• Broadcom wifi adapter troubles on install


    Hey everyone, this is my first time trying out Antergos and I’m running into some issues with the installer. I have a Dell XPS 15 9550 (Arch Wiki Article) with a Broadcom wifi adapter (yes, I know, Broadcom). Whenever I launch the live usb, it always tells me that it cannot detect my wifi adapter. I’ve poked around the forums here and on the Arch site, and it seems to be a common problem, so I tried several of the solutions posted. Unfortunately, none of them have worked thusfar. I noticed that the broadcom-wl packages were installed, so I was wondering if there was an issue there. I tried switching to the broadcom-wl-dkms package by installing it from disk, but that didn’t fix the problem either. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas of what may be causing this?

    Here is the output from lspci -k

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
    	Kernel driver in use: skl_uncore
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 07)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 530 (rev 06)
    	Subsystem: Dell HD Graphics 530
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem
    	Kernel driver in use: proc_thermal
    	Kernel modules: processor_thermal_device
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: xhci_pci
    00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem
    	Kernel driver in use: intel_pch_thermal
    	Kernel modules: intel_pch_thermal
    00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H Serial IO I2C Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: intel-lpss
    	Kernel modules: intel_lpss_pci
    00:15.1 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H Serial IO I2C Controller #1 (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H Serial IO I2C Controller
    	Kernel driver in use: intel-lpss
    	Kernel modules: intel_lpss_pci
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1 (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI
    	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
    	Kernel modules: mei_me
    00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev f1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #2 (rev f1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #13 (rev f1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #15 (rev f1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller
    00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PMC (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H PMC
    00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H HD Audio (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SMBus (rev 31)
    	Subsystem: Dell Sunrise Point-H SMBus
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c_i801
    01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Dell GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M]
    	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    	Kernel modules: nouveau
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC
    	Kernel modules: brcmfmac
    03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS525A PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell RTS525A PCI Express Card Reader
    	Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
    	Kernel modules: rtsx_pci
    04:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM951/PM951 (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM951/PM951
    	Kernel driver in use: nvme
    	Kernel modules: nvme
    
    

    and ip link:

    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
        link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    
    

    I’ve tried some solutions from other topics, but nothing has worked so far:

    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/8087/wifi-wont-work-during-installation/11
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/7824/broadcom-limited-bcm43142-no-wifi-issues/8

    EDIT:
    Also, I tried just USB tethering my phone, but it didn’t seem to find the network. I’m not sure if that was a problem with my phone, or with Antergos

    So far the top response to this reddit post has seemed the most helpful:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/2ir1io/installing_arch_on_a_computer_with_a_broadcom/

  • @Mando0975 said in Broadcom wifi adapter troubles on install:

    So far the top response to this reddit post has seemed the most helpful:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/2ir1io/installing_arch_on_a_computer_with_a_broadcom/

    [–]zman0900 14 Punkte vor 3 Jahre
    Having dealt with a broadcom card before, the best advice I can give you is to remove it from your computer, shit on it, douse it in gasoline, then set it on fire.

    https://forum.antergos.com/search?term=broadcom BCM43602&in=titlesposts&sortBy=relevance&sortDirection=desc&showAs=topics

    to get non working wireless working is mostly a endless story…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    help development: donate antergos

  • brcmsmac is the driver used at yours… ( lspci -k output) to use
    broadcom-wl you may unload brcmsmac and load wl driver…

    sudo rmmod brcmsmac
    sudo modprobe wl
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    help development: donate antergos

  • Good news! I got it figured out. Thanks joekamprad for your suggestion. When I tried to rmmod the brcmfmac driver, it gave me a warning saying that it wasn’t loaded. I thought that was odd, so I just tried

    modprobe brcmfmac
    

    and it loaded the module. Wifi is now working! Thank you for your help!

  • Ha ha! Good one, the opposite of what i give you was the solution 😂

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    help development: donate antergos

  • With broadcom it all depends which chip set is being used.
    They have two primary models one uses the wl/sta driver the other B43 drivers work. but glad you got your working.

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