Broadcom STA Driver 802.11 manual install?

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Broadcom STA Driver 802.11 manual install?

Postby darth_fabulous on Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:35 pm

So I am trying to install the Broadcom STA driver for my wireless card. I have been able to manually install b43 but it is not the correct driver so I am unable to install the STA driver from additional drivers. Furthermore, from the broadcom website, I am unable to use the 'make' command to build the driver install that is available from their website. I am able to download through my windows PC to get the drivers to install in mint, however I am unable to find a manual install, or any working alternative for the 802.11 STA driver. Can anyone help me out?

EDIT: I am running the 32 bit Cinnamon version of Linux Mint
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Re: Broadcom STA Driver 802.11 manual install?

Postby darth_fabulous on Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:18 pm

I solved my problem! I was able to get some connection using the b43 open source drivers, which was enough to be able to download and install the STA drivers via the terminal.

I used sudo apt-get update, followed by sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

It is key to remove the previous b43 driver (sudo modprobe -r b43) and then to test the STA driver (sudo modprobe wl)

Hopefully this helps someone else
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