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Package Details: broadcom-wl

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/broadcom-wl.git (read-only)
Package Base: broadcom-wl
Description: Broadcom 802.11abgn hybrid Linux networking device driver
Upstream URL: https://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11
Keywords: network wireless
Licenses: custom
Submitter: kyrias
Maintainer: Raimar
Last Packager: Raimar
Votes: 59
Popularity: 4.028929
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 02:51
Last Updated: 2016-12-05 20:40

Latest Comments

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alex.shpilkin commented on 2017-02-01 13:29

@whereiswaldon @hobarrera Note that it is possible to have modules rebuild automatically on kernel upgrade using DKMS. It looks like the broadcom-wl-dkms package is maintained independently from this one, though.

whereswaldon commented on 2017-02-01 04:21

@hobarrera @graysky
Thanks! I rebuilt and everything worked wonderfully. I'm new to manual package management. My previous distro's package managers did literally everything for me. Sorry for my ignorance!

hobarrera commented on 2017-01-31 23:11

You need to rebuild it after every kernel upgrade. As an alternative, you can use broadcom-wl.

Can't we use the new pacman hooks to rebuild this on kernel upgrade?

graysky commented on 2017-01-31 22:12

You need to rebuild modules against the installed kernel; depending on the code changes upstream, rebuilding on each update is possible. Certainly from 4.8.x to 4.9.x. This is true for any distro.

whereswaldon commented on 2017-01-31 21:19

I updated to linux-4.9.6-1 and this package stopped working. I rolled back to linux-4.8.13-1 and all is well. I'm new to arch, but does something need to be changed in packages to support new kernels?

mollitz commented on 2017-01-21 12:48

@lordvampire @ali.molaei same problem here with a Macbook Pro (late 2013). It used to work actually but since I reinstalled Arch I've got these hickups you described

lordvampire commented on 2017-01-13 13:00

like ali.molalei i am having also strange problems with broadcom-wl and also with broadcom.wl.dkms ...

module bcm4322 loses internet (not connection) after some time (10 minutes). in NetworkManager everything looks fine, but I cannot even ping the router anymore.

ali.molaei commented on 2017-01-05 14:51


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.

Raimar commented on 2016-12-05 20:44

@rbaj Thank your for mentioning the issue.

After Broadcom changed the URLs, I have updated them for the new location.

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 https://docs.broadcom.com/docs-and-downloads/docs/linux_sta/hybrid-v35_64-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_271.tar.gz