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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No Wifi Lubuntu 16.04

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

EI'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 supports the ...
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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?

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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How to make packet injection working with wireless chipset broadcom 4365 in ubuntu [closed]

I am just trying to see hack to hack my own network to do that i am using airmon-ng tool and my wireless chipset model is broadcom 4365 with default "wl" driver installed and when i tried to ...
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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 ...
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Broadcom 4331 on Ubuntu 16.04 not working [duplicate]

I've been working on my MacBook Pro trying to get it to scan for Wifi the past day, I've been trying different codes in the terminal but none are working. The codes I've tried were for older versions ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 bluetooth adapter doesn't search

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, then installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on it. I'm unable to use the bluetooth. I have selected the broadcom driver to use from "Additional Drivers" section. The wifi ...
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the wifi driver is not working in Ubuntu 16.1

my droadcom chipset is BCM43142 802.11 b/g/n. I checked with the software and updates tab in the system settings and it shows that I am using a driver sourced from bcmwl kernel source.But it is still ...
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How can I download firmware-b43-installer without internet access?

I just got ubuntu installed on my laptop but I can't access the internet on it. I have a flashdrive and another laptop that's running windows and does have internet access. I tried downloading ...
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connection to wifi network with my asus x205T

I Have installed Ubuntu Linux on my Asus X205T, using an USB WiFi, (everything went ok). In the next step, I tried to install the wifi network driver: wget ...
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Wireless LAN worked in 14.04, doesn't on 16.04 even with the proprietary drivers

The problem is, that the proprietary drivers, that worked with 14.04, no longer work for Ubuntu 16.04. I did not upgrade, I did a clean installation.sudo lshw -C network shows that my WLAN card is ...
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Bluetooth Broadcom BCM20702 does not load firmware (driver issue) - 14.04

I am able to establish a connection between a Bluetooth ear-piece and the Bluetooth controller in the PC. The problem is that the O/S does not provide an option to send audio output to the Bluetooth ...
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I happen to destroy WIFI driver when upgrading gcc-4.8 to gcc-5.3

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04.03 Trusty Tahr. As we know, the default GCC package version for this release is 4.8.2, but recently I upgraded it to GCC 5.3 (the latest version) following this answer: ...
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Is it possible to use Broadcom BCM43142 wifi in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've spent hours looking on the net, tried various things. One site said that this particular card is not supported by the b43 driver so I have to use wl. And make sure that b43 is blacklisted which I ...
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I really need help installing the Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 Driver!

I hope someone can help! Well here is a description: I am new to Ubuntu, and just installed it. I am having allot of trouble getting my wifi adapter to work... here is the model: Broadcom Corporation ...
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unable to connect to wireless printer

In using Ubuntu 14.04 on DELL XPS, I was unable to ping my previously setup printer that was working the day before. I found a solution but it took a lot of time. What is the fastest way to reset the ...
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Upgrading to 4.6.0-rc6 kernel fixed my flickering screen issue but now WiFi doesn't work (Dell XPS 13)

I have a 2016 Dell XPS 13 (FullHD display, i5 version). It has a Broadcom wifi module (BCM4350) which you might know has pretty terrible Linux support. However, it is supported by the Linux kernel ...
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Unable to connect the weak wifi signal to Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed in my computer, I have Broadcom Wifi in my computer. This wifi is not able to connect to the weak wifi signals around the computer, these are connected by my friends' ...
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Broadcom BCM4352 not showing all wifi networks

I have a 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) with Ubuntu 16.04. Wifi is working using bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu8 and everything works fine except that I cannot see all wifi networks around, ...
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Broadcom WiFi driver problem

I had Ubuntu 15 in my hp laptop and had upgraded to 16.4 recently. I used bcmwl-kernel-source to install the driver as I had done for 15, but iwconfig returns no wireless extensions. My adapter ...
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Broadcom BCM43142[14e4:4365] driver doesn't work with kernel 4.4

After getting this question question closed I installed kernel 4.4 and the problem of the wireless card on Ubuntu 14.04 installation still remains unsolved. Any suggestion?
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Broadcom BCM43142[14e4:4365] driver doesn't work with kernel 4.4.8 [closed]

I was running my Ubuntu Trusty with kernel 3.16 but I thought of trying a newer kernel and decided to download and install kernel 4.4.8 generic and now the OS doesn't detect my Broadcom wireless card. ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 breaks Wifi on Dell XPS 13 (9343)

Ubuntu 15.x was working great on my Dell XPS 13. After upgrading to 16.04 it appears the drivers for the Broadcom BCM4352 Wireless Network Adapter are not loaded. lshw -C network says the network is ...
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Has upgraded to 16.04. b43 broadcom driver does not detect BCM4328 (PCI ID b4321) adapter. That works perfectly on 4.2 kernel

Loading module just do nothing. Nothing in dmesg. except this: Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNL ] wl module works, but as expected, without AP mode.
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Wlan0 interface disappeared after upgrade to Xubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Since the upgrade from to Xubuntu 16.04 from Xubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (S230u) with Broadcom wireless card the wlan0 device has disappeared. It is as though the physical device was ...
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What is good external USB wifi card to create a ap-hotspot?

Please suggest me a good external USB wifi card to create a ap-hotspot. Year 2014 was when i bought by ubuntu laptop. The laptop has ubuntu sticker on it with windows home key on keyboard. I thought ...
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Broadcom BCM4311MCG doesnt work in lubuntu and doesnt appear in terminal

My Broadcom BCM4311KFBG Wifi does not work in Lubuntu. I tried different terminal commands to see if it is detected but its not. Im not too familiar with linux so I need a hand. I like Linux but Im ...
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Wireless keeps disconnecting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit installed on dual boot Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro. Wireless stops working in between. My Macbook pro has "Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n" network controller. I have tried many methods suggested ...
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Default wireless driver doesn't work on MacBook Pro 7,1

So I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I'm having a couple of problems. The biggest one so far is that, for some bizarre reason, the bcmwl-kernel-source driver does not work at all for it. When I ...
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Broadcom Wireless card not seeing wireless networks even after driver install and reboot

I am a newbie to Linux, coming from Vista, so please walk me through each step. I installed Ubuntu and removed Vista. My wireless card worked on Vista, but Ubuntu can't see it. I followed the ...
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Can't view Wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I can't view any wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04. This issue also occurred when trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10. This is what my network window looks like: I have ...
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Wireless drivers for the newer linux kernels 4.x

I've recently tried to install the latest stable kernel which is 4.4.6 and when the kernel was compiled and I brought the kernel up and running, there was a problem and the wireless driver (MT7630e ...