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    Exclamation Broadcom WIFI probelms.

    Hello everyone, i have a desktop pc that i am trying to install Linux Arch on, i have complete the install proses a couple of times in the past but in and with different systems (hardware)...

    My rig now comes with a motherboard from Asus, the P8Z77-I DELUXE (witch is a Mini-ITX) that comes with build in WIFI (dual band), the Broadcom BCM43226. As i understand from other forums and communities the "legend" has it that Broadcom is a pain in the ass when it comes to drivers and linux support (modules, etc)...

    So (to the point), i boot from my usb key to install GNU/Linux Arch and i am trying to setup my wireless connection cause i am too far away from the router to connect via Ethernet, when i give the command (iw dev) that will show me my wifi there is nothing and when i give iwconfig the only thing i get back is the lo (loopback device) and the ethernet. My device uses the Kernel Module bcma (bcma-pca-bridge) but in the Arch Wiki in the list of supported modules it shows that i must use the wl module...
    When i run the command modprobe wl i get the following FATAL: module wl not found...

    What can i do to fix my wifi and do the install wireless?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Broadcom has become much more supportive of Linux lately and links to the drivers and/or firmware you need can be found here: Welcome - Linux Wireless
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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