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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
8k views

Dell WIfi Not working after 14.04 install

Below is wireless related info extracted from other forum advice. Looks like a kernel issue but I'm clueless how to solve. Thanks for any advice. ########## wireless info START ########## ##### ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

bluetooth devices not showing in ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 dual boot. And in my ubuntu OS I got Bluetooth installed in it. I wanted to connect my bluetooth device, like my phone, my bluetooth headphones etc. But it does not ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

WiFi disconnects for few seconds and resume

In Kubuntu, strangely enough, Wifi completely goes off for about 5 seconds and then reconnects again. What can be cause of this problem? My Laptop info: Kubunu 15.10 KDE plasma 5.4.2 Kernel Version ...
0
votes
2answers
728 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
283 views

14.04 BCM 43142 disconnecting and reconnecting when too far

I just recently fixed my broadcom driver and it seemed to work out perfectly but when I get too far (about 10 feet away) it automatically disconnects and tries to reconnects again. When it does ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Installing “fimware-b43-installer” offline

My question is related to table inside this answer. Running lspci -nn -d 14e4: shows [14e4:4315] (rev 01) which is an unknown package in the table. Update: I used solution of this answer to install ...
149
votes
46answers
726k views

Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers

I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers ...
0
votes
1answer
263 views

Ubuntu Won't Connect to the Internet - BCM4312

I've looked at the other questions about having problems connecting to the internet, but it hasn't worked for me so far. I bought a netbook and I wanted to try Ubuntu out, which I installed from a ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

What do I do with this tar.gz file from Broadcom for my Dell 1510 wireless card?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my 5-yr-old Dell Netbook in hopes of replacing Win XP. I know diddly about Linux, but I used to be able to get through DOS instructions, so I can type in a terminal. ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Extremely slow/laggy connection BCM43142 on lid closed Ubuntu 15.10

I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 15.10. The problem is mainly in the title. During the lid open, the wireless connection works well enough (still kinda laggy) but as soon as I close the lid, my ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

WiFi won't work, no matter what

Ok so I've been trying to troubleshoot this for a couple of months now but I just reached the end of my capabilities. The basic problem is that my wifi does not connect to my home network (at least ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Can't access internet through wi-fi after some time connected [duplicate]

My problem is similar to this one but my wireless connection doesn't straight out disconnect. It appears to be ok looking at the wi-fi symbol at the upper right corner but after some time I can't ...
-1
votes
0answers
54 views

How to fix a slow wireless internet connection on BCM4311 802.11b/g running Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Extensa 4620z?

I was finally able to get my wireless card working on my Acer Extensa 4620z. My wireless card is Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g. My wireless internet speed is really slow. I get 17mbps but verizon speed ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Kernel panic on Ubuntu 15.04, possibly due to Gnome

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome Desktop 3.14.4. I get a kernel panic whenever I switch Wifi networks e.g. if I try to load a webpage over a slow network, and I switch to another network without ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Broadcom Wifi BCM4318 [Airforce one54g] does not connect

I am hoping someone in here can help me. I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. But I have to say I really love using the Os. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windowns 7. Both Os are running perfect bar ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Bluetooth not working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my HP Notebook.When I try to find a Bluetooth device from my pc, it doesn't show any device nor I can find my pc from any Bluetooth device even when bluetooth is turned ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Unstable Broadcom BCM43142 [14e4:4365] (rev 01) on Ubuntu 14.04

I know that there are tons of topics out there regarding the same issue. None of the solutions work for me. I've been trying to fix this problem for a while now. Let me start by making clear that the ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Me too, no WiFi after installing Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily) [duplicate]

After 24 years on PCs, I stepped into the Linux world and installed Lubuntu 15.10 on an old laptop. Installation appears to have gone OK, not that I have any understanding of this new platform. During ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Wifi with Broadcom BCM4313[14e4:4727] (rev01) not working after update

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavilion g6 and my wifi worked perfectly with the default drivers. However,after an update,the wifi was not working at all. I realized there was a driver problem and at ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Ubuntu 14.04 on ancient MacBook. Wireless issues

So I decided to resurrect my old MacBook with the addition of ubuntu 14.04. The install went smoothly and I was happy to see that I had Wi-Fi drivers. However I cannot surf nor even ping my router. ...
-1
votes
0answers
33 views

Installing Broadcom Wireless Driver From USB Drive (i.e. no internet access)

I am trying to follow the instructions on the help.ubuntu.com page WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx : Under "b43 - No Internet access" it says: Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. What is the ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Network manager gone after update [duplicate]

I did a software update on my HP 250 G3, after that the icon of the network manager is gone, connection is gone, if I plug an Ethernet cable in, nothing happens. If I go to settings > network, a pop ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Nothing displays for wifi connections

I just installed ubuntu to my external HDD. This is the first time ive ever used ubuntu. Up until now ive only used windows. My problem is that i can not get my wifi to work on ubuntu. It works on ...
0
votes
4answers
357 views

Ubuntu 15.10 - No internet connection with Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n Wireless Driver

I've seen many issues with this posted before (usually on earlier versions of Ubuntu). I've followed the extensive guide posted on Broadcom drivers, and all the other "solutions" people have posted ...
3
votes
3answers
6k views

Broadcom brcm80211 installation from source

Hello need help to get my wifi chipset working.I have brcmsmac driver and i would like to have brcm80211 chipset up and running. I have tried everything but nothing helped? ...
1
vote
2answers
120 views

WiFi failure in Ubuntu 14.04

My WiFi connection's been working fine for months and suddenly conked out. It's not the WiFi itself, as my phone and other machines can use it fine. It's my computer that can't connect to it (nor to ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Wifi doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have exactly the same problem of this question, however solution accepted as answer doesn't work. I also did all the commands in comment of that question but still no success. The strange fact is ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Ubuntu 15.10 : WiFi very slow-tried many solutions-still no change!

