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 update , in such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources:. You guys should add formatting and colors to your apt-get routine, it’s so much easier, especially for novice users, to understand what may have gone wrong. 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: I’m not sure if this has been resolved. An example would be the Lenovo S which uses the 14e4: Just installing the additional drivers, it works in my Dell Vostro You can either restart your pc or if this is a pain type the following commands in the terminal which will ‘switch on’ your wireless.

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First check if it hard-blocked. In fact, my PCI.

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Manu Kemppainen 11 1. If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type.


Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. 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 fine and should be noted.

Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal: Found this thread which may help – looks like you may need to grab the updated pci. How do I know what is the exact card? The system has to start from scratch in order for this to work and to avoid any conflicts that may appear if earlier work was done. In the case where either the blacklist. You need to extract your firmware from the tarball.

ID you found in the steps above, we then search in the list below to find the matching PCI.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

First I uninstalled bcmwl-kernel-source Then installed firmware-binstaller and bfwcutter which rebuilt the wifi drivers. This package contains Broadcom System Board Or Motherboard Use: I’m having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. If the card is supported, try installing the driver manually. Then I had to recompile and install the driver from http: Also, Dell support said they don’t have any linux driver for this.


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Silambarasan 2, 8 20 Step 3 was a key step for me. Type bcm in Ubuntu Software CenterInstall “Installer Package for firmware for the b34 driver” firmware-binstaller Now it’s working wirelessly. Knowing what Broadcom Wireless Card broascom have There are dozens of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day.

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 broadfom so already: If you’ve installed it, purge it. ID in this example is 14e4: Installs the LAN driver version With rfkill I can see:.

I accept the terms in the license agreement. If your laptop does not detect your wireless card some users have mentioned that using rfkill unblock all will solve the problem.

To configure your wireless devices through the terminal I recommend How to connect and disconnect to a network manually in terminal?

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