Just installed Juno on a 2013 MacBook Air.

It's got a Broadcom 4360 wireless chip, which works great on the Live CD/USB, but the driver isn't there after install.

Is there a simple way to get wireless working on this device without having internet access?

3 Answers 3


connect via ethernet and run update, the driver is included in it:

bcmwl-kernel-source Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source Version:


When you boot from the install media, wifi works. So you could also reboot on the install media (cdrom, usb-key, or usb-hdd..) chroot into your installed system and then sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source. After that you can reboot, unplug install media, bcmwl-kernel-source will still be installed on your system, wifi will work normally.

To chroot, boot from the install media, open a terminal, mount your installed system on /media/target

$ sudo mkdir /media/target && sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/target
$ sudo mount ‐‐bind /dev /media/target/dev
$ sudo mount ‐‐bind /proc /media/target/proc
$ sudo mount ‐‐bind /sys /media/target/sys
$ sudo chroot /media/target
$ sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source

You need to install bcmwl-kernel-source package somehow. Possible solutions are..

  1. If you have smartphone, share its connection via Bluetooth or USB, and install bcmwl-kernel-source package from AppCenter or sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source.

  2. Temporarily copy cdrom line on /etc/apt/sources.list in Live environment to your installed environment and sudo apt update && sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source

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