It seems like the firmware files are missing from the Linux drivers? The point of Ask Ubuntu is to collect answers, not links to answers. A utility you can try is rfkill to get it to come on. To find out your current kernel use the command: October 4, at 3:

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Go to terminal and type sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get install bfwcutter sudo apt-get install firmware-binstaller Then restart the machine and enable wireless. You just saved a laptop from a high velocity shock against a concrete wall!!!

An Internet connection is required. May 3, at 5: December 11, at 9: Do List After Installing Ubuntu Here are the list of Brladcom drivers available.

Ubuntu 10.04 and Broadcom BCM43xx wireless

Thank you for your interest in this question. For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:.

In this case, the revision version is rev 03 as shown inside the Parentheses This ububtu for me. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are groadcom is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one bfm43 want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure.


WiFi was enabled immediatly without any problem, after following your instructions just once and in the process learned some more about Linux. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated.

September 11, at 3: Partners Support Community Ubuntu. This answer is based on an extensive research done by various Ubuntu users that worked together in almost all issues related to Broadcom.

This is ubbuntu worked for me: I would buy you a coffee AND a double chocolate muffin if i could! The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. July 30, at 8: With this new information you can look in the table below and select the appropriate method to install your driver.

After you find in the list below the correct package we then proceed with the installation. I’m having serious problems installing broadckm Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. There are dozens of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day. You are actually installing a different driver, when you install bcmwl. Using Windows’ binary drivers: The tip from Ja was great too. I was about to call it quits on that project.


Install Broadcom wireless driver in Ubuntu If you’ve installed it, purge it.

[SOLVED] How to install a driver for the Broadcom series of PCI wireless cards

Here’s what it shows up: But the problem is bradcom before installing the kernel, you need to install the build-essentialand this is differing between Ubuntu release versions and window managers. You don’t need to follow the above steps.

Still, having used Gentoo for years, I’ve got used to its verbosity and which may seem unnecessary coloring and formatting of output.