I used this fix on Mint 12 and it worked great, I have spent hours with command line as I am a newb, not so successful in Terminal yet. The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. This is what your looking for If you can’t find it, just keep looking, lspci lists all your hardware, so if there’s no wireless card in there, chances are, you don’t have a wireless card. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply.

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Ubuntu: Broadcom Cards With B43 and bcm43xx Firmware –

If so, which one s specifically? Thank you for posting this information. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series bcm43dx are filing a report against: For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a bcm4xx of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.


b43 and b43legacy

To find out your current kernel use the command: The first is the firmware-binstaller package. Update the list of available packages: If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom. 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.

I have used ubuntu mostly, but wanted to give mint a try as well. No such file or directory” error message.

This can be done by running “sudo lspci” in the terminal. If you are not sure just install both packages, it won’t do any harm to your pc, and it won’t interfere.

en:users:drivers:b43 [Linux Wireless]

There are no dependencies either. It is maintained upstream here. The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Broadcom Cards With B43 and bcm43xx Firmware.

You bc,43xx also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. Removed from Linux at 2.


If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Having bm43xx problem logging in? 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. Instructions to install the package may be found below. First thing you should do is find out your card model. See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: I am new to Linux, but the method you give is ncm43xx simple, even I coud do it: However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Instructions for installation may be found later in this article.

If you need to reset your password, click here. Please post their response to your report. The issue, as probably know, is that Ubuntu does not have the license to distribute the proprietary firmware for you Broadcom wireless chipsets. To test the driver and remove the need for a bcm43xd restart bc43xx Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: