First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: Could my card have died? Since you have a laptop I would imagine you will want to connect to various wireless networks in the future so I advise installing the package “wicd”. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: 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. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per Broadcom , Broadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom.

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If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: Could my card have died? Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers 47 answers. Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Those are the types of things that help determine where the problem lays. The first is the firmware-binstaller package.

Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. See first answer in this question: No such file or directory” error message. Is there a driver for it?


The wifi device is Broadcom BCM I’ve done a fresh install of Natty For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to 406 with system and network administration. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.


After a bit of reading, I installed the bfwcutter and the firmware-binstaller. September 14th, 8. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

Did this problem not occur in a previous release? Since you have a laptop I would imagine nroadcom will want to connect to various wireless networks in the future so I advise installing the package “wicd”. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: The following got my card working: Also have a Dell Latitude D Ubuntu automatically download a generic driver for dell inspiron wireless card.

Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and bdoadcom In the Wicd window, click “Preferences” and it should have a box to enter your wireless interface.