UBUNTU 15.10: WiFi is very slow Even though I could not find out an exact solution for this version of Ubuntu, I tried the solutions given to other versions. But I could not fix it. The internet is ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Problem with Broadcom BCM43142 wireless driver on 14.04

I have been facing some issues with the wireless drivers on my lenovo Z5070 laptop. Here is the history of the problem After installing 14.04 Wifi was not working. So I followed the below article ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

IPv6 on Asus PCE-AC56 adapter

I have a Ubuntu 15.10 box with an Asus PCE-AC56 wireless adapter, which uses the Broadcom 4352 chipset. I have this adapter working, however, I don't get a IPv6 address. I have Comcast at home and all ...
-1
votes
0answers
52 views

Wifi and trackpad not working after installing ubuntu 15.10

I have a Lenovo S21e-20 with an intel celeron N2480 processor. I just recently switched from windows 8 (yuck) to ubuntu 15.10. However, my track pad does not work and there is no cursor unless i plug ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

15.10, Broadcom BCM4352 Jaybird X2 headset pairing problem

Ubuntu 15.10 kernel 4.2.0-22-generic bluez 5.35-0ubuntu2 Dell m3800, Broadcom BCM4352 wifi/bt module I followed other instructions on this help site for getting a proper driver installed for my ...
3
votes
1answer
148 views

Broadcom 802.11ac Ubuntu Driver made the Windows Wifi stop working

I have an Alienware 18 laptop, with a "Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03)" WiFi card. I'm dual booting Windows 7 (home 64-bit) and Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. ...
0
votes
0answers
139 views

Very bad wifi connection, XPS 13 9350 Ubuntu 15.10

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on the new XPS 13 9350 Laptop by Dell, it comes with a broadcom chip that isn't supported out of the box. I'm getting 1.5 Megabit download speed, if I tether to my phone ...
0
votes
4answers
4k views

Wireless Broadcom BCM43228 on an Acer Aspire v5-571p does not work

My built in wireless card just isn't possible to switch on. I have run out of ideas to try to enable it or install the driver. When I run rfkill it shows no hard block and no soft block, I have been ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

Ubuntu 15.10 and BCM43142

I have a problem with my new HP 250 G4 notebook or better with the included wireless card and Ubuntu 15.10: When I'm near the wlan router it takes about 5s to connect to my network. At places with ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Wireless Firmware Missing on G4 Powerbook 12"

I have a 12" G4 Powerbook (867 MHz, 1.1 GB RAM) that I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on. I can't get the wifi to work, however. I've followed the instructions in the wiki ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Broadcom 43142 wireless drops frequently

My wireless card: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) My system info: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS \n \l I used sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source to install wireless ...
5
votes
4answers
5k views

Broadcom card-reader BCM57765/BCM57785 doesn't work on ubuntu `12.04 LTS

I'm having a hard time with this one. I have an ACER ASPIRE ONE 756 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. Everything works (with a little tweaking here and there), but unfortunately the build-in ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

ubuntu wireless on hp stream 11 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on hp stream 11. Wireless device is not being detected. Windows detects it as Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn. Is it possible to get the drivers for Ubuntu and install ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Why won't my Broadcom BCM4312 LP-PHY work with the STA driver?

I tried the steps here for a 4312: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx Both of these: sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl sudo modprobe wl return: FATAL: Module wl not found. FATAL: ...
0
votes
0answers
144 views

Wifi very slow in Ubuntu 14.04, please help. It's a Broadcom

I have my wifi working and it's good on my other laptop, cellphone and xbox one but on my Ubuntu laptop it's horrible. lspi Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01) ...
0
votes
2answers
308 views

Wireless and Bluetooth are not working - Lenovo Y700

I have an issue trying to enable my wireless card for wifi and bluetooth. I have been looking on Google some answer but no one can fix this problem. As far I can see it's a problem with hard block, ...
2
votes
1answer
236 views

Dell XPS13 9350 broadcom wireless still does not work after upgrading to kernel 4.4

I bought a Dell XPS13 9350 a few weeks ago. The wireless card (Broadcom 43a3) was not supported but was supposed to be supported from Linux Kernel 4.4 onwards. that was a long wait, schlepping an ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Ubuntu 15.10 No Wifi

I am brand new to Ubuntu and the forums, and I know very little. So please keep all help simple. I can handle code, but no skipped steps please. Also, if one step needs prior knowledge, I won't know ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

No Wireless on Ubuntu 15.10 with Broadcom 4350 Card

I have the New XPS13 Skylake laptop, which has DW1820A or Broadcom 4350 Wireless card. I was following the instructions from http://askubuntu.com/a/60395/467270, I did sudo apt-get install ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Dell Vostro 3560 bluetooth doesn't work

I installed the wireless driver using this instruction How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560 and I have WiFi working. No problems here. But unfortunately the bluetooth ...