December 22, at 5: Could not set interface wlan0 flags UP: On a HP running Ubuntu If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply. Thanks for your help No such device nl If you delete broadcom-wl or broadcom-wl-dkms and bfirmware from your computer and reinstall b43 after purging stale configs, WLAN should work.

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Now, upon using wifi-menu, I am returned with the following error output: December 8, at 7: Thanks running Linux Mint 15 32bit. If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article.

Also, b43 and wl are different drivers – you can use only one or the other. It worked for me after uninstalling bcmwl driver and installing b43, then rebooting. August 24, at 7: Brilliant, I can see them now.


The sudo modprobe b43 command just sits there bbcm4311 does nothing at all.

Rahmat H Slamet says: How do I get past that? After the first command: Dell InspironBroadcom bcm wireless adapter, Bcm4131 November 8, at 9: You might want to get a different one that is guaranteed to work with Linux.

July 13, at 4: But finally something worked.

Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under. August 27, bm4311 Could not set interface’wlan0′ UP wlan0: Ubuntu Community Help Wiki: You saved me alot of time.

Could not set interface wlan0 flags UP: This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. We actually ended up trying the last command: You just saved a laptop from a high velocity shock against a concrete wall!!! March 27, at 6: I’ve since uninstalled arch and installed debian.


This work by cects. July 13, at 5: After multiple attempts with other recommended solutions, yours worked.

networking – wlan0 – b43 – not being recognized (model – BCM) – Super User

Going to switch to 64 bit now that I know it works. September 3, at 6: This was simple and it worked. This worked great on my Dell E Thank you, thank bm4311, thank you!