The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per Broadcom , Broadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom. Did you see the table? You can connect the phone and choose “USB modem” in settings. If not already performed, connect the device to your system. You need to install firmware-binstaller.
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Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers. If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed.
en/users/Drivers/b43 – Linux Wireless
Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: How can I install firmware-binstaller driver if I can’t connect to internet by wire? If so, which one s specifically? For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here.
After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use.
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.
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.
Did you see the table?
First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: For bit systems download http: If not already performed, connect the device to your system.
Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under.
The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. I am using Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.
Broadcom Corporation BCM If you do not have an alternative internet connection, do it this way. This worked for me in the installed system but not in the installer which would be good to fetch updates. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: For installation instructions, please see here.
Update the list of available packages: It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their broxdcom.
The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. Install the bfwcutter package. Ben What is the point of telling the world that “it did not work”?
The broadcom-sta package legacg to offer an earlier version for a given release. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: 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.