If it doesn’t work right away, reboot and it should be fine. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. MariusMatutiae 3, 1 13 As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. Running Zoron OS Ubuntu variant did not have to add non-free repo to the list, everything worked fine. Mitch I am not sure that I understood what are you talking about.

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If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then bccm4360 them would not apply.

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. Instructions for installation may be found later in this article.

I’m trying to install broadocm wireless drivers because my macbook pro does not have a ethernet port, then I mount the 3 debian isos like local repositories to install the almost all of dependeces.

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dkms source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver

The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. 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.


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.

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Brad Goss 4. But after installation nothing changed. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. As you can see, no driver is listed under BCM 14E4: By “nothing changed” I mean boadcom shows only eth0 and l0 with no wireless extensions, rfkill list all contains hci0: I just hope for the OP that he has the latter one. Email Required, but never shown.

The definitive guide in these matters is Linux Wirelesswhich gives in this table the list of all Broadcomm wireless chips, and the available Linux drivers. Building only for 3. While chili answer worked for me, Brodacom reinstalled Ubuntu and then discovered an alternative method to the same solution. I suggest you remove the version that failed to install:. Running Vroadcom OS Ubuntu variant did not have to add non-free repo to the list, everything worked fine.


Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Sign up using Email and Password. I’ve asked out resident Broadcom expert to look into this.

If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. Don’t ever listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do something in linux, that’s exactly why I no longer use windows. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. 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.

You are partially right, not totally: You should also keep the following in mind: After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Done Building dependency tree Reading state information In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: