Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under.. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: 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. I removed the bcmwl5 driver and replaced it with the driver from my install cd-rom.

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You should then be good to go. LQ was the first place I stopped. How did it work out in the end? Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.

No such broadckm or directory” error message. Are you sure it works even under 8. Install the bfwcutter package.

The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. I’m running antix 8 public test 1 in an old Dell Inspiron You’ll need the Windows drivers in any case – if you use ndiswrapper, you’ll “install” the Windows drivers using ndiswrapper, and use ndiswrapper as the driver then and blacklist bcm43xx or b43 to prevent it from interfering.

The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the chiipset package s from the online repositories. Apt indeed is tricky when it comes to unfinished business. 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. Now updates and synaptic package manager are broken. I thought antiX included the”b43″ driver and cards with the Broadcom chipset were supposed to work out of the box.


OR the firmware is not installed or what? 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.

[all variants] Broadcom with BCM chipset

I’d rather not mess with the kernel I’m having other problems, such as the sidux kernel is installed, but grub did not see it and the”newest kernel” boot option gives me error messages.

See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: The same laptop’s wireless works in Windows XP. It had some problems under dreamlinux.

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. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.


I used the mepis network assistant first choice in Network tab in control center and clicked on”enable b Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated.

My wireless card is detected as”wlan0″, but disabled.

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Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Who Knows Well as I previous stated, I had a signal but couldn’t access boadcom. The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration.

Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. In any case Chipsst can’t acess the internet on my laptop until the wireless is up and running, so my options are a bit limited. Im sorta in the same boat.

If you use bcm43xx or b43, you’ll use the fwcutter-tool chipsef “chop” the needed parts from the Windows driver, place them on your system and have the driver work as if it is fully native it is, except for the parts you need to extract from Windows driver.

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