How to install Broadcom b43 wireless driver on Debian Ubuntu

This is a quick howto to download and install Broadcom wifi drivers on Debian and Ubuntu systems. This is a #linuxnotes

This #linuxnotes is an howto to simplify the search for everyone. The following steps are mixed with my installation experience.

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How to install wifi Broadcom b43 on Debian/Ubuntu

10 minutes 10 minutes

  1. Remove old kernel source

    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source

  2. Download Broadcom b43-fwcutter

  3. Download Broadcom firmware

  4. Install Broadcom fwcutter

    sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_15-9_amd64.deb

  5. Extract Broadcom firmware

    tar xfvj broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-*/linux/wl_apsta.o

  6. Reboot

    Reboot your system.
    sudo modprobe b43” may not work.

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