In some particular cases, after installing the firmware-binstaller you need to remove the b43 module, enable it again and even proceed to unblock with rfkill:. Init 1 or reboot, worked just fine. No good on either of them. I am using the latest Intrepid on a laptop with a Broadcom BCM and this still isn’t working for me. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware:

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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.

But then it worked again in Charlotte, NC airport. Will upload after beta freeze. The bfwcutter package will restructed to be installed.

0. Introduction and Background

As n43 driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. January 1st, I’m not sure if this has been resolved. If not already performed, connect the device to your system. Know that it some cases you need to have an updated Kernel version, since each new version of the Kernel introduces either new Network drivers, improvements over existing drivers or solves bugs regarding them. Followed this step by step and it worked! This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”.


Common problems that will be solved Apart from drivers not installing are: Broadcom B43 wireless driver disappearing. If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Then resricted the file I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly.

It has been extensively tested by Mario and Tim. It would see the wireless SSID but when trying to connect to it, it would enter an reconnecting loop.


If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type. NB if you’ve no access to a wired network on your machine you will need to download the bfwcutter package manually from hereas well as your card’s driver from here. In some cases you will also need the revision version if it appears for some special cases. This is because the access needed is denied by Secure Boot so the bfoadcom will look like they are installed correctly when in fact the did not.

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This is done by: Try to enable the other one, reboot, and make sure your wifi works. If all goes well, I’ll upload these to hardy-proposed. This can happen with modern Routers that have the ability to extend the wireless connection by offering the same SSID.


This procedure repeats, but no check of the B43 results, and wlan does not see any reatricted. The B43 driver is installed, and all is well.

As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. Jim Rogers 1 4. Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal: It was grayed out.

That disabled the wl driver, but the b43 driver still won’t work even though the Hardware Drivers dialog shows that it is enabled. If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. So what you will need after this search is:.

The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts.