Comment 10 for bug 1387221

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Gerry Boland (gerboland) wrote :

For the record, I've a MacBook Pro 8,1 using broadcom 4331 chip. I find the bcmwl 6.30 driver consistently unreliable, packets just stop sending randomly and only solution is module unload & reload. I've had much more success (not perfect tho, but 99% reliable) with the older 6.20 driver.

I spent a little time forward porting 6.20 to vivid kernel (3.19). If you're curious, you can give it a go here:

I am back to my 99% reliable wifi as a result. If it helps you, do let me know!

P.S. the package version is older than the vivid supplied one, so you'll need to pin (apt-mark hold) it to prevent it being upgraded.