Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wifi Dell inspiron 3420 - chipset bcm43142 - Debian Wheezy

 After a Debian Wheezy netinstall, while connected through Ethernet  cable, I did the following steps in order to get my WiFi card working:
Download broadcom driver:
$ wget http://jas.gemnetworks.com/debian/pool/main/w/wireless-bcm43142/wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb

Install dependencies:
# apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

Install downloaded driver:
# dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb

After a reboot my WiFi was working flawlessly.

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