Network is down I don’t know what to do next. If not already performed, connect the device to your system. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: 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. When this is working the little light on the button is light. Originally Posted by Jim Install the bfwcutter package.

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Native Broadcom wireless driver and Devicescape stack HowTo. Wicd might be worth a try; I prefer it to gnome-network-manager myself.

Broadocm I tried your suggestions: External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver delo The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6.

The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog. Please post their response to your report. Using Windows’ binary drivers: It can make a difference in the how-to. Install the bfwcutter package.

But thanks for sticking with the problem and helping me out.


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The bgoadcom brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.

Modem activity blinking lights ceased as did disk activity. It runs just fine for what I need. I certainly don’t know all the answers–I’m basically an advanced hobbyist–but if I can help someone farther down the road, I’m happy.

It sounds like when, when I worked support, we would tell the caller, “It was an FM problem,” which loosely translates as “freaking magic. I’m marking the thread solved. To unload and blacklist: The third sudo apt-get install bfwcutter firmware-binstaller would not work because I cannot get an internet connection.

This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. 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.

Dmesg said it was an unknown “blacklist”. Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under.

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Don’t make the same stupid misstake I did AFAIK all laptops have an external hardware wifi switch even though windbloz ignores this switch with linux it matters whether it’s on or off so you may have it setup right but it still will not work until the switch is turned on so check the switch. Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom Originally Posted by frankbell Sorry for missing the reference in your subject line. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.


The only blacklist I had was in grub line, ’cause it wouldn’t boot without it. Alot of the older dell computers have generic wireless minicards installed that identify themselves as broadcom cards. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.

Originally Posted by Jim Well, the enable wireless was disabled and wouldn’t accept a check. Now I have a wlan0, but I can’t do anything with it. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Suggestions and corrections are welcome especially corrections.