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Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. I said yes, not thinking that it couldn’t do this since I had no internet connection. February 4th, 6. As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.

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The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration.

February 4th, 6. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. I’m using a cable at the moment.

– BCM Wireless Not Working with Drivers Installed – Ask Ubuntu

You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: Page History Login to edit. Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. Removed from Linux at 2.


Every thing works fine except I’m getting no wireless network options in the network drop down menu. I’ve heard this can take care of the module waking it up when the computer starts. The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.

Please provide the nroadcom manufacturer, model, and firmware version. This question already has an answer here: This package supports the following driver models: The first is the firmware-binstaller package.

Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript bcm311. February 4th, 9. It is maintained upstream here.

WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki

Broadcom driver woes 1 answer. Reply to this review Read reply 1. Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu?

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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

To unload and blacklist: Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release corporatoin be updated.


Firmware from userspace is required for device operation.

You should still have access to an Ethernet jack to get you online. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Please post their response to your report. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Introduced in Linux 2. If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.