The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. I almost gave up and installed windows. April 12, at 8: Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me. July 1, at 6:

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Trying to help my roommate get his Broadcom controller to work in! February 26, at 6: The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

Going to switch to 64 bit now that I know it works. Search for the package in the Ubuntu Package Repositories Make sure you select the correct architecture Bit, Bit, etc.

I’m not sure if this has been resolved.

September 11, at 7: I would buy you a coffee AND a double chocolate muffin if i could! I enabled the ATI Raedon driver first then the Broadcom driver this lead to the errors mentioned above.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint |

This answer is based on an extensive research done by various Ubuntu users that worked together in almost all issues related to Broadcom.

Kat Amsterdam 2, 1 10 July 13, at 4: Every time I type the sudo command it asks for a password. For anyone else who is getting the “wireless is disabled 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”, haven’t checked the others, but it may work. So, in case it helps someone else in the same case as me, here is the necessary information: This site uses cookies: June 10, at With rfkill I can see: For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here.


Type bcm in Ubuntu Software CenterInstall “Installer Package for firmware for the b34 driver” firmware-binstaller Now it’s working wirelessly. NB if you’ve no access to a wired network on your machine you will need to download the bfwcutter package manually from hereas well as your card’s driver from here.

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March 2, at 5: Then I installed the ATI driver and now both work. The following information is additional material to read about solving various issues related to Wireless Management and conflicts with other Network devices.

Special thanks to chili who helped in the Ubuntu forums and on this site with many questions related to Wireless devices and to others who have contributed through E-Mail, chats, IRC and more in testing various drivers with several of the most popular Broadcom Wireless cards Huge Thanks to Chili really.


Open a terminal window ctrl-alt-tand run.

The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: To begin with,if you already have bfwcutter installed, you need to reinstall it, please run: I have that one, but it seems I can’t catch the modems set on a channel above The first makes sure that the sta driver is in place, the second and third blacklist the two drivers brcmsmac and bcma which clash with the correct sta driver. Worked perfectly for a Dell Inspiron and Lubuntu Could it be a reason of my issue with wireless?

April 30, at 2: