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 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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Wifi drivers won't work after I upgraded kernel to 3.4 for ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

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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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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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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Downloading BCM4321 [duplicate]

I cannot figure out how to download this driver so that I can connect to my wireless internet: It is the "BCM4321 80211 Linux STA driver. I sure could use some help. Thank you very much! Wayne
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How do I get a Broadcom BCM4312 working on a Dell XPS M1330?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. When I plug in the ethernet cable the internet works fine, but I can't see any wireless network in the networking manager. The wifi switch is definitely ...
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Installation taking a very long time, hangs at “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source” [closed]

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04(32-bit) on my laptop (Compaq Presario V2000), and after about 7 hours, it is still in Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386) mode. The messages I read are as follows: ...
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Mac Ubuntu from USB & Install WLAN driver

I have recently installed Ubuntu from my USB-stick on my Mac. Now I have no driver for a wifi-WLAN-connection. I have tried to install "backports-3.12-1" on it. But the program always says that ...
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Broadcom Card not Working

Just installed Lubuntu 14.04. Like so many others, can't get the Broadcom card to work. Have tried just about all the recommendations I can find, but still no luck. Ethernet works fine, but there ...
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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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Wifi hotspot to connect to Android using Broadcom 43xx

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. My wireless device (found using lspci) is Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01). I bought a new android ...
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Macbook Pro 7.1 Wireless (BCM4322) and Kubuntu 14.04 - No Firmware Works

I desperately need some help (maybe not desperately, but this is frustrating!). I have a Macbook Pro 7.1 with a Broadcom BCM4322 wireless card. I have tried, and tried, and tried to get it working but ...
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HP Mini 210-2000 wireless card problems on lubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Having suffered with Windows 7 Starter for a few years, I gave up on my netbook, only to come back to it the other week and attempt to 'bring it back to life'. It has an Intel Atom processor at 1.66 ...
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BCM4352 Wireless network card issues with lubuntu 14.04 LTS

Just got a new laptop with Windows 8 on which I installed Lubuntu, but Lubuntu does not recognize my Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 Wireless Network Adapter. I Googled the web and went through a couple ...
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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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Wireless Broadcom 4313 Ubuntu 14.04 connection established but no traffic

another Broadcom 4313 issue. Sorry, but after trying to fix it for several hours, you might have a quick look and help me out! ~$ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 24:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom ...
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The Wireless disconnected in BCM4312 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded my Ubuntu 10.10 for Ubuntu 14.04 and when start up the wireless disconnected. How to connect the wireless? ( BCM 4312 )
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Broadcom Wireless Issues in Lubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my parents' old laptop, and I've been having a super difficult time getting the Broadcom card up and running. I've been following this thread: Installing Broadcom ...
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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 do I get my Broadcom Driver to work from my mac?

I am using Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and a MAJOR problem I came across was that I could not connect t wireless. When using normal Ubuntu, I could go to the system preferences and add the ...
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I can't get my wired connection working properly Ubuntu12.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old laptop. When I log in, the wired connection is active for about a minute, during which time I can browse the web etc. After this it displays the message ...
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Wireless card problems

I'm new to linux so forgive me if this is redundant or unclear. I just finished installing ubuntu (14.04); however, when I try to connect to a wireless network via settings or the top menum I am not ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 install fails on Dell Inspiron B130 with Broadcom 4318

I have a Dell Inspiron B130 I am trying to install 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 on. The install of 13.10 was AOK but the update failed catastrophically, so I am reinstalling from scratch. WiFi and the ...
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Connected to a wifi network, but unable to access internet - freshly installed 14.01

I have a DELL Inspiron N5010 laptop and I have dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I had Ubuntu 13.10 and now I installed 14.04 using live media (I did not upgrade.) Now I am not able to ...
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14.04 wifi issue, reboot doesnt help

I am experiencing a bit strange issue right now, I made clear installation of 14.04 LTS 2 days ago. I use broadcom BCM4313 with default brcmsmac driver (I also tried wl driver, which worked well in ...
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Monitor mode on Broadcom 4322 with 'WL'

I have a laptop that I would like to use Wireshark on. I've tried echo 1 > /proc/brcm_monitor0, echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/brcm_monitor 0, and manually typing a 1 into the file. While the first two ...
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Extremely slow connection with BCM4318 wireless card and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting terrible internet speeds on my computer running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card. I have 20 mb/s internet and when I run a speed test, I'm not even getting 1 mb/s. I run ...
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dell wifi is installed but not working Ubuntu 14.04

Before I installed the Ubuntu i ran trying mode and installed the driver by Additional driver. It was working , but but after the installation it is not working any more. This is the output of lspci ...
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All drivers work perfectly when using 'Try Ubuntu', but wireless breaks after installation

I have been able to boot and run Ubuntu perfectly off of my USB in 'Try it now' mode. It lets me select the proprietary drivers for my Broadcom wireless on my Alienware 17 with no flaws. After I ...
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Constant interrutions in very slow Wifi brcmfmac43241b4-sdio in VAIO pro 13

my wifi works but is very slow and I have constant interruptions. I get in /var/log/syslog kernel: [ 2125.408367] brcmfmac: brcmf_escan_timeout: timer expired nm-tool: nm-tool NetworkManager ...
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Wifi/Internet Access - nm-tool disconnected … proprietary driver didn't take

Having trouble getting wifi to work. Now having trouble getting ethernet (internet connection, line) to work. Connected via ethernet to try and get wifi to work and found out I needed to install a ...
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Broadcom BCM4313 wifi slow after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm afraid this is another question about Broadcom wifi (in particular, the BCM4313 chipset). Before upgrading to 14.04, my wifi worked perfectly. Since upgrading, it has been working only very ...
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Broadcom B4311 Drivers Installed and Non-Functional

Just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP laptop with a Broadcom 4311 wireless card. I've installed the following packages in an attempt to find the driver for it. b43-fwcutter ...
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Issue with Broadcom 4313 - wireless card very very slow in ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded to 14.04. When I was in 12.04 I got the drivers from Broadcom website. But, now I can't get that for 14.04. I am just a user and I don't have much knowledge about ubuntu. I tried the ...
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macbook air wireless NIC drivers installed, not finding networks [duplicate]

I will keep this intro short and mostly just post terminal output. Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on original MacBook Air alongside OS X using rEFInd. Lubuntu boots properly, but I cannot connect to ...
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14.04, b43 and DE regulatory domain

I'm running 14.04 on a Compaq V6000 laptop which has a BCM4311 b/g wireless adapater, using the b43 firmware and proprietary blob (fwcutter). On power-up, seemingly no matter what I do, the ...
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Add driver to my server installation media?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 server on a machine via USB. The machine only has a wireless connection and needs the wl driver (proprietary Broadcom STA wireless driver). Without this driver, the ...
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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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Need help automatically starting wireless - can start from command line

Installed 14.04 on an HP zv6000, and if I run: sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb sudo modprobe b43 then wireless works perfectly, but I have to run it each time from a terminal. I'm a novice at Ubuntu - ...
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Just installed 14.04 in place of XP, no Wireless connections showing in Network manager

I just upgraded my Samsung NC10 netbook with Broadcom BCM 3411 WLAN to 14.04. I'm not seeing any wireless connection choice under Network Manager, but it connects just fine on ethernet. Ubuntu ...
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How to Enable Monitor mode on BCM 43142 with WL driver

First things first: I've checked and I don't believe this is a duplicate. When I enter this command to enable monitor mode on prism0: echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/brcm_monitor0 I get an input/output ...
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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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ifconfig does not recognize eth0, only wlan0 and lo (Ubuntu 14.04, Macbrook Pro) [duplicate]

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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How can i connect to wlan with my BCM4313 (14e4:4727)?

i am looking for help for getting my Broadcom Wlan card working on my laptop with Ubuntu. Until now i was not able to get it to work. Solutions i tried for now: 1. using the additional driver that ...
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Broadcom wireless BCM4312 issues [duplicate]

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my wife's old netbook. I cannot get the wireless to work. I initially installed the STA driver, but it did not work. I then removed it and installed the b43 driver. ...
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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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Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch probably because of Fn+F2 mis-mapped function keys on my BenQ Joybook Lite U102 running trusty 14.04

I know this is like the millionth post of some wireless adapter that doesn't work, but I lost all hope in reading forums and answers that were meant to specific devices, with no general answer that ...
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Slow connection with a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 14.04. I just recently had an issue where my wifi wouldn't connect. I restarted the computer and it connected fine but now my wifi speeds are extremely slow. I saw a similar ...
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BCM4313 Wireless Adapter on 14.04

I realize that there is a lot of talk about wireless drivers, as well as a lot of suggested solutions. I believe I have tried a lot of them and am now with a new install open to new suggestions. ...
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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 ...