This solution is not working for me. June 3, at 6: Been spending ages looking around for a solution! Now the wireless should work. June 25, at 7: Install the firmware-binstaller package and not the bcmwl-kernel-source package contrary to what is advised in the table for 14e4:

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0. Introduction and Background

Thanks this worked for my Dell D w bcm Followed this step by step and it worked! Blacklisting your way to success If you’re not seeing that, something else has been loaded in and you need to blacklist that.

If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. Then save the file I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly. Turns out the driver is in that one for the specific kernel version. Just installing the additional drivers, it works in my Dell Vostro Jim Rogers 1 4. bcj4311

[SOLVED] broadcom bcm no wifi

After downloading all packages and dependencies, you can proceed on copying all packages to a single folder and running the dpkg command as mentioned on step 4 above. I removed the cycled battery and hit the power-button 20 long and short presses to reset the BIOS. Qireless the firmware-binstaller package and not the bcmwl-kernel-source package contrary to what is advised in the table adaptee 14e4: Now I had to find out how to re-enable it but now the problem lies somewhere else.


May 3, at 5: Make sure your wireless adapter is not disabled. Peter Mortensen 1, 2 10 The sudo modprobe b43 does not respond.

Common problems that will be solved Apart from drivers not installing are: The point of Ask Ubuntu is to collect answers, not links to answers. I think I am wigeless to make Linux Mint work for me, its good on this older Dell!

After this command you should see as this has been deferred upon incapacity to compile during the netsork procedure of the STA WiFi driver source files:.

This was from the site http: LuisAlvarado Alright, thank you and sorry for the attempted hijack.

External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: I used user ‘bkratz’ solution on http: I found the light wouldn’t come on when I switched it to the op position. Once solved, the solution will be added to this howto. August 26, at 2: How do I get past that? To unload and blacklist: The router in that case was actually broadcasting with a forced 40 Mhz and on WiFi-N only.


I did all steps described above on my D laptop, but no success! If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom.

Install the “B43 driver” for wireless.

I would buy you a coffee AND a double chocolate muffin if i could! Will now run Ubuntu properly, and Linux Mint from wureless usb flash drive. Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: Hi, I tried this with a Dell Inspiron m and my wireless now works but my ethernet no longer works.