One type of switch is called “Hard” WiFi switch which is a hardware switch which is not usually part of the regular keyboard. Leave this field blank. The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. How do I add Wireless driver for my laptop? Then I ran the commands you recommend and rebooted.

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I had much trouble getting the built in WiFi working, but it turned out to be something to fix, involving a couple switches and completely turning off the computer.

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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. There’s no need for ndiswrapper and Windows drivers, because the Linkx driver already exists, if you see no broadcom wireless device name, uninstall driver, restart computer, install driver and restart again until “firmware missing” message appears with wifi device name under wireless icon after clicking on it gnome.


Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Is bcm312 a way to install the firmware without having an internet connection?

[SOLVED] Installing Broadcom BCM b/g drivers

Having a problem logging in? Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu. You need to enter into the directory where your downloaded file is http: The only ‘system’ I have is: You may also want to check rfkill list – you may also need to run it as root.

BB code is On. Recently acquired a laptop running lubuntu and wireless was not working, but I plugged in the hardline and did the command prompts and it worked perfectly! Install the bfwcutter package.

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Broadcom BCM Ubuntu This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Need to make Broadcom BCM There is an easier way. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated.


The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.

Then I ran the commands you recommend and rebooted. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.


Use the terminal Code: After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. No bc4m312 file or directory” error message. When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed.

Broadcom Corporation BCM Originally Posted by smallpond Put the Broadcom code and the bfwcutter rpm on a thumb drive, mount it and copy it to your netbook. Originally Posted by delaygrabow. I have a Lenova S10 netbook with a green hardware wifi switch located near the power switch above the keyboard.

Page 1 of 2. What if I have no way of connecting to the internet other-than wireless.

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