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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Ubuntu wifi not connecting

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an old laptop. Ever since I upgraded it (wiped it and put on a fresh install), i can't connect to wifi. Unfortunately, I can not connect it to an Ethernet cable at the ...
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Where to get Dell Inspiron 1545 drivers for the Dell 1397 wlan minicard wireless card?

I cant seem to find the drivers for my Dell Wireless WLAN 1397 Minicard for ubuntu 11.04 andone know how i can get them and install them im sort of new to ubuntu?
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Broadcom BCM4313 on 13.04 [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I don't have much knowledge about Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in my Samsung SF310 laptop. Everything works fine except for wireless adapter. I have been ...
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Slow Wireless Reconnect After Suspend

I a Broadcom 4312 using the STA drivers, I reinstalled ubuntu because the b43 drivers were giving me a huge hassle along with some weird kernel issues. My wireless speed is fine, everything works ...
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Cannot connect to wifi after upgrade to 13.10 (BCM4313)

[Edit: the solution provided by chili555 solved my problem. However, note that I further had to remove the drivers "brcmsmac" and "bcma" from blacklisting in order for them to load at each boot ...
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Broadcom BCM4312 Not Working [duplicate]

I have a HP MINI 210-1010NR and just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I can't get my wireless to work. I have checked through multiple Q&A's throughout this FAQ and tried them all. When I go over the ...
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WiFi stops working after waking from suspend with a Broadcom 43225

wired connection works but I am forced to reboot if I want wifi to start working again. I have an acer one 721-3801 on 10.10. help? I have the broadcom 43225 driver if that helps... (I am very new ...
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Package dependency problem (offline install of wireless drivers)

I have a friend wanting to install Ubuntu 10.10 as a dual-boot with Windows through Wubi. Unfortunately, he has a wireless card with a Broadcom chipset, and needs to install the drivers. There is no ...
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BCM4313 eats up all the wifi

I have a problem similar to this : While using internet on ubuntu, all other computers get bad internet connection So the problem is, whenever I log onto Ubuntu Internet, all other computers Internet ...
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Broadcom wireless 43142 conflict Atheros 8161 in kernel 3.5 (unbuntu 12.10)

I am exactly in the situation of this question. However, my wireless card is a different model: I have a dell vostro 3460 with an Atheros AR8161 Ethernet card and a Broadcom 43142 wireless card. I ...
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Problems working with Broadcom 4352 Wireless card

Not sure if this is a duplicate of Broadcom STA driver doesn't work well with BCM4313 or not. It's the same series I think but I've seen no explicit reference to 4352 or 43xx (implying it's ...
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No Wireless connectivity after installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Windows 8

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. I have installed the Ubuntu 12.10 version on Windows 8. After installation, there is no wireless connectivity. I have searched the forums and tried things that have worked ...
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My Lenovo Ideapad u165 wireless doesn't work

It really makes me ANGRY ! my wireless hardware is broadcom 4313 . ubuntu install it automatically but I can't use it . It says your hardware switch is off although it is on . after I use " rfkill ...
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How to connect to this wifi

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04.3... I have a BroadCom 4313 Wireless card... I have installed the proprietary driver from additional drivers application. I'm able to connect to wifi in my home. But, ...
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Wireless does not work on HP DV6000 with a BCM4311 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless working? Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 wireless does not work on HP DV6000 with Ubuntu 12.04 i have been ...
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Broadcom 4312 wireless issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) I know theres a plethora of other questions and some are "Solved" out there for this same issue but I've run ...
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Can't connect to wireless on a Dell Latitude 620

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell 620 Latitude. I am new to Linux and am not very techie. I cannot see how to connect to a wireless network. For the avoidance of doubt I cannot 'see' any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Broadcom wireless not working after b43 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I have a Dell laptop. I was running Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. During that time wireless was working fine. Yesterday I updated ...
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Why does “Additional Drivers” Fail?

When trying to Activate, Broadcom B43legacy wireless driver I get the following error, SystemError: installArchives() failed. Please help.
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Broadcom open source drivers available in Maverick?

I have a laptop with a broadcom BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n wireless adapter and its using the proprietary STA drivers (perfectly), however I thought broadcom released open source drivers and that they ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, can't find my home wifi network

I've tried several solutions I found on the web, but didn't manage to solve a problem. Since today my laptop won't find my WiFi network, but neighbours' networks are suggested. Another laptop with ...
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how to enable drivers for BCM43142

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 17R 5720. My OS is Ubuntu 13.10. I was using WiFi before but one day it stopped working. Outputs of some commands: enedil@enedil-Dell:~$ lspci -k | grep -A2 Broadcom ...
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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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Wireless not detected on a Dell 5720 witha Broadcom BCM 43142?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell inspiron 5720. sudo lshw -C network says : *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, my Broadcom STA Wireless driver is not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom Wireless card (BCM43XX) I upgraded my HP DV5-1000US Laptop to Ubuntu 12.04. But I cannot get it connected to the Wireless. I went through the ...
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Firmware missing for Broadcom 802.11b/g Adapter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you get the Broadcom BCM4306 wireless card working? I have a HP Pavilion zx5280us laptop (it says HP Pavilion zx5000 on the physical laptop but it's really an HP ...
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My BCM 4311 Wireless is not working. How can I fix this?

Hi I've spent hours trying all the suggestions listed on Forums on this problem all over the Internet and I still can't get my wireless working. It's very discouraging because it might force me to go ...
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After upgrading to 11.10 my Lenovo U165 wireless BCM4313 stopped working

My question is similar to this, but now it is about 11.10. My wireless card: ~$ lspci -vvnn |grep 14e4 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN ...
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Cannot locate wireless networks on Acer Aspire M5 laptop

I just purchased an Acer Aspire M5-583P laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it (this is not the machine I am typing on now). Upon restart I am unable to connect to the internet and am not able to ...
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How to downgrade Broadcom wireless drivers bcmwl-kernel-source?

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit, my wifi is now misbehaving. It seems to lose Internet connectivity from time to time, so this results in, for example, the web browser stops loading sites ...
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How to install network drivers in Dell Inspiron 5420?

I am using Dell Inspiron 5420 (14R 3rd gen). Wireless and wired works fine in Windows 7, but I do not get any in Ubuntu 12.04. lspci gives the following data: 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom ...
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Broadcom wifi issue on 14.04 Lubuntu

I have a brand new 14.04 LTS Lubuntu install on a Dell Inspiron 8600 which is getting wired internet connection, but not wifi. I've attempted some of the previous resolves for this, but seem now to ...
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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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Help setting up wireless in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I'm having problems connecting my WIFI in Ubuntu 13.04 . So I was wondering if filling in the data manually ie: the IPv4, IPv6, the SSID and BSSID info etc. I did try this before but maybe I put in ...
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After Ubuntu Upgrade, cannot connect to wifi(wireless)

I upgraded my Ubuntu OS from an ISO. Initially, my connection kept on dropping. After a while, ubuntu failed to connect to wireless at all.
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How to get brcmsac wireless drivers working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? i just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6 series laptop, and i am trying to get the included broadcom 4313 ...
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Can't connect to Wireless Broadcom BCM4312, using wifi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I have a problem connecting my Dell Vostro 1520 to wireless internet. Output of rfkill: 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft ...
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hp pavilion g6 1250 with a BCM 4313 doesn't see any wireless networks

i have tried using ubuntu 10.04 and ubuntu 11.10 and both have the same problem the driver is detected by the additional propriety drivers wizard and after installation, ubuntu can't see except on ...
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B43 Wireless not working on 2.6.35 kernel

After upgrading to kernel version 2.6.35 (went from 10.04 to 10.10), my wireless card stopped working. I'm currently using the Broadcom STA wireless driver (proprietary). Have anyone found any fix to ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 wifi keep disconnecting? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on a Macbook Pro with Broadcom BCM4331 wireless network card. I have installed the b43 driver in order to be able to use the wireless card. However, the wireless connection ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth device remains undetected (BCM2046, WIDCOMM )

lspci output : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) lsusb output : Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) rfkill list ...
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Wireless driver only works after plugging the cable in with a BCM4313

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 this week. I've had a couple of problems with my wireless card. After following some posts here on askubuntu I got it to work on a peculiar way: When I start my laptop ...
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Dropped wireless connections and reconnections with a Broadcom BCM4321 [duplicate]

With the newest distribution, beginning yesterday, both of the Ubuntu computers on my network that connect via wireless are randomly dropping the connection several times an hour. The connection ...
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Wifi Does Not Work After System Update

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 x64 onto a Dell Inspiron 1525. First thing I always do when installing new OSs is being it up to speed to naturally I installed all updates before proceeding further. ...
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WIreless connects but Internet stops working on Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit and Broadcom 4313

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit on a HP Pavilion dm4. It has a Broadcom 4313 Wireless Adapter and a Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Ethernet Adapter. I haven't been able to get consistent internet access from ...
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BCM 4313 proprietary driver blocks WiFi for other devices

I run a home wlan and a few days ago I upgraded a hp dv7 pavilion laptop from Oneiric to Precise. I had the proprietary Broadcom STA driver (wl module) activated. Whenever this laptop was connected ...
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Broadcom Wi-Fi Adapter not recognized

I'm trying to get wireless card working, Conditions: ubuntu 12.04 3 sony vaio duo 13 Wi-Fi Adapter Broadcom BCM43241 (802.11a/b/g/n) However, first of all $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac Mini 6,2 ethernet port Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57766 not detected

The said network adapter is not recognized in 13.04. In 12.04 and 12.10 I had used the driver proposed from broadcom download site, configured as dkms package it was always updated. On the 3.8.x ...
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My Mac Mini (late 2012) will not show any wireless networks. Ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new to ubuntu so a step by step answer would be appreciated. My wireless card is Broadcom BCM4331. Thank You. I also have no way to connect to the Internet on it except my original osx ...
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Slow Internet connection with 11.04

My internet connection is extremely slow after installing 11.04, It took me over night to download and install firefox flash player pluggin. I have a laptop on the same network which is running ...