To unload and blacklist: Download the latest Broadcom BCM driver for your computer’s operating system. Pointed my Device Manager “Update Driver” to the expanded folder. See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. We employ a team from around the world.

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If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Introduced in Linux 2. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release.

Reply to this review Read reply 1. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.

Using Windows’ binary drivers: Select type of offense: The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. 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.


To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Disconnect the device from your computer.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

For installation instructions, please see here. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Advertisements or commercial links.

Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: This package supports the following driver models: Install the bfwcutter package. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: Overview User Reviews Specs.

WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki

Reconnect the device and power it on. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: An Internet connection is required. Disabled in Debian 2.


After you have found the right driver for your device and operating system, follow these simple instructions to install it. 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.

As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Instructions for installation may be found later in this wundows. No such file or directory” error message.

Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. If not already performed, connect the device to your system.