Package Details: b43-firmware-classic 5.100.138-1

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Package Base: b43-firmware-classic
Description: Firmware for Broadcom B43 wireless networking chips - trusted release
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Licenses: unknown
Conflicts: b43-firmware
Submitter: Xavion
Maintainer: skmtrn
Last Packager: Xavion
Votes: 16
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-05-22 22:04
Last Updated: 2015-12-31 21:30

Latest Comments

Fixed commented on 2020-03-02 14:44

My BCM4318 works, but with high asymmetry -- download is just 0.5 Mbit/sec, uopload about 12 Mbit/sec. USB WiFi dongle gives 7 Mbit/sec. Tests by

USB Wi-Fi dongle gets 20 Mbit/sec

Xavion commented on 2016-11-06 19:27

You won't be able to build/install any AUR packages via 'pacman': it only works with prebuilt (i.e. repository) packages. To access the AUR, you will need to use something like 'yaourt' instead.

soap commented on 2016-11-06 10:17

From the Newbie Corner

Had problems installing this package via pacman:
#pacman -S b43-firmware-classic

So here is what I did to install it:

cloned it with git (make sure you have installed git via pacman):
git clone

cd b43-firmware-classic/

created a packge with makepkg (make sure you have installed the base-devel package via pacman):
makepkg -s

after creating the package I installed the b43-*.xz package via pacman:
#pacman -U b43-*.xz

after the installation is complete reboot

You should see the your br wl interface
ip link

Xavion commented on 2015-11-10 00:13

People have been telling me to do that my whole life. They never seem to consider that I might be bipolar-1.

Dragonlord commented on 2015-11-09 21:58

@Xavion: stay calm ...

Xavion commented on 2015-11-09 20:00

Some idiot just issued both deletion and orphan requests for this package. His stated reasons for doing so were as follows:

Deletion: "Hi, Can anybody provide me this package ? Git not found. Use for
bcm4312 . Thanx"

Orphan: "L can't find this package , can you upload it somebody ? Thanx"

I have just reinstalled this package without any problems. There is absolutely no reason to turn it over to someone else (or delete it).