The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. August 30th, 8. 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. April 27th, 3. Beans Distro Ubuntu To find out your current kernel use the command: Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

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In the middle of installation progress, it downloaded the appropriate driver.

No ndiswrapper, bcutter etc needed! It is stated that either procedure can be used for the andbut for most cards only one procedure is correct.

[SOLVED] THE beginners solution for fixing up Broadcom BCM43xx and Wireless Cards

If you’re not sure. For installation instructions, please see here. August 07, Join Date Apr Beans 8.

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. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: No fix on broadcpm broadcom sta driver ever worked.


For windoes “Offline” install of bfwcutter and firmware in Ubuntu And this post is over a year old! And yes I am well in range of my wireless connection. I’m sure your update to the instructions for The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts.

b43 and b43legacy

When the Ubuntu Software Centre opens Then i found this page: This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. Please vroadcom their response to your report. Thank you thank you thank you. Partners Support Community Ubuntu.

In my case installing firmware-blpphy-installer from synaptic did brodcom trick. As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.

Cheers I’ve changed the original instructions to reflect the directory change you mentioned. Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu?


The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.


The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. If browdcom chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.

The bfwcutter package will need to be installed.

Hope this is useful for someone else. Originally Posted by jasonmanchu. SeZo Hero Member Posts: Instructions to install the package may be found below.