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Ubuntu 11.04: install Broadcom b43xx Wifi Driver

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When I was upgrading some laptops to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty there were no wifi drivers for broadcom 43xx installed afterwards. I had to use a cable to get into the internet.

To solve this problem I installed three packages and got the wireless cards back to work.

During the installation the required modules are built.
Test the wireless connection after

If your wifi works now you can make the module be loaded every startup by appending b43 to /etc/modules:

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  • Charles

    Could work…. but I got no internet connection since wifi does not work. And PC build in…modem far away. Is there another way to get/install these filers? Now on Windows….juck

    • shyd

      I would suggest to download the deb-files manually in windows and install them in ubuntu with dpkg -i x.deb. You can grab the files and dependencies (not sure which you need) at
      Hopefully this is a solution for you!

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  • Maciej

    Great Stuff! It finally worked for me.

  • Leon Checa

    Gracias por la ayuda muy eficiente : )


    por fin… super, gracias!