View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble with Broadcom 43

February 15th, 2012, 07:04 PM
I have a laptop with a Broadcom 43 wifi adapter. Every time I start up or reboot my laptop, my wifi driver is not enabled and wifi does not show up in the network settings and I have to use the following commands to re-enable it:

"sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta- sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-

sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb sudo modprobe b43"

When I use the first command, I am given the response "Cannot open input file wl_apsta-". The rest of the commands work pefectly, and my wifi- enables.

How can I make my wifi stay enabled permanently without having to use the fwcutter and modprobe commands every time I start or reboot my computer?

Wild Man
February 16th, 2012, 05:43 AM
Hi, try this please:

sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules