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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How to enable wifi in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using a Macbook with Parallels 11.2.0

I have Ubuntu as a Virtual Machine in Parallel I am using a Macbook. I've tried to search for the drivers in the Software & Updates but it does not find the WiFi drivers. I also tried several ...
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Error on sudo modprobe w1

With reference to here I tried to resolve the technical problems of my Wifi and drivers, I ran the command sudo modprobe w1, but it gave an an error: modprobe:FATAL: Module w1 not found in directory ...
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NetworkManager can't connect to 5G [on hold]

So I was trying to optimize my own connection, when I restarted the networkmanager service. Then I suddenly couldn't connect to a specific 5G connection which is quite annoying. When I try to do it, ...
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WiFi for HP 17-y020ca under Ubuntu 16.04 always either disabled or “not ready”

I recently purchased an HP Notebook 17-y020ca and installed XUbuntu 16.04. This notebook has a Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 wireless card. This wireless card was not originally detected (but the ...
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Unable to “Enable WiFi” on an HP Aspire XUbuntu 16.04

I recently purchased an HP Notebook 17-y020ca and installed Ubuntu 16.04. Having overcome some WiFi driver issues, I am now stuck in the final step of enabling the WiFi. This notebook has a Broadcom ...
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Please help me out with wifi driver of lenovo e49

Wifi problems: Why doesn't Ubuntu have it's own Network Drivers? Today's world is mainly about wireless, so why does ubuntu have wifi problems, especially after the latest update - Xenial? Installed ...
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Wifi stopped working without apparent reason [migrated]

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa in a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Wireless connection has been working for years in this laptop in different linux distros with proprietary Broadcom driver. I formated my ...
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miss wifi hardware driver [duplicate]

After upgrading from 14.xx.xx to 16.04 I miss the wifi. Herewith is the nice report... so... anybody has a clue about what I should do now? Thank you in advance. dmesg | grep -i firmware [ 14....
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Wifi doesn't detect any networks on 16.04

I'm having troubles with wifi. I'm using a MacBook Pro 7,1 with a Broadcom 4322 wireless interface, and it theoretically works, but it's not showing any networks. rfkill says that nothing is blocked, ...
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WIFI poor signal HP 15-af165sa

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a] Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV-...
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New installation - no wifi [duplicate]

Have have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11 laptop, alongside Windows 10. My problem is I have no wifi. In the Terminal I ran the command: sudo lshw -C network My wifi adapter was ...
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Broadcom dropping signal HP stream 11 [duplicate]

Hello can anyone please help I did post before. Was asked a question. Which I replied to. But then nothing. Is it an impossible question to answer?? Thanks in advance for any help from a 'Newbie'. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 No Wifi conecting

I just bought a new laptop and dual booted an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. There was no Wifi Adapter after which I installed bcmwl-kernel-source. Now the adapter shows but doesnt connect to any wifi. Details: ...
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Unable to detect my wireless network card and also unable to access other disk drives

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a partition for dual booting it alongside windows 10.But my system cant detect the wireless network card on ubuntu even though it works perfectly on windows(my ...
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Cannot install additional Broadcom wireless drivers

I am using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I am trying to install additional drivers for my wireless card (Broadcom BCM4360), but when I click "Apply", it just resets the option. Similar to this question, except ...
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WiFi drivers not compatible(new Installation-Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

System: HP ab516TX sudo lshw -C network gives *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Broadcom Corporation ...
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How to enable wl option of broadcom-sta-dkms?

Package https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=broadcom-sta-dkms and its option wl are proposed as the fix for Macbook Air 2013-mid (6.2) here, also in Ubuntu, since they work in the upstream. I ...
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Keep loosing wifi connection on my Ubuntu Laptop

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and I have had a problem with the internet connection recently. The problem is that the wifi connection is being lost at a random interval. There is nothing wrong ...
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Driver needed for wireless adapter WNA3100

As many questions before me, I am trying to get Netgear's WNA3100 to work on my Ubuntu machine. I googled, I searched the forum, turns out the link everyone points to to get the actual driver is dead....
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Ubuntu 14.04 connect wifi only with reboot after “sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source”

The system can detect the wifi well, but it fails to connect it even with full signal bars. To connect Wi-Fi, every time I have to run: sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source sudo reboot Then it ...
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sony vaio no wifi in last version of ubuntu

How can I get my Wi-Fi working on 16.04? My system's details are: Sony vaio model SVF14N13CXB wifi card Broad-com Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
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Wifi Only Works After Suspending MacBook Pro (7,1) with 16.04

This is apparently an issue, but has yet to get any concrete solutions to resolve it. I was hoping someone is able to help debug this. The WiFi will work just fine after awaking from suspend, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Doesn't Detect Internet on Dual Boot

This question has been asked before but I've tried all the other solutions and have not been having any success. I'm following this thread: Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3 So ...
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just installed ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude d620 and no wired or wireless connection

just installed ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude d620 and no wired or wireless connection. Hardware: Dell Wireless 1490 Duel Band WLAN Mini-Card. Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312]. Kernel driver:wl....
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Ubuntu 16.04 - only connecting to ethernet, no wifi option

The issue I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a windows machine. Everything seems to be working fine, except for the fact that wifi doesn't seem to be an option for connections I still have ...
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Broadcom driver bcm43412 not showing

I deleted windows and installed Ubuntu. It worked perfectly well. For foolish reasons,I deleted Ubuntu and installed it again. But after that WiFi didn't connect and Ethernet cable did't connect. When ...
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How to Enable Wifi N-only in Ubuntu 14.04 on Broadcom BCM4360?

