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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Broadcom 4331 on Ubuntu 16.04 not working [duplicate]

I've been working on my MacBook Pro trying to get it to scan for Wifi the past day, I've been trying different codes in the terminal but none are working. The codes I've tried were for older versions ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 bluetooth adapter doesn't search

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, then installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on it. I'm unable to use the bluetooth. I have selected the broadcom driver to use from "Additional Drivers" section. The wifi ...
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the wifi driver is not working in Ubuntu 16.1

my droadcom chipset is BCM43142 802.11 b/g/n. I checked with the software and updates tab in the system settings and it shows that I am using a driver sourced from bcmwl kernel source.But it is still ...
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How can I download firmware-b43-installer without internet access?

I just got ubuntu installed on my laptop but I can't access the internet on it. I have a flashdrive and another laptop that's running windows and does have internet access. I tried downloading ...
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connection to wifi network with my asus x205T

I Have installed Ubuntu Linux on my Asus X205T, using an USB WiFi, (everything went ok). In the next step, I tried to install the wifi network driver: wget https://android.googlesource.com/platform/...
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Wireless LAN worked in 14.04, doesn't on 16.04 even with the proprietary drivers

The problem is, that the proprietary drivers, that worked with 14.04, no longer work for Ubuntu 16.04. I did not upgrade, I did a clean installation.sudo lshw -C network shows that my WLAN card is ...
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Bluetooth Broadcom BCM20702 does not load firmware (driver issue) - 14.04

I am able to establish a connection between a Bluetooth ear-piece and the Bluetooth controller in the PC. The problem is that the O/S does not provide an option to send audio output to the Bluetooth ...
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I happen to destroy WIFI driver when upgrading gcc-4.8 to gcc-5.3

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04.03 Trusty Tahr. As we know, the default GCC package version for this release is 4.8.2, but recently I upgraded it to GCC 5.3 (the latest version) following this answer: ...
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Is it possible to use Broadcom BCM43142 wifi in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've spent hours looking on the net, tried various things. One site said that this particular card is not supported by the b43 driver so I have to use wl. And make sure that b43 is blacklisted which I ...
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I really need help installing the Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 Driver!

I hope someone can help! Well here is a description: I am new to Ubuntu, and just installed it. I am having allot of trouble getting my wifi adapter to work... here is the model: Broadcom Corporation ...
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unable to connect to wireless printer

In using Ubuntu 14.04 on DELL XPS, I was unable to ping my previously setup printer that was working the day before. I found a solution but it took a lot of time. What is the fastest way to reset the ...
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Upgrading to 4.6.0-rc6 kernel fixed my flickering screen issue but now WiFi doesn't work (Dell XPS 13)

I have a 2016 Dell XPS 13 (FullHD display, i5 version). It has a Broadcom wifi module (BCM4350) which you might know has pretty terrible Linux support. However, it is supported by the Linux kernel ...
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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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Broadcom BCM4352 not showing all wifi networks

I have a 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) with Ubuntu 16.04. Wifi is working using bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu8 and everything works fine except that I cannot see all wifi networks around, ...
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Broadcom WiFi driver problem

I had Ubuntu 15 in my hp laptop and had upgraded to 16.4 recently. I used bcmwl-kernel-source to install the driver as I had done for 15, but iwconfig returns no wireless extensions. My adapter ...
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Broadcom BCM43142[14e4:4365] driver doesn't work with kernel 4.4

After getting this question question closed I installed kernel 4.4 and the problem of the wireless card on Ubuntu 14.04 installation still remains unsolved. Any suggestion?
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Upgrade to 16.04 breaks Wifi on Dell XPS 13 (9343)

Ubuntu 15.x was working great on my Dell XPS 13. After upgrading to 16.04 it appears the drivers for the Broadcom BCM4352 Wireless Network Adapter are not loaded. lshw -C network says the network is ...
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Has upgraded to 16.04. b43 broadcom driver does not detect BCM4328 (PCI ID b4321) adapter. That works perfectly on 4.2 kernel

Loading module just do nothing. Nothing in dmesg. except this: Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNL ] wl module works, but as expected, without AP mode.
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Wlan0 interface disappeared after upgrade to Xubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Since the upgrade from to Xubuntu 16.04 from Xubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (S230u) with Broadcom wireless card the wlan0 device has disappeared. It is as though the physical device was ...
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What is good external USB wifi card to create a ap-hotspot?

Please suggest me a good external USB wifi card to create a ap-hotspot. Year 2014 was when i bought by ubuntu laptop. The laptop has ubuntu sticker on it with windows home key on keyboard. I thought ...
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Broadcom BCM4311MCG doesnt work in lubuntu and doesnt appear in terminal

My Broadcom BCM4311KFBG Wifi does not work in Lubuntu. I tried different terminal commands to see if it is detected but its not. Im not too familiar with linux so I need a hand. I like Linux but Im ...
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Wireless keeps disconnecting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit installed on dual boot Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro. Wireless stops working in between. My Macbook pro has "Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n" network controller. I have tried many methods suggested ...
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Default wireless driver doesn't work on MacBook Pro 7,1

So I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I'm having a couple of problems. The biggest one so far is that, for some bizarre reason, the bcmwl-kernel-source driver does not work at all for it. When I ...
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Broadcom Wireless card not seeing wireless networks even after driver install and reboot

I am a newbie to Linux, coming from Vista, so please walk me through each step. I installed Ubuntu and removed Vista. My wireless card worked on Vista, but Ubuntu can't see it. I followed the ...
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Can't view Wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I can't view any wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04. This issue also occurred when trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10. This is what my network window looks like: I have ...
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Wireless drivers for the newer linux kernels 4.x

