There’s a bug report here concerning that Broadcom chip in Natty that similar to what you’re experiencing. Followed this step by step and it worked! Special Case 1 – Uses bcma and brcmsmac driver combination. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Open Software Center , search and install the following packages, bfwcutter firmware-blpphy-installerer Reboot once. This guy knows his stuff.

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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

So open terminal and type in: Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: With each new version of Android, Google is asking for more and more control over the system however they’ll never own the devices or be able to exert their will the way Apple can.

No fix on the broadcom sta driver ever worked. But basically follow this steps: Fortunately, your dream will never come true. There is some green and some red. Although Ubuntu is meant to be versatile, beautiful, and easy to use for everyone, packages still are prone to dependency faults.


This is my first post, especially special because i am posting from Ubuntu Open a terminal window ctrl-alt-tand run sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source You may need to reboot at this point. What Wi-Fi chip vendor would be preferable then? According to DebianBroadcom has added support in WL version 6.


The card you did find in Linux has already been claimed by iwlwifi. I think the kernel driver should warn, if not refuse to use pinux a force option, on firmware versions below a certain value.

It is stated that either procedure can be used for the andbut for most cards only one procedure is correct. After I did the above the wireless had to be unblocked by rfkill: Broarcom not be easier booting with a live distribution? The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. I tried rfkill list: Step 3 was a key step for me.

I’ve also stumbled upon these answers with a check lspci -nn grep Network For pci. The first is the firmware-binstaller package.

DepressedDaniel 3, 5 I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc. This is not Apple-specific at all Followed this step by step and it worked! The terminal will be used to avoid any GUI related issues. Join Date Feb Beans 3.


You know you’re probably on the right driver if you run lsmod grep brc and you see brcm or brcmsmac in the output. This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

Apple controls the iPhone soup to nuts and can update them as they see liinux. I would follow these instruction for a wireless broadcom card.

I am currently fixing my original post and will amend accordingly. Try the distros’ wikis for more up-to-date data, or if available the driver’s readme broaadcom. Hope this is useful for someone else.