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 for HP 17-y020ca under Ubuntu 16.04 always either disabled or “not ready”

I recently purchased an HP Notebook 17-y020ca and installed XUbuntu 16.04. This notebook has a Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 wireless card. This wireless card was not originally detected (but the ...
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Wifi doesn't detect any networks on 16.04

I'm having troubles with wifi. I'm using a MacBook Pro 7,1 with a Broadcom 4322 wireless interface, and it theoretically works, but it's not showing any networks. rfkill says that nothing is blocked, ...
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Unable to “Enable WiFi” on an HP Aspire XUbuntu 16.04

I recently purchased an HP Notebook 17-y020ca and installed Ubuntu 16.04. Having overcome some WiFi driver issues, I am now stuck in the final step of enabling the WiFi. This notebook has a Broadcom ...
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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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Please help me out with wifi driver of lenovo e49

Wifi problems: Why doesn't Ubuntu have it's own Network Drivers? Today's world is mainly about wireless, so why does ubuntu have wifi problems, especially after the latest update - Xenial? Installed ...
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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 ...
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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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Dell Vostro 3560 with BCM43142 adapter : 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 stopped working without apparent reason [migrated]

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa in a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Wireless connection has been working for years in this laptop in different linux distros with proprietary Broadcom driver. I formated my ...
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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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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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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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WIFI poor signal HP 15-af165sa

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a] Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV-...
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miss wifi hardware driver [duplicate]

After upgrading from 14.xx.xx to 16.04 I miss the wifi. Herewith is the nice report... so... anybody has a clue about what I should do now? Thank you in advance. dmesg | grep -i firmware [ 14....
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Unable to connect the weak wifi signal to Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed in my computer, I have Broadcom Wifi in my computer. This wifi is not able to connect to the weak wifi signals around the computer, these are connected by my friends' ...
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New installation - no wifi [duplicate]

Have have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11 laptop, alongside Windows 10. My problem is I have no wifi. In the Terminal I ran the command: sudo lshw -C network My wifi adapter was ...
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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire One D270 (Broadcom BCM4313 wifi adapter)

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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Broadcom 43142, HP Stream 11, Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I have an HP Stream 11 which worked perfectly well with wifi under windows 8.1 and 10. But the wifi is almost unusable under ubuntu 15.10. I have tried more or less everything suggested on this and ...
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BCM43602 - bluetooth not working - sees device MAC but won't pair

This is a new XPS 15 9550 with the BCM43602 (14e4:43ba), and I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I try to use the standard bluetooth manager, it searches and finds a device with a MAC (but doesn't ...
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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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Broadcom dropping signal HP stream 11 [duplicate]

Hello can anyone please help I did post before. Was asked a question. Which I replied to. But then nothing. Is it an impossible question to answer?? Thanks in advance for any help from a 'Newbie'. I ...
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Unable to detect my wireless network card and also unable to access other disk drives

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a partition for dual booting it alongside windows 10.But my system cant detect the wireless network card on ubuntu even though it works perfectly on windows(my ...
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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 ...
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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? git://git.kernel.org/pub/...
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Dell 1390 wireless (BCM4311) Ubuntu 12.04 no wireless icon in unity

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520, which has the Dell Wireless 1390 card (based on the BCM4311 chipset). During installation, Ubuntu 12.04 detected the device and installed the Broadcom STA driver. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 No Wifi conecting

I just bought a new laptop and dual booted an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. There was no Wifi Adapter after which I installed bcmwl-kernel-source. Now the adapter shows but doesnt connect to any wifi. Details: ...
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Broadcom driver bcm43412 not showing

I deleted windows and installed Ubuntu. It worked perfectly well. For foolish reasons,I deleted Ubuntu and installed it again. But after that WiFi didn't connect and Ethernet cable did't connect. When ...
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Cannot install additional Broadcom wireless drivers

I am using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I am trying to install additional drivers for my wireless card (Broadcom BCM4360), but when I click "Apply", it just resets the option. Similar to this question, except ...
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WiFi drivers not compatible(new Installation-Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

System: HP ab516TX sudo lshw -C network gives *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Broadcom Corporation ...
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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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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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How to Enable Wifi N-only in Ubuntu 14.04 on Broadcom BCM4360?

I want to get Wifi N-only work with my Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013-mid which has BCM4360 802.11ac so it should work well with Wifi N-only also in Ubuntu 14.04. In Ubuntu In Software and Updates ...
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How to enable wl option of broadcom-sta-dkms?

Package https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=broadcom-sta-dkms and its option wl are proposed as the fix for Macbook Air 2013-mid (6.2) here, also in Ubuntu, since they work in the upstream. I ...
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Wifi Only Works After Suspending MacBook Pro (7,1) with 16.04

This is apparently an issue, but has yet to get any concrete solutions to resolve it. I was hoping someone is able to help debug this. The WiFi will work just fine after awaking from suspend, but ...
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No Wireless with broadcom BCM4350 Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on an Dell XPS 13 9350 (skylake) Since the old kernel doesn't support the broadcom wireless card I updated to ubuntu 16.04, coming from 15.10. The 4.4 kernel should support ...
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Keep loosing wifi connection on my Ubuntu Laptop

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and I have had a problem with the internet connection recently. The problem is that the wifi connection is being lost at a random interval. There is nothing wrong ...
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Driver needed for wireless adapter WNA3100

As many questions before me, I am trying to get Netgear's WNA3100 to work on my Ubuntu machine. I googled, I searched the forum, turns out the link everyone points to to get the actual driver is dead....
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sony vaio no wifi in last version of ubuntu

How can I get my Wi-Fi working on 16.04? My system's details are: Sony vaio model SVF14N13CXB wifi card Broad-com Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
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Ubuntu 14.04 connect wifi only with reboot after “sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source”

The system can detect the wifi well, but it fails to connect it even with full signal bars. To connect Wi-Fi, every time I have to run: sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source sudo reboot Then it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Doesn't Detect Internet on Dual Boot

This question has been asked before but I've tried all the other solutions and have not been having any success. I'm following this thread: Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3 So ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - only connecting to ethernet, no wifi option

The issue I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a windows machine. Everything seems to be working fine, except for the fact that wifi doesn't seem to be an option for connections I still have ...
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just installed ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude d620 and no wired or wireless connection

just installed ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude d620 and no wired or wireless connection. Hardware: Dell Wireless 1490 Duel Band WLAN Mini-Card. Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312]. Kernel driver:wl....
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HP Pavilion 15 p163nr Broadcom Bluetooth not working Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

WiFi on my laptop works well, but Bluetooth totally doesn't work. Trick with BCM43142A0-0a5c-216c.hcd file doesn't help also. $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:216c Broadcom Corp. BCM43142A0 ...
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Installing “fimware-b43-installer” offline

Can you explain how can I install fimware-b43-installer driver if I can't connect to internet by wire?
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No Wifi Lubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Please do not link other posts, because I have looked through them. I have been doing this for hours. So I need specific instruction. I have followed over 20 different instructions that HAVE NOT ...
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Which Broadcom driver to use for BCM43142 adapter in Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial xerus) LTS? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Xenial from Trusty, and am having trouble with my broadcom wireless adapter. I am currently using the bcmwl-kernel-source driver. The wifi works but keeps getting ...
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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 ...
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Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 isn't working on ubuntu

Please help me! I'm new and can't to do anything... I was trying somethings from my searched but it still don't work. It's on but can't search any devices and can't searched from any too. Just tell ...