Broadcom wireless cards have proven to be a consistent thorn for many Linux user. There are however in Ubuntu several choices and most users usually find that their needs are met either by installing Broadcom's own drivers or ones created using open source software.

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Wireless not working after clean install on of ubuntu 14.04 on Dell 1501

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time and it looks great. I got the wired Internet to work using instructions from other threads but I can't get the wireless to work. Please see output from ...
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How to enable the Broadcom wireless module in Dell new XPS 13 with kernel newer than 3.14?

It is Broadcom BCM4352. The id is 14e4:43b1. I could not get it work with opensource driver described in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx. And Broadcom driver cannot be ...
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Disconnection issues

As I'm using WiFi, the computer I use, sometimes disconnects, as my router switches off periodically. But when its back on, Ubuntu won't connect to it, and will ask me the Router WPA key. Is there ...
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How can I switch between “wl” and “b43” wifi modules without rebooting?

If I restart my computer with the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist b43 blacklist ssb blacklist wl Then I can either modprobe wl (broadcom STA, works well) or modprobe b43 ...
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Ubuntu - Method to install drivers

How do I install ethernet driver on Ubuntu? Isn there a program which installs the drivers?The .exe files dont work.There are linux editions but i do not know how to install them.
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I just fixed my wifi problem in a horrifying way, did I mess something up?

Came home from my apartment to my parents house for the first time since re-imaging my computer. Ran 14.04 before on this computer, just a clean install. Worked before, didn't now. I knew the wifi ...
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Compaq 6510b can't connect to wireless network on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have been trying to connect to my wireless network for weeks, tried a bunch of new and legacy open source and Broadcom STA-proprietary drivers for BCM4311 (103c:1371, wl) without the option to ...
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Network card wifi not working

My wifi is not working and I have a Compaq Presario C500 and my network card is a Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast Ethernet and Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN. UPDATE: lspci -nnk | grep 14e4 says 06:00.0 ...
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Broadcom 4352 14e4:43b1 rev03 wifi + Bluetooth

Referring to this discussion Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers and this discussion Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) driver for Broadcom Corp BCM 4352 Wireless Network Adapter It is possible to have both Wi-Fi ...
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Why wireless driver doesn't work

There's a problem with wireless that the ifconfig doesn't show any wlan interface. I made sure that the interface is up by using : ifconfig wlan0 up and the result was something like : wlan0: ...
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Problems while creating wifi hotspot for Smartphones

Actually i wanted to enable a feature by which i want to make a wifi hotspot for my smart phones from my LAN connection of my laptop. So i tried to setup a it using ap-hotspot. But when i attempted to ...
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Suspicious SSL certificate

I have a Lenovo E330 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. Sometimes the certificate in this picture: Prompts me when I start up the computer, and I find it looks quite suspicious. Can anybody tell me why ...
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I can't install b43-fwcutter

I have to install b43-fwcutter to my Ubuntu 14.04 for wireless. When I do sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter it says: media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS _Trusty Tahr_ ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware

I tried to use wifi in my notebook but a message appeared "Wireless is disabled by hardware" I have tried change physical switch, but didn't fix it. And use fn too, but nothing fixed this problem ...
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Connected to network, but browser will not load pages…most of the time FIXED

I found a work around. I had an old router laying around from before I had comcast. So I plugged it in to my comcast modem/router, and my desktop likes that network well enough. Not the coolest ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi not working Lenovo G560

I have a Lenovo G560. Wifi will not connect. I've tried other threads but nothing works please help using Ubuntu 14.04. I will provide any output needed to help solve the problem. lspci -nnk | grep ...
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Upgrading to 3.18 kernel causes wireless not to work

So I got the 3.18 kernel working on my system (I can boot into Unity now: hooray!). Unfortunately, this seems to have broken my wifi. Wired ethernet is still working, but Network Manager isnt ...
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Trouble With USB Wireless NIC BCM5754

I've done some research. It seems that many people struggled with Broadcom USB NIC's several years ago, but now I don't see a lot of topics asking for help. It's definitely not a "plug and play" ...
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LG 11T540 Network device

I'm planning to use Linux in my LG slidepad. I got to make it to boot through a flash usb. It has no ethernet device so I will have to solve this problem through download, copy, paste The computer ...
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Broadcom bcm4323 with ubuntu 12.04 having ndiswrapper problem

I can't seem to get this wireless usb to work. I have connected with a huge cable to my brothers-in-law internet upstairs, but I can't find it working. I have no idea what I need to do with the ...
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Broadcom wireless driver doesn't work in ubuntu 14.04. My pci id is [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 the wifi has stopped working. The pci id is : [14e4:4727] (rev 01). Any solutions?
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Wireless problem BCM4313 Ubuntu 14.04

Dear Ubuntu community, Most of the times you've helped me a lot, when things got difficult. However, I'm facing problems now with my wireless and I don't know how to solve them. I have too little ...
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connecting to a wireless network BCM 4318 Rev 2

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 to replace Windows XP on our family laptop. I have accomplished a sound OS with one exception. The laptop will not detect a wireless network. before ...
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problem re-installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 on DELL inspiron 5454

I've just bought a second hand DELL. I always use Ubuntu, and DELL is usually very simple and straightforward, I usually never have any problems. However this DELL is having problem after problem. ...
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Can't connect to encrypted network with late 2012 macbook pro

