Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. For example, In this case, since you have the 14e4: Suggested by additional drivers. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. Broadcom Corporation BCM This is a relatively new driver that was recently added to Ubuntu since the driver was added to the kernel.

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Broadcom BCM4313, BCM43224, BCM43225 devices (brcmsmac, brcm80211)

Installing kernel packages is rarely a risky thing because you can usually just fall back to an old one using the grub boot screen. Preparing to replace bcmwl-kernel-source 5.

The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

This corporagion happen with modern Routers that have the ability to extend the wireless connection by offering the same SSID. This will have to do until Ubuntu It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. This was from the site http: Still, having used Gentoo for years, I’ve got used to its verbosity and which may seem unnecessary coloring and formatting of output.

Lots of people see “Broadcom” and broadocm on this but it’s not compatible with the which is newer. ID in this example is 14e4: So with that in mind, the following is what we have right now which is simplified in just 3 steps:.

brcm – Debian Wiki

Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually: Make sure you’re not having an unresolved linux-headers dependency, cf. The trick is the order in which you install proprietary drivers. Daniel informed me this might be a similar issue to bugand bug After the driver was downgraded to 5. Answer below is updated every time new information is added and confirmed working. To find out your current kernel use the command: I used user ‘bkratz’ solution on http: If you have just installed Ubuntu, you will need to build an index of available packages before we can install your driver if you have not done so already:.

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Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source 5. Some models appears to work users reported successbut some don’t, and there’s no indication that this is going to change.

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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.

The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the broaddcom package s from the online repositories. I installed the driver through the hardware drivers system to no avail.

It would see the wireless SSID but when trying to connect to it, it would enter an reconnecting loop. To lower or eliminate the dropping broadcpm of your wireless device, try to position yourself where your wireless card can see only one router or at least one of the routers has a higher signal strength than the other one.


I was about to compile the driver with the source from broadcom. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: I see the same behaviour.

To check if the driver for your card has been loaded, check the output of the lspci -k or lsusb -v command, depending on if the card is connected by PCI e or USB. Even after installing the correct driver the user would end up in a “trying to connect” loop.

Please post their response to your report. Page History Login to edit. Sometimes in the past when I had problem, I would re-install the driver which I have downloaded and I would be ok again: In such case, which I assume happens quite often, since 1 The inherent dependency isn’t resolved and 2 There’s a break in the wl interface upon upgrades which may involve a kernel updatein such case, you should simply do the following two steps and I assume you don’t need to reinstall the WiFi driver sources: