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: andreyv
Last Packager: andreyv
Votes: 182
Popularity: 6.720329
First Submitted: 2013-07-08 14:59
Last Updated: 2017-01-14 12:40

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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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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?

Kalq commented on 2016-12-19 02:18

Does this work with the 14e4:43ba chipset? My wifi interface doesn't show up under ip link. Using this or the b43 drivers. Only works using the default brcmfmac but that causes a huge amount of flickering.

julesmazur commented on 2016-12-12 14:16

Seem to work fine on 4.8.13-1-ARCH!

severoraz commented on 2016-12-09 19:25

Version in Linux 4.8.12-3-ARCH is working for me.

andreyv commented on 2016-12-06 19:04

Thanks, updated.

Raimar commented on 2016-12-05 21:10

download URLs have been changed:
See, e.g.

rafaelff commented on 2016-12-05 07:24

Since today, my wireless won't connect a SSSID and keep asking for password. 'dmesg' shows this message for every connection attempt: . This package version is up-to-date (just reinstall, to be sure) and I'm using default Arch kernel and headers packages, both version 4.8.11. I restarted the computer after reinstalling the package.

Any ideas?

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