Comment 0 for bug 1490713

Adam Smith (adamsmith) wrote :

Software-properties-gtk offers wl as the driver for all Broadcom wifi cards, regardless of whether they are supported or not. This is due to the modaliases field used by the bcmwl-kernel-source package.

Although in reality I know very little about such things, I'll attach a proposed debian/bcmwl-kernel-source.modaliases file based on the info here: http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README_6.30.223.248.txt

Users are going though needless painful procedures to get the correct working driver.