Package Details: broadcom-wl-dkms

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Package Base: broadcom-wl-dkms
Description: Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver
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Keywords: network wireless
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: broadcom-wl
Submitter: felixonmars
Maintainer: grawlinson
Last Packager: andreyv
Votes: 187
Popularity: 7.327698
First Submitted: 2013-07-08 14:59
Last Updated: 2017-01-29 10:26

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andreyv commented on 2016-11-18 19:14

Before reporting problems, please check that you have the latest version of the package with "pacman -Q broadcom-wl-dkms".

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hobarrera commented on 2017-01-30 00:47

@andreyv Thanks for all the hard work maintaining this all this time! Especially considering you no longer had the relevant hardware. Cheers!

andreyv commented on 2017-01-29 10:30

For some time already, I don't have the hardware for this driver, and testing changes is becoming harder. Therefore, I decided to drop this package. Good luck to the next maintainer; if you have questions, you can find me on #archlinux-aur.

andreyv commented on 2017-01-29 10:24

@khfeng: Thanks, I added the patch.

khfeng commented on 2017-01-25 12:11

@andreyv, yea I already did, I used it over a week now, no more crashes after resume. I'd say the patch is in good shape.

andreyv commented on 2017-01-22 08:36

@khfeng: I'm considering the patch now, I will need some time to verify that all changes are needed. Meanwhile, have you already tested that it fixes your problem? You can do it like this:
- Place the patch in /usr/src/broadcom-wl/patches
- Add it in /usr/src/broadcom-wl/dkms.conf
- Rebuild the module with dkms

khfeng commented on 2017-01-18 17:23

I have the same problem in [1] after system resume, luckily the patch "17-fix-kernel-warnings.patch" submitter provides can fix the issue. The patch has been accepted into the Debian package.

@andreyv, can you verify and put the patch into this dkms package? Many thanks.


andreyv commented on 2017-01-10 14:24

@julesmazur: I think you are correct. linux-grsec-headers is only listed for completeness with other official kernels.

julesmazur commented on 2017-01-10 08:25

`linux-grsec-headers` is listed in the dependency list, but last I checked, `broadcom-wl-dkms` won't compile or run with the Grsec kernel -- has there been some kind of fix or workaround?

ali.molaei commented on 2017-01-05 14:52

I have a strange problem with my wifi connection

If I leave laptop connected to my home wifi for about 2 or 3 hours without activity, when I come back, it is connected to wifi but i dont have internet, even disconnecting and reconnecting to wifi is not solving the problem

The stranger thing is that if I connect to another wifi, then I have internet, and then if I connect to my wifi again I have no Internet neutral

The only solution I found is:

sudo modprobe -r wl
sudo modprobe wl
sudo systemctl restart connman.service

There is no problem by D-LINK external modem.

wertd commented on 2016-12-27 10:53

Wifi signal and speed is inconsistent with this driver on BCM43142 whereas it is perfect with windows. Is there a fix for it?

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