Package Details: broadcom-wl

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: broadcom-wl
Description: Broadcom 802.11abgn hybrid Linux networking device driver
Upstream URL:
Keywords: network wireless
Licenses: custom
Submitter: kyrias
Maintainer: Raimar
Last Packager: Raimar
Votes: 54
Popularity: 3.940751
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 02:51
Last Updated: 2016-10-12 20:12

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rbaj commented on 2016-12-04 20:49

FYI the broadcom source links are broken, but you can still find the file via the upstream url.

The x86_64 link seems to be

Raimar commented on 2016-10-12 20:16

@jlanzobr The linux48.patch from broadcom-wl-dkms has been added.

jlanzobr commented on 2016-08-10 00:21

Does not work on Linux 4.8rc1 from linux-mainline AUR package.

fincan commented on 2016-07-19 22:50

@Raimar I found the problem, if I use the notebook without battery while plugged a/c, the connection issue will exist.

Raimar commented on 2016-06-17 20:58

The pending orphan request is invalid.

Raimar commented on 2016-06-13 19:09

@USA-RedDragon Thank you for making this patch. It has been added.

USA-RedDragon commented on 2016-06-13 17:34

Hey there, I forked your package and updated it to work on future Linux kernel versions while maintaining compatibility. If you would please look at it and possibly merge the commit I will link below.

Thank you,
Jacob (USA-RedDragon)

fincan commented on 2016-06-09 21:05

@Raimar I see connection problem while playing hearthstone on wine. At other use(web surfing, chating, video,...) there is no problem because I cannot feel lag or connection drops. But in the game game tries to reconnects.

BTW there are some other users who have the same issue at other dist. like Ubuntu. Fu cking blodware :/

stolve commented on 2016-06-09 18:52

I downloaded a fresh copy of this and built it and still had the same issue, but using broadcom-wl-dkms worked great.

Raimar commented on 2016-06-09 15:37

@fincan: The chipset seams to be the same on my computer, because "sudo lspci -v -nn" says:
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:0621]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at d0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-b6-ff-ff-c6-48-5a
Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
Kernel driver in use: wl
Kernel modules: wl

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