this is not new, I know but nothing that I found works for me. I have Acer Aspire small notebook with a Broadcom wifi interface. The network applet does not see it. ip link returns loopback 0. That’s about it. The kernel driver is bcma. I tried modprobe -r bcma then modprobe broadcom and modprobe bcma. Nothing helps. Could someone help me?
wifi not found by installation
Please, so we know exactly which interface chip you have, can you issue a
lspci -nnand post the results here?
this is the answer to lspci -nn: (I just left the network chips):
00:18.7 Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7 [1022:1719]
06:00.0 Ethernet controller : Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet [1969:2062] (rev c1)
07:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
Aha, Atheros works and can be seen by the system, Broadcom does not.
I too have an Acer Aspire One netbook with a Broadcom adapter. What has worked for me is to install the ‘broadcom-wl’ package which I believe is available in the local repositories. You will need to connect to the router via an ethernet cable to perform this action. I’ve also noticed I need to re-install this package after updates to the Network related software.
I hope this works for you.
thanks for your help. I did as you wrote and wifi started to work. Afterwards I looked it up in the Arch forum and they had it solved for a long time. It seems that every Mac Book has one or other Broadcom chip so it was a big problem.
Thanks again for your help.
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