I had the same problem and found the solution. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. I have repeated the process. Remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package if it is installed. Khai Nguyen 6 2.

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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. By wireles our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. I saw both the STA and the b43 drivers in Jockey.


I cannot reproduce this. Unable to activate Broadcom b43 after STA driver To post a comment you must log in.

Synaptic shows the bcmwl-kernel-source is installed, but in Hardware Drivers nothing ever shows up. Email Required, but never shown. Note that STA is highly recommended Original obsolete bug description: Steve Beattie sbeattie on Jim Rorie [ If you are, I could use your help againbecause I just broke my head while jumping excitedly Sign up using Email and Password. Originally Posted by frankbell What distro?


Then I installed few updates. July 26th, The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. On an InspironKarmic fresh install, the B43 is not working.

You should be good to go. Works for me with simple sudo apt-get install firmware-binstaller on Kubuntu It sucks, but that’s the best anyone seems to be able to offer.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. STA requires a restart to update network-manager. Martin Pitt pitti on The time now is No screenshots, sorry about broaccom.

I enabled STA, it got installed bcmwl- kernel- sourceand jockey told me that the computer needs to be restarted which is probably not true, it should work right away. Thanks all for the work. View LQ Wiki Contributions.


HOWTO Get Broadcom Wireless Working with Linux

After blacklisting the module this way it will not be loaded during future system startups. It even disconnects my wired connection, as though it were activating it.

I did have a wired network connection when I tried it. I tried to reinstall from Synaptic but that didn’t seem to fix it. brroadcom

Unpack it with gdebi. The computer froze when trying to configure it with wicd, but after a reboot, everything worked. I also had problems getting the wireless driver to load correctly on a fresh install of 9. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.