Instructions to install the package may be found below. Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release.

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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

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.

Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.


Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version.

After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.


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.

Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure.

Install limux bfwcutter package. However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

It is maintained upstream here. The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: Instructions to install the package may be found below. If not already linxu, connect the device to your system. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper.


No such file or directory” error message. To find out your current kernel use the command: The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community.

WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki

Broadcom Corporation BCM The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: Instead, an investigation would mimt to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated.

If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. To unload and blacklist: