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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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 ...
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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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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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Having trouble installing Bradcom STA driver

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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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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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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BCM4331 not using full capabilities

I have installed Ubuntu alongside OS X on my macbook pro 8,1 and I have found the that the wifi card (BCM4331) does not appear to use all 3 antennas that the card has. I know that the router I am ...
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Strange wifi issue (incorrectly maxed-out signal strength), Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook Pro Late 2013

OK, so currently I'm having some issues with my wifi -- it sporatically stops working and reports my wifi strength is 100% (-3dBm+, which is obviously incorrect). It worked just fine back in 13.10. I ...
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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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Is there a way to get Broadcom 802.11ac WiFi (43b1) working on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have a dual boot of Windows 8 / Ubuntu 12.10 on an ASUS G75VX with Broadcom 802.11ac Network adapter device 43b1. It seems that there exists no drivers for this adapter. I have done all of the ...
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Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

I am not able to install drivers for my Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43142). What I have done till now: I have tried using the drivers at this website. I tried following the instructions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not connect to wireless

I have a Sony Vaio model SVF14A15CXB running Ubuntu 14.04 (just upgraded). Happily, my root is back, but currently, I am only able to connect with ethernet. I wasn't been able to connect at the ...
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“No Network Devices Available” for BCM43241(SDIO) after fresh install of 13.10

I have a laptop vaio duo 13 which has a broadcom 43241 wireless card. My problem is similar to this one Broadcom Wi-Fi Adapter not recognized . I tried to install the driver brcmfmac(SDIO) here ...
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ifconfig does not recognize eth0, only wlan0 and lo (Ubuntu 14.04, Macbrook Pro)

ifconfig -a produces: lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 ...
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doesnt work wifi ubuntu 12.04, broadcom 802.11 b/g

norebook HP pavillion dv6 ubuntu 12.04 wifi controller: broadcom 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01) i try do this http://forum.ubuntu.ru/index.php?topic=246750.0 but nothing work. I am a newbe at ...
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Wi-Fi not working for Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) on a Dell Vostro 2520 laptop. Wi-Fi is not working after installation. I tried several methods to install it, but nothing happens. Vostro-2520:~$ sudo ...
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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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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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I cannot get wifi due to the Broadcom driver not loading [closed]

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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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 ...
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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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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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How to prevent system freeze on Wifi activation?

Without myself modifing any configuration setting, my system starts to completely freeze after I activate the wifi network via the network manager or at a sudo rfkill unblock all. I would like to ...
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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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Getting Wireless to Work, Dell Inspiron E1505 (bcm4311)

Ok. so I know there are about a million threads on this subject already, but NOTHING has worked for me. About to lose my mind here, if someone can please help I will be eternally grateful. I have a ...
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Broadcom B43 WiFi not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Under the networking menu at the top, it is not showing any WiFi options. How can I get Wifi working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have a Broadcom BCM4311 ...
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Internet (both wifi and LAN) Stop working after some time

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell N4050. But there is a problem with my internet. It first works fine. But after sometime about 3 to 4 min, it stop working. I tried to ping with server, default ...
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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 ...
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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. I think I tried deactivating Bluetooth on system startup and ended up with this situation. The wifi indicator is missing and I am unable to ...
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Broadcom STA driver fails to install missing wl on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS / Linux 3.8

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP Folio 13 I cannot get wireless to work. My kernel is 3.8.0-29-generic and my wireless module is a Broadcom BCM4313. After running rfkill list all: 0: ...
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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 Wi-Fi Drivers won't activate on retina macbook pro

I'm on a rMBP (Macbook Pro) and have the exact same issue as this post except I'm using 14.04 . It looks like his problem was solved when he connected via ethernet however....I don't have an ethernet ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wifi drivers won't work after I upgraded kernel to 3.4 for ubuntu 12.04

My wifi support got broken after I upgraded my kernel from 3.2 to 3.4 for ubuntu 12.04. I know I need to use sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer but whenever I type it into terminal, I get: ...
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How to connect to WiFi using Broadcom NetXtreme BCM05751M Gigabit?

I've got an old laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. When I go to the WiFi set up and choose my WiFi and put in the password it starts trying to connect to it but it won't. It shows a message ...
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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 ...
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BCM4312 help 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 910. It's SSD died and so i needed a new OS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS looked awesome and was free. So i installed it on a 32gb sd card and now i'm running on that. The worst problems ...
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ubuntu could not detect eth0 network

after installing new version of this distro, that can not detect eth0 automatically command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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Wireless problem with Broadcom BCM4313

I have wireless connection problem can't connect my wireless lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] ...
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WiFi Not Working with ubuntu 14.04 dual boot on Mac Mini

I am a novice ubuntu user, and just set up dual boot on mac mini, and I am having the same problem as this guy, but I'm not sure if his solution applies to me, or how to apply it in my case. Wifi ...
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How do I get an Acer Npilfy 802.11 (BCM43225) 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 ...