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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. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? If you have just installed Ubuntu, you will need to build an index of available packages before we can install your driver if you have not done so already:. Run the following commands to get the Wifi properly working:. I’m having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu.

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Again, this should be resolved by repeated reboots until the firmware is loaded properly. After upgrading to Ubuntu This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. That have already worked for me four times it may happen any time you are forcing a shutdown or disconnecting the Wi-Fi.

Bcmm4322 does not work anymore after software update with Ubuntu Let me offer a blunt and partly non-analytical solution:.

Now it’s working wirelessly. Assuming you used the PCI. This manual is primarily intended for EL6 and EL7.



Thank You AP, this worked for me. Install the “B43 driver” for wireless. For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.

To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: I’ve been experiencing the same issues with my It seems like the firmware files are missing from the Linux drivers? Thanks for your valuable response.

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You can either restart your pc or if this is a pain type the following commands in the terminal which will ‘switch on’ your wireless. Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? Now the wireless should work. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal:. Blacklisting your way to success If you’re not seeing that, something else has been loaded in and you need to blacklist that.

After downloading all packages and dependencies, you can proceed on copying all packages to a single folder and running the dpkg command as mentioned on step 4 above. Just give it a try, if it works, awesome, if it doesn’t there are so many more solutions offered which are notably more analytical and proficient.


Dell Inspiron E, the following steps aloneworked for me. Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version.

Did steps, worked for 14e4: For cases where you get repeated: In hardware like the Lenovo S, if your wireless card gets stuck trying to connect to an SSID keeps trying to connectthen the alternative to get it working would be to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package Remove any other installed packages related to it.

I always recommend removing and reinstalling the broadcom drivers using your terminal In a terminal type the following command sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source then sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source This will then rebuild your driver.

Xrequire first four ‘sed’ commands, while EL 7. Broadcom Corporation physical id: I had the option to connect to internet using wired connection, hence I could install the driver using the following command.

The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.