No wireless access for BCM 43162 [14e4:43ae] rev 02

Bug #1576815 reported by chobot
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Bug Description

I would like to report missing driver for Broadcom wlan identified as BCM 43162 [14e4:43ae] rev 02. Bug was reported in past here
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1432869

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: linux-image-4.4.0-21-generic 4.4.0-21.37 [modified: boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC1: chobot 1406 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: chobot 1406 F.... pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Fri Apr 29 20:11:16 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-22 (7 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160421)
MachineType: LENOVO 80N6
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=e86ca941-78f4-4c7f-89f0-845a49b61a7d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-4.4.0-21-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-4.4.0-21-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.157
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 07/21/2015
dmi.bios.vendor: Lenovo
dmi.bios.version: BDCN61WW
dmi.board.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: SDK0J40709 WIN
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLenovo:bvrBDCN61WW:bd07/21/2015:svnLENOVO:pn80N6:pvrLenovoYoga500-15IBD:rvnLENOVO:rnLenovoYoga500-15IBD:rvrSDK0J40709WIN:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrLenovoYoga500-15IBD:
dmi.product.name: 80N6
dmi.product.version: Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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chobot (xsobotkaj) wrote :
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Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote : Status changed to Confirmed

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: bios-outdated-bdcn61ww
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

chobot, nothing was found documented upstream at https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Supported_devices. You may want to email the mailing list to see if someone is actively working on enabling this card with b43.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Martin Steen (zibbr) wrote :

Hello!

I just bought a Laptop and aimed to use it with Ubuntu. What I didn't know was that it contained this WiFi-chip.

I followed the trail of e-mails between Chobot and the community, after that i ended up here.

I can see that the status is "triage" and importance is "wishlist".

So my question is: Is there some ongoing development that i can provide information too?
Or should i aim to either switch out the WiFi-chip or roll it back to Win 8.1?
(hopeing not to get the rollback answer, my frist attempt at useing Linux and Ubuntu, kind of the reason i bought the laptop. But thats my problem and not yours.)

Best regards
Martin Steen

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Benno Zuure (bzuure) wrote :

I ended up replacing the wifi/bluetooth module by an "Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160" module, which is supported both by Linux (Mint) and W10.

Costs about 30 euros

Kind regards, Benno

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chobot (xsobotkaj) wrote :

I also solved the lack of drivers for BCM 43162 [14e4:43ae] rev 02. by replacing WiFi card with Intel Dual band Wireless-AC 7260 7260NGW Bluetooth BT4.0 NGFF 867Mbps. This card works fine in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04. If you plan to change the card too, be careful - some manufacturers block hardware changes on BIOS level... More information can be found at https://www.bios-mods.com/

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Povilas Brilius (pbrilius) wrote :

@chobot (xsobotkaj) that worked in Lenovo E565 case as well, the replaced BCM943162ZP WIFI card to Intel 7260NGW Dual Band Wireless-AC was recognized by iwlwifi drivers, thanks for the advice.

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