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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Wireless networks never show up, after trying almost everything

I got a new laptop and I installed Ubuntu 13.04, and then I noticed wifi isn't working. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and now I'm still at 12.10 with no wifi. I have this wireless USB card (I'm connected ...
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Wireless not working on Dell Latiude 3330 ubuntu preinstalled

I just bought a Dell Latitude 3330 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. Wireless worked without a problem for a few days and then stopped. The wireless broadcom is BCM4352. Tried everything but still not ...
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Making Broadcom BCM4313 driver gives error: implicit declaration of function ‘create_proc_entry’

I’m trying to build a driver for my bcm4313 wireless network adapter using these instructions from broadcom. I'm getting this error: KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: No ethernet + WiFi on hp mini 1033CL netbook (Marvell + BCM4312)

I took out my hp mini 1033 CL netbook from its retirement today and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it to use it during a trip abroad soon. All seems to be working fine except connecting it to the internet....
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Ubuntu 12.04 dell inspiron 1440 wireless network does not work with wireless networkdisconnected messages

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop dell inspiron 1440. Wired connection works fine. But wireless connection does not work. I installed the driver. I can see my home wireless net work and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't see my WiFi

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 from a Live DVD. It does not detect my WiFi or any other WiFi that my Windows 8 always shows. I typed lspci -v in Terminal and here's what it says: Network Controller: ...
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MacBookPro5,5 Broadcom STA Wireless Driver fails to install (ubuntu 12.04)

It says "Sorry, installation of this driver failed" Here's the log: 2014-01-09 12:50:31,831 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: ...
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wireless does not appear after instal of ubuntu on laptop ?

I need help the wireless does not work on my dell studio 1535 laptop. I have a Broadcom corporation BCM4322. Thanks
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Updating Broadcom Wifi driver 12.04

As many others I ran into a problem with my Broadcom wifi driver on 12.04. Following the instructions at the Broadcom website Compile Broadcom wifi driver, I successfully made it work...well, almost. ...
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lspci shows wireless network device but network manager doesn't

The laptop is a Sony Vaio, model number vgn-cr290. I dropped it last night. The hard drive was bad, but I was able to fix that. After about 4 or 5 hours of trying to get wifi to work, I gave up. I ...
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Broadcom BCM 43142

I have a Lenovo G710 and I am unable to install my wireless card. Here are the details: uname -a: Linux ubuntu 3.8.0-34-generic #49~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 13 18:05:00 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Cant access the internet

I am new user of Ubuntu. Almost everything is working fine, but I can't access the internet. I am connected to my home wifi, but can't access internet. Wifi is working fine on Windows 8 and cable ...
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Wifi switch Amber (off) no matter what I do: Centos(RPM based Linux) w/ BCM4311 as wlan0

The wifi switch is permanently off in my hp dv6604nr in my Linux partition. This laptop is peculiar- wifi remains OFF by default until after windows 7 boots. Then it turns on after OS is loaded. ...
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Broadcom bcm4313 Ubuntu 13.10 connection time out

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 I keep getting connection timed out every few seconds at which point i have to disconnect and reconnect to the WiFi network. The WiFi card worked fine on 13.04 with ...
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Broadlink BCM4313 Driver problem

My Ubuntu version is 13.10 I have issues with my Wi-Fi. When I boot up my OS, the signal of my WiFi show very less or no strength. I have to disable (Software Updater>Additional Drivers>Do not use ...
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Wi-Fi..Ethernet..Nothing Works for 13.10

I've been at this for a couple of days. Can't find a solution that works. Did the trial of 13.1 and everything worked great. As soon as I did the install on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1520) I can't get ...
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Unable to connect to wireless network thru alternate driver

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 7 PC. Am a complete newbie to the linux system. I first created a bootable Ubuntu USB to try out the OS without installing and the wireless worked fine ...
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12.04 wifi problem

i know this has been asked a million times and that there are loads of topics on this all over the internet, but no solution worked for me so far. i have a lenovo computer with a broadcom wifi thingie....
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Wireless connection setting in ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 (Offline )

I just installed ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386, but it didn't detect my wireless card (BCM4313). I don't have internet connection in ubuntu, but i have wireless connection in Window 7 environment. I ...
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No wireless ubuntu13.10

Installed ubuntu 13.10 yesterday no internet connection.12.10 ok and dongle ok,13.4 no dongle, nothing now. Compac mini 110c, broadcom 4313 (AR8132 Q.Atheros.) Only have ubuntu on notebook.
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No internet connection on Compaq 6735S laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (12.04.3). I installed the software to my laptop http://www.lapwik.com/hp-compaq_6735s for typical use (browsing, movies, music ,etc.) I am not a programmer and I can't understand ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and MacBook 4,1 wireless problem; NO wired connection

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 to dual boot with OS X Lion on my MacBook 4,1 (early 2008). Wireless doesn't work. Ubuntu knows--get the Broadcom driver, right? Sure, but the problem is I'm tethered to ...
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Wireless network connection help on 12.04?

I have all the drivers I need for my Ubuntu 12.04, but whenever I start up my computer it says there's no networks available. I go into additional drivers and it says there's a Broadcom one available, ...
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Broadcom wifi 4365 not working in ubuntu 12.04.3 : kernel 3.8.0-29-generic [duplicate]

now i have tried diffrent things like 12.04 does not detect wlan0(Broadcom 4365) How to get my Broadcom 4365 WiFi adapter working? Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize wireless adapter (14e4:4365) ...
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wireless networks are not showing up for ubuntu 12.04 LTS in HP Dv5 Laptop [duplicate]

I am new to Linux.I Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit version newly in my HP dv5 series laptop. Now I am not able to connect to a wireless network. I tried installing Broadcom STA wireