This guy knows his stuff. LuisAlvarado Alright, thank you and sorry for the attempted hijack. ID you will see that in the columns for Ubuntu My card is the so I download the broadcom-wl If you don’t remove original Wireless STA driver, you’ll run into problems. It involves some command line usage but believe me it’s worth it. The output of lspci is Quote:

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I hope this helps, and I’m cautious of generalizing the above path to resolve the mass issue.

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Linux Kernel Driver DataBase: CONFIG_TIGON3: Broadcom Tigon3 support

The first makes sure that the sta driver is in place, the second and third blacklist the two drivers brcmsmac and bcma which clash with the correct sta driver. Thank you, commenting blacklist bcm43xx out helped me in Ubuntu I will only manually award the bounty to a question that provides a step-by-step solution to make the Broadfom work if that works for similar chipsets too, that’s fine and should be noted.


This is the droid you’re looking for. After you find in the list below the correct package we then proceed with the installation. Once you have this you should be able to find a suitable driver, even if broaecom comes as source. First check if it hard-blocked.

For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method:. This can happen with modern Routers that have the ability to extend the wireless connection by offering the same SSID.

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Common problems that will be solved Apart from drivers not installing are:. If you’re behind on versions, I’d suggest the upgrade but for a quick fix, you can take a look at the mainline kernels and try one of those.

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Install the firmware-binstaller package. 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.


Secure Boot Issues On some specific scenarios, installing the drivers, be it in offline mode through various DEB packages or through apt-get with internet access, will not work if Secure Boot is not disabled.

Wireless does not work anymore after software update with Ubuntu How do I know what is the exact card? ID you will see that in the columns for Ubuntu Let me offer a blunt and partly non-analytical solution: No rights or licenses are granted by Intel to You, expressly or by implication, with respect to any proprietary information or patent, copyright, mask work, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right owned or controlled by Intel, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.