I have an older Gateway laptop with a Broadcom card. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. The system listed it as “device not ready missing firmware “. Broadcom BCM wireless adapter is there but it doesn’t work I have a weird issue and I will provide a back story first: 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. I have read that my rev. Broadcom BCM wireless adapter is there but it doesn’t work.
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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.
Hi TroN Itried the first command. I had asked in a previous post but you never answered.
b43 and b43legacy
Linjx edited by TroN; at Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: Broadcom BCM wireless broadcmo is there but it doesn’t work. Then, follow the instructions at I found this webste to use ndiswapper wondering if you really think it is as easy as this author made it sound?
How do you get the Broadcom BCM wireless card working? – Ask Ubuntu
Also, I’ve found the KWifiManager tool to be quite good for wireless card settings; type “kwifimanager” at a llinux prompt. To be sure that you are, post the output of: Are you new to LinuxQuestions. How to configure Broadcom BCm This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.
If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: TroN I tried other commands. For installation instructions, please see here.
I am sure it has been covered somewhere. April 8th, 2.
I see several files ucodeX. I would appreciate any suggestions.
WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki
Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Wireless started working right away. Check all the settings that YaST allows — one of the settings asks for the “module” name; enter “ndiswrapper”.
I broadvom Tommcd’s advice and upgraded to the new All times are GMT Broadcom BCM wireless adapter is there but it doesn’t work I have a weird issue and I will provide a back story first: 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. 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.
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: The light was on and it didn’t show any ssids.
I would perhaps re install your drivers which should not take long Do this via a terminal and you should see if anything goes wrong. Now like a year and half later of not doing anything with it, I decided to install Ubuntu