Just take your time and enjoy the ride. That’s why also I’d like to install it on my old laptop. I am a super Linux novice. When i sudo apt-get install firmware-binstaller bfwcutter it told me it was already installed, so i guess the thing that fixed it was sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source , which i have absolutely no clue what it does, but it definitely worked for me. This was the only solution tip that i ever could use and it worked!

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Worked on Linux Mint Submit a new text post. The LAST option is what worked for me.

Tried what you suggested, the command returned nothing. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Results 1 to 10 of My WIFI now works.

After enabling the wifi card through the system bios of old compaq laptop f10 keyI followed your instructions –but this time as a “su” from the beginning. Find More Posts by mojoel. Broadcom card configured for STA has only ever worked for me once. Your guide worked perfectly for broadcom card linuc old Toshiba laptop that I am linud to try out a Linux distribution installed to hard disk. I’ve given up before on Broadcom chips, but this time found your blog.


And yes, i had just installed Lubuntu. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. If you haven’t already done so, you might try capturing the output of dmesg to a file, as in: Looks like your method is still going strong, thru Mint Is it possible the Broadcom is not receiving the signals well, like a weak receiver that could be adjusted by a setting?

If you still have problems, reboot or see the wiki for more info. Tangram, thank you so much for your patience and professionalism. I tried your sugestion, and it worked. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Which I never use and hardly ever make.

en/users/Drivers/b43 – Linux Wireless

I clicked on the connections button on the tool bar, enabled wifi, and behold, the blue wifi light on broadcim keyboard began to shine. Hi, It seems to be a problem that others posters came across. It could be because the network is unstable here I have a mobile Broadband and a WiFi connection. I am wondering if I need the drivers and then use this utility to add them.


I believe that version 11 of the Ubuntu flavors was the last that would detect this chipset on this computer.

It must have defaulted to the Broadcom STA drivers; bcmwl-kernel-source, the package you uninstalled. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

So let me understand, right now, you can use the mobile broadband, you are only having problems with the WiFi, correct?


I looked at the copy. Just had to be “SU” like the last time on Mint 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. Double-check that the wireless isn’t turned off on the hardware level.