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I created a question before: Wifi is fine on Ubuntu but very slow on window 7

And I found a solution by running this command: sudo modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac wl || sudo modprobe brcmsmac

But everytime I restart my computer, I must run it again. If not, other computer in my network will have slow connection. And my questions are:

1. Why wl mode is the reason?

2. How to set permanently this configuration?

Thank for your attention :-)

  • This may help you to how to fix it after each and every restart [See here][1] [1]: askubuntu.com/questions/127757/… – Babin Lonston Oct 16 '13 at 10:33
  • What do you mean by "Why wl mode is the reason?"? wl is the kernel module name of Broadcom's proprietary driver. You indicate a whole bunch of modules to be unloaded before it works with the brcmsmac kernel module. So I don't understand your question specifically to wl. – gertvdijk Oct 16 '13 at 12:10
  • @gertvdijk If i set sudo modprobe wl, others computers in my network will have slow internet connection :| – Rong Nguyen Oct 16 '13 at 12:57
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In Ubuntu 13.04, I believe the default bcmwl-kernel-source will not work correctly for your Broadcom 4313. I recommend that you get a temporary wired ethernet connection and open a terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
wget http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.112+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb

Or, if yours is a 32-bit system:

wget http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.112+bdcom-0ubuntu3_i386.deb

Confirm 32- or 64-bit:

arch

Then do:

sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb

Reboot and give us your report.

  • Thank you. if you can explain how this driver cause slowing down the entire network, i alway appreciate :-) – Rong Nguyen Oct 17 '13 at 2:07
  • I wish I could give you a good answer. I only know the usual solution. – chili555 Oct 17 '13 at 12:22
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Blacklist the kernel modules you don't want to load in the first place by putting them in a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ like this:

  1. Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-mywireless.conf

    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-mywireless.conf
    
  2. For each module you don't want to load at bootup, put on a single line: blacklist modulename, e.g.:

    blacklist b44
    blacklist b43
    blacklist b43legacy
    blacklist ssb
    blacklist wl 
    
  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Add a line to /etc/modules for each module you do want to load, e.g.:

    sudo gedit /etc/modules
    

    Append, on a new line:

    brcmsmac
    
  5. Save and close.

  6. Reboot.

  • Please run the terminal command: lspdi -nn -d 14e4: Is your wireless device 14e4:4727? The most recent driver wl has an issue with slowing down the entire network. Please confirm and I'll post the fix. – chili555 Oct 16 '13 at 13:17
  • @chili555 You're right, my wireless device is 14e4:4727 :-) – Rong Nguyen Oct 16 '13 at 13:30

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