To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: 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. At any rate my problem ended up being that I was missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe. Then I installed the ATI driver and now both work. If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below. There are dozens of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day. If so, which one s specifically?

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If you’re behind on versions, I’d suggest the upgrade but for a quick fix, you can take a look at the mainline kernels and try one of those.

To check, run on the terminal software-properties-gtk and make sure all options on the Ubuntu Ubuntuu Tab are enabled.

What are the steps to install Broadcom wll drivers for a BCM43xx card? I removed the cycled battery and hit the power-button 20 long and short presses to reset the BIOS. The main problem was the driver brcm provided by package “firmware-brcm” – now I use the driver wl provided by the package “broadcom-sta-dkms” and everything works!

But basically follow this steps: Now it’s working wirelessly.

Ubuntu LTS issues with Broadcom “wl” WLAN driver (BCM [14e])

The installation procedure is done only via ubutu and also while connected to the internet with a temporary wired ethernet connection or USB modem or any means possible that can give your PC, for the time, Internet access. Network folder, wireless and select Options ubuntu StandDuPp 2 8. This driver definitely performs better than the other drivers, but it still has ubintu periods of unexpected bgoadcom pings and ping loss.


Use this driver for the If it works, run the command as descriebd in the answer. Still, having used Gentoo for years, I’ve got used to its verbosity and which may seem unnecessary coloring and formatting of output.

This will force your wireless device to ONLY connect to it. This did not work.

MarkovCh1 1, 1 16 I have a b43 card and have been using Ubuntu with it since 9. I hope this helps, and I’m cautious of generalizing the above path to resolve the mass issue. In the Method field select Ignore. I’m having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu.

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.

This method does not use the Additionals Drivers way. You have to do this every time you reboot. If it works then add it to you RC files so it is executed every time you boot.

But basically follow this steps:. For example, In this case, since you have the 14e4: Thanks for your help anyways Petronilla Escarabajo.: Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. The description below has been applied to the STA driver but has been written before this.


Ubumtu anyone else who is getting the “wireless is disabled by hardware switch -a” message under wireless you’ll see it by clicking on the icon – and it’s “hard block”, that may work in any model that is working for me in netgear “wireless USB adapter”, haven’t checked the others, but w may work.

broadcom-sta source package in Xenial

This applies for cases, for example, where the bcmwl-kernel-source is already installed but the driver does not yet work. Either solving minor problems that were happening with a working card or making the card work for the first time. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: