The first is the firmware-binstaller package. The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Just in case there were some material absorbing the signal. 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. Why am I being denied permission when I am the administrator of the computer?

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October 8th, Originally Posted by Hangdog42 The native drivers are pretty easy to use, provided that you have the right kernel.

[ubuntu] Proprietary Broadcom Driver for BCMMCG

Does anyone know the details on how to do this, or if it’s possible? The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. To find out your current kernel use the command: Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great.

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When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed. Once you’ve tested the upstream kernel, please remove the ‘needs- upstream- testing’ tag.

Setting up the Broadcom BCMMCG in Ubuntu | The German Component

I suspect it’s not loaded at boot, and you can check that with lsmod grep wl. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

The guy said it should work with any distribution, no harm trying. Please see this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases: Results 1 to 10 of Originally Posted by Hangdog Bcmmcg linux are dozens of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: June 10, at To begin with,if you already have bfwcutter installed, you need to reinstall it, please run: Lniux CD images are available from http: If you need to reset your password, click here.

Setting up the Broadcom BCM94311MCG in Ubuntu 8.04

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. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.


If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Originally Posted by silverstormboy. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Visit the following links: This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the ‘needs- upstream- testing’ text.

I’ll correct in the post above too.

The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced bmcmcg, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue.