I managed to get it working for about 10 minutes before everything imploded. I know many people have trouble with Broadcom wireless adapters, and i’ve tried some ‘ standard’ stuff that seems to work in many cases but not in mine. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: Lots of people see “Broadcom” and jump on this but it’s not compatible with the which is newer. Roberto 51 1 1.

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You need to be running at least 2. Thanks a lot Luis Alvarado!

en:users:drivers:b43 [Linux Wireless]

For all Wireless cards in general, it is very important to also take into consideration the network devices you are using Routers, Switches, Wireless Channels and Wireless Bands, etc. Check you current kernel version as follows third entry: 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.

Open a terminal window ctrl-alt-tand run. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.

0. Introduction and Background

Install the firmware-binstaller package. Did some of the stuff from D. With this information you will be able to evaluate better what the source of the problem could be when you arrive at a dead end. First I uninstalled bcmwl-kernel-source Then installed firmware-binstaller and bfwcutter which rebuilt the wifi drivers I then had to restart.


Read the Debugging section below for more information regarding this wireless device. Had similar problem with dell inspironlost WiFi when I updated. You can check it by running: For anyone else who is getting the “wireless is broascom by hardware switch -a” message under wireless you’ll see it by clicking on the icon – and it’s “hard block”, that may work in any model that is working for me in netgear “wireless USB adapter”, broarcom checked the others, but it may work.

It works like pre-seeding.

Click on it then select Edit Settings. Update the list of available packages: But basically follow this steps: Here’s what it shows up: We assume you are doing this from scratch and have not changed any configuration files, modules or drivers in the system in any way apart from updating the system. The point of Ask Ubuntu is to collect answers, not links to answers. The issue with your wifi is that you are using the one forced by Ubuntu, but that does not work.


Schetselaar and got wired back, then did the firmware b43 installer and bgoadcom the wireless back.

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Silambarasan 2, 8 20 Thanks a lot this work for me. Use this driver for the The trick is the order in which you install proprietary drivers. This guy knows his stuff. After I did the above the wireless had to be unblocked by rfkill: This includes any installations using apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, dpkg, software center or manual compilation and installation of the packages.

Remember to have a clean system before installing it: ID and the method to install the driver associated with it in a simple and correct way. Install the “B43 driver” for wireless. This will install all packages in that folder. After upgrading to Ubuntu