Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have tried to help my friend out with his wireless problems he is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but the regular bcma wireless driver isn't working. He has to be about a foot away from the Access point in order to get internet.

He can not install the Broadcom STA wireless driver via jockey and can not find it in the repositories? I know my computer shows it in the repositories.

How can we fix this?

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Install synaptic form the Ubuntu Software Center

In Synaptic select bcmwl-kernel-source and bcmwl-sta-source

Then install it.

I'm sorry you must have a connection internet try wired.

share|improve this answer
You should expand your answer to explain how the instructions you gave will resolve the OPs issue. – stephenmyall Nov 14 '12 at 16:43
Thanks man! it worked great! – UbuntuHusker Nov 15 '12 at 2:17
On Ubuntu 12.10, the package names have changed: sudo apt-get install broadcom-sta-source bcmwl-kernel-source – Alex Boisvert Dec 4 '12 at 21:40

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.