I just purchased a broadcom wireless adapter and it do not work on Zorin at all, what should I do, Return it?
Please provide the output for,
sudo lshw -C network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlan0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=5.15.0-48-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.108 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:36 memory:fea00000-fea7ffff memory:fea80000-fea8ffff
The first step is to remove any broadcom drivers already installed on your system. Open a terminal and use the following command:
sudo apt remove broadcom-sta-dkms bcmwl-kernel-source
If you are connected to internet via LAN/Ethernet cable, you can install different broadcom drivers using this command:
sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer
If you don’t have ethernet, you may still be able to pull this off. But you’ll need another system (Linux, Windows or macOS) with active internet connection.
What you are going to do here is to download the driver manually and then transfer it to your problematic Linux system and install it there.
Download both the Drivers from these Links,
You can use the dpkg command to install the package from deb file.
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter* sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer_* sudo reboot
This Should Solve your Problem. Theoretically
I do not use Ethernet. I will install the drivers from my notebook and install.
My wifi is working again, But, I will notice any further bugs for while.
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