For some reason, Lubuntu doesnt activate my wifi. I installed Linux and my wireless doesn’t work. The next command line wget etc Every time I purged packages from previous try and rebooted afterwards. Thanks so much for this post, David.

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Muchas gracias, me sacaste de un apuro, apenas y por primer vez me dio por instalar LinuxMint en laptop viejito Acer Aspire A y no lograba ni sabia como diablos instalaba woreless controlador de la red wifi.

Linux/BSD: sharing experiences: HowTo: Enabling Broadcom BCM wireless on Linux Mint

I will find out. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Thank you very much for this fix. The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

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.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network broadcmo, trainer and consultant.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Sign up using Facebook. Only the last command line echo “n43 etc gives me an access denied, when I try to go to root by giving the su and enter command it asks for a password?? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and wirelesz our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Rebooted and nothing happened.



For a Linux newbie installing Mint on an old Inspironthis is great Again, thank you Tangram for the walkthrough. This was the only solution tip that i ever could use and it worked! Instructions for installation may be linus later in this article. It is possible the Ubuntu repositories have the kernel module and you wouldn’t need to use this how-to.

The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here.

Have just got anti mx Being an Intel chipset from circa I’m sure it’s pretty well broascom in Linux kernel. By the time I got to the final command, I received “Permission Denied.

Linux Power User Bundle. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: Thanks for that tidbit, too!

b43 and b43legacy

If you are linus to linux it will seem pretty thick so just bookmark it and remember where it is so when somebody says “just uninstall the STA wireless drivers” or something like that, you can use it as a reference. Regarding other options, it is above my paygrade to decide if they are invalid and need to be updated, or can stay as is, if approaches suggested by 1 and 3 are correct and may work for someone else.


The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.

Thanks Tangram, but I’m not so good with linux, reason why I choosed linux mint, wich install everything by itself. Downvoter, care to explain why? Introduced in Bcm418 2.

Now it turn on automatically when the pc boots up with WIFI. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Whatever fits the task best Posts: I am working on it for over a week now I am retired and I finally found this blog and was very thrilled that when I give in the lspci command my machine HP DV,dvnr comes up with exactly the same parameters as tangram is showing.