Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: 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: Loading firmware version I still have to disconnect and reconnect every time I start the machine, but it’s nothing compared to no connection at all. I fixed my problem with the Broadcom bcm drivers. Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me. Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually:

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When that happens, first check if your card is indeed supported by the STA driver, and to do that, open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t and run lspci -nn grep -i BCM The output will include the wireless card model, make sure it is among the models listed below.

Chipset is BCM, I tried all sorts of things, no dice. So what you will need after this search is: Broadcom Corporation BCM Have just resurrected an old Dell Inspiron I can’t tell you how many other BS posts I read elsewhere on the web about how to solve this issue and your solution does it in 2 simple commands. Broadcom First, then other drivers.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

You have to do this every time you reboot. This is a common problem to Broadcom wireless chip. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.


In hardware like the Lenovo S, if your wireless card gets stuck trying to connect to an SSID keeps trying to connectthen the alternative to get it working would be to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package Remove any other installed packages related to it. If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type dmesg grep b43 If you see lines like: Great, this helped me!

This will force your wireless device to ONLY connect to it. I had tried several solutions posted on the web for other Broadcom devices but they didn’t work.

Then save the file I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly. However, if you press control-z to exit and then finish the rest of the instructions reboot the wifi light comes on and it works. July 21, at 8: May 16, at 9: Trying to help my roommate get his Broadcom controller to work in!

Did you have to do anything different than listed on the page here to get the bcm running on your inspiron e? Introduced in Linux 2.

After hours trying different things I found this Uubntu Castro by HS instruction set and in 10 minutes mainly downloading and installing it worked perfectly.

I try the password I use for Linux but it says wrong password.

Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source

broaddcom June 17, at 8: March 6, at 8: This can happen with modern Routers that have the ability to extend the wireless connection by offering the same SSID. I will only manually award the bounty to a question that provides a step-by-step solution to make the BCM work if that works for similar chipsets too, that’s brosdcom and should be noted.


At any rate my problem ended up being that I was missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe.

So I guess thanks are in order. To be clear with referencing the different IDs, make sure to consult the STA link above prior to reading on, and comprare to yours via: The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

Get Broadcom BCM4311 Working in Ubuntu 12.04

But this time, my connections began to become laggy after a few minutes and so I tried your solution from above. Remember to have a clean system before installing it:.

How do I get to the drivers using a Mac, Dell will not let me get past Go? 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:.

I used user ‘bkratz’ solution on http: