Calling CRDA for country: I installed Ubuntu This manual is primarily intended for EL6 and EL7. Well, this way the driver module sources remain on the system – where you left them – so you can build the driver module whenever you want e. It says missing firmware when I hover over wifi at right upper corner. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

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Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. S Taoufik Souid 11 1. Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? The brcmsmac driver was not present in the Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu.

If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories.

Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.


Update the list of available packages: Sign up using Facebook. Hunk 8 succeeded at offset 3 lines. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: For more info, please refer to ELRepo kmod-wl page.

brcm – Debian Wiki

I know this might not be helpful, but try running precise, or upgrading your kernel to a precise kernel. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

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bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Sign up using Facebook. 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 the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply.


Configure your wireless interface as appropriate. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. I installed Ubuntu Xdon’t require running any of the commands below, EL 7. Other people had some trouble with your wifi card; here is another question that bcm433 supposed to be solved:.

NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. Broadcom chip intermittent problems This driver module, in author’s experience, is sometimes known to require multiple reboots to make the WiFi work.


If you wish to permanently use the open linud drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Logically I started to suspect the brcmsmac driver. Page History Login to edit.

The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.