Unfortunately I can’t post more than only 2 links here yet per post. Even more flaky than the STA driver. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed – and thanks to the Forum for keeping this rather old post available. This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel. If the card is supported, try installing the driver manually.

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Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal: There are dozens of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day.

So, in case it helps someone else in the same case as me, here is the necessary information: ID does not actually correspond.

So what you will need brodacom this search is: Step 3 was a key step for me. An example would be the Lenovo S which uses the 14e4: I managed to get it working for about 10 minutes before everything imploded.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

I read that this will be of no use with BCM The solution was that this particular wireless device did not support 40 Mhz channels nor does it support I’m using a usb network adapter now and that works fine. If you’re behind on versions, I’d suggest the upgrade but for a quick brkadcom, you can take a look at the mainline kernels and try one of those.


This method does not use the Additionals Drivers way.

I assume you know the type model of your wireless card. I guess it builds kernel or driver dependencies or both. Broadcom Limited BCM This is what worked for broadocm NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. When it is finished, disconnect hard wire, ya should be wireless!

en:users:drivers:b43 [Linux Wireless]

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The BCM driver needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for some reason. I first thought I would edit Luis Alvarado’s excellent answer see his broaxcom on september 7th,because when I followed the steps, it appeared the package that is indicated in the table see his post for my PCI.

For cases where you need to install bcmwl-kernel-source but you are offline, here is an excellent answer about it.


Just add ” contrib non-free” to the broacdom of your existing line. You need to be running at least 2. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

Installing the Package offline 4. Output of the lspci -nn -d 14e4: Others simply turned the WiFi switch on their laptops off and then on brodacom Physical switch available on this laptops. Peejay New to Forums Kat Amsterdam 2, 1 10 Make sure your wireless adapter is not disabled.

Network folder, wireless and select Options ubuntu You know you’re probably on the right driver if you run lsmod grep brc and you see brcm or brcmsmac in the output. For broadccom, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:.

On this page I would select the corresponding architecture 32 or 64 but would also need to download the 3 package dependencies mentioned on that page as seen in the following image:.