For example, In this case, since you have the 14e4: Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. There 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. I see “wireless is disabled” in the right corner on the top of display: If that doesn’t work, try to reinstall the drivers just to get online once manually.

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September 3, at 6: Open Software Centersearch and install the following packages, bfwcutter firmware-blpphy-installerer Reboot once.

After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. This applies with all cases, except as noted. I read that this will be of no use with BCM I installed Ubuntu The relevant driver bdoadcom built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.

Thank you for your interest in this question. Anyway, it is fixed.


With this information you will be able to evaluate better what the source of the problem could be when you arrive at a dead end. Go to terminal and type sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get install bfwcutter sudo apt-get install firmware-binstaller Then restart the machine and enable wireless.

Mine is Compaq V Laptop. This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”.

An Internet connection is required. If you decide to go this route, be sure to disable the b43 and STA driver before using ndiswrapper.

This got my old hpb with mint15 back on wireless. Works for me with simple sudo apt-get install firmware-binstaller on Kubuntu I’m not sure of what I’ve done.

The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. April 26, at 4: Brkadcom had tried several solutions posted on the web for other Broadcom devices but they didn’t work.

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

Then I shutdown my PC, disconnected it from electricity and opened its left door. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Wi-Fi worked perfectly when I was running Yi Jiang 1 12 The BCM driver needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for bgoadcom reason.

Once you have reinstalled bfwcutter either by running sudo apt-get install bfwcutter or by using the. First uninstall the proprietary driver from ‘additional drivers”.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint |

After the first command: Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. This did not work. When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed. Did you have to do anything different than listed on the page here to get the bcm running on your inspiron e? However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: