Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Basically I did this: The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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Anonymous Meerkat September 9, at 3: 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. On windows, I know how to choose the network settings from the start menu.


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Join other followers. The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: This way we can get rid of the source files we downloaded from the Broadcom site along with the binaries we compiled and not worry about losing the wl. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.


Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. The first is the firmware-binstaller package. Is it a laptop? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Broadcom Corporation physical id: Thanks, but do you know if there’s a way to “emulate” a 32 bit version of ubuntu for the network drivers?

Basically I did this:. 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. Using Windows’ binary drivers: Using lsmod as you suggest now I think seems that has a conflict because of many drivers installed. Linux – Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.

[SOLVED] Broadcom BCM

I also did extensive testing, and ended up just buying a cheap Linksys AE, which works fine for me through ndiswrapper. To find out your current kernel use the command: The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community.

View LQ Wiki Contributions. After that you need to run this to bcm421 rid of the ssb module permanently:. No prompt, just a cursor showing a process still executing…. As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.


The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are bc4m321 is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure.

This is fairly common with Broadcom chips. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: To make this permanent follow these steps: It does indeed find networks and seems to know how to connect to them, however, It will connect to them for a few minutes with very slow connection speed and then just drop.

At this point I’m starting to research how to use ndiswrapper but haven’t had any luck with that either. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: