If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per Broadcom , Broadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom. So I wasnt using drivers. January 6th, 3. January 7th, 7. If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

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Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. This worked for me to get wifi working on a Dell Precision M In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: Join Date Feb Beans 1.

I then installed the bcmwl-kernel-resouce, which I tested using modprobe, and it didnt work. Join Date Jan Beans 4. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Can you assist me on how to find the download?


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Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. January 6th, 1. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a ubunttu release.

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If you haven’t any other network connection available, you bc,4352 follow this process to get the files from the install USB: Remove the current driver’s package with sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use.

I had to also blacklist b43 and bcma which I suspect were ubunttu loaded for bluetooth functionality. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

If you still have the issue, have you tried just going to ‘Additional Drivers’ and selecting the driver for your card? I have a brand new Dell XPS Joshua Whitley 4.

I have put [code] tags around your code so you can see how it’s done; neater, more compact, easier to read. I am very new to Linux. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.

Unable to detect Wifi – Broadcom BCM

I dual boot it with Windows 8. See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: Broadcom BCM issue I recently installed ubuntu Instructions to install the package may be found below.


The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. I’m using a usb wireless card for the meantime but would love to not need excess hardware on such a great machine.

dkms source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver

So I wasnt using drivers. The easiest way to do that is installing shim-signed and following the required steps: The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. Had the same problem with Ubuntu External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: To find out your current kernel use the command: First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: