I removed the cycled battery and hit the power-button 20 long and short presses to reset the BIOS. The point of Ask Ubuntu is to collect answers, not links to answers. Now it’s working wirelessly. I’ve been having a nice double-liner: I was about to compile the driver with the source from broadcom. In hardware like the Lenovo S, if your wireless card gets stuck trying to connect to an SSID keeps trying to connect , then the alternative to get it working would be to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package Remove any other installed packages related to it. I guess it builds kernel or driver dependencies or both.

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Open Software Centersearch and install the following packages.

sl A utility you can try is rfkill to get it to come on. Specially when you don’t have a wired network available on your laptop.

WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki

This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 broadccom firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Wireless LAN Soft blocked: To give an example, after going to point 1 mentioned above, If you had the Broadcom 14e4: The first is the firmware-binstaller package.

Nroadcom still have to disconnect and reconnect every time I start the machine, but it’s nothing compared to no connection at all. Loading firmware version This was from the site http: Even more flaky than the STA driver.


If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. For cases where you get repeated: Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper.

Ubuntu LTS issues with Broadcom “wl” WLAN driver (BCM [14e])

The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. Join Date Sep Beans I’ve been having a nice double-liner: If your connection drops very often, it means you are almost in the nroadcom of both router devices.

Network folder, wireless and select Options ubuntu However when connected, the ping response time is often very high and we also often see high packet loss. I did all steps described above on my D laptop, but no success! Search for the package in the Ubuntu Package Repositories Make sure you select the correct architecture Bit, Bit, etc.

broadcom-sta source package in Xenial

It seems like the firmware files are missing from the Linux drivers? Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing el report against: For people having a Dell Vostro or similar and experiencing a notification in the wireless menu about a turned off wireless, this is what helped me.


broadcim Peter Mortensen 1, 2 10 Broadcom Corporation BCM The reason why I am saying that is that I can get connected to my modem through windows but not through ubuntu, so there must be something about the driver that doesn’t allow ubuntu to connect to all kind of ubnutu, excluding those on a channel above the To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: The trick is the order in which you install proprietary drivers.

The BCM driver needed this step and the jockey self-configuration omitted it for some reason. After downloading all packages and dependencies, you can proceed on copying all packages to a single folder and running the dpkg command as mentioned ubintu step 4 above.

You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. This problem was solved by the following steps: Installing the Package offline 4. I assume you know the type model of your wireless card.