As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. After a reboot the system may auto-load a different driver to the one you wanted to use. Once you have bfwcutter compiled and installed you can check SlackBuilds. OK, the next problem was do get Wi-Fi back.

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Analog 4, Type 2 GRevision 8 b43 ssb0: 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. Join our community today! The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. These instructions are well described in the b43 – Linux Wireless site.


Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Tags for this Thread Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Thank you so much for this post!!! Originally Posted by adonisslanic in Ubuntu worked great with some restricted drivers bcm43xx as i recall.

The first problem was no Wi-Fi. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Join Date Apr Beans 2, I had Ethernet back.

The first thing to do was to do an update of Mint and after several minutes this all worked nicely. I have a Dell Inspiron with a BCM wireless card, and i’ve installed bfwcutter and firmware, but forget this, please guide me to the right way to install it Slackware In doubt, reboot modprobe b43 or modprobe -r b43 ; mobprobe b43 And you’re done.

Thanks, everyone, for your help. Last edited by rfernandez; at The fix worked, and I was able to “connect” to my wireless network, however even after “connecting to it” entering wireless password and keyring password I was still unable to access the internet.


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September 1st, 4. Can someone please provide me with a step by step guide or some guidance on how to fix this issue, or give me a link to a place where it’s shown how to fix it. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.


The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. Direct firmware load failed with error -2 b43 ssb0: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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