If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. BCM – ndiswrapper – Windows driver couldn’t initialize the device. I was able to accomplish this by bridging the wireless and lan on my laptop but that is beyond this guide. Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. Could there be the problem? Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.

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[ubuntu] Wireless BCM works in Fedora, does not work in Ubuntu

One little issue that we had faced though, was while running NetworkManager, we had experienced some connection issues with one of our wireless networks. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. If you need to reset your password, click here. Visit the following links: The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: RPM Fusion configuration Blacklist the bcm43xx, b43 fedorw driver: Introduced in Linux 2. Could there be the problem? You could try this: It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.


Originally Posted by mcoleman April 29th, If it doesn’t run the command Code: They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

The time now is If you don’t have nano installed you can use gedit or vi instead. In fact, we had tried cutting multiple Windows drivers to attain the firmware but in all instances in combination with the Linux BCM43XX drivers, the card had failed to work.

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BCM – ndiswrapper – Windows driver couldn’t initialize the device. Is there a way to use whatever drivers Fedora uses in Ubuntu?

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The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. Wireless either shows as device not fedorz or not connected and shows no networks in the scan. BB code is On.


I was able to accomplish this by bridging the wireless and lan on my laptop but that is beyond this guide. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.

Phoronix Test Suite OpenBenchmarking. Using Windows’ binary drivers: This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.


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