If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type. After this command you should see as this has been deferred upon incapacity to compile during the installation procedure of the STA WiFi driver source files:. After all this, the system was ready–desktop and its files. I did notice that the list of supported cards in the description in the Additional Drivers window didn’t include the Introduction and Background This answer is based on an extensive research done by various Ubuntu users that worked together in almost all issues related to Broadcom. This will install all packages in that folder. When this is working the little light on the button is light.

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If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

February 3rd, installig. Yi Jiang 1 12 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 updating the system. Broadcom First, then other drivers. Then I shutdown my PC, disconnected it from electricity and opened its left door.


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This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel. NOTE – Before proceeding, if you have previously installed any drivers, have blacklisted or uncommented any driver files or configuration files or have done any changes whatsoever to the system to make the drivers work in previous attempts, you will need to undo them in order to follow this guide.

It can make a difference in the how-to. Following Andy’s instructions, first I removed and reinstalled the Instqlling drivers with: The following information is additional material to read about solving various issues related to Wireless Management and conflicts with other Network devices.

The reason why I am saying that is that I can get connected to my modem through windows but not through broadco, so there 802.1 be something about the driver that doesn’t allow ubuntu to connect to all kind of connection, excluding those on a channel above the Just go to Network Manager The network icon on the top panel.

Check out this bug report https: I’m not sure of what I’ve done. If you have a Broadcom card that has a different pci.

Thank you for your interest in this question. Purge the bcmwl-kernel-source package: You guys should add formatting and colors to your apt-get routine, it’s so much easier, especially for novice users, to understand what may have gone wrong. Sorry for missing the reference in your subject line.


I’ve been experiencing the same issues with my Instqlling me offer a blunt and partly non-analytical solution:.

[ubuntu] Broadcom Linux STA wireless driver problem?

This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”. View LQ Wiki Contributions. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Install the firmware-binstaller package and not the bcmwl-kernel-source package contrary to what is advised in the table for 14e4: ID in this example is 14e4: I did all steps described above on my D laptop, but no success!

This means that you will only have to install this particular package since it appears in all Ubuntu version columns. There were some changes and some drivers will only work with this package.

But basically follow this steps:.

Step 3 was a key step for me. Common problems that will be solved Apart from drivers not installing are: Open Synaptic and use bfwcutter and firmware-blpphy-installer instead of bcmwl-kernel-source or any other.