I certainly don’t know all the answers–I’m basically an advanced hobbyist–but if I can help someone farther down the road, I’m happy. This all started when I did some upgrade, something like “wireless driver update” the most recent one I would imagine. Comment 25 seems relevant, and offeres a workaround. The solution was that this particular wireless device did not support 40 Mhz channels nor does it support I’m sure there are specifics that I need to show via some command, please let me know. Now the wireless should work.

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Or even better a ste p -by-ste p guide to overcoming this new issuefor existing installs. February 3rd, An example would be the Lenovo S which uses the 14e4: For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method: After downloading all packages and libux, you can proceed on copying all packages to a single folder and running the dpkg command as mentioned on step 4 above.

[ubuntu] Broadcom Linux STA wireless driver problem?

You need to be running at least 2. However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. I did the following steps: I have a b43 card and have been using Ubuntu with it since 9. To give an example, after going to point 1 mentioned above, If you had the Broadcom 14e4: This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.


For installation instructions, please see here. The solution was that this particular wireless device did not support 40 Mhz channels nor does it support Finally I’ve solved the problem myself, but I’m not sure how.

Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Then in a terminal, execute: I’ve been experiencing the same issues with my Results 1 to 10 of The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer broadccom.


This will force your wireless device to ONLY connect to it. Now I had to find out how to re-enable it but now the problem lies somewhere else. Type bcm in Ubuntu Software CenterInstall “Installer Package for firmware for the b34 driver” firmware-binstaller Now it’s working wirelessly.

It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation. So, in case it helps someone else in the same case as me, here is the necessary information: You need to extract your firmware from the tarball. I assume you know the type model of your wireless card. For more granular support information, please see their instaall page here.


It looks as if the system is not recognizing your Broadcom. I had to undo the extra steps of editing the blacklist file.

Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. To begin with,if you already have bfwcutter installed, you need to reinstall it, please run: Install the firmware-binstaller package.

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