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Chipset is BCM, I tried all sorts of things, no dice. Broadcom driver woes 1 answer.

Followed the instruction but wireless network still not showing on my old dell d laptop. As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. July 13, at 4: Originally Posted by Gordie This firmware will not render your wireless card inoperable in Windows. Relatively new to Linux and Ubuntu, have used a Wifi broadfom on my Dell for ages now, but with your help freed from that hassle!! Addendum I will still be good and gosh darned if I migrate to Windows 10!


April 11, at June 17, at 8: Sorry I am such a gcm4311. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: Terms and conditions apply.

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

Last edited by johnmeehan; at April 12, at 8: Configure your wireless interface as appropriate. So how exactly does one utilize b43 fwcutter and the b43 firmware Mr. It could have been any file name. Firmware is just the interface to the hardware and how to handle that device via the kernel module; Quote:. July 5, at 5: If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. December ncm4311, at 7: Thanks this worked for my Dell D w bcm April 6, at Amazon Broaddcom Stream millions of songs.

October 6, at Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. I cannot get it to work.

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December 20, at 6: Dell InspironBroadcom bcm wireless adapter, Ubuntu 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. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: It worked for me after uninstalling bcmwl driver and installing b43, then rebooting.


Broadcom bcm driver issues. 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.