This is what worked for me: For example, In this case, since you have the 14e4: Hi, I tried this with a Dell Inspiron m and my wireless now works but my ethernet no longer works. This is a great article. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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I’m having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. Any ideas on how to resolve this? Step 3 broadco, a key step for me. You are actually installing a different driver, when you install bcmwl.

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Please post their response to your report. Last Jump to page: Going to switch to 64 bit now that I know it works. After bcm4x3x command you should see as this has been deferred upon incapacity to compile during the installation procedure of the STA WiFi driver source files:. So I guess thanks are in order.

Ubuntu Broadcom Wireless Driver Offline Install

The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. March 2, at 5: Dell wants to test ubunru Mac before letting me have any drivers? Then I installed the ATI driver and now both work. I removed the cycled battery and hit the power-button 20 long and short presses to reset the BIOS.


So we just rebooted, then checked the wireless and the network showed up. You can check it by running: You need to be running broadco, least 2.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Remember to have a clean system before installing it: Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version broadcoom from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure. That did not work on my computer, a more complete solution can be found at ubuntu page. I had to undo the extra steps of editing the blacklist file.

With rfkill I can see:. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. November 15, at 6: As I’ve found out, to systemize this a little, there are four driver families available: This was my motivation for the post above.


Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal:. Open Synaptic and use bfwcutter and firmware-blpphy-installer instead of bcmwl-kernel-source or any other.

Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. After the install you can see that a new blacklist file was auto-created: Answer below is updated every time new information is added and confirmed working. Join Date Mar Beans Broadcom wireless cards supported by the STA driver: Trying to help my roommate get his Broadcom controller to work in!

You can either restart your pc or if this is a pain type the following commands in the terminal which will ‘switch on’ your wireless. You have to do this every time you reboot. I pressed F10 to save settings and restarted.