Any card using the Broadcom 43xx chipset
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M8.5 and M11
The firmware can be installed using firmware-b43-installer, installed through Synaptic.
New drivers are now available for M8:
1) Select the Broadcom wl driver from MEPIS Network Assistant for newer cards with the chipset BCM4310 to 4312, BCM 4322, and BCM4328.
2) You may need to use b43-fwcutter on the Windows driver to get the firmware installed. See the Linux Wireless page.
- You need to edit a file with superuser permission. The easiest way for beginners is to use File_Manager_-_Super_User_Mode
- Enter /etc/modprobe.d/ in the address bar, click open, then open the file "blacklist"
- Add these lines (including a remark such as the one below to indicate why you are doing this):
# Interferes with wlan0 blacklist bcm43xx
- Save and exit.
- Then go to MEPIS Utilities or MEPIS Network Manager/Assistant and follow the directions.
Sometimes it helps to remove the all drivers and then reinstall the one for your card.
ndiswrapper -e <all drivers, one at a time>
Use ndiswrapper to install the broadcom driver from scratch (your original driver software), then as root do "modprobe ndiswrapper." Configure wlan0 with essid and key, if any.
Note: this chipset will also block the operation of knetworkmanager with unencrypted networks, leaving the application hanging at "28%." This is a known bug, see this Ubuntu discussion
See also Using Ndiswrapper