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    Wink Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    I have same problem, with the same Broadcom BCM43227, but don´t work:
    sudo lshw -C network
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description:Network controller
    product: BCM43227 802.11b/g/n
    vendor: Boradcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33Mhz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f0500000-f0503fff
    *-network
    desciption: Ethernet interface
    product: NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
    vendor: Boradcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: 20:6a:8a:6e:df:fb
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    Width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fs 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.123 firmware=sb latency=0 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
    resources: irq:19 memory:f0400000-f040ffff memory:f0410000-f041ffff memory:f0450000-f04507ff

    sudo modprobe wl
    FATAL: Module wl not found
    dmesg | grep wl

    Hope you can help me, by the way i´m a newbie please treat me well

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    by the way i´m a newbie please treat me well
    We will do our very best. Please get a temporary wired ethernet connection. Open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic 
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    Is it working now?
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    @chili555 I am having the same issue, is there anyway to do this without having an internet connection? I only have access to wifi, and am switching between OS's to fix the problem/look for advice.

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    I'm not sure but I think there is... you have to search for the two packages, "linux-headers-generic" and "bcmwl-kernel-source" for your version of Ubuntu and for your particular system architecture. So if you're running 12.04 go here:
    "http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=linux-headers-generic" and choose "precise" in the list, if using 12.10 choose "quantal", then download and install them, you might have to also download alot of dependencies if the packages have them so it might be a pain to do it...
    Here's the link for the second package:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...-kernel-source
    good luck

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    Quote Originally Posted by bellaseem View Post
    I'm not sure but I think there is... you have to search for the two packages, "linux-headers-generic" and "bcmwl-kernel-source" for your version of Ubuntu and for your particular system architecture. So if you're running 12.04 go here:
    "http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=linux-headers-generic" and choose "precise" in the list, if using 12.10 choose "quantal", then download and install them, you might have to also download alot of dependencies if the packages have them so it might be a pain to do it...
    Here's the link for the second package:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...-kernel-source
    good luck
    Correct.

    You might also do what I'd do; borrow a USB wireless device from a friend and get connected for a few moments and be done in three minutes. Also, you could simply borrow their ethernet connection!
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    Thank you both, I wish the cable was an option. I will need to remove both headers and bcm kernel (sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-generic sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source)? Or what would be the procedure for doing it this way?

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    Quote Originally Posted by slypig View Post
    Thank you both, I wish the cable was an option. I will need to remove both headers and bcm kernel (sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-generic sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source)? Or what would be the procedure for doing it this way?
    Let's be sure, exactly, what we need. Please post:
    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    sudo modprobe wl
    dmesg | grep wl
    Let's see if you have a local copy of bcmwl-kernel-source:
    Code:
    ls /var/cache/apt/archives/ | grep bcmwl
    And let's see if you have the needed headers:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -s linux-headers-`uname -r`
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    Ok this is what I got


    Also I apologize if I didn't do this correctly, I am not sure how to do this so that it is easier to read.

    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4358]
    sudo modprobe wl
    FATAL: Module wl not found.
    dmesg | grep wl
    nothing

    ls /var/cache/apt/archives/ | grep bcmwl
    nothing

    sudo dpkg -s linux-headers-`uname -r`
    brad@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -s linux-headers-`uname -r`
    Package: linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: devel
    Installed-Size: 10922
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Kernel Team <kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Architecture: amd64
    Source: linux
    Version: 3.5.0-17.28
    Provides: linux-headers, linux-headers-3.0
    Depends: linux-headers-3.5.0-17, libc6 (>= 2.14)
    Description: Linux kernel headers for version 3.5.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
    This package provides kernel header files for version 3.5.0 on
    64 bit x86 SMP.
    .
    This is for sites that want the latest kernel headers. Please read
    /usr/share/doc/linux-headers-3.5.0-17/debian.README.gz for details.


    Thank you for the quick response.

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    You do have headers, so we're half-way there! You need the 64-bit version of bcmwl-kernel-source: http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/bcmwl-kernel-source

    Notice it has several dependencies; the ones I'd be suspicious of are dkms, libc6-dev and linux-libc-dev. You can check if they are installed with:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -s <some_package>
    Obviously, substitute the package name in question; for example, dkms. If any are not installed, get them and install them, too. Download the files on a USB drive or similar, drag and drop them to your desktop and install:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install Desktop/dkms*.deb
    Continue until the last file to be installed is bcmwl-kernel-source. Then load it and see if your wireless springs to life:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe wl
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43227 driver activated but not in use

    I found out that I needed to install the other files as well. I downloaded the files and transfered them via usb to my Ubuntu desktop when I tried
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install Desktop/dkms*.deb
    I got

    Code:
    brad@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install Desktop/dkms*.deb
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree      
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package Desktop
    I feel like I might be making a rookie error here, but I can not figure out what I am doing wrong.

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