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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12.04LTS Wicd wifi Broadcom B43xx hangs at 'Validating authentication'

What should I look for in the terminal window in order to diagnose this? 12.04LTS Wicd connecting to wifi Broadcom B4301 hangs at 'Validating authentication' Earlier posts pointed to an issue with ...
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Why is Wi-Fi from BSNL not working with Ubuntu 14.04?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) on my system. BSNL Wi-Fi is not working; I mean Wi-Fi is detected, but I can not connect to it. When I use other Wi-Fi networks with the same ...
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Wifi not resuming after suspend

Wifi worked fine on my dell inspiron e1505 with broadcom 4311 wifi. Since upgrading to 14.04, wifi does not work after resuming from (close-the-lid) suspend. If I then manually put it in suspend ...
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Wifi not working - Broadcom b4312

And i have tried almost all the solutions to get my wifi work . I have compaq laptop with broadcom b4312 wifi adapter. I have tried installing bcmwl-kernel-source and then b43 drivers. The result for ...
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Wifi drivers not working on Ubuntu 14.04

it shows the wifi connections but doesn't connect. It asks for authentication every few seconds. The wifi card is BCM43142 802.11b/g/n. It's written below "this device is not working". shows no ...
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Install stalls at “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)” on an old Pentium M system

Install stalls at "Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386). I tried 3 times fails at place. I am loading Ubuntu on an old WinXP Pro system. The system is a Dell Inspiron 2200. It has a Pentium M ...
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Bluetooth disabled and not showing up in LSPCI - ASUS G750JM

The modem installed properly on 14.04, it worked on installation of ubuntu. It's a Broadcom modem, and it's tied into the Broadcom bluetooth card. But the bluetooth does not function on 14.04. ...
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No wireless after ugrade from 11.10 to 12.04

Finally upgraded to 12.04 LTS on a Dell 630 Latitude and the wireless stopped working after reboot. Have tried to install STA, b43 even NDISwrapper in various ways due to crappy slow internet and ...
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BCM4352 offical dell driver installation problem

I've downloaded dell ubuntu 12.04 drivers and un-tar the package. Then enter the approprite folder to install as specified in first and one answer this question. First i've installed it with double ...
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Turning on Monitor Mode on Ubuntu 14.04 using BCM43142

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Vostro 3446 and I'm unable to turn on the monitor mode on my WLAN. Did an lspci which returned the following Broadcom driver in use: Network controller: Broadcom ...
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Internet Connection failures

I have an HP Mini 1035NR that I just installed Unbuntu 14.04.1 on from 11.04. My wifi would connect just fine before I did the upgrade, and now it won't let me connect using wifi or ethernet. I've ...
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No wireless networks found in wicd

I have a laptop ThinkPad Edge E430, with Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installed on it. I'm using wicd to manage my networks. My wired network works just fine, but I can't detect any wireless network ("no ...
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Kernel module loading order - that is module “wl”(wireless) load first, then “b44”(lan)- how to enable this order when starting up?

I have a old Dell inspiron 1720 laptop which comes with a bcm4312 wirless card and bcm4401-B0 onboard lan. # lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation ...
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I am not able to connect to wifi network

I had tried every code every idea every thing but I failed wireless driver Broadcom BCM43412, but when I checked pci-id it show not supported. my pci id is 14e4:4365 and chip id is BCM43142. I tried ...
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Wireless Drivers for Broadcom BCM 4321 (14e4:4329) will not stay connected to a wireless network

So, I'm not necessary new to Linux, I just never took the time to learn it, so please, bare with me. I just swapped out one of my wireless cards from one computer to another. This wireless card in ...
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How to install broadcom wifi driver [duplicate]

I am not an expert in linux but i have a computer witch i installed lubuntu on it and i have to install broadcom wifi driver to connect it to internet but i have no idea to do that so help please and ...
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Why does my wireless card appears in iwconfig as a eth interface?

I wanted to identify my wireless network interface name to check my wireless network card is installed properly or not . But i am getting something different. I'm used to seeing this: $ ...
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Dell Vostro 2520 WiFi not working after Ubuntu 14.04 update

I tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source Wireless worked for sometime...but after reboot WiFi stopped again.... Can someone please help... Software center in additional drivers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Wireless problem using Dell Vostro 3560

I'm a Linux newbie, I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3560 with Broadcom wireless card. The problem is that I can't use wifi on Ubuntu 14 (also on Ubuntu 13.10). my network indicator ...
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Problem with wi-fi. Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless, Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with wifi connection on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. I have now two routers and two different wifi connections in my house. One of them is perfectly working on everything(2 PC's on ...
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xubuntu usb-key vs. harddisk setup problem (no network + wlan)

Hi please help me on this weird problem: lan and wlan only works in live modus, not after hd-install. Hardware is an old compaq nx7300. lspci | grep -i net says: 02:0e.0 ethernet controller: ...
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The old Broadcom 43xx beast strikes again… 14.04 32bit

I recently rescued a "bricked" intel Imac5 by installing Ubuntu Studio 14.04 32bit as the only OS. Apple techs swore the GPU was completely fried, but with Ubuntu the thing barely throws any heat and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Broadcom BCM43142 [14e4:4365] - Wireless only lists Android phone's tethered wireless

I recently did a small journey to my relatives house. My wireless 07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) wasnt working when I reached ...
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Installing Broadcom B43 Wireless firmware

I've been at this for 3 hours and I can't figure out why it's not working! I successfully got the installer installed, but when I check for the firmware it says it's not there. My wireless device's ...
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Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn can connect to WIFI but not to internet

I was running Windows 8.1 and very recently switched to UBUNTU. I am very new here but have read an enormous amount of posts pertaining to this problem. I have a ThinkPad E530. I can route the Wifi ...
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I have a question about proprietary drivers for two devices

I'm asking because I've looked but I'm still not sure and I don't want to chance it. I have two devices that can use proprietary drivers and the last time I used it on one of them it crashed the OS ...
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How to create Hotspot with a Broadcom bcm43228 wireless card?

It seem impossible to configure this card to master mode. I can creat ah-doc connection, but no other device can see it. Anyone knows if this is doable and how? Thanks in advance!
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no wired connection and wirewireless disabled [duplicate]

I am new to Linux kubuntu 14, i tried installing kubuntu 14.04 without internet connection which went smoothly, when i finish installing i was surprise to get a network or connection icon with a red ...
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Can't connect to the wifi

I have ubuntu 14.04 and when I want to connect to the wifi my network manager found nothing and when I use this command sudo iwlist wlan0 scan It can find my essid wifi and when I use this ...
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Wi-Fi not working with my router but works with other access points

I recently bought a D-Link router and configured it. From my Android, the access point is providing full internet access. My Ubuntu laptop gets internet access from other access points. The problem ...
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Dell Inspiron 6000 network issues

I cant see wireless connections which I should and could with windows 7 and a wired connection seems unstable, IE shows a connection then I try to use it and it disconnects. I have tried to update ...
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Wireless Connection Repeatedly disconnects, strong signal

The wireless connection on my Dell Inspiron 9100 repeatedly disconnects, especially when I try to access a weblink. http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/7894056/
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wireless randomly becoming phantom hardblocked, only fixed by reboot

First off, I am aware of other people recently posting similar issues but none of the many fixes or suggestions in any thread I've seen has resolved the issue for me. my ASUS netbook had been working ...
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BitTorrent programs killing networking - Broadcom wireless

This started happening after I did a fresh install of 14.04 (previously I was on 13.04). When ever I launch a BitTorrent client my DNS very quickly stops responding, and then the network connection ...
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Monitor Mode on broadcom 6.30.223.248 wl driver does not work

I am trying to use broadcom card for sniffing wireless frames. With 6.30.223.248 wl driver, when I try to configure monitor mode using echo 1 > /proc/brcm_monitor0 , system Hangs. I am using Ubuntu ...
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wireless bcm4318 not working

Edit: I researched also link suggested above - it is option (3) And indeed is very helpful. Especially @LuisAlvarado's answer - it contains table which suggest using linux-firmware-nonfree - I tried ...
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Wireless networking is faster when lid is open than closed?

I like to connect my laptop to an external monitor and close my laptop's lid. However, I noticed something. According to internet speedtests (and my personal knowledge from downloading large files), ...
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Trying to get wifi working in Lubuntu 14.04 on Inspiron B120

I'm having a hell of a time getting wifi working on this old laptop. Google turns up lots of people having similar problems, but all the answers seem to be from 2010 - 2011 and aren't working for me. ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 cannot connect to wifi

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I cannot access the internet. On the menu, Wired says the cable is unplugged and Wireless cannot find any network available. The laptop comes ...
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Can't Connect to Wifi adhoc network created in windows 7 from Ubuntu 14.04

I have Two laptops. One is running on Windows 7 and connected to internet though wire and other is running on Ubuntu 14.04. I have Created a wifi adhoc network in windows 7 machine and shared the ...
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Unable to unblock Ideapad z570 broadcom wireless adapter

I have a lenovo ideapad z570 laptop with BCM4313 adapter... $ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] ...
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Synaptic can't find firmware-b43-installer

I recently installed Xubuntu on a Dell Latitude D630 and I had to install drivers for a Broadcom bcm4311 card. I downloaded b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer on my other computer and put them on ...
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Broadcom wireless driver on Lenovo B590

I've just bought a notebook Lenovo B590 with Windows 8 preinstalled. I tried the Live version of Ubuntu 14.04. The WiFi wasn't working, but I went on Additional Driver and I selected "Using Broadcom ...
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Problem to connect Wifi in 14.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and got the related updates. The wifi indicator is missing and I am unable to connect to any new networks. I can connect to the networks I had been connected to previously. ...
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New Ubuntu 14.04 on thinkpad e145 bluetooth not working

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new Thinkpad E145 and am trying to use a bluetooth wireless mouse. I cannot pair it because Ubuntu cannot discover it. I have tried most of the solutions that ...
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Broadcom 4311 wireless card on Dell 9400 (E1705) not working

I am following the advice of seasoned Ubuntu professionals and am posting my question here with a printout of a script posted by Wildman et al. I am grateful to you for your offer to help. Here is the ...
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How do I get wireless working again after a reinstall? [duplicate]

I had a normal wired connection to begin with when I originally installed ubuntu, but now I really want to do a reinstall to another partition (just to start fresh). The problem is that I do not ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Wifi on Laptop with Broadcom BCM4322

I'm preparing for a trip where I can't bring my desktop, so I recently broke out my trusty old laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) to get it ready for the trip. Previously, I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ...
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Lenovo S10 BCM 4312 (rev 01) WiFi not functioning

just created live USB 3 days ago and have been reading the forums here about getting WiFi card to work. Love the Lubuntu OS. Here is what I have done so far: Ran: sudo apt-­get update Ran: sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Broadcom BCM43142 [duplicate]

The problem is as follows: in the live ubuntu card works after activating proprietary drivers: System-> Administration-> Hardware Driversand. In the installed system, producing the same steps as he ...