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 BCM43142 WiFi drivers with AP mode to create hotspot for android devices

I want to create WiFi hotspot for android device using Broadcom BCM43142 chipset. OS : 14.0.4but I am stuck at a STEP which says your Wireless card should support AP mode!The current driver: wl0 ...
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Wifi won't work on 14.04

I have tried to install B43 using cutter and STA wifi drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Compaq nx6310, but it just won't work. Wired ethernet only works with the live CD. Any help on the exact ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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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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I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and the Broadcom BCM43241 card in my vaio duo 13 doesn't even show up

I have tried all the known solutions and it still won't work. I have tried the brcm modprobe after updating the firmware library as well as doing the blacklist thing for bcm43xx. Is there a fix for ...
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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 not getting Installed on Ubuntu 14.04.2 Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43a0] (rev 03)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Mac. I realized that the wifi was not being detected by Ubuntu. Upon googling from another device, I realized that I need to install Drivers in order to get it stared. ...
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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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How to install a `.deb` package, when the install button is disabled?

I am trying to install this deb package http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/utils/b43-fwcutter but whenever I doubleclick it the install button is disabled. I don't have internet connection.
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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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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 ...
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Problems with wireless connection using Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

I have a Dell Laptop Precision M6800 running Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS and have problems to recognize my wireless card. it is a dual boot machine with Windows 8.1 in which the wireless card works fine. In ...
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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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How to install Broadcom Wireless driver in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I have HP Compaq NX6110. It has Broadcom WiFi BRM4306 (rev3). In Ubuntu 10.04 it works well, but in 12.04, driver installation shows the following error: [Image Removed] How do I resolve this?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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Wifi problem on Ubuntu 14.04

I have problem with drivers on my laptop. My wifi adapter is Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and my kernel is : 3.13.0-40-generic I was trying three ...
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Some Wi-Fi connections are very slow, but internet is good

I use dual-boot between Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything runs smooth except one problem: The Wi-Fi doesn't always work well. I can connect with different Wi-Fi networks, but some networks are ...
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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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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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Broadcom Wireless for Compaq 615 on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS [duplicate]

I have a problem where after recent updates my Wifi stopped working. I can detect my wireless network but when attempting to join it the wifi icon in the task bar just 'rolls' the wifi signal ...
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Monitor Mode on broadcom 6.30.223.248 wl driver does not work

I am trying to use broadcom card for sniffing wireless frames. With 6.30.223.248 wl driver, when I try to configure monitor mode using echo 1 > /proc/brcm_monitor0 , system Hangs. I am using Ubuntu ...
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How to install Broadcom wireless drivers offline

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. But the wifi is not working in ubuntu (perhaps the drivers are not present), which worked fine in windows. Also I cant connect with ethernet since my ...
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I cannot wirelessly connect my HP Pavillion DV6000 to the Internet

I am trying to connect my laptop to the Internet, I have an Internet cable attached and I select "additional drivers" from the system settings as I have read elsewhere. I get 2 drivers to install, one ...
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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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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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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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Wifi not working in ubuntu 15.04

Yesterday I have made some updates and upgraded my linux 14.10 to linux 15.04.. Now I can't connect to my home wifi, and the others i get a dns_probe_finished_no_internet.. In the network-manager ...