As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Broadcom chip intermittent problems This driver module, in author’s experience, is sometimes known to require multiple reboots to make the WiFi work. I am using Kubuntu and Lubuntu both 64bits , and spent some time trying to understand why the same card works fine in Kubuntu but don’t exists in Lubuntu, both having bcmwl-kernel-source installed. So, I’m not necessary new to Linux, I just never took the time to learn it, so please, bare with me. 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.

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[ubuntu] Issues with wifi (Broadcom Corporation BCM [14e])

I also have this exact card, and have also recently switched to Linux. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your corporarion should be updated. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. May 6th, 2. The cards appears to have associated to the AP, but shows poor signal broadco, even though you’re in the same room with the AP.


I know this module works, it just works very occasionally.

The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. Please start posting anonymously – your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. So I just decided to try again to install bcmwl-kernel-source.

Wifi used to work just fine, but I do remember that I had some trouble getting it to work back when I first installed Ubuntu I think it was The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Loading the driver module into kernel on boot time Couple of more steps are needed to get your module load every time the system boots. Please edit your question’s description to include the outputs of lspci and lsusb. Now works like a charm. Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu?

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Cogporation am using Kubuntu and Lubuntu both 64bitsand spent some time trying to understand why the same card works fine in Kubuntu but don’t exists in Lubuntu, both having bcmwl-kernel-source installed. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: Now, try compiling the driver module again: May 6th, 1.


Vostro Dec 19 Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: Sometimes it would only start working after several reboots. It is very frustrating as normally everything works just fine. Depending on EL7 point release or better yet, the kernel version you’re running broadco, sub-set of sed replacements to apply will differ. Powered by Askbot version 0.

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Loading the driver module into kernel Step 4b: The main issue is that with most of the drivers available that I’ve installed, they will find my wireless network but, they will only stay connected for about a minute with abnormally slow speed and then all of a sudden disconnect.

Fedora wi-fi drivers – issue after update. Please bcm44321 the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version.

Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: