BCM4360 WiFi Driver (internal) & External USB WiFi

Hallo,

i have this USB wifi stick, but i don't know how to install the Driver. I followed already this instruction, but it didn't work. Maybe it's because my stick has another chip, but i don't know witch an can not find any Information about it online.

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I.E. An inxi --full --verbosity=7 would be a good start...

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Here is the output of "inxi --full --verbosity=7":

System:
  Host: Doloris Kernel: 5.4.18-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 9.2.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.13 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7A38 v: 2.0 
  serial: <root required> 
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: B350M PRO-VDH (MS-7A38) v: 2.0 
  serial: <root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: A.60 date: 09/19/2017 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.65 GiB used: 1.31 GiB (8.4%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB bogomips: 51215 
  Speed: 2761 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2761 2: 2704 3: 2552 
  4: 2548 5: 2733 6: 2819 7: 2568 8: 2581 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1 
  bmi2 bpext clflush clflushopt clzero cmov cmp_legacy constant_tsc cpb 
  cpuid cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid f16c 
  flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate irperf lahf_lm 
  lbrv lm mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr mwaitx 
  nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter 
  pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pni 
  popcnt pse pse36 rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sep sev sha_ni skinit smap 
  smca sme smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 succor svm svm_lock 
  syscall tce topoext tsc tsc_scale v_vmsave_vmload vgif vmcb_clean vme 
  vmmcall wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF110 [GeForce GTX 560 OEM] vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: nvidia v: 340.108 bus ID: 22:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1084 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.7 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 560/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.108 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GF110 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 22:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e09 
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 24:00.3 chip ID: 1022:1457 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.18-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8168 v: 8.048.00-NAPI port: f000 
  bus ID: 1e:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp30s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 4c:cc:6a:fc:f9:c3 
  Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network 
  Adapter 
  driver: bcma-pci-bridge v: N/A port: f000 bus ID: 20:00.0 
  chip ID: 14e4:43a0 
  Device-3: Realtek 802.11ac NIC type: USB driver: usb-network bus ID: 1-7:2 
  chip ID: 0bda:b812 serial: 123456 
  IF-ID-1: enp3s0f0u1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A 
  mac: e2:61:f8:72:74:4a 
  IP v4: 192.168.42.245/24 type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: 192.168.42.255 
  IP v6: 2003:e0:370e:3740:4440:17de:785e:460b/64 
  type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  IP v6: fe80::631e:3ad4:333f:2de9/64 type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: 79.250.179.17 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.25 TiB used: 8.76 GiB (0.7%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Silicon Power model: SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD 
  size: 238.47 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: C1D3079B170900347537 
  rev: ECFM22.6 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000VX005-2EZ102 size: 931.51 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5900 rpm serial: Z9C3DNSH rev: CV11 scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Intenso model: SSD size: 111.79 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  serial: 1733012013360 rev: 1C0 scheme: GPT 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: BD-RE BH16NS55 rev: 1.02 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 16 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 224.78 GiB used: 8.76 GiB (3.9%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 label: N/A uuid: d5f3a9d4-00de-423a-a053-9794452ded32 
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 280 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 label: N/A uuid: 26D0-B5BD 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap 
  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 label: N/A uuid: e442c7f1-e203-4e71-8802-1f791487d4eb 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 931.39 GiB fs: ntfs label: Data 
  uuid: 80C0CFD5C0CFD018 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb1 size: 450.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A uuid: 629068BC90689875 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb2 size: 100.0 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A uuid: B0AE-6A2A 
  ID-4: /dev/sdb3 size: 16.0 MiB fs: <root required> label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-5: /dev/sdb4 size: 110.74 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: E876BAA176BA6FC4 
  ID-6: /dev/sdb5 size: 502.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A uuid: 3E9C71D89C718B63 
USB:
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 10 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Device-1: 1-1:7 info: Huawei BLN-L21 type: Bluetooth,CDC-Data 
  driver: rndis_host interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 12d1:108a serial: 6AGDU17909004786 
  Device-2: 1-7:2 info: Realtek 802.11ac NIC type: <vendor specific> 
  driver: N/A interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0bda:b812 
  serial: 123456 
  Device-3: 1-10:3 info: MosArt 2.4G Wireless Mouse type: Mouse 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 062a:4102 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
  Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Device-4: 3-4:2 info: Cherry Keyboard type: Keyboard,HID 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 046a:b090 
  Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 37.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 43 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 40% 
Info:
  Processes: 216 Uptime: 6m Init: systemd v: 242 Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 
  Shell: bash v: 5.0.11 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.37

You seem to have 2 WiFi Adapters (maybe you have an on-board one?) Could you post:

lsusb

with the adapter removed and with the adapter installed so we can see which is which?

Device 3 is the USB adapter, device 2 is a pci network card. I used the pci card on Windows, i have currently a dual boot system. but i had the usb dongle too and thougt chances are higher getting this running, because the wifi card worked not at default too.

Nope:

You have 3 devices:

  1. Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    That's the network card and it has:
    IF-ID-1: enp3s0f0u1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A 
    mac: e2:61:f8:72:74:4a 
    IP v4: 192.168.42.245/24
    
  2. Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    That's a wireless card (On-board?)
  3. Device-3: Realtek 802.11ac NIC type: USB driver: usb-network bus ID: 1-7:2
    That's the external one you're trying to install?

What is the output of:

lsusb && ip address

Please? And just tell me if you can't remove or disable the on-board Broadcom one; then we'll have to blacklist that if you don't want to use it.

 lsusb && ip address
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046a:b090 Cherry GmbH Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 802.11ac NIC
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 062a:4102 MosArt Semiconductor Corp. 2.4G Wireless Mouse
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 12d1:108a Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. BLN-L21
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp30s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 4c:cc:6a:fc:f9:c3 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
5: enp3s0f0u1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether e2:61:f8:72:74:4a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 192.168.42.245/24 brd 192.168.42.255 scope global dynamic noprefixroute enp3s0f0u1
       valid_lft 3404sec preferred_lft 3404sec
    inet6 2003:e0:370e:3745:731d:1e85:f49:9a9/64 scope global dynamic noprefixroute 
       valid_lft 86233sec preferred_lft 14233sec
    inet6 fe80::631e:3ad4:333f:2de9/64 scope link noprefixroute 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

Okay, thanks for the correction, i thought Device-1 would be just the LAN port.
I'm 100% procnt sure my mainboard has no WiFi, but i will try to blacklist Device-1 and Device-2 anyway. I have currently a smartphone with tethering connected, just if you see one unexpected device or it plays a role.

No! Don't blacklist both! Remove the one that can be removed and then look which is the one you want to get working! (another lsusb as per original request should do the trick!)

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If you wish to try getting your Broadcom adapter working then follow this guide I wrote:

I would also suggest you disable MAC Address randomization. Search the forum for directions.

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I'm glad that worked out for you. It's always preferable to get the internal adapter working properly rather than using a dongle on a portable device with limited USB ports.

Good work getting it going.

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I completely agree with you. Thanks for the detailed help, i'm sad i found the guide not earlier.

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