I want to get Wifi N-only work with my Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013-mid which has BCM4360 802.11ac so it should work well with Wifi N-only also in Ubuntu 14.04. In Ubuntu In Software and Updates ...
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HP Pavilion 15 p163nr Broadcom Bluetooth not working Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

WiFi on my laptop works well, but Bluetooth totally doesn't work. Trick with BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd file doesn't help also. $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:216c Broadcom Corp. BCM43142A0 ...
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No Wifi Lubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Please do not link other posts, because I have looked through them. I have been doing this for hours. So I need specific instruction. I have followed over 20 different instructions that HAVE NOT ...
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No Wireless with broadcom BCM4350 Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on an Dell XPS 13 9350 (skylake) Since the old kernel doesn't support the broadcom wireless card I updated to ubuntu 16.04, coming from 15.10. The 4.4 kernel should support ...
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BCM43602 - bluetooth not working - sees device MAC but won't pair

This is a new XPS 15 9550 with the BCM43602 (14e4:43ba), and I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I try to use the standard bluetooth manager, it searches and finds a device with a MAC (but doesn't ...
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Broadcom 432b on MacBook Pro (7,1) works on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a caveat

After installing a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro I've noticed that the bcmwl-kernel-source drivers for my wireless adapter work, but they will only do so after I startup, then suspend (or ...
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Which Broadcom driver to use for BCM43142 adapter in Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial xerus) LTS? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Xenial from Trusty, and am having trouble with my broadcom wireless adapter. I am currently using the bcmwl-kernel-source driver. The wifi works but keeps getting ...
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Wireless Problems Macbook Pro

I have been having lots of trouble getting the wireless in my macbook to work. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with GNOME installed. My macbook is mid 2011 13". It just wont detect any networks, and i ...
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Wifi signal strength jumping to full, speed to near 0

Frequently when using Ubuntu on my computer (a MacBook Pro 9,1), I will see the Wi-Fi signal strength indicator suddenly jump to full strength (it's usually less than that from where I work). At the ...
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Computer doesn't wake up from suspend AFTER installing bcmwl

I've recently updated from 14.04 to 16.04. I've got a Dell e7450, with a broadcom BCM4352 (pcid: 14e4:43b1) chip, and like always, there are problems communicating with this chip. On 14.04 what I did ...
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Ubuntu wireless connection help

Yesterday i upgraded from ubuntu 15.04 (Or something close to that) to ubuntu 16.10. Before i upgraded/updated, my wireless/wifi was working flawlessly, and i never had a problem with it. After the ...
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Why doesn't my new TP-Link Archer T8E WIFI adapter install?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 and want to replace my existing Real Tek with the subject wifi adapter. Everything I can find in the forums start with identifying the chip. I believe I have found that it is the ...
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can wifix fix address the problem of not working hardware drivers?

I checked the wifix page on launchpad and it states that it provides a software to update and install hardware drivers automatically for wifi networking.But the latest release is almost six years old. ...
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E: Unable to locate package bcmwl-kernelsource [duplicate]

After installing 14.04 LTS on a HP Probook 6560b my wifi does not work, on the web I found this Ask Ubuntu question and proceeded as follows : lspci -vnn | grep Network 00:19.0 Ethernet controller ...
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Possible bug with new version of ubuntu finding my wifi radio

I think my Ubuntu automatically upgraded (the top line on grub's alternative grub boot page shows "Ubuntu, with linux 3.19.0-59-generic" and the next normal line shows "...-58-generic") and my wifi ...
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Lenovo Yoga3 Pro wifi driver does not work

I checked Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro https://github.com/longsleep/yoga3pro-linux/blob/master/Yoga%203%20Linux%20HOWTO.md and Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers (most exhaustive list still no ...
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WiFi dropping at random times (BCM43142)

I am experiencing unstable WiFi connections, it is driving me crazy. It happens randomly, it is driving me crazy. I have tried different drivers, but it did not help. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, ...
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WiFi driver from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 16.4

I've got the WiFi driver for Windows 7, how do I install the .exe file for Ubuntu 16.4 ? I've used ndiswrapper but the page seems out of date. Any suggestions?
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WiFi not working after aptitude update

I was trying to solve requires installation from untrusted packages. So I tried sudo aptitude upgrade After that, wifi stopped working. I checked additional drivers and wifi driver was already ...
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Bluetooth broadcom 43142 unstable connection and other bugs during work

I could successfully install drivers for this module thanks to this answer, but there are some issues. I need bluetooth for my keyboard, which works just fine under Windows. But with linux ...
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No wifi on Acer Aspire E15 E5-511 with 16.04 [duplicate]

First time posting here (since I'm usually able to search through previous answers and find what I'm looking for) but I can't seem to find any relevant this time... I've just updated an Acer Aspire ...
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My Wifi has suddenly stopped working!! Ubuntu 16.04

I have Unubtu 16.04, 64bit installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525. I have to install "firmware-b43-installer" to get my WiFi working on Ubuntu. So after updating my computer, I did it and it was working ...
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how can I make airmon-ng work with broadcom 14e4:43a0 bcm4360 chip

I have been having a problem getting my wireless chip to work with Airmon-ng. running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as a dual boot with macbook air. these are a few outputs; ifconfig: lo Link encap:Local ...
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Broadcom Wireless Drivers unclaimed after installing update 16.04

I recently updated my Lenovo Y50 computer to 16.04. Since the update, I have been unable to see or connect to any wireless networks. The output of running sudo lshw -C network is: *-network ...