Wifi in Ubuntu 13.04

After installing the new Raring Ringtal Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, I faced a new problem. My wifi was not working. When I checked in the Settings of Software Updater, it said that the drivers for the Broadcom device were to selected so that the system can use it.

But on selecting, they system could not use them.

So here's a solution for it :

Remove Wifi drivers if installed/unusable :

Remove any wifi drivers if installed or unusable by the command :  

sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

Reinstall the drivers :

Use the command given below to reinstall the drivers :

sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernal-source

This trick worked for me. Should work on all Dell Inspiron series laptops.   


  1. I can't understand:

    E: Could not find package bcmwl-kernal-source


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