Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu. I see “wireless is disabled” in the right corner on the top of display: Before integrated circuits, other firmware devices included a discrete semiconductor diode matrix. The sudo modprobe b43 does not respond. Install the firmware-binstaller package.

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You know you’re probably on the right driver if you run lsmod grep brc and you see brcm or brcmsmac in the output. After I followed the steps I restarted and every thing worked great.

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Originally Posted by Gordie. This got my old hpb with mint15 back on wireless.

May 11, at 8: The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. Look, installing drivers and other system stuff, it’s reasonable to get as verbose a feedback as possible, i. May 20, at 5: On a side note. On Ubuntu, you will need headers wlaj tools.


There are bcm43311 of Broadcom wireless cards and more seem to appear every day. I try the password I use for Linux but it says wrong password. July 1, at 6: The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. August 25, at 2: The following information is additional material to read about solving various issues related to Wireless Management and conflicts with other Network devices.

Then I shutdown my PC, disconnected wlzn from electricity and opened its left door.

All times are GMT If someone could please respond in a manner that even the slowest newbie could understand I would appreciate it. Then I returned the battery and connected the PC to electricity. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

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Sean F 1 3. December 5, at 5: You guys should add formatting and colors to your apt-get routine, it’s so much easier, especially for novice users, to understand what may have gone wrong. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.

February 26, at 6: I still have to disconnect and reconnect every time I start the machine, but it’s nothing compared to no connection at all. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use.



There’s a bug report here concerning that Broadcom chip in Natty that similar to what you’re experiencing. Followed the instruction but wireless network still not showing on my libux dell d laptop.

We assume you are doing this from scratch and have not changed any bc4m311 files, modules or drivers in the system in any way apart from updating the system. Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog. I’m a user with no advance knowledge in Linux, so I would need clear explanations on how to make, compile, etc. I read that this will be of no use with BCM Remove everything of STA that you have sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source Install that again manually: Broadcom BCM and Slackware The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.