NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. Firmware is just the interface to the hardware and how to handle that device via the kernel module; Quote: September 13, at August 21, at Thank you, thank you, thank you! This saved my life! Please remember that while the XP is on the internet, I cannot access the internet on the Slackware system.

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Thanks running Linux Mint 15 32bit. So, for EL6, you should follow through step 3a, while for EL7, you need to apply only the patch from step 3a, and sed commands from step 3b, applicable to EL7 only, and compile it as shown in this step 3a. I installed Gnome network manager and it worked like a champ with no other changes no, I never figured out why.

Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers. Hunk 7 succeeded at offset 3 lines. Bcm43111 have read about deleting the Firmware on the wireless card but this is a dual boot system yes, I could figure that out if I mess with the firmware on the wireless card won’t that cause problems with my windows XP connection to the internet?


I think I am going to make Linux Mint work for me, its good on this older Dell! Trying to help my roommate get his Broadcom controller wirelesss work in! Quick and easy solution is to configure NetworkManager service to manage your network connections instead of the network service. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

January 1, at Like I stated I am new to Slackware.

Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing wirelesw. Worked perfectly for a Dell Inspiron and Lubuntu This firmware will not render your wireless card inoperable in Windows. If so, which one s specifically?

I was quite happily using wicd with Ubuntu and, after one web upgrade, wicd just stopped working. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, wireless the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

For more info, please refer to ELRepo kmod-wl page. March 30, at 8: View LQ Wiki Contributions. Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.


How to Fix Broadcom BCM Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint |

August 25, at 2: However, if you press control-z to exit and then finish the rest of the instructions reboot the wifi light comes on and wureless works. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once qireless log in.

The firmware contained in these devices provides the low-level control program for the device. Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. Thank you for the easy fix.

The firmware you end up with only works in linux. Find More Posts by Gordie. May 14, at 7: You saved me alot of time. June 17, at 8: From what I remember you have to compile and build a Slackware package from the Slackbuild link. May 22, at 4: