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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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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Ubuntu14.04/Mint17.1 Wirless issues, Randomly Disconnects [closed]

I am currently experiencing a problem with both(32bit) Ubuntu 14.04 & Mint 17.1 wifi. After a fresh install I am able to view and connect to networks but receive no Internet when trying to browse ...
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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

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 ...
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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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WLAN Sensitivity setting is not supported

I need to set and get sensitivity value for WLAN device of my Lenovo machine. I tried to set other settings such as operation mode, txpower and frequency and it works fine. Machine Manufacturer: ...
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Unable to connect to mixed b/g/n wifi network on Ubuntu

I cannot connect to mixed b/g/n wifi Network. I am using wl drivers. Connection to other wifi networks is working well, but to this network I cannot connect from Ubuntu (from my android phone ...
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Can't create a wifi hotspot

I'm having problems creating a wireless hotspot using ubuntu. I am able to start a hotspot using windows on the same machine using mHotspot(a third party software). Network Controller : BroadCom ...
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Wireless not working on startup

im running ubuntu 14.04 on a MacBook Air from early 2008. It has a Broadcom 4321 wireless card, and I'm using the b43 wireless driver. Here is what I have to do to get wireless to work after it boots: ...
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14.04 on MBP 5,5 Sporadic Wireless Disconnects from Eduroam

As it says in the title, I have 14.04 installed on a 2009 5,5 MBP and the wireless sporadically disconnects from one specific wifi network; Eduroam. The disconnects are not after a set period of time ...
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wireless adaptor not discovered

I have a Aspire netbook running Windows and I installed Ubuntu 14.10. The installation was done from an ISO on a USB hard drive. The installation went smoothly but it did not discover my wireless ...
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Setting up wifi / Installing b43 driver

I'm on a 2009 macbook pro dual boot. When booting linux, I get a message saying I don't have the wireless driver I need. I tried following the instructions from the website shown, but after I execute ...
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Trying to activate Netgear WNDA3100 N600 WiFi Dual Band Adapter

I am very new to Ubuntu and am having trouble setting up my new wireless adapter. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I've added some more info about the adapter. th0 no wireless extensions. lo no ...
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Instability with Broadcom 5270 NIC on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 server running on a DEll T620 server, with a Broadcom gigabit 5270 NIC. Upon update (I was running Ubuntu 13.10) the server dropped off the network. Rebooting restores the ...
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Macbook air 2014 13" wireless driver

just installed ubuntu on a macbook air, but cant seem to find bcmwl that actually finishes the installation. I can't connect via ethernet so that's not an option. can someone give me a source or ...
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Bluetooth Not Working on 14.10 with BCM43142

thanks for the help. Anyways, as the title says I have the Broadcom43142 chip for Wifi & Bluetooth. It is a dual-chip, it contains both WiFi and Bluetooth. *Groans Here is the output from dmesg ...
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Cannot connect to some wireless networks

My wireless network works fine at home, but on some other networks it takes a lot of time to connect. If it does connect on these then I cannot get any DNS replies. I suspect the wireless module. The ...
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broadcom wireless driver

i have a broadcom bcm43228 82.11a/b/g/n driver in my laptop. I was able to connect to the Internet just fine up until yesterday. Now when I look at the additional drivers tab in the setting I see the ...
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Wireless on hp pavilion dv8000 is not working for ubunto 14 lts

I have a hp pavilion dv8000 and just recently dual-booted the computer to run windows 7 and Ubuntu. I am having issues with the wireless adapter and when going on to software and updates it says that ...
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XUbuntu 12.04LTS host can not access Internet while VBox VM Windows 7 can

I have been using XUbuntu 12.04LTS for more than a year. This is the first time I faced this problem. This XUbuntu 12.04 was installed on a Dell laptop 3 months ago with Windows 7 Professional ...
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How to get the certified BCM4352 working on Ubuntu 14.10?

Before I ordered my new DELL Precision M4800 I have checked all the hardware for compatibility. The included Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter was listed as "certified" here: ...
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Installing restricted drivers application

I'm having trouble with my internet dard (which is a Broadcom). I have been told to install the restricted drivers application and then look for a proprietary driver. So:-- can anyone tell me where ...
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Help! WiFi problems with Ubuntu. (Full logs)

Okay, here's the situation. I have a Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 05) WiFi card, and It really doesn't like my new router; It won't connect, the Wireless manager shows connection ...
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How can I get my 5G wifi to work?

I just got a fancy new 5G-enabled dual-band wireless router. My lspci says I have a: 01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) So the 802.11n should be able to ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on Dell D600 Wlan Firmware

Since the first quarter of 2014 I had Ubuntu 12.04 running on a Dell D600 including wireless lan. The Broadcom was installed using: sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer After ...
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ndiswrapper driver problem

I'm trying to solve my wifi problem by installing the driver, for that i think i should install the windows driver using ndiswrapper, the problem is when i want to install the driver using this ...
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Wireless Hotspot [duplicate]

I have Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n card and i am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I wish to use a dongle or wired connection and further make a hotspot connection. In my 'iw list' command i ...
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WiFi networks appears be far away in spite of the router being close by

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a little inconvenience. The WiFi networks appears as if it is very far, when, in reality, the router is near the laptop. In case of Windows (on the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade wired ethernet slow

I have upgraded to 14.04 and am experiencing slow wired ethernet connection. Windows 7 pc wireless connection receives 8Mbs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 1-2Mbs Only started after upgrade. Ethernet details: ...
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Broadcom driver not working after HDD install

Complete Newby here.....I download and copied the latest version to a USB stick. When it booted I went to sytems/software and it automatically found my broadcom network card and I could install the ...
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Make Lubuntu wireless driver solution persistent

I installed Lubuntu in a USB 3.0 16GB Flash Drive, and it worked fine. The only problem that I had was with my Broadcom 802.11n Wireless Driver, it was not being recognized and I solved using the ...
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Wifi drivers, cannot view the right wifi drivers i can only see nvidia so i cannot go wirelessly

I am trying to go wireless but I cannot see the broadcom drivers in additional drivers. my Ubuntu version is 12.04 lts so I cannot connect without a Ethernet cable and when i typelshw it popped up: ...
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My wireless/WiFi connection does not work

my wireless isn't working since 14.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad N581. I can see the Network, but cannot connect to it. I can only connect to the network, when I switch the mode from 802.11bgn to ...
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WiFi messed up on Lenovo e530 with bcom4313

I was having issues connecting to my campus wifi upon switching to Ubuntu from Windows 8.1 (dual booted). I realized it must be a driver issue since on Windows I connect instantly and hardly ever ...
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Netgear Ac329U usb modem not detected in ubuntu 12.04

I have a Netgear Ac329U USB modem which works fine with windows. When i plug to linux the dongle is not detected and unable to resolved the issue from the solutions available. I'm using ubuntu 12.04. ...