Installing kernel packages is rarely a risky thing because you can usually just fall back to an old one using the grub boot screen. Now after running a command sudo lshw -C network I’ve got the following info: Link 1 – https: Turns out the driver is in that one for the specific kernel version. It involves some command line usage but believe me it’s worth it. Make sure you’re not having an unresolved linux-headers dependency, cf. This guy knows his stuff.
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In such case, which I assume happens quite often, since 1 The inherent dependency isn’t resolved and 2 There’s a break in the wl interface upon upgrades which may involve a kernel updatein such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources:.
I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc. Open Synaptic and use bfwcutter and firmware-blpphy-installer instead of bcmwl-kernel-source or any other. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this broadco, the association bonus does not count.
There’s a ilnux report here concerning that Broadcom chip in Natty that similar to what you’re experiencing. This applies for cases, for example, where the bcmwl-kernel-source is already installed but the driver does not yet work.
Loading firmware version Unfortunately, the wireless card is off whenever I reboot, so I created a script with the above two modprobe commands to execute whenever I reboot. We assume you are doing this from scratch and have not changed any configuration files, modules or drivers in the system in any way apart from bcm94312mct the system.
I managed to get it working for about 10 minutes before everything imploded. You know you’re probably on the right driver if you run lsmod grep brc and you see brcm or brcmsmac in the output. If you have a Broadcom card that has a different pci. Required firmware is installed by default in the package linux-firmware. Reboot After I did the above the wireless had to be unblocked by rfkill: Answer below is updated every time new information is added and confirmed working.
Broadcom BCMMCG – WikiDevi
You may need to install synaptic or your favorite package manager. Followed this step by step and it worked! 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. September 17th, 7.
networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu
The first makes sure that the sta driver is in place, the second and third blacklist the two drivers brcmsmac and bcma which clash with the correct sta driver.
Again, a problem with DMA. Although Ubuntu is meant to be versatile, beautiful, and easy to use for everyone, packages still are prone to dependency faults.
I instead tried to install the firmware-binstaller following Luis Alvarado’s answer using firmware-binstaller is an alternative already pointed out in his postand it worked! This applies with all cases, except as noted.
This would, of course, need to be fixed. Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me. Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually: For example, if you broadckm previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:.
If you have just installed Ubuntu, you will need to build an index of available packages before we can install your driver if you have not done so already:. I have that one, but it seems I can’t catch the modems set on a channel above 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.
How to unblock something listed in rfkill? There is a much easier way of solving this problem.
My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel. Drivers for the Let’s just enumerate the driver for Broadcom chipsets and how linuux work with the Confirm you are running the new module.