The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. Now it’s working wirelessly. The BCM driver needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for some reason. Join Date Nov Beans If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

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With rfkill I can see: The trick is the order in which you install proprietary drivers. There is a much easier way of solving this problem.

Thanks a lot Luis Alvarado! You must go to http: In fact, I open the network manager and no wireless connections appear. Secure Boot Issues On some specific scenarios, installing the drivers, be it in offline broaccom through various DEB packages or through apt-get with internet access, will not work if Secure Boot is not disabled.

Instructions for installation may be found later in this article.

This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”. However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Then you probably are lacking the firmware for the broadcom card.


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The BCM driver needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for some reason. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. I tried following various guides to no avail. This is instslling relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel.

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On other cases looking for and installing the latest Linux Firmware would solve the issue. The solution was that this particular wireless device did not support 40 Mhz channels nor limux it support I assume you know the type model of your wireless card.

Check you current kernel version as follows third entry: I installed Linux and my wireless doesn’t work.

February 3rd, 9. This is the driver for the wireless that shows up under settings: February 2nd, 3.


Don’t make the same stupid misstake I did AFAIK all laptops have an external hardware wifi switch even though windbloz ignores this switch with linux it matters whether it’s on or off so you may have it setup right but it still will not work until the switch is turned on so check the switch. With rfkill I can see:.


Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal:. February 3rd, I have 802.11 that site before and was using the driver from it, but I don’t know how it got replaced or whatever.

HOWTO Get Broadcom Wireless Working with Linux

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. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. This will force your wireless device to ONLY connect to it. Just installing the additional drivers, it works in my Dell Vostro So what you will need after this search is: Network is down I don’t know what to do next.

Your Wi-Fi should work as intended.