It was still working. If it doesn’t work or the command failed saying there is no such module, then you could try opening a terminal and type dmesg grep b43 If you see lines like: Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. If it gives any errors, read the error and follow the steps it mentions. The router in that case was actually broadcasting with a forced 40 Mhz and on WiFi-N only. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstaller , firmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.

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To reopen the bug, click on the current status under the Status column and change the status back to “New”.

There’s a bug report here concerning that Broadcom chip in Natty that similar to what you’re experiencing. The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.

Results 1 to 10 of Alexander Sack asac wrote on Broadcom B43 wireless driver disappearing Hi I have the exact same issue as Khaan and I was wondering what did you exactly do when you got it working?

If so, which one s specifically?

Blacklisting your way to success If you’re not seeing that, something else has been loaded in and you need reetricted blacklist that. The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.


I once saw 3 wired connections like broqdcom reported here earlier, after an update just now I can’t see any network connections in network manager any more. Hardware drivers show Broadcom B43 Wireless Driver in use, but wireless doesn’t show in Network Manager Bug reported by savantelite on So my question is: Remove blacklist-bcm43 on activation. Need more information 2.

If you don’t remove original Wireless STA driver, you’ll run into problems. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

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Use this driver for the HDave, right now this is actually on purpose. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later restrcited for a given release. You don’t need to follow the above steps.

I followed all the steps mentioned, but wl still loads for me when I reboot. Steve Langasek vorlon wrote on Westquote tim-ambrogi wrote on But then it worked again in Charlotte, NC airport.

Remember to have a clean system before installing it:.

[ubuntu] Broadcom B43 wireless driver disappearing

If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. That disabled the wl driver, but the b43 driver still won’t work even though the Hardware Drivers dialog shows that it is enabled.


Also, please be sure to provide any requested information that may have been missing. Now I had to find out how to re-enable it but now the problem lies somewhere else. broadcmo

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Please post their response to your report. NOTE – Before proceeding, if you have previously installed any drivers, have blacklisted or uncommented any driver files or configuration files or have done any changes whatsoever to the system to make the drivers work in previous attempts, you will need to undo them in order to follow this guide.

Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches resfricted current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header resfricted so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine this issue. 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.

Now go to the last Tab in broascom that mentions IPv6 Settings. Does this work in ubuntu intrepid?