Scary, I know but you won’t break anything. If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type. Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers. Unfortunately I can’t post more than only 2 links here yet per post. I have tried a solution from WebGnuru and could not get it to work.

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If your connection drops very often, it means you are almost rboadcom the middle of both router devices. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

I miss the easy install groadcom drivers under windows but it is time to say “adios” to Microsoft. Others simply turned the WiFi switch on their laptops off and then on again Physical switch available on this laptops. That means I have to download that file to my XP hard drive partition and then copy it to a location in Slackware to run it. The kernel help talks about getting the firmware.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

This is what worked for me: 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. That was that until the next reboot.


Silambarasan 2, 8 20 If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should broacdom updated.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Removed from Linux at 2. Scary, I know but you won’t break anything. This gets updated by portage from time to time.

Broadcom Limited BCM You have to do this every time you reboot. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.


If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: The userspace part is provided by Code: I still have to disconnect and reconnect every time I start the machine, but it’s nothing compared to no connection at all. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. The terminal will be used to avoid any GUI broadvom issues. 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:.


Please post their response to your report. To find out your current kernel use the command: First uninstall the proprietary driver from ‘additional drivers”.


Originally Posted by Gordie. ID you will see that in the columns for Ubuntu However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

For what it’s worth, here is the story of my ultimately successful attempt, thanks to the kind folks here at LQ, to get Broadcom working in my now departed to the great network connections in the sky Dell.

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From what I remember you have to compile and build a Slackware package from the Slackbuild link.

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