I found this page and tried a few things:. Peter Mortensen 1, 2 10 I’m not sure of what I’ve done. First, make sure you’ve ran sudo apt-get update from the terminal. I still have to disconnect and reconnect every time I start the machine, but it’s nothing compared to no connection at all. So with that in mind, the following is what we have right now which is simplified in just 3 steps:. Thanks a lot Luis Alvarado!

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Introduction and Background This answer is based on an extensive research done by various Ubuntu users that worked groadcom in almost all issues related to Broadcom.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

After blacklisting the module this way it will not be loaded during future system startups. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: Even after installing the correct driver the user would end up in a “trying to connect” loop.

In such case, which I assume happens quite often, since 1 The inherent dependency isn’t resolved and 2 There’s a break in the wl interface upon upgrades which may involve a kernel updatein such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


Lots of people see “Broadcom” and jump on this but it’s not compatible with the which is newer. TristanT – Awesome work!.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered broadom instead? It is maintained upstream here. In the Method field select Ignore. I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc.

And add the headers dependency, you could remove them afterwards–and surely you’d have to rebuild the module upon kernel change.

Just installing the additional drivers, it works in my Dell Vostro I installed Ubuntu I still have to disconnect and reconnect every time I start the machine, but it’s nothing compared to no connection at all. This includes any installations using apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, dpkg, software center or manual compilation and installation of the packages.

Answer below is updated every time new information is added and confirmed working.

Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure. Then save the file I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly.

How to unblock something listed in rfkill? The terminal will be used to avoid any GUI related issues. Unpack it with gdebi. Use this driver for the This applies with all cases, except as noted. LuisAlvarado Broadom, thank you and sorry for the attempted hijack.


I have a bit machine, but running Ubuntu I’ve also stumbled upon these answers with a check lspci -nn grep Network For pci.

As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: There’s a bug report here concerning that Broadcom chip in Natty that similar to what you’re experiencing. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. After you find in the list below the correct package we then proceed with the installation. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would ubuuntu apply.

broadcom-sta package in Ubuntu

Turns out the driver is in that one for the specific kernel version. I enabled the ATI Raedon driver first then the Broadcom driver this lead to the errors mentioned above. Click on it then select Edit Settings.