Desktop wireless broadcom card no connection found

I just installed Garuda today, and it seemed to be working fine, until I ran a system update, which after a restart broke my wireless. I have spent the last few hours going over several posts and their solutions for similar problems, however nothing seems to work. I have also seen a common solution is to disable random mac addresses, however that didnt do anything. Here is my lspci -k:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD9x0/RX980 Host Bridge (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD9x0/RX980 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GFX port 0)
        DeviceName:  Onboard IGD
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 0)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 2)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 3)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 5)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A99X EVO (R1.0) SB950
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller
        Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
        Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 86f1
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci
00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 3
        Kernel driver in use: k10temp
        Kernel modules: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 4
        Kernel driver in use: fam15h_power
        Kernel modules: fam15h_power
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 5
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 6253
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
        Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 6253
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
02:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1143 USB 3.1 Host Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 86f2
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: xhci_pci
03:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042A USB 3.0 Host Controller
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 85bf
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: xhci_pci
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation I211 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 85f0
        Kernel driver in use: igb
        Kernel modules: igb
05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 85df
        Kernel modules: bcma

My i3wm work

Which Garuda you use? :smiley: :wink:

and
:slight_smile:

Read wiki

the inxi part, please

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Use the snapshot tool and roll back to a working state.

It's likely you picked up an update to kernel 5.10 and that broke the Broadcom wifi driver.

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@jonathon is likely correct, a kernel update is most likely the culprit.

I would install linux-lts and linux-lts-headers then reboot. From the advanced Grub boot menu select the LTS kernel to boot into.

Hopefully your wifi will work on the LTS kernel.

If not post your specs:

inxi -Fxxxza

I assume you are using the broadcom-wl-dkms driver. Try uninstalling it then reboot. Once restarted check if your wifi is working using the kernel modules. No luck, then install the wl driver again. Reboot.

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I am currently using KDE, I am a bit basic but I may use i3 in the future, I know I am for sure using it for my gentoo install soon

Here is the output of inxi -Fxxxza

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.1-103-tkg-bmq x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: intel_pstate=passive 
  BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-tkg-bmq 
  root=UUID=4deb08d9-920d-429d-bcb1-5fb0af73cbbd rw [email protected] 
  quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
  systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 
  dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: 970 PRO GAMING/AURA v: Rev 1.xx 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0701 date: 05/16/2016 
CPU:
  Info: 6-Core model: AMD FX-6300 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Bulldozer 
  family: 15 (21) model-id: 2 stepping: N/A microcode: 6000852 
  L2 cache: 2 MiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 42183 
  Speed: 2666 MHz min/max: 1400/3500 MHz boost: disabled 
  Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2666 2: 1572 3: 3251 4: 2724 5: 1853 6: 2819 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] vendor: eVga.com. 
  driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm 
  bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c82 
  Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: nvidia 
  resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 
  v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.45.01 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD SBx00 Azalia vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 chip ID: 1002:4383 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com. 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fb9 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.1-103-tkg-bmq 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb 
  v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 8086:1539 
  IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A modules: bcma port: d000 bus ID: 05:00.0 
  chip ID: 14e4:43a0 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.73 TiB used: 14.79 GiB (0.5%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0 size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 983.92 GiB size: 983.92 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 14.75 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 99 MiB size: 95 MiB (95.96%) 
  used: 38.7 MiB (40.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
  ID-3: /home raw size: 983.92 GiB size: 983.92 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 14.75 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 
  ID-4: /var/log raw size: 983.92 GiB size: 983.92 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 14.75 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw size: 983.92 GiB size: 983.92 GiB (100.00%) 
  used: 14.75 GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache pressure: 75 (default 100) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 2.59 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0 
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 2.59 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1 
  ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 2.59 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2 
  ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 2.59 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3 
  ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 2.59 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram4 
  ID-6: swap-6 type: zram size: 2.59 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram5 
  ID-7: swap-7 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  priority: 1024 dev: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 17.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 31 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 30% 
Info:
  Processes: 237 Uptime: 10h 43m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.53 GiB 
  used: 3.14 GiB (20.2%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
  Packages: pacman: 1073 lib: 272 Shell: fish v: 3.1.2 running in: konsole 
  inxi: 3.2.01 

I already have reinstalled thebroadcom-wl-dkms driver, and I have decided it is probably time to upgrade my card anyway (it is many years old) so I am getting an intel one in off amazon tomorrow. I would still like to fix this issue, however, because it will ensure I have a working card if the intel one has issues or doesn't work, also, I was refraining from downgrading my kernel to a lts, mainly because I like to be "bleeding edge" of whatever distro I am on, but I will try that if all else fails. Thank you guys for the really quick support! I fell asleep for a bit so I am a bit late to reply.

Then you could try the linux or linux-mainline kernels (and headers).

@tbg ah, I think I will do that then. I just need to boot into the garuda snapshots tool, right? I am a bit of a newbie to some of this stuff

sudo pacman -S linux linux-headers

sudo pacman -S linux-mainline linux-mainline-headers

Reboot.

Swap kernels at grub advanced boot menu.

Ah, okay thank you so much! I will post if this works or not!

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The mainline kernel did not change the issue at all, with there being no connections found

Try the others then.

currently working on that, I might give up until tomorrow when my new card comes in

This seems to have fixed my problem with wireless on the Apple Macbook Pro 11.4 I run. Nothing else I tried had worked. Thanks for the post.

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