WiFi / Broadcom BCM432x

Installing the driver

The Broadcom BCM4321 and BCM4322 are supported by the b43 driver as of Linux 2.6.38. Later kernels improve the speed and stability of the aforementioned “N-PHY” hardware considerably (thank you, Rafał Miłecki).

To confirm you have such hardware you can refer to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Device_firmware_installation

Installing the firmware

Ensure you have “contrib” archive area set up in your /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free

Next (after an “apt-get update” of course) install the firmware-b43-installer package:

$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

The hardware will be fully functional the next time the b43 driver is loaded (after reboot or by explicitly unloading/loading the driver).

Alternative driver

This hardware is also supported by the proprietary wl driver.

Known issues

See also