In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: Firmware from userspace is required for device operation. I cannot express my gratitude for this life-saving answer. If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6.

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The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

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Ask Fedora requires javascript to work properly, please enable javascript in your browser, here is how. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: For installation instructions, please see here.

To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: I don’t have personal experience with that adapter, so I can’t give you direct advice, so I thought I’d give you a pointer to a broadcm of potential fixes. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here.

If someone could help me figure out how to disable module.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Install the bfwcutter package. How do I get wifi working on a Lenovo G? It would help many who are going through the same. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. I think it might be something to do with a secure module kernel parameter http: If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above.


The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. Good luck, and keep us informed. However, this question has been asked many times here: Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Check out the FAQ! I still think my question has merit because the closest is https: The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted broaecom the sticker of the computer itself.

Please start posting anonymously – your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: Can i post it.

For more information check Dell Inspiron Manual. Please post their response to your report. The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community.


Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.

Firmware from userspace is required for device operation. To unload and blacklist: Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by rboadcom than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers.


The Wifi device now shows up on my NetworkManager however it is not able to detect any networks. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.

Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. Did this problem not occur in a previous release?

If your chipset is supported as per ddll, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below. Partners Support Community Ubuntu.