If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. June 20, at This includes any installations using apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, dpkg, software center or manual compilation and installation of the packages. In the Method field select Ignore. Now using the PCI. Open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t , and run. Tried so many tips from Linux forum, with no luck so far.

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This was from the site http: Now using the PCI. This problem was solved by the following steps: I have access to internet, the wired connection works fine. Run the following commands to get the Wifi nettwork working: September 17, at 5: Roberto 51 1 1.

The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. Whats up with the broadcom anyway, always seems to be a snag for me an successful linux installation. There were some changes and some drivers will only work with this package.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl I have a b43 card and have been using Ubuntu with it since 9. Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me. TristanT – Awesome work!. After I followed the steps I restarted and every thing worked great.


First check if it hard-blocked.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint |

Installing kernel packages is rarely a risky thing because you can usually just fall back to an old one using the grub boot screen. Every time I type the sudo command it asks for a password. I assume you know the type model of your wireless card. 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: Just give it a try, if it works, awesome, if it doesn’t there are so many more solutions offered which are notably more analytical and proficient.

To begin with,if you already boadcom bfwcutter installed, you need to reinstall it, please run: Install the “B43 driver” for wireless.

I removed the cycled battery and hit the power-button 20 long and short presses to reset the BIOS. In some particular cases, after installing the firmware-binstaller you need to remove the b43 module, enable it again and even proceed to unblock with rfkill:.


This will have to do until Ubuntu June 17, at 8: However, if you press control-z to exit and then finish the rest of the instructions reboot the wifi light comes on and it works. After this command you should see wjreless this has been deferred upon incapacity to compile during the installation procedure of the STA WiFi driver source files:.

July 4, at 6: Now I had to find out how to re-enable it but now the problem lies somewhere else. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. The description below has been applied to the STA driver but has been written before this. So I guess thanks are in order.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

An Internet connection is required. On other cases looking for and installing the latest Linux Firmware would solve the issue. I found the light wouldn’t come on when I switched it to the op position.