Broadcom wifi (BCM4312) speedup to 54mbit/s on Ubuntu 8.04 on a HP nc6320 laptop [Now FIXED on Ubuntu] May 21, 2008Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
Tags: bcm4312, bcm43xx, nc6320, ndiswrapper, Ubuntu, ubuntu bug, wifi
EDIT May 27th 2008: FIXED how to make the changes permanent.
EDIT June 4th 2008: Don’t forget to install as well linux-ubuntu-modules (in this case linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-generic) when upgrading your kernel.
EDIT Oct 16th 2008: The restricted driver included in Ubuntu has been FIXED and the card works out of the box when enabling it through System-Administration-Hardware Drivers. Thanks, Ubuntu!
It’s probably a regression: on this laptop the broadcom wifi worked fine on the previous Ubuntu releases (although limited to 24mbit/s) and now I see the speed is stuck to an unacceptable 1mbit/s. I guess that’s the price you pay for hardware from companies that are not open source friendly. (more…)