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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Ethernet and Wireless on Dell Latitude D520 stopped working after upgrade to 14.10

I have a Dell Latitude D520 that was wroking flawlessly until Ubuntu 14.10. During the installation the ethernet cable and wireless card worked but after the initial reboot the only way to connect to ...
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Wifi not working on Ubuntu 14.04 macmini

I just installed 14.04 on a Mac Mini, and the wireless drivers are not working. I went into "additional drivers" and choose the broadcom proprietary drivers (like I did in 12.04) but they're not ...
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Acer R7 — Broadcom wireless driver does not load

This belongs in the category weird and freaky. I have one of the fancy "Ezel hinge" Acer R7 touch screen laptops. (i5, 12 GB RAM) Installing Linux to dual boot with Windows 8 is a pain... and so I ...
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Please help. Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 through bootable USB. I cannot get wifi due to the Broadcom driver not loading

System Preferences > 'Software' > search for 'additional drivers'. I select: Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernel source (proprietary) Asked to enter my password for ...
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Extremely slow connection with a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card

Recently upgraded into 14.04 from 12.04 using ubuntu update manager. After the system restart, the browser is not showing the web pages(although the wireless network is present/connected and running). ...
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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 ...
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Where do Broadcom wireless drivers log?

I'm on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and I have a feeling that my laptop's Broadcom wireless drivers are the root cause of my machine crashing every so often without any reproducible reason. I'll spare you the ...
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broadcom will not connect to wireless, ubuntu 12.04 on dell studio 1749

I have trawled through a multitude of questions regarding this problem, tried many of the given solutions and still the problem persists. Ethernet works fine but wireless is stuck in a loop trying to ...
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WN3100 Wifi Dongle will not work with WPA2 Broadcom (BCM43231)

I can not get my Wireless dongle to work at all with WPA2 encryption. I noticed some people mentioned my same model works with WPA2. It works if I connect via WEP but that reduces my speed by a lot. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 thinks my wireless network is hidden (but it's not)

I've just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot Linux/Windows setup on an ageing Dell Inspiron 1520. After searching answers on here I got past the Broadcom wireless card/no connectivity issue and the ...
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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? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013: Wireless driver problem [on hold]

I've recently installed the 14.04 final beta on my mid-2013 Macbook air, triple boot with rEFInd. After doing some reading online, and using a USB wireless drive, I installed bcmwl-kernel-source, and ...
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How do I get proprietary Broadcom drivers to work after installation?

This is my first installation of Ubuntu, but I've been running it live on a DVD and flash drive for months. Today I installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto a 3-year old Lenovo G550 laptop, and it has a ...
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Missing firmware error on Lubuntu 12.04 LiveCD: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode5.fw” not found

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 12.04 LTS on my iBook G4 as the OS X 10.4.11 really isn't all that great. I originally tried to use the minimal CD, but that failed as you can see by my question here: ...
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“Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for details”

I just installed Ubuntu and love it so much, its so fast now. But i have a problem connecting to the internet. I checked and saw i have to install the driver Broadcom STA wireless driver but every ...
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hp 530 ubuntu 12.04 no wireless

I have a hp 530 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. With vista I could use the wireless hardware of it, but now it doesn't work. I have tried using the code: sudo rfkill unblock all Does anyone know ...
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Wireless not working on Dell Latiude 3330 ubuntu preinstalled

I just bought a Dell Latitude 3330 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. Wireless worked without a problem for a few days and then stopped. The wireless broadcom is BCM4352. Tried everything but still not ...
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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 ...
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No network connection in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed 12.04 LTS on a Dell Vostro 1000 notebook. Network adapter is a broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller and a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. But I can not get network access ...
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Internal wifi not working on boot

I've got a Dell e1505 with a Broadcom BCM4311 for internal wifi. When I boot up it Ubuntu doesn't even acknowledge it and if I click on the network icon all it says is "Wireless Networks Disconnected" ...
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Installing Broadcom driver failed to install Acer AspireOne

I'm sure there is an answer to my problem somewhere, but I'm not able to find it. I'm a complete newbie, just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a few days ago. It's on double boot at the moment as I wanted ...
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New install 12.4 LTS no network conncections [duplicate]

I installed 12.4 LTS on a Dell D520 with Broadcom 1390. No network connection, wired or wireless is recognized. No network is displayed for wired or wireless in network connection box. Both wired ...
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How do I install Broadcom's firmware for a PowerPC?

I'm running 12.04 LTS on a PowerMac G5 and I have one problem. My wireless PCI card has my "Firmware Missing". I already know about Broadcom's poor wireless support with Ubuntu, and it's b43 however ...
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Will adding wireless firmware have an effect on the other OS?

My Dell Vostro 1500 laptop has both Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and a Broadcom Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. I have not been able to get wireless working, but it works fine in Vista. I installed the ...
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Trouble in installing Broadcomm drivers(Without Internet)

I had bought a new Dell Vostro 2520 with default OS Ubuntu 12.04 . Few days back the I the WIFI has not detected , - So i just deactivate the broadcomm driver through the "System Settings->Additional ...
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Cannot connect to ethernet with wired connection Ubuntu 12.10

I am new to Ubuntu (installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop on my Mac Mini today from Ubuntu iso – mac mini had blank SSD on it i.e. no OS X at all). First drama is that Ubuntu installer seems to be setup for ...
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I can't connect to internet : network manager is disabled

Everything began when I was trying to use aircrack-ng suite on my ubuntu 12.04. I found on aircrack-ng website (http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=b43) that using a Broadcom driver and a wl ...
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How do I get an Acer Npilfy 802.11 wireless card working?

