Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I had the same problem and found the solution. If your laptop does not detect your wireless card some users have mentioned that using rfkill unblock all will solve the problem. Mar 15 ’13 at This is the first time I’ve been able to actually connect to a wireless network with 2. If you then get an error such as:

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Now it’s working wirelessly. After all this, the system was ready–desktop and its files.

MarkovCh1 1, 1 16 Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? First I uninstalled bcmwl-kernel-source Then installed firmware-binstaller and bfwcutter which rebuilt the wifi drivers.

Now after running a command sudo lshw -C network I’ve got the following info: Install the firmware-binstaller package and not the bcmwl-kernel-source package contrary to what is advised in the table for 14e4: The attachment “Fix for broadcom-sta-dkms ver.

I’ve been trying to follow this guide for installing the wireless driver for my Broadcom card BCM and when trying to run the SlackBuild for broadcom-sta, it gives me this after the extraction: So I guess thanks are in order.

Followed this step by step and it worked! There were some changes and some drivers will only work with this package.


Just give it a try, if it works, awesome, if it doesn’t there are so many more solutions offered which are notably more analytical and proficient. The slow Internet connection I felt was during powersave mode. Broadcom Corporation BCM Wireless connection on all access points I’ve tested randomly started to degrade over time ending in total abscense of network access while remaining associated with Briadcom, so only manual reconnection helped.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

Good luck, but know that it can be done! Mahmudin Ashar 2 6. Find More Posts by m3t3or. After blacklisting the module this bgoadcom it will not be loaded during future system startups. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers for a BCM43xx card? Read the following references for a step-by-step guide to activating the Broadcom in Ubuntu it works for BCM, and I think will be the same as your problem.

[SOLVED] Compiling broadcom driver

But basically follow this steps: I have that one, but it seems I can’t catch the modems set on a channel above An example would be the Lenovo S which uses the 14e4: Patches Fix for broadcom-sta-dkms ver. Well, It does not work for me. And I’ve also missed the fact that Ubuntu offers a link in the packages to the comple installed and running kernel and headers version in order to avoid defining the kernel version.


For people having a Dell Vostro or similar and experiencing a notification in the wireless menu about a turned off wireless, this is what helped me.

0. Introduction and Background

Secure Boot Issues On some specific scenarios, installing brroadcom 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.

Preparing the System 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: Forced PIO do the following:. The system has to start from scratch in order for this to work and to avoid any conflicts that may appear if earlier work was done. There is a much easier way of solving this problem.

I’ve been using the debian sid packages along with module assistant on stw Dell Vostro A90 and it’s been working great for the last three kernels.