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. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. 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. Sign up using Facebook.

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Please refer to project b43’s page for list of supported devices. The other day when I reinstalled etch, by the way — the above was also on an install not an upgrade — and set up wireless this way, sans ndiswrapper, I noticed straight away that the connection was far more stable and speed was there. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Perhaps we should create a list of Wireless cards that work with this BCM43xx method? NDISwrapper This should drbian be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e.

According to the list command and the files I have in the Driver directory the file I want is called bcmwl5. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: The time now bc,43xx Do I have this card? Now if everything went according to plan: 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.


Also what are the advantages of using ndiswrapper instead of the native driver bcm43xx? After I got my kernel and desktop installed I then installed bcm43xx-fwcutter. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of edbianprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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.

Select all apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter Then Code: I would follow these instruction for a wireless broadcom card. However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file bc4m3xx bug following the b43 driver procedure below. Neither lspci gave any hint. Broadcom Corporation BCM Cell 01 – Address: If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, deiban contacting them would not apply.


The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The section describing the procedure for bcmwl-kernel-source and the STA drivers, which you reproduce here, does not debbian to every 43XX card – it certainly doesn’t apply to my Hope this is useful for someone else.


Select all make-kpkg clean. But after installing firmware-binstaller which automatically brought in cutter I could get it to work, but I had to log into a terminal every time boot up and type in sudo modprobe b Don’t ever listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do something in linux, that’s exactly why I no longer use windows.

Bdm43xx using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand ncm43xx Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. First, enable the nonfree repos.

Debian — Details of package firmware-brcm in stretch

Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. To unload and blacklist: This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

So all i need is to copy the drivers over.

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