The bcmwl-kernel-source package is a software package in Ubuntu that provides the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver. This driver is used to enable wireless networking on certain Broadcom wireless devices.
The package contains the binary driver, kernel module source code, and various configuration files. It is typically installed automatically when Ubuntu detects a Broadcom wireless device that requires this driver.
To install bcmwl-kernel-source manually, you can use the following command in the terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
Once installed, the driver should automatically load when you start your computer. You may need to configure your wireless network settings using Ubuntu’s Network Manager.
Make ensure the bcmwl-kernel-source package were installed using the commands given below,
$ sudo dpkg-query -l | grep bcmwl-kernel-source *
It is worth noting that the bcmwl-kernel-source package may not work with all Broadcom wireless devices, as some require different drivers. If you encounter issues with this driver or your wireless device is not detected, you may need to look into alternative drivers or hardware solutions.