If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type dmesg grep b43 If you see lines like: July 5, at 5: This was simple and it worked. After I did the above the wireless had to be unblocked by rfkill: Any help would be super awesome. October 31, at 8:

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Maybe I am missing something but reading the phrase “once you build that” leads me to believe that it is not as simple as just decompressing the files and running pkginstall. You have to do this every time you reboot.

This package contains Broadcom And I’ve also missed the fact that Ubuntu offers bcm43311 link in the packages to the currently installed and running kernel and headers version in order to avoid defining the kernel version. Sometimes it would only start working after several reboots. In layman’s terms, the WiFi card, finds the AP sbut fails to associate it with the driver.

0. Introduction and Background

Assuming there are no other dependencies then that should be jnstall. So, for EL6, you should follow through step 3a, while for EL7, you need to apply only the patch from step 3a, and sed commands from step 3b, applicable to EL7 only, and compile it as shown in this step 3a. Logic they tell me computers operate using logic would seem to dictate that the firmware would have to be stripped and then the new firmware added.


I’ve also stumbled upon these answers with a check lspci -nn grep Network For pci. This is where the instructions for EL6 and EL7 part ways.

HowTos/Laptops/Wireless/Broadcom – CentOS Wiki

Compiling the Broadcom driver module specifics required llnux EL7 Step 4a: After the first command: If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.

I was about to call it quits on that project. You obviously need to be careful if you have another wireless device that might be using a conflicting driver as if you blacklist it, you’ll break that one too: You need to be running at least 2. Rahmat H Slamet says: Let me offer a blunt and partly non-analytical solution:.

The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Now, I don’t use Slackware, so I might be missing something, and if so no doubts someone with more experience than I will give you more information. Loading the driver module into kernel Having successfully compiled the driver module, you can now load it into kernel, and eventually set up automatic driver load on system boot to do all this, you’ll have to assume root privileges.

RS Dec 19 I broaccom the easy install of drivers under windows but it is time to say “adios” to Microsoft. The ‘ndiswrapper’ kernel module can be removed, provided you don’t use it for anything else bbcm4311 wireless driver – but this is not necessary. Thank you so much, both the autor and you.


August 21, at I first thought I would edit Luis Alvarado’s excellent answer see his post on september 7th,because when I followed the steps, it appeared the package that is indicated in the table see his post for my PCI. Then I installed the ATI driver and now both work. I will only manually award the bounty to a question that provides a step-by-step solution to make the BCM work if that works for similar chipsets too, that’s fine and should be noted.

Introduction and Background This answer is based on an extensive research done by various Ubuntu users that worked together in almost all issues related to Broadcom. Also if there are packages that I need to download please provide current links some of the links I broadom from other forums have been dead.

Broadcom wireless tip – Tried & Tested – Ubuntu MATE Community

Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.

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