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Broadcom BCM4313, BCM43224, BCM43225 devices (brcmsmac, brcm80211)

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Broadcom BCM4313, BCM43224, BCM43225 chips on Debian systems.

brcmsmac (brcm80211 prior to Linux 2.6.39) is a free and open source mac80211 driver, introduced in Linux

It supports wireless LAN devices based on specific Broadcom 802.11n PCIe wireless LAN chips. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

Non-free firmware is required, which can be provided by installing the firmware-brcm80211 package.

{i} For support of other Broadcom PCI wireless LAN chipsets, see bcm43xx.


  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

    # Debian 8 "Jessie"
    deb jessie main contrib non-free
  2. Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-brcm80211 package:

    # apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-brcm80211
  3. As the driver may already be loaded, reinsert the module to access installed firmware:

    # modprobe -r brcmsmac ; modprobe brcmsmac
  4. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Switch between wl/OSS drivers

Please refer shell script:

Known Issues

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

See Also

CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless