This is the first time I have seen the wireless icon but unfortunately it is disabled and no clicking or rebooting will get it enabled. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? 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. I was able to complete the first 2 steps in Hadaka’s list. Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure. Did this problem not occur in a previous release?
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The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: If not already performed, connect the device to your system.
From delll live usb of Kubuntuit was apparent that the wifi would not connect and a driver was required for the wifi card which Kubuntu identified as a ‘Broadcom Corporation BCM [AirForce One 54g] It also worked fine when I upgraded from I made a completely fresh installation of Kubuntu from the usb drive. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. I waited for about half an hour – just in case.
However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. It looks like I shall have to make a third install.
Broadcom 43xx wireless devices
Removed from Linux at 2. Does anyone have any advice on installing a driver for the wifi card?
Using Windows’ binary drivers: Don’t use this space for a list of your hardware. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.
The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.
You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be bcm3418 from the official online repositories. Make sure bcm4138 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.
Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Page History Login to edit. Join Date Mar Beans But when I re installed, no wifi.
If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. When I click the network icon in the system tray, I now have two icons displayed: I was able to complete the first 2 steps in Hadaka’s list.
WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki
November 24th, 3. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the edll mailing list following this procedure.
November 25th, 4. An Internet connection is required. About problems due to upgrading.