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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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: broadcom-wl
Submitter: felixonmars
Maintainer: andreyv
Last Packager: andreyv
Votes: 157
Popularity: 6.637415
First Submitted: 2013-07-08 14:59
Last Updated: 2016-04-04 14:34

Latest Comments

bimmlerd commented on 2016-05-02 08:34

@severoraz I was under the same impression, and was getting some kernel panics in the journal as well, but rebuilding the package helped. Maybe try that?

EDIT: Actually, rebuilding did in fact not help. I'm experiencing frequent 'slow_path' kernel panics (?) in the journal.

severoraz commented on 2016-05-01 19:45

Does anybody else feel connection stability with this driver has regressed?

Universebenzene commented on 2016-03-15 16:02

Hello, I'm running archlinux on my MacBook Air, with the wireless device BCM4360. I want to create a wifi hotspot by using create_ap, but it said "Your adapter does not support AP (master) mode". Also when I use iw list, the AP doesn't appear. However, when I switch to OSX, the wifi hotspot can be created and it works well. So the problem is not from the wireless device itself. Then is that because this driver for does not support AP? Or do I need to do something else to make it support AP in linux?

Sorry for my poor English expression.

andreyv commented on 2016-02-29 15:49

@analca3: It may be a limitation of the Broadcom driver. When I last tested it (with BCM4312), I could not see channel 13 with this driver, but it worked with the b43 driver.

Part of this driver is provided in the source form — you can try to read and modify it.

analca3 commented on 2016-02-29 15:42

Hi all! Is there a reason for my BCM4360 can't reach networks inside channel 13? Regdomain is correctly set. There is more info in this post.

I think without broadcom driver source it hasn't a fast solution/workaround, but any help is appreciated. There isn't a open source driver for my device.

Thank you!

0x414A commented on 2016-02-22 18:42

@andreyv huh, I had to change the source_* attrs to point to the locally-downloaded tarballs for some reason.

Glad to know it's working again, though.

nnnn20430 commented on 2016-02-22 09:29

huh all of the sudden i get curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate seems to have an untrusted cert now ?

edit: ok they fixed it

andreyv commented on 2016-02-22 06:59

Thanks for the heads-up.

You don't need to modify the PKGBUILD. Just download the .tar.gz for your respective platform manually, place it in the same directory and run makepkg.

If using yaourt: when yaourt asks whether you want to modify the PKGBUILD, place the downloaded file in /tmp/yaourt-tmp-<user>/aur-broadcom-wl-dkms, and _then_ press y/n to continue.

0x414A commented on 2016-02-22 00:22

Follow loqs' instructions to manually download the *.tar.gz from broadcom (, if you are having trouble at the curl step.

You probably want if you're running a 64-bit install.


Punky commented on 2016-02-18 16:17

I can not build this package...First script can not download package from link, than after I download tarball and download package my self, than can not be build...Using kernel 4.4.1-2-ARCH-686

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