I know it is a duplicate of that question but my problem is related to some special unknown case in that question. As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper.

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Using Windows’ binary drivers: The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts.


After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Update the list of available packages: When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the rboadcom within will legacj extracted and installed.

Install the bfwcutter package. I am using Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: I am asking this question because I have a serious problem with my wireless connection as it goes off frequently so I was thinking maybe there are some differences between solutions that may help me find the problem. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. If you are having trouble finding another computer, an Android phone can be used as a USB modem.


External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: Removed from Linux at 2. For bit systems download http: An Internet connection is required.

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Debian — Details of package firmware-b43legacy-installer in sid

If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. Ben What is the point of telling the world that “it did not work”?

The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. Introduced in Linux 2.

The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. I know it is a duplicate of that question but my problem is related to some special unknown case in that question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.


Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under. The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community.

Did this problem not occur in a previous release? This worked for me in the installed system but not in the installer which would be good to fetch updates.

If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: The first is the firmware-binstaller package. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: To unload and blacklist: Instructions for installation may be found later in this article.

The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.