I've recently tried to install the latest stable kernel which is 4.4.6 and when the kernel was compiled and I brought the kernel up and running, there was a problem and the wireless driver (MT7630e ...
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Wifi Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Precision-M3800

My Wi-Fi connection frequently has trouble connecting to a network. Often it won't connect at all and I have to disable the wifi and then enable it again for it to finally work. Then sometimes it will ...
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Next problem with wlan0

I have installed Ubuntu 14 and can't connect to WiFi. Tried to find solutions by myself but still things don't work out. Steps I have taken: Went to Software And Updates -> additional Drivers and ...
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Mac address spoofing failing

I've been trying to spoof my mac address for awhile now, because I want my brother's laptop to be using my data allowance at college (I don't use much bandwidth, most of mine goes to waste) and for ...
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Changing the desktop to Mate

Background: I've installed xfce on my laptop and all worked great except for wi-fi. I've spent a week or so fixing it, then posted a question on Askubuntu. Chili555 helped me, but I afraid that help ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 newly installed but WiFi is not working

I am wondering how to get my Wifi to work on my computer. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and my WiFi is still not being listed under Network in Settings. I have tried installing Broadcom ...
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My WiFi is not detected by Ubuntu

I recently dual boot my Dell Inspiron 3543 with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. It is working fine except one problem. When I am using windows there is no problem with wifi. When I am using Ubuntu, my wifi ...
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Right WiFi modul loaded only in Live USB mode, not when OS installed on hard drive

My laptop has Broadcom BCM 43228 wifi chip. I know that a right module for this chip is wl. In live mode when I do: lsmod | grep b43 I get nothing which is good, b43 is not the driver I need for ...
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Wireless Networks not showing up! [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am new to Ubuntu. When I click on the internet icon in the upper-right-hand corner, it doesn't show any wireless networks under "wireless networks." I went to Additional ...
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Frequent connection drops on Broadcom BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Broadcom BCM43142 wireless card installed. Since a few weeks, I've been experiencing too many connection drops. My wireless disconnects randomly and won't connect for a ...
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Wireless not finding networks(Macbook Pro)

Hi so I recently Installed Ubuntu on my macbook after being a long time user on my desktop. I am having trouble connecting to wireless however. In the additional Drivers I am using the brodcom airport ...
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WIFI slow after clean install. Dualbooting Windows and speeds are fast in Windows

Here's some of my wireless info. http://paste.ubuntu.com/15562862/ I installed a different wifi card into my laptop before I installed the OS and it was working fine on Windows. When I'm running ...
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Broadcom Wireless Modem UNCLAIMED After Installing Updates

About a month ago, Ubuntu stopped recognizing my wireless adapter. Here is the output of the wireless-info script: http://paste.ubuntu.com/15494675/ Here is the output of sudo lshw -C network: *-...
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Wifi problem in Ubuntu

My Wifi is getting disconnected very often (in every 5-10 minutes). I have tried the following:- sudo -i echo "options rtl8723be fwlps=0" > /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf modprobe -r ...
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broadcom wireless driver not working on dell inspiron 3543 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried the steps given in Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) but it is not working my driver version is 14e4:4365 it say the following when i try installing,, balaji@...
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Need Help Getting My BCM4360 (43a0 Version) based WiFi Card Working In UbuntuGNOME 15.10

So, I've tried following this guide: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43/#Ubuntu.2FDebian along the Ubuntu Install route (with Internet), but right when it's almost done, it locks up and won'...
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WIFI problem on MacBook Air 2008

I have first generation of macbook air. I try to install last version of Linux Mint, Ubuntu and Xubuntu. I install driver using b43-fwcutter. After reboot wifi work. One day I turn on the laptop and ...
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Broadcom BCM4312 driver for Ubuntu 14/15?

Today in class we found that after installing Ubuntu, the Wi-Fi doesn't work. The Wi-Fi LED stays orange (Blue means it works). Where I can found the drivers? What should I do in the CLI when we ...
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DNS sometimes stops working, resetting wifi helps for a while

Got a bit of a strange issue here, My wifi seems to work just fine for about 3 minutes allowing me to browse the internet, ssh etc. Then it stays connected but does not resolve any new websites I ...
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Drivers are not getting enabled after installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

First I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. After inserting the bootable pendrive, I selected "try ubuntu before installing". Then I opened the "software and updates" and went to "additional drivers" ...
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Need alx driver for Qualcomm Atheros AR8162

I have been having some issues with my Ubuntu 12.04. First thing I need to fix is wired connection that I may have messed up while trying to fix a wireless problem. Or maybe the update that caused ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Suspend / Resume blackscreen caused by Broadcom driver after no-internet install

Ubuntu 15.10 Suspend / Resume blackscreen caused by Broadcom driver after no-internet install of drivers. On a Dell XPS 15 with a Broadcom BCM4352 [14e4:43b1] On a clean install of Ubuntu 15.10 the ...
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Wifi dropping without notice randomly

I've seen alot of threads but none with an answer. My wifi connection becomes unresponsive randomly and without notification of disconnect. When checking wireless it's still connected but only shows ...
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HP ENVY 15t. Can see wifi networks but cannot connect

Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) is really giving me troubles. I'm having a really hard time getting my wifi to work on my new HP ENVY 15t. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Problem with broadcom wireless driver on ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

Yes I realize there are tons of material on the subject no I did not read them all. Now I have gone through good few of the answers and it got me as far as system finding the drivers on its own and ...