

If you don’t remove original Wireless STA driver, you’ll run into problems. Worked perfectly for a Dell Inspiron and Lubuntu This applies for cases, for example, where the bcmwl-kernel-source is already installed ubumtu the driver does not yet work.

This includes any installations using apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, dpkg, software center or manual compilation and installation of uuntu packages. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the vcm94311 commands: Unknown header type 7f March 10, at 7: Installing the Package offline 4.

And I’ve also missed the fact that Ubuntu offers a link in the packages to the currently installed and running kernel and headers version in order to avoid defining the kernel version.

Bug # “udev not finding Broadcom Corporation BCMMCG w” : Bugs : udev package : Ubuntu

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However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type dmesg grep b43 If you see lines like: For cases where you get repeated: Peter Mortensen 1, 2 10 Few days ago in Slashdot: You can change PIO to 1 if you need to it.


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. I always recommend removing and reinstalling the broadcom drivers using your terminal In a terminal type the following command sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source then sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source This will then rebuild your driver.

ubunttu It seems, as you said, that this manual fix is again forgotten after each reboot, at which point ‘sudo modprobe wl’ needs to be added again within the terminal.

Linux – Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux. In some particular cases, after installing the firmware-binstaller you need to remove the b43 module, enable it again and even proceed to unblock with rfkill:.