The Ubuntu page for ndiswrapper needs updating https: Installing kernel packages is rarely a risky thing because you can usually just fall back to an old one using the grub boot screen. Has anyone had this problem and know of a fix? August 12, at 8: Put a in front of the line: Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? I managed to get it working for about 10 minutes before everything imploded.

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Run the following command and reboot the machine. To find out your current kernel use the command: March 28, brpadcom Make sure that the firmware-binstaller and the bfwcutter packages are installed of course you will need internet by others means:.

For browdcom having a Dell Vostro or similar and experiencing a notification in the wireless menu about a turned off wireless, this is what helped me. Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me. October 2, at 5: I think I am going to make Linux Mint work for me, its good on this older Dell!

And I’ve also missed the fact that Ubuntu offers a link in the packages to the currently installed and running kernel and headers version in order to avoid defining bcm34 kernel version.


April 26, at 4: June 10, at The description below has been applied to the STA driver but has been written before this. January 6, at 1: Know that it some cases you need to have an updated Kernel version, since each new version of the Kernel introduces either new Network drivers, improvements over existing drivers or solves bugs regarding them. Thank you for your interest in this question. November 6, at 7: Run command; tar -xvjf broadcom-wl An Internet connection is required.

Installed all updates via cable.

WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki

Ubunti Andy’s instructions, first I removed and reinstalled the Broadcom drivers with: Assuming you used the PCI. Installing kernel packages is rarely a risky thing because you can usually just fall back to an old one using the grub boot screen. September 26, at 5: Lock the version in the Synaptic package manager vcm43 the issue is fixed. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: Boradcom are also some techniques to force the wireless device to only connect to a specific router by setting the BSSID to the MAC Address of the router you wish to connect to.


You can try to use Broadcoms hybrid driver with patch. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices.

I found this page and tried a few things:. Chipset is BCM, I tried all sorts of things, no dice.

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

Wifi worked perfectly on 9. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. Had the same slow connection issue with Ubuntu Dell Inspiron E, the following steps aloneworked for me.

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