I encountered unanswered questions along this line all over the place in the process of researching, and I’m pointing others to your post!! But, yeah, just type su and hit enter, give it your password and re-try the command. I believe that version 11 of the Ubuntu flavors was the last that would detect this chipset on this computer. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below. I checked on the forums that I have to be on a wired connection.

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Broadcom Diver wont install, please help Do you consider using Windows driver with ndisgtk?

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. September 16th, Job is already running: But then I ran into many other issues with Gentoo.

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Thank you, very much! I did su and repasted it in. My WIFI now works. Click to ask support volunteers. After hours and hours of searching, this is what worked for me. Any time you are having trouble with a piece of hardware in linux you should identify it lspci, lsusb and take to the web. Ifconfig saw wlan0 with no ip. Thanks so much for this post, David.


How can i activate my wifi? (Broadcom BCM) : Lubuntu

I followed your instructions carefully. Find More Posts by Jim The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. All times are GMT Note that registered members see fewer broavcom, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Yah so you got doubled up on your drivers there.

BB code is On. One of the most common questions from users here at LQ goes something like this: 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.

Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. Introduced in Linux 2. Thank you very much for this fix.

I found the “wireless-info. I am working on it for over a week now I am retired and I finally found this blog and was very thrilled that when I give bfoadcom the lspci command my machine HP DV,dvnr comes up with exactly the same parameters as tangram is showing.



Thanks for the feedback. Before my wireless would not even turn on.

Dell Inspiron [ After enabling the wifi card through the system bios of old compaq laptop f10 keyI followed your instructions –but this time as a “su” from the beginning.

You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is lonux older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: I’ve just installed Linux Mint 16 Mate, and can’t seem to get the networking to work. Wild Man 6, 3 26 When this is working the little light on the button is light.