Ubuntu: WiFi driver is not installed on Asus PCE AC68?



Question:

I am not able to install wireless card driver on Ubuntu? I tried to install it manually but not able to install?


Solution:1

Please run the command:

lspci -nn  

Is your device this?

Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)

If so, it uses the driver bcmwl-kernel-source. If you still have the install DVD or USB, then you can find it and its prerequisite there. Navigate to pool > restricted > b > bcmwl and drag and drop the deb file to your desktop. Now navigate to pool > main > d > dkms and drag and drop dkms to your desktop. Now install both with:

cd ~/Desktop  sudo dpkg -i *.deb  

Load the driver:

sudo modprobe wl  

Your wireless should now be working. If it not as I described, please post your finding and I will edit my answer to propose a different solution.


Solution:2

Sorry that I have to add this as an answer, as I don't have rep to comment yet. Thanks to chili555 reply and racar comment I now have the PCE-AC68 working on my system, Ubuntu 15.04 on mobo ASUS A88XM-A by

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

I wanted the card as I've upgraded my cable modem + wifi router to Telstra Gateway Max (rebadged Netgear) which supports dual band wifi. Link speeds specified as 216/292 Mbps. It's probably not ideally set up yet as I'm only getting about 30 Mbps - I note that it's 802.11abg connection from iwconfig:

wlan1     IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:"Telstra226B"              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 40:5D:82:47:F4:66               Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off            Power Management:on  

But at least it is working now, and faster than my old Netgear WN111 usb plugin :) So thank you again.


Solution:3

I'm using the same Wifi Adapter and got it to work as chili555 mentioned (could not comment yet). But on a default installation of Ubuntu there's a package missing which is mandatory. This is the DKMS package. So you need to install the DKMS package first before installing the driver package like Chilli555 explained.

sudo apt-get install dkms  

Working on Ubuntu 14.10 and using the 5Ghz band it's performance is similar to what it is under Windows. On my internet connection I'm getting 200+ Mbit/s


Solution:4

Install ndiswrapper

sudo install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-modules-1.9 ndiswrapper-utils-1.9  

Install the WiFi driver (from Windows):

sudo ndiswrapper -i yourdriver.inf  

Check the driver is working:

sudo ndiswrapper -l  

Load the module:

sudo depmod -a    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper  

Configure modprobe so that it loads ndiswrapper:

sudo ndiswrapper -m  

Edit the modules to add ndiswrapper at the end:

sudo -H gedit /etc/modules  

Remember to add ndiswrapper at the end.

Hope you now have your WiFi up and working!


Solution:5

I had use this method, GO to Setting -> software updates -> and Additional Drivers it just load few min and show your wifi device (Broadcast name) then enable it.

Then You can apt-get update. It works for me.

Thanks


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