Ethernet Driver for broadcom bcm5754

Sushil Mantri sushilmantri at
Sat Dec 17 14:16:22 UTC 2011

Thanks Tapas for your reply.

Ubuntu repo has packages for the ones you mentioned, but bcm5754 is
*not* a wireless card. Its an ethernet controller. I could find source
package here But as
mentioned earlier i am getting issues building it.
It seems to need the whole kernel source and not just the headers, and
i am confused about that

Any suggestions are welcome

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 1:46 AM, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams at> wrote:
> You should try installing the driver from repos.I too have a broadcom
> wifi chipset and it is working.Check this pci id of your wireless card
> by lspci -vnn
> and see if the vendor id : device id combination is mentioned in this list
> if the combination is not mentioned then only you are in trouble,
> keep your laptop connected with a lan wire and issue following commands
> sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
> sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
> after this reboot and it should work
> On 12/17/11, Sushil Mantri <sushilmantri at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I need the driver for broadcom bcm5754. Unfortunately ubuntu 11.04
>> doesn't seem to have it in its installer. I found the source in ubuntu
>> repository, but compiling it has been painful. Can i get a debian
>> package for the driver?
> Can you give a link to which driver is that you feel will work for your device?
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