If your connection drops very often, it means you are almost in the middle of both router devices. Suggested by additional drivers. This is a common problem to Broadcom wireless chip. Open Synaptic and use bfwcutter and firmware-blpphy-installer instead of bcmwl-kernel-source or any other. This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”. On some specific scenarios, installing the drivers, be it in offline mode through various DEB packages or through apt-get with internet access, will not work if Secure Boot is not disabled.

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In this case, the revision version is rev 03 as llinux inside the Parentheses Still, having used Gentoo for years, I’ve got used to its verbosity and which may seem unnecessary coloring and formatting of output. For anyone else who is getting the “wireless is disabled by hardware switch -a” message under wireless you’ll see it by clicking on the icon – and it’s “hard block”, that may work in any model that is working for me in netgear “wireless USB adapter”, haven’t checked the others, but it may work.

Then save the file I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly. So what you will need after this search is:.


Broadcom BCM94312HMG

I’m not sure of what I’ve done. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. You obviously need to be careful if you have another wireless device that might be using a conflicting driver as if you blacklist it, you’ll break that one too: Thanks a lot Luis Alvarado! This will install all packages in that folder. bcm94312hng

Introduction and Background This answer is based on an extensive research done by various Ubuntu users that worked together in almost all issues related to Broadcom. After testing aireplay-ng with the patches, please contribute to the bcm93412hmg thread by reporting any successes or failures there. The router in that case was actually broadcasting with a forced 40 Mhz and on WiFi-N only.

networking – Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers – Ask Ubuntu

Let me offer a blunt and partly non-analytical solution:. You must go to http: Join Date Apr Beans Hidden! First I uninstalled bcmwl-kernel-source Then installed firmware-binstaller and bfwcutter which rebuilt the wifi drivers.

On Ubuntu, you will need headers and tools. Put a in front of the line: Remember to have a clean system before installing it: It will immediatly connect the device.

Drivers Download: Acer BcmHmg Linux

When that happens, first check if your card is indeed supported by the STA driver, and to do that, open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t and run. Install the firmware-binstaller package.


I used user ‘bkratz’ solution on http: 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. I had to undo the extra steps of editing the blacklist file. I’m having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. However, I get errors because the netbook is not currently connected to the internet in any way.

At any rate my problem ended up being that I was missing an important metapackage – linux-image-extras I believe.

In the case where either the blacklist. The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: Originally Posted by ugjka You need to enter into the directory where your downloaded file is liinux If you’ve already installed it, remove it. If it gives any errors, read the error and follow the steps it mentions.

Loading firmware version The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. Open Software Centersearch and install the following packages.