Looking at it now on your behalf and using the search parameters “broadcom bcm” without quotes , I see only four choices with the most promising possibly being “bfwcutter”. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. When fixed, the kernel does this dynamically when starting, but a permanent change is equally effective. Larry, The behavior is pretty weird. Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu. Only trouble then, ohci-hcd can’t load:. An Internet connection is required.

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The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. There are one of two ways you should be able to test:.

Definitely b43legacy for me: The first is the firmware-binstaller package. I installed kernel 2. Broadcom Corporation BCM Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Weird thing is that dmesg reports that I have while lshw see above and lspci tell me I’ve broadvom a [ CVE References The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.


Hi Larry, I’ve the same problem: View all comments or add a comment. Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper.

Mint is Ubuntu based. Raymond Slieff archgriffin wrote on This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.


bcn4309 The specific cards that are addressed by the patches are as follows the numbers in parentheses are the vendor, device, subvendor and subvendor codes that bmc4309 up in the first two lines of the ‘lspci -nnv’ output for the wireless interface. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. I had open a thread on: 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.

That would be the only copy I have. Christophe Giboudeaux krop wrote on Having trouble installing a piece of hardware?

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

To use this tool, you will need packages containing git, make, gcc, and glibc. However after I upgraded to 8. Because you had to rewrite the firmware files on the disk, I would like you to do the following: Matthew Woerly nattgew wrote on Leann Ogasawara leannogasawara wrote on Unless you reboot, or modprobe -r b43, changes are ignored. I hope this answers your questions.



Already done with the same result. I wonder if we could have an update on this bug. I’ve done my fair share of Googling on this subject and have come to the conclusion that Broadcom 43xx devices are a bit of a nightmare, but I’ve yet to come to a definite conclusion.

The Dell D series is probably my all-time favorite laptop.

Broadcom BCM Not Working

I have tried this also, ndiswrapper doesn’t appear to make use of the “a” band either. As for having the wireless running after reboot, I meant that it’s actually up by default broaddcom in openSUSE as you saidbut it never goes after that “stage 2”.

The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.