Manually select your Broadcom wifi driver




  • Phil Reilly

    I've been removing wl from the blacklist in modprobe.d with great success on a macbook 4,1 with a broadcom airport extereme. If I don't do this this device will not run in N mode but defaults back to G.

    Since I'm running this on a 3.0 USB install image I'll try it out when the new v66 image is released. (still need dev images for devices running on live USB's too)

  • Phil Reilly

    This is what I get when I remove wl from blacklist on Xfinity


  • Phil Reilly

    This method works in v64. wl needed for macbook 4,1 with airport extreme.

  • Dave Cranwell

    Can confirm this worked a charm with my Macbook 4,1, by uncommenting "wl"

  • Tony Baloney

    I can't seem to find the post to make this persistent after Ota updates. Can you point me in the right direction?

  • Tony Baloney

    If you make this change and want to keep it, you'll need to repeat these steps after each update.

    There was a technique posted here that seems to be gone???

  • Tony Baloney

    Found it..... add:

    sed -i 's/#ENV{BCM_DRIVER}="wl"/ENV{BCM_DRIVER}="wl"/' /etc/udev/rules.d/40-broadcom-override.rules




    Keep in mind rc.local only executes if you have verity disabled.


  • Dave Cranwell

    > Keep in mind rc.local only executes if you have verity disabled.

    But the instructions in the first post require you to disable verity each time, which suggests verity is re-enabled every new installation. That would require the first 6 steps of the instruction even with this `rc.local` tweak. Or have I got that wrong?

  • Tony Baloney
    sudo disable_verity

    Once, it's a one & done.

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