I have a Mac and it has the BCM wireless chipset. Linux – Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux. The card is recognized in the Hardware Information list, yet it isn’t recognized in Konsole. Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? Absolutely tiny, too small for me to do any meaningful work on one. However, I still have no wireless and I don’t know what steps to take after that.

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Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. To find out your current kernel use the command: When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom bcm43328 driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed.

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It is maintained upstream here. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories.

Tags for this Thread broadcomwireless. Originally Posted by claudius Which broadcom do you have exactly? Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below.


If it is not in the man pages or the how-to’s this is the place! Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. Your only recourse is to use ndiswrapper with the Windows driver.

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However, I still have no wireless and I don’t know what steps to take after that. Downloads Support Community Development.

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.

If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Your only recourse is to use ndiswrapper.

I did see a Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being broadcon by the driver.

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It works with Ubuntu 8. Originally Posted by claudius What else do I need to do?


The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed broaecom your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.

[ubuntu] Broadcom BCM Wireless Problems.

BB code is On. All times are GMT The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

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. Absolutely tiny, too small for me to do any meaningful work on one. An Internet connection is required.

What else do I need to do? This exists in two forms: Find More Posts by lakedude.