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How to Install Broadcom Wireless
Just bought this little Asus 10 inch laptop that came with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything at my home was fine: Wireless
identified and connected.
As soon as I went to my girlfriend's house the trouble started.
I couldn't connect to wireless
(authentication... times out and asks for authentication)
I started doing internet searching, tried a few solutions posted on line using terminal commands.
No solutions. I decided to upgraded to 12.10-13.04 and that left me with a worse problem: I can no longer see ANY networks what so ever.
card is ON, with out a doubt.
Wired connection works.
I have been fumbling with driver versions to no .avail, and have no idea which driver I am currently running
I have a vague idea of what terminal lines to run:
resources: irq:17 memory:f7d00000-f7dfffff
product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: [email protected]
logical name: eth2
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=126.96.36.199 (r326264) latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
resources: irq:17 memory:f7d00000-f7d03fff
eth1 no wireless
eth2 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
lo no wireless
I am new and excited to start my Ubuntu and Linux life and this is only the first of my few hic cups i am sure! :) Thanks all
UPDATE: Report from 2nd answer
:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
[sudo] password for talon:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package 'bcmwl-kernel-source' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
:~$ wget http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_188.8.131.52+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
--2013-10-22 18:50:32-- http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_184.108.40.206+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
Resolving us.archive.ubuntu.com (us.archive.ubuntu.com)... 2001:67c:1562::15, 2001:67c:1562::13, 2001:67c:1562::14, ...
Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com (us.archive.ubuntu.com)|2001:67c:1562::15|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1181334 (1.1M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘bcmwl-kernel-source_220.127.116.11+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb’
100%[======================================>] 1,181,334 3.37MB/s in 0.3s
2013-10-22 18:50:33 (3.37 MB/s) - ‘bcmwl-kernel-source_18.104.22.168+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb’ saved [1181334/1181334]
No command 'arvh' found, did you mean:
Command 'arch' from package 'coreutils' (main)
arvh: command not found
:~$ sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb
Selecting previously unselected package bcmwl-kernel-source.
(Reading database ... 171895 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source (from bcmwl-kernel-source_22.214.171.124+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (126.96.36.199+bdcom-0ubuntu3) ...
Loading new bcmwl-188.8.131.52+bdcom DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 3.8.0-32-generic
Building for architecture x86_64
Building initial module for 3.8.0-32-generic
Running module version sanity check.
- Original module
- No original module exists within this kernel
- Installing to /lib/modules/3.8.0-32-generic/updates/dkms/
DKMS: install completed.
Error: Module b43 is not currently loaded
Error: Module b43legacy is not currently loaded
Error: Module ssb is not currently loaded
Error: Module bcm43xx is not currently loaded
Error: Module brcm80211 is not currently loaded
Error: Module brcmfmac is not currently loaded
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-32-generic