If you need to reset your password, click here. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below. Please let me know if you require any particular command outputs.. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: I found an old Dell Precision Workstation Laptop M and decided to wipe it out and prep it to donate to a local charity.

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This laptop has a Dell Wireless card, which is based on the Broadcom chipset. Cisco linksys adapter is recognised by many Linux distros as well as Windows.

As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. The ifconfig command shows only 2 interfaces: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. All times are GMT Before writing this, I went through hroadcom forums so I ran sudo lshw -C network which will hopefully help you help me.

If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is boadcom older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


My wired internet is working fine. Oddly, if I enabled hot spot on my iPhone, the issue went away. The first is the firmware-binstaller package.

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.

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Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. Please mark this thread as solved. Need help running Linux on your netbook? I discovered it appeared to be a networking issue.

Also, I am dual booting and my other OS can use the wireless connection with no problem. Keith Boykin 6 1 2.

Install btoadcom bfwcutter package. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: Are you new to LinuxQuestions. The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. Results 1 to 6 of 6.


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If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. Do I need to download additional packages to get it to recognize the wireless card.

Join Date Apr Beans 2, One suggestion was to use lijux manager and choose between multiple drivers for this card; a version, version, and Broadcom-branded version. If there is anything else you need to know, please let me know. March 9th, 4. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories.