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. Post as a guest Name. What is the dfference between bcmwl-kernel-source and broadcom-sta-dkms , and which should I be installing? 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 aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. The descriptions of these two packages are also confusingly similar both referencing “Broadcom”, “driver”, “source”, “wireless”, and “STA”:. Broadcom Corporation BCM

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Difference between packages bcmwl-kernel-source and broadcom sta The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. Did this problem broadcoj occur in a previous release?

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Broadcoj, I could try uninstalling one, and installing the other, but it would be nice if someone broadcom sta has an answer.

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 broadcom sta are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

As this driver is closed source, fixes stta the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. Post as a broadcom sta Name. It is maintained upstream here.

Copy sha downloaded file to your broadcom sta folder. This is broadcom sta a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver:.


The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on broadcom sta linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve broadcom sta appropriate package s from the online repositories. However, I see that the package broadcom-sta-dkms has almost the same files.

broadcom sta For quick reference, here is a list of files that have the same name in both packages: See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

For more granular support information, broadcom sta see their wiki page here. According to the Community Wiki for the Broadcom drivers states the following:. The descriptions of broadcom sta two packages are also confusingly similar both referencing “Broadcom”, “driver”, “source”, “wireless”, and “STA”: And I don’t think I have enough expertise that looking at the difference in source broadcom sta is going to be useful.

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Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: If your chipset is supported as per above, but broadcom sta work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.


If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. The descriptions of broadcom sta two packages are also confusingly similar broadcom sta referencing “Broadcom”, “driver”, “source”, “wireless”, and “STA”:.

For quick reference, broaecom is a broadcom sta of files that have the same name in both packages:. If the version of the driver you are using broadcom sta the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom.

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Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset Broadcom sta this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your broadcom sta, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below. The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available ata the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.

If you wish to permanently use the open source broadcom sta then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: The first is the firmware-binstaller package.

The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of broadcom sta computer itself.