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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Solution to Problem installing BCM Wireless drivers in linux

Hi All,
This is another page i write today which might help few people like me who struggled installing bcm wireless drivers on linux (debian). It may work for other flavors too. So steps are as follows.

Get to the terminal as root user and typw,

# lspci

and if you find something like this on the output of the command

Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

Then this solution might help you.

Download the bcm drivers from (choose your architecture)

Also download the patch from the following site

Get to the folder where you downloaded the drivers

# cd <download driver>

Extract the driver and apply the patch

# tar zxvf <downloaded file name>
# cd <extracted folder>
# mv <patch> .
# patch -p0 src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c < bc_wl_abiupdate.patch

Compile the drivers

# make
# make install

Insert the module

# insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/wl.ko
# modprobe wl

There you go

Your wireless drivers are up. Tadaaaaaaaaaaa 

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