Ubuntu: How can I install Broadcom Wireless Adapter BCM4352 802.11ac PCID [14e4:43b1] (rev 03) on fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)?



Question:

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15. I dual boot it with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 The Wireless Network Adapter is Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac with PCID [14e4:43b1] (rev 03).

The 4352 is not included in the list for installation via bcmwl-kernal-source file. I tried this anyway, but the Terminal command led to the file starting to install, but then stopping. Sometimes I get a permission denied error message.

As a result of reading and trying all advice from forums I have decided to completely reinstall Ubuntu 14.10. I doubt my particular Broadcom Wireless Card has no support on Ubuntu 14.10?


Edit:

The advice of Chili555 worked. I now have working wifi using Broadcom Wireless Adapter BCM4352 802.11ac PCID [14e4:43b1] (rev 03)


Solution:1

The 14e4:43b1 device isn't yet included on the many guides because we're not quite sure how to get it working yet. We are happy you've volunteered to help us!

The most likely driver is bcmwl-kernel-source. Let's try again:

sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source  sudo modprobe wl  

If you haven't any other network connection available, you may follow this process to get the files from the install USB: Unable to connect to any Wifi in Ubuntu 14.04


Solution:2

I know this question is pretty old, but here's what worked for me:

  1. Download the current STA driver from Broadcom's website at http://www.broadcom.com/support/?gid=1. Create a new folder and move the downloaded file into it, then cd into the folder. Expannd with tar xvf <filename>.
  2. Unload the current STA driver by running sudo modprobe -r wl.
  3. Remove the current driver's package with sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source.
  4. Install the new driver by running make && sudo make install.
  5. Load the new driver with sudo modprobe wl.

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