My Laptop is Acer 5742G with "Npilfy 802.11 wireless". I have both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 Earlier when I had Ubuntu 12.04, the wireless was working fine, but after installing 12.10 wireless is ...
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How to install Broadcom wireless drivers? (BCM43xx)

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 ...
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Wireless driver download and installation

Im wondering, ultimatley how to install ubuntu from a flashdrive. I can get it to boot but I can not get it to install of an 25gig partition of my harddrive. It begins installing and then an error ...
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Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) driver for Broadcom Corp BCM 4352 Wireless Network Adapter

I've recently purchased a Dell Alienware 17 laptop and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel = 3.11.0-15) on it. The problem is that the wireless card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac ...
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wifi does not work in ubuntu 13.10 and broadcom bcm4313 hardware

I have already tried opensource as well as proprietary drivers but nothing seems to work. I'm stuck on this from 3 days, nothing seems to work. First I installed the proprietary drivers with apt-get ...
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install problem with Broadcom driver--apparent disk label mismatch

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.10 on an Acer laptop which incorporates a Broadcom 4312 wifi adapter. When I was running off the live CD (from the 32 bit download) I was able to install the required ...
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How to set my wireless card into AP mode?

I've been trying to create an access point using hostapd, but I get an error message saying that my card doesn't support AP mode. I tried sudo iwconfig eth1 mode master and I get the following error: ...
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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire One D270

brand new baby linux user here, never used Ubuntu or any other linux OS before, so be gentle and use short words! I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Acer Aspire One D270-F61C/KF netbook (it's a ...
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cannot get gigabit connection with Broadcom nextreme 5703 an tg3.ko

I'm new to Linux and to prove it I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old Fujitsu - Siemens Primergy TX 200 server (11 years old and still works). My problem is that although it recognizes the ...
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Ubuntu apparently doesn't recognize wireless adapter

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on an older Acer laptop. I'm running the live CD, and Ubuntu doesn't recognize the Broadcom 802.11g wireless adapter. Windows Vista connects no problem. I'm a newbie, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 [wi fi driver is installed but not detecting my SSID]

i have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my lenovo 3000 y400 series laptops manufactured 2007 32bit processor, i686 arch just after installation the os was not detecting the wifi as no driver was installed ...
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Wireless does not work (ubuntu 13.04)

I'm new to linux and installed Ubuntu 13.04 32bit on an older Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop. Both the wireless and wired ethernet connections are not recognized. I would appreciate any help getting ...
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Can't change brcm_monitor0 in /proc

I am trying to change the value in the file /proc/brcm_monitor0 from 0 to 1. This file is used to set Broadcom wifi modules into monitor mode. The default method to do this is: sudo -s echo 1 > ...
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Problem with Network Interface Broadcom 14e4: 4359 [duplicate]

I recently bought a Lenovo and Essential B590 with windows 8 and decided to install Ubuntu13.10 as the primary operating system. Once deleted windows 8 installed Ubuntu and can not see that I ...
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Still problem with Wifi in Saucy Xubuntu

My laptop has a broadcom chip and yes, I've followed the related posts on this site like this one but I still have a problem. Not all features of the card work with a given configuration. By ...
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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: ...
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Can wlan0 & wlan1 both be active at the same time or will they interfere with each other?

I recently installed Lubuntu on an HP Pavilion which had previously been running Windows XP. The internal Broadcom wireless card was experiencing some drop off issues & is under Lubuntu as well. ...
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Inspiron 1545 BCM 4312 wifi [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 today on my Inspiron 1545 and it works great. I am on an ethernet connection but would like my wifi to work too. I admit that this is my first time using any Linux ...
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BCM4312 drops after a while

I'm running 11.10 with BCM4312 wireless. I can connect to a network just fine, and I can have an internet connection for a while...but then it drops, but it still says that it is connected on the ...
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Problem with Broadcom BCM4312 on Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have a problem with my Wireless card Broadcom BCM 4312... I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop on my netbook with USB, because i haven't got CD/DVD-ROM....Installation looks ...
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Ubuntu not working, keeps freezing, unresponsive [duplicate]

I just replaced my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04.1 and it hasn't been doing any of the things the guides said it would. Please do not mind that I am completely new to Ubuntu. First of all, during ...
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Wifi Connected. But No internet

I'm using Lubuntu dual booted with Windows 8. I have an ACER aspire V3 laptop. I installed Alternative wireless driver Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless using Additional drivers. Now i can connect ...
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Broadcom 4313 doesnt work with brcmsmac drivers

my problem is that I need work with brcmsmac drivers on broadcom 4313. And my wifi works only when I am 1 or 2 metres from router when I am using brcmsmac . When I switch to wl drivers, everything ...