Broadcom Corporation BCM The main issue is that with most of the drivers available that I’ve installed, they will find my wireless network but, they will only stay connected for about a minute with abnormally slow speed and then all of a sudden disconnect. So, stock kernels shipped with EL 7. Broadcom chip models tested and reported by community members as working Appendix B: The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. I give it the correct one every time but it keeps asking about three times and then stops trying. Basically I did this:.

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Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. I am using Kubuntu and Lubuntu both 64bitsand spent some time trying to understand why the same card works fine in Kubuntu but don’t exists in Lubuntu, both having bcmwl-kernel-source installed. Now, with the broadcpm driver version 6.

In layman’s terms, the WiFi card, finds the AP sbut fails to associate it with the driver.

Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. If not, I’ll probably just look up how to install the Windows closed source driver.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Trying to associate with This is where the instructions for EL6 and EL7 part ways. Again, this should be resolved by repeated reboots until the firmware is loaded properly. The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories.


The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.

Strange as it may be, it worked for me, though you’d be sacrificing certain abilities, especially if you have more than 4GB of RAM. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

[SOLVED] Broadcom BCM

Well then, i guess you can just switch back to windows then: I also have this exact card, and have also broadcoom switched to Linux. RS Dec 19 Post as a guest Name.

P — Dec 19 If you’re running EL 7. This fixed the problem for me. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. So yes, for EL7, skip the ‘sed’ commands. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that bcm43221 your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply. X require the first two, EL 7. If anyone has any insight to the problem, that would be awesome. Eugene 30 2 8. If you are having a WiFi issue, please hcm4321 below lunux getting this addressed. Regulatory domain changed to country: Thanks for your help, maybe I could help you too.


Besides, if I remember right, whichever ones were loaded by default were the ones that worked. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Thanks, but do you know if there’s a way to “emulate” a 32 bit version of ubuntu for the network drivers? Also, it’s been linhx that the this driver doesn’t work with all chips, so kindly provide feedback on your experiences with Broadcom Wireless, so this manual can be kept up to date and further improved.