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I have recently installed ubuntu studio 13.04 on my netbook. It is excellent, but i have some problems with my WiFi.

If I use the command lspci I can see that I have a Broadcom bcm4313 wireless card installed. If I run the command iwconfig there is no wlan0!

It seems that Ubuntu does not pick up the WiFi card or the card is blacklisted.

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marked as duplicate by karel, Florian Diesch, minerz029, BuZZ-dEE, Braiam Jan 28 '14 at 16:01

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Please do some basic troubleshooting first. And edit your question to include more specific hardware information. My WiFi adapter is not working at all. Where to start troubleshooting? –  gertvdijk Oct 15 '13 at 10:03

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In Ubuntu 13.04, I believe the default bcmwl-kernel-source will not work correctly for your Broadcom 4313. I recommend that you get a temporary wired ethernet connection and open a terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source

Or, if yours is a 32-bit system:


Confirm 32- or 64-bit:


Then do:

sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb

Reboot and give us your report.

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Check if you can install the driver going to "Software & updates" (search in the dash) and then to the "Additional drivers" tab. Otherwise, you can to manually install the Proprietary Broadcom STA Wireless driver (assuming you have wired internet connection) with: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source stop any other driver working: sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl brcmfmac brcmsmac bcma and load the driver with: sudo modprobe wl


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