Linksys AE2500 Broadcom BCM43236 USB WiFi Adapter not working

Hi guys
can someone help me to make this wifi adapter work under manjaro please?

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inxi -Fxxxz

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Also be sure to install kernel 5.0 and the Linux headers (as there has been driver issues recently on kernels 4.19 & 4.20).

Thank you tbg for your input
this is my inxi output

  Host: kais-pc Kernel: 5.0.5-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 8.2.1 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 dm: LightDM 1.28.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Z230 Tower Workstation 
  v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1905 serial: <filter> UEFI: Hewlett-Packard 
  v: L51 v01.61 date: 07/04/2018 
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Haswell rev: 3 L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 25549 
  Speed: 3387 MHz min/max: 800/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3344 2: 3356 
  3: 3341 4: 3352 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] vendor: 
  driver: nvidia v: 418.43 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c82 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: nvidia tty: N/A 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.43 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:8c20 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fb9 
  Device-3: Creative Labs EMU20k1 [Sound Blaster X-Fi Series] 
  driver: snd_ctxfi v: kernel bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 1102:0005 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.5-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e 
  v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:153a 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Linksys AE2500 802.11abgn Wireless Adapter [Broadcom BCM43236] 
  type: USB driver: usb-network bus ID: 1-2:2 chip ID: 13b1:003a 
  serial: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 2.95 TiB used: 7.77 GiB (0.3%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB 
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 5A scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 
  size: 2.73 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT 
  ID-1: / size: 56.40 GiB used: 7.75 GiB (13.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 67.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 39 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 30% 
  Processes: 188 Uptime: 1m Memory: 15.42 GiB used: 1.06 GiB (6.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 241 Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash v: 5.0.2 
  running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32 

I'm on kernel 5.0, but i don't know anything about linux headers. can you please help me?

Ouch, don't buy Broadcom. I don't think Broadcom has ever released a driver to support your chip.


Unless it's BCM43236 rev3 and according to this rev3 chips are BCM43236B. Which I don't believe yours is from your PCI:ID.

can you please recommend a plug play wifi dongle?

Sorry that's not something I like to do as driver support changes and manufactures change the chips they use in their adapters without notice. You would be best to search the internet for the most recent reviews you can find on adapters with good Linux support.

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