The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. Which basically blacklists the open source brcmsmac module, forcing the wl proprietary driver to be in use. I had signal strength problems with my boradcom wireless under Ubuntu I would also like to keep So here is what I did. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist:

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Tried installing the latest Kernel 3. May 24, at Dear Cameron, Can you share the details of your wireless controller lspci -vvnn or your laptop model? Make sure that the bcma modules as shown above are blacklisted.

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[SOLVED] Wifi not working – LTS – Broadcom BCM

More information for developers: To post a comment uuntu must log in. So, i’m not marking this as verified. I was curious to see if the broadcom properitary driver provided better results in As this driver is ncm4313 source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.


In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: It is supported by either the native “brcmsmac” requires no additional firmware for this card or proprietary “wl” driver which you already had in the first report. November 10, at The long connect times irked me no end.

Why Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver sucks, and how to fix it

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts broadcpm email. Launchpad Janitor janitor wrote on I find there seems to be much confusion and many, many questions about this particular family of card in all the distros.

So my guess is 120.4 it is the “brcmsmac” that is automatically loading obviously after removing purging the “wl” driver, and installing the firmware has absolutely nothing to do with the fix. Stumbled across this linkand it worked like a charm.

Install the downloaded file by double clicking. The brcmsmac is an opensource equivalent for broadcom wl driver. I tried the following on my HP laptop 1.



In my HP dv6, F12 is the wifi hardware switch. And I blacklisted b43 driver using.

This is brilliant work! As a workaround, I suggest downgrading it to the previous version, by using the following steps. Page History Login to edit.

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I did the following. Aniello Del Sorbo says: Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: Hello HEXcube, or anyone else affected, Accepted jockey into precise-proposed. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.