This will have to do until Ubuntu This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel. The installation procedure is done only via terminal and also while connected to the internet with a temporary wired ethernet connection or USB modem or any means possible that can give your PC, for the time, Internet access. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: If your connection drops very often, it means you are almost in the middle of both router devices. Install the “B43 driver” for wireless. For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:.

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Finally I’ve solved the problem myself, but I’m not sure how. This will install all packages in that folder. Trying to associate with So, basically, this is how to get it working: The BCM linuc needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for some reason.

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I was able to get a clean make out of it. I’m not sure if this has been resolved. Unfortunately, the wireless card is off whenever I reboot, so Brodacom created a script with the above two modprobe commands to execute whenever I reboot. This can happen with modern Routers that have the ability to extend the wireless connection by offering the same SSID.


Done, above is my iw reg get. I will only manually award the bounty to a question that broadom a step-by-step solution to make the BCM work if that works for similar chipsets too, that’s fine and should be noted.

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This will have to do until Ubuntu I was running a different distro at the time, but now I run Ubuntu. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? I’m having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. Mar 15 ’13 at I have confirmed with other computer that the network is working properly.

[SOLVED] Broadcom g/b problem

Assuming you used the PCI. I pressed F10 to save settings and restarted.

Originally Posted by Sureshot 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: The trick is the order in which you install proprietary drivers. Secure Boot Issues On some specific scenarios, installing the 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.


You can try to use Broadcoms hybrid driver with patch. The terminal will be used to avoid any GUI related issues. Sign up using Email and Password. I have a b43 card and have been using Ubuntu with it since 9.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Firmware from userspace is required for device operation. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. The time now is Once solved, the solution will be added to this howto.

The reason why I am saying that is that I can get connected to my modem through windows but not through ubuntu, so there must be something about the driver that doesn’t allow ubuntu to connect to all kind of connection, excluding broacom on a channel above the Forced PIO do the following: I was about to compile the driver with the source from broadcom.

Thanks for the reply, frankbell.

In Ubuntu Jaunty x64, it compiled, but when I modprobe’d it or restarted, it complains that the code in the b43 driver is wrong broadcok unrecognized.