Package Details: broadcom-wl

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Package Base: broadcom-wl
Description: Broadcom 802.11abgn hybrid Linux networking device driver
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Keywords: network wireless
Licenses: custom
Submitter: Kyrias
Maintainer: Raimar
Last Packager: Raimar
Votes: 45
Popularity: 1.082058
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 02:51
Last Updated: 2016-06-13 19:03

Latest Comments

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

Raimar commented on 2016-06-09 15:08

@stolve: Most likely you must only rebuild this package, i.e. every time you installed a new version of the package linux / linux-headers. This behaviour is expected and works for me.

As hobarrera mentioned, the other package broadcom-wl-dkms can be used for more convenience.

stolve commented on 2016-06-09 13:50

After updating to arch 4.6.1-2, my wireless card is no longer being recognized.

When I try to run "modprobe wl lib80211_crype_tkip" I get:
modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.6.1-2-ARCH

I ran "uname -r" with a response of:

I ran "pacman -Q linux" with a response of:
linux 4.6.1-2

And finally ran "pacman -Ql broadcom-wl" with a response of:

broadcom-wl /usr/
broadcom-wl /usr/lib/
broadcom-wl /usr/lib/modprobe.d/
broadcom-wl /usr/lib/modprobe.d/broadcom-wl.conf
broadcom-wl /usr/lib/modules/
broadcom-wl /usr/lib/modules/extramodules-4.5-ARCH/
broadcom-wl /usr/lib/modules/extramodules-4.5-ARCH/wl.ko.gz
broadcom-wl /usr/share/
broadcom-wl /usr/share/licenses/
broadcom-wl /usr/share/licenses/broadcom-wl/
broadcom-wl /usr/share/licenses/broadcom-wl/LICENSE

fincan commented on 2016-06-08 12:19

I use channel 12 and there is no1 that use this channel.I have 2 router and tried both too. Same issue.

08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

Raimar commented on 2016-06-08 08:36

@fincan My WLAN router shows me an overview of used frequencies. E.g. try out

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