I recently dual booted my late 2012 macbook pro with Ubuntu 14.10 and initially upon installation my macbook couldn't detect any networks. I did some googling and found this previously asked question ...
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Ubuntu on Alienware disconnects from network after a few minutes

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Alienware 14. The problem I'm facing is that when I connect to my wireless router (DLink DSL-2750B) the connection works only for a few minutes before ...
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Wifi still doesn't work with BCM43142 in ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus K555LN with a Broadcom BCM43142. Ubuntu sees the network controller and I can connect with the WiFi network but the range is very very bad (when I'm standing next to the router I have ...
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Ubuntu does not detect wifi/bt combo card BCM4330 (AP6383)

I am working with a Zotac pi320. In Windows 8.1, the buit-in (sdio) wifi card is detected and shown in detailed device settings as a broadcom 4330. Secondary research confirms this, with a teardown ...
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no internet at all

Hi after installing the version 14.04 lts I have no internet access (wifi and wire) even though spending loads of time browsing and following all the steps in order to sort this out. My wireless is a ...
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Bluetooth didn't work for my Acer E11 (ES1-111-C0A7)

I bought a Acer E11 (ES1-111-C0A7) and upgraded it from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.10. When I use Win8.1, Bluetooth is working correctly but in Ubuntu it doesn't. I guess the BT chip is BCM43412, but ...
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installing Lubunto/linux on laptop wireless not working— broadcom 802.11n?

I am using an acer v5-471 laptop with 8gb ram, windows is laggy and I want to switch to linux, I took a particular interest in kali and downloaded it on a usb and booted it, it worked fine but the ...
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No wifi networks detected

I just got an older macbook air from a friend and it was running a bit slow so I decided to use Ubuntu! I have used Ubuntu in the past but I'm sort of a newbie so please bear with me. When I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS wireless not working

So I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Dell studio 1555 and my wifi was working before but after a recent update and upgrade, it stopped working. Here are the contents of my wireless-info.txt file ...
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Wireless card Broadcom 43142

On my new Asus A450J, I have a wireless network card Broadcom 43142 (14e4:4365). This WiFi card works well under the pre-installed Win 8.1. In a brand new installation of an Ubuntu, my wifi card ...
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FCOE Interface Connectivity Issue

We are trying to initialize FCOE interface for EMC SAN (vnx7600) Connectivity using open FCOE utilis on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with Broadcom (brcm 10gbe 4p 57840s-kbndc) network card. But we are able to ...
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I can't install Broadcom driver on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After installing Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Lenovo V580c, I can't install Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter driver. After "Applying changes..." nothing happens. lspci -nn | grep 0280 03:00.0 Network ...
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How can I get my broadcom wifi card to work?

I have a BCM43142: 01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:0611] Flags: bus master, fast devsel, ...
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BCM43142 drops down, slow and ask pass

after almost two days of goggling my wifi problem. There is no answer, so i came here for some help. So my laptop is a dell 14z with BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is that the wifi is really ...
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Wireless Not Working Zorin os and ubuntu [duplicate]

I have dual booted Zorin OS 9 ultimate and Ubuntu 14. Both of them say do the same thing. when i click to turn the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernal-source ...
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BCM4311 on 14.10 utopic works manually but NetworkManager says “Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch”

(update3 some of my very first original post was lost so I re-created my question , here it is:) I finally got the 14e4:4312 (on lenovo x300) working after several days from the terminal, becuase ...
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How to install wireless driver for dell inspiron 5520 manually on ubuntu 14.04?

I am new to ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in dell inspiron 5520 with broadcom wifi. Initially internet is working properly. But after some hours it is not working and disconnecting continuously. ...
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Problems with aircrack-ng

i`m trying to crack an wifi , but when i type sudo airmon-ng start wlan0 it shows this: Found 4 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a ...
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Wifi Problem, Wifi Connected but no internet connection. 14.04

I am currently experiencing a problem with my Wifi after installing Ubuntu 14.04, I can see networks and connect to them but when I try to browse the web it just continuously tries to connect to the ...
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Apple macbook air model 1.1 - Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit - wifi Broadcom BCM4321 doesnt work

I was searching on the internet but I didnt find any answer. I have mabook air with wifi card BCM4321. 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 drivers installation help

My laptop hp pavilion dv9315ca. After installing ubuntu 14.04, It freezes on my first login, however I come across some articles installed nvidia-current by pressing ctrl+alt+f1 on login screen and ...
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Installing firmware-b43-installer in terminal, get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message. Please help $sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer [sudo] password for sophon: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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After installing Ubuntu the Broadcom network adapter is not functioning. How can I fix this?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an old Acer Aspire 3680 last night. Previous to the install everything worked fine. I was able to connect to Wifi. Since the install I have not been able to. All I ...
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wlan connectivity problem Xubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

So, another wlan problem question. I'm able to connect to some networks, others not. I'm unable to figure out what the difference is. My laptop's wifi chip is a broadcom bcm 43227, i've tried both the ...
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Some Wi-Fi connections are very slow, but internet is good

I use dual-boot between Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything runs smooth except one problem: The Wi-Fi doesn't always work well. I can connect with different Wi-Fi networks, but some networks are ...
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Wifi problem on Ubuntu 14.04

I have problem with drivers on my laptop. My wifi adapter is Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and my kernel is : 3.13.0-40-generic I was trying three ...