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. To find out your current kernel use the command: This will force your wireless device to ONLY connect to it. Find More Posts by hebruiser. Did this problem not occur in a previous release? Common problems that will be solved Apart from drivers not installing are:.

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Turns out the driver is in that one for the specific kernel version.

Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. I read it’s 432224 to get them to work by backporting, but I dont think im ready to try that beacuse I’m still new to linux. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible.

Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Python-based plugins are available on Github: Having a problem logging in? Broadcom drivers Hi, well I tried every possible guide to broadcom drivers and reinstalled the system a lot after every failed solution.

CDMA Last edited by thumbelina; at With this new information you can look in the table below and select the appropriate method to install your driver.


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The router in that case was linnux broadcasting with a forced 40 Mhz and on WiFi-N only. But I’m inexperienced in that field so if there’s any way to accomplish that, any help is welcome I’ll check the Mint Debian guide and see if that works, thanks for the reply Regards. Open Software Centersearch and install the following packages. Check you current kernel version as follows third entry: This is a broascom problem to Broadcom wireless chip.

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Finally I’ve solved the problem myself, but Linus not sure how. My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

If you’re behind on versions, I’d suggest the upgrade but for a quick fix, you can take a look at the mainline kernels and try one of those.

Network folder, wireless and select Options ubuntu This applies with all cases, except as noted. The description below has been applied to the STA driver but has been written before this.

0. Introduction and Background

Broadcom Corporation BCM Then I shutdown my PC, disconnected it from electricity and opened its left door. Silambarasan 2, 8 20 The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only broaxcom in use. With rfkill I can see:.

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Broadcom announced their new open source drivers are avaliable which support my Broadcom broaddcom Broadcom Corporation BCM Peter Mortensen 1, 2 10 Make sure you’re not having an unresolved linux-headers dependency, cf. With the STA driver I can search the network, but the connection never finishes. I’m not sure whether the guys responsible for packages would get to see this.

I managed to get it working for about 10 minutes before everything imploded. It is maintained upstream here. If you’ve already installed it, remove it. Wireless LAN Soft blocked: And add the headers dependency, you could remove them afterwards–and surely you’d have to rebuild the module upon kernel change.