My wifi was really slow. I decided to buy a new wifi adapter (archer t8e). It has the BCM4360 chipset. I got it said it was connected using ndiswrapper, but I wasn't able to get websites loaded. The link on wikidev says it should work. What would be the steps I need to proceed to get it working?

⋊> ~ lspci -nn -d 14e4:                                                                          
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43a0] (rev 03)

According to Debian-wiki:

Add a non-free component to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free

Install linux-headers and broadcom-sta-dkms packages:

apt-get update
apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms

Unload conflicting modules:

 modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac bcma

Load the wl module:

 modprobe wl


Turn off the power management:

iwconfig wlan0 power off

To make it permanent create a new file under /etc/pm/config.d:

nano /etc/pm/config.d/power_off

With the following contents:

/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 power off

save and make it executable chmod +x /etc/pm/config.d/power_off then reboot

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  • runiwconfig wlan0 power off – GAD3R Sep 3 '16 at 21:26
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    could you also add how to make this permanent. (with modprobe.d) – Tristan Sep 4 '16 at 12:06

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