September 10, at 6: You are commenting using your WordPress. Yesterday got asked by a friend to remove Ubuntu from his 5-year-old laptop. Then, I upgraded fresh install to Mint 16 using the Broadcom drivers from the package manager again. No go, lspci shows BCM, but nothing with ifconfig -a. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. March 28, at

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Has anyone had this problem and know of a fix? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. You are not directly subscribed to this bug’s notifications.


It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. October 31, at 8: Apologies if it has reached you inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure.


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I just removed the STA driver using the “Additional Drivers” gui, then did sudo apt-get install firmware- binstaller. I have access to internet, the wired connection works fine. It offered to install the driver, which I did plugging in ethernet port so it would download driver and rebooted.

And what you did? June 6th, 1.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Yesterday got asked by a friend to remove Ubuntu from his 5-year-old laptop. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

After multiple attempts with other recommended solutions, yours worked. Need to get 3, ubunti of archives. June 17, at 8: The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.

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

July 25, at May 27, at 5: Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: However, if you press control-z to exit and then finish the rest of the instructions reboot the wifi light comes on and it works.


March 30, at 8: So we just rebooted, then checked the wireless and the network showed up. August 25, at 2: Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers.

From terminal I got my kernel version uname -r – 2. Works fine, SteamOS 2.

networking – BCM – No option to enable Wi-Fi – Ask Ubuntu

Did this problem not occur in a previous release? When I first installed alpha3 my wifi was working — though I think I installed the B43 driver since I’ve had completely different issues with the STA driver in the past. Will now run Ubuntu properly, and Linux Mint from a usb flash drive. I was about to call it quits on that project.