For a complete list of supported cards see here. The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Also what are the advantages of using ndiswrapper instead of the native driver bcm43xx? Broadcom Corporation BCM Inability to join networks with hidden SSIDs Extracting the files from a.

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The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. I installed Ubuntu 5.

Broadcom Corporation BCM By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and deiban our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. For more complete instructions see Ndiswrapper on Debian. Mine happens to be here.

As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: All done, no errors. If you haven’t already install bcm43xx-fwcutter. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories.



If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below. Bcn43xx include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: It is maintained upstream here. The addition of this driver stems from the addition of a Softmac layer in the wireless stack.

However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: The bfwcutter package will need to be installed.

There are a couple different ways to get these files. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? Configure your wireless interface as appropriate. Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. After I got my kernel and desktop installed I then installed bcm43xx-fwcutter. I never had to touch this in Linux, but in Windows I had to push this button one-time to “activate” my card.


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If debina are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. 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 downloaded from the official online repositories.

Getting dbeian windows driver Windows driver files are ridulously large and contain a lot of file which we don’t care about. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

Computing with Debian Etch is wonderful because the OS stays the hell out of your way and allows dbeian to work or play as you will. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: