Using the default wl driver results in connection dropouts. I recently upgraded to a 4.14 on KDE, but before (on an older kernel) I used Budgie and was able to install the b43 driver to gain normal WiFi access. Perhaps it is because of the new kernel or the different desktop environment and preinstalled software.
I have tried blacklisting wl after installing, but I can't get b43 to work on startup. If I run
sudo modprobe b43, the wireless interface works, but
lspci -k still returns that bcma-pci bridge is in use, as opposed to b43.
Is there a way to run
sudo modprobe b43 on start up, or is it not installed completely despite saying that it is in pamac?
lspci -k results in:
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n Subsystem: Broadcom Limited BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge Kernel modules: bcma, wl
iw dev returns:
phy#0 Interface wlp3s0b1 ifindex 3 wdev 0x1 addr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx type managed channel 149 (5745 MHz), width: 2