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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WiFi connection easy mode?

Currently, the only way I've found to connect to WiFi networks on my Lubuntu 15.04 box is to open nm-connection-editor, type in an SSID, and enter security settings. Simply clicking on the network ...
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broadcom B4318 driver installation - cannot unload wl driver in 14.04

linux newbie problem: /i've installed 14.04 on an acer aspire laptop and cannot get the wifi to work (no wifi symbol in taskbar even). I've tried following the instructions here: ...
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HP Stream 14 (BCM43142) WiFi driver

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for a HP Stream 14 Laptop. The WiFi network driver is not recognised automatically, so there´s no Internet. By making sudo lshw, the Network Controller is: BCM43142 ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) cannot find some wireless networks

I have Dell XPS 13 9343 (Ubuntu 15.04, 3.19 kernel) with Broadcom BCM4352 wireless card and it cannot find some wifi networks including mine. My other notebook (same Ubuntu version) and cellphone have ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 WiFi

I have a macbook 5,2 and downloaded Lubuntu 14.04 and WiFi won't work. I did a command to find the card (forgot what command exactly) and it came up as a Broadcom BCM4322. On the mac system profiler ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 driver

This is a continuation of this question. One answer said that the driver for the Broadcom BCM43142 wifi chip has "not been released into the mainstream yet". Does anyone know when it will become ...
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Sony Vaio Pro Duo 13 SDIO Broadcom BCM43241 Not Recognized

For the solution skip to the very bottom of this post. Keeping all track changes for anyone else looking for this. I've decided since the original post is no longer updated, I'm going to start a new ...
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Can't connect to Wifi 5GHz with Broadcom Corporation BCM4311

I am using b43 driver installed via synaptic package manager and I have loaded the module through command line “modprobe -r b43 bcma”. The wifi indicator on my pc light up and the wifi manager ...
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Broadcom wireless driver not working

I keep getting disconnected from the internet. When I try to reconnect, the system sometimes freezes completely. This is a known issue for my Wireless Card (Broadcom BCM43142) that has been covered ...
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wireless disappeared from connection option [closed]

I know this in not the Debian forum but I really need to fix this! I installed Debian today and when I installed it, it got problem with my wireless and it was this "firmware Missing". So I opened ...
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Wireless not working on ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu and I just installed 15.04 on my inspiron e1405 laptop. when I first started the computer up Ethernet worked fine. then I unplugged the Ethernet and there is no wireless ...
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BCM43142 monitor mode : operation not suported!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in an HP pavilion 15 laptop which has BCM43142 hybrid adapter. But when I try to put my adapter in monitor mode I get the following message : Error for wireless request ...
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Wlan driver fails to auto-load in Xubuntu 14.04

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my dad's laptop, it has a Broadcom 43 wireless chip that works fine with the wl driver, but it fails to load at boot. If I run sudo modprobe wl , the wlan connects ...
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Problem with Broadcom BCM43142 wireless driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have some problems with my Broadcom BCM43142 wireless driver on Ubuntu 14.04. It connects to networks and work fine, but sometimes it gives me headaches because of many reasons: Sometimes it ...
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Kernel panic with bcmwl module

Recently, I have bought a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro laptop and installed ubuntu 15.04 on it. After booting into a live session to install, wifi was not working. I googled that i have to install ...
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How to get Edimax EW 7811Un to work properly

Thanks to good people in this community, especially Jeremy31, I managed to get Edimax EW 7811Un to work, after hours and hours of trying. But, it seems that it can't reach "n" speed. Since I have ...
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Wireless Card not working [duplicate]

I am using a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 WLAN wireless card. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but I cannot seem to get my wifi to work. The option does not even ...
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Wifi driver on Kernel 4.x [closed]

recently I've upgrade my kernel from 3.19 to 4.1.5 but the Wifi driver don't work. Know anyone how I can make it works? I've try few methods but it doesn't work. First method I've try was to try ...
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can not insert module wl.ko

I have broadcom wireless card after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to install wl driver , It worked fine but the problem was that I cannot inter monitor mode so I downloaded it's source ...
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Ubuntu internet not working with lower Wi-Fi signal levels

Ubuntu 14.04.3 not accessing internet traffic when Wi-Fi signal is at 2 bars of strength or less. It connects to the router/modem combo, but no web pages can be downloaded in any browser (or any ...
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Why did my Wifi stop working all of a sudden?

My wifi has stopped working since yesterday. It only starts working when I disable my connection and enable it again. Then it stops working after a couple of second again. Something is clearly really ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth module does not work in Ubuntu 15.04 (Broadcom 216F BT)

I am having trouble making Bluetooth working on my Dell XPS 13. Under kernel 3.19 I managed to get it working by using the firmware from the Windows driver (see here). For various reasons I had to ...
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How to properly update the kernel

According to this page, the BCM43340 Broadcom chipset is supported in kernel 4.0+. After booting this kernel on a machine, the network card was still not detected. On the other hand, it seems that ...
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Wireless connection doesnt work on ubuntu 10.04 [closed]

I have dual booted my dell laptop with ubuntu 10.04. In ubuntu wireless networks are not getting detected while wired connection works. In windows wifi networks are detected and works without a ...
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Ubuntu + Raspberry Pi 2

I have a question about Raspberry pi 2 and Ubuntu. I have seen in YouTube videos Ubuntu runs videos very slow because of NO video driver support in Ubuntu (including other versions / Lubuntu, Linaro ...
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Wifi and Bluetooth Not working on Ubuntu 14.04 but working on Windows 8 [duplicate]

Even after updating with sudo apt-get install update (while connected with wired network), it still does not see available wifi nor does the enabled bluetooth able to find any bluetooth, just ...
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Broadcom wireless disabled after sleep on HP Pavillion

I've dropped a Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new HP Pavilion laptop. After installing the bcmwl-kernel-source package, the Wi-Fi appears to work, however after putting the laptop to sleep (via closing the lid) ...
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ubuntu 14.04 bluetooth BCM43142 no discovery (tx timeout)

i was browsing many posts regarding the issue, though i could not find a monolithic answer. the issue: unable to discover\detect other bluetooth nodes. information: $ uname -r 3.13.0-59-generic $ ...
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Can't install firmware-b43-installer online

I'm on a fresh install of Lubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude D630 - specifically, I've got a Broadcom BCM4311 wireless network card. I've read through the instructions at ...
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Is there an Android ROM flashing utility available for Ubuntu 14.04?

Is there any Utility that can be used in Ubuntu 14.04 to flash a ROM or a custom recovery to an android? I am interested in flashing the stock ROM and CWM recovery to a Broadcom chip based android ...
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What driver should I use for BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43a0] [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on my Macair but wifi cannot be detected.My wireless device is Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43a0] (rev 03). I am wondering which kind of ...
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Recently installed Ubuntu, Wifi is not working. How do I fix this? [duplicate]

Just installed my first Linux Distro; Ubuntu 14.04 and I couldn't access the wifi. I tried following some other guides but all of them didn't and gave me Errors. Can I have some clear instructions as ...
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Wifi card not recognised

iwconfig does not recognize wifi card, wifi card is enabled and i have all drivers. Manufacturer website informs broadcom 4313 wireless adapter. I have assured that the required drivers are ...
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Wifi not working on Ubuntu Dual Boot with windows 8.1 ( ASUS X550LD ) [duplicate]

Hey guys i recently dual booted Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop ASUS X550LD. The dual boot works perfectly but wifi doesnt connect in Ubuntu. It connects on Windows 8 perfectly. Any help ...
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Wifi networks switches automatically in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have Dell inspiron 1440 and OS ubuntu 14.04. MY wifi connection switches itself automatically to other networks, which causes me lot of problem. is there away to stop it. MY wifi driver is :Broadcom ...
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Can't detect wifi card on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 1525

I upgraded my ubuntu from 11.04 to 14.04. After the new install the OS can't detect my wifi card. The wifi signal is not detected and the light indicator is off. I didn't see broadcom in the list of ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 - Broadcom wi-fi wont work at all

Just installed Lubuntu 15.04 on an Acer Aspire 5100, the broadcom router is the BCM4311 model. I have tried a few different fixes but none of them seem to work. I have a few other Acer laptops that I ...
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Available wifi network list missing and intermittent wired connection

Never used Ubuntu before but fancied trying it out. Installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a 10yo dell Inspiron laptop. Wifi was working on windows 7 yesterday but after getting rid of windows and solely ...
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Bluetooth does not detect any devices - Dell Inspiron 15/ 12.04LTS [duplicate]

The bluetooth adapter is visible and not blocked, but does not detect any devices at all while attempting to pair. rfkill list 0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no ...
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Unable to compile Broadcom wireless driver on kernel 4.x update

I can not manage to get the wifi works when updating my kernel to 4.x. During the installation, the Broadcom wireless driver failed to compile. I am getting this error : Error! The dkms.conf for ...
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Completely shagged my laptop with LILO

They say curiosity killed the cat- well I have managed to kill my computer by incorrectly installing lilo. I don't actually know why I thought I needed to install it but regardless, I need someone who ...
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My Laptop automatically disconnects from wifi

My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04. It automatically disconnects from wifi after 4-5 minutes. After that it refuses to reconnect. I then turn off and on the wifi of the laptop from the hardware key. ...
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Thinkpad T43 bluetooth problem - internal adapter not working

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 32 bit installed on an IBM Thinkpad T43. I've been having problems with bluetooth. I'm trying to connect to some August SE50 speakers. The computer's own bluetooth adapter ...
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HP Pavilion dm1 - wifi does not work with ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

before anything else, please note that I am a complete newbie with Ubuntu. I can open a terminal and thats pretty much it. After updating kubuntu version, my notebook crashed. I am at a health resort ...
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ifconfig no inet no inet6 after newly install Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 myself. After reboot the network (wifi) doesn't work anymore, I do not have cable, so haven't tried ifconfig the eth0 doesn't have inet or inet6 item and lspci ...
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No WIfi after Update 14.04LTS and “dpk was interrupted”

I have just updated my system and now I have no wifi. I have tried following some of the answers to the other questions on this topic and get this: 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm ...
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Can't connect to Wifi in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just switched from windows to linux today so I'm a noob at this. Now, I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I can't find any network icon on the top bar which is mentioned in the GNOME Help manual. I ...
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Broadcom wireless BCM43162 802.11ac Thinkpad E455 14e4:43ae rev 02

I found out that the Broadcom wireless card is model BCM43163. I tried installing the bcmi kernal source but it gets so far and hangs. Ctrl + C won't take it out. The wireless driver doesn't appear ...
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14.04LTS - Very Slow Ethernet Connection

Note that my system is not wireless. My motherboard is Asrock Z77 Extreme4, which uses BCM57781 Driver from Broadcom. It's my first day of using UBuntu, and it's been bugging me how the download ...
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Broadcom wifi won't connect in room router is in but will in another room further away. Although sometimes does connect - but drops later

I'm unsure whether this is a driver problem or a wifi signal problem. Broadcom wifi won't connect in room router is in but will in another room further away N.B. Sometimes it will connect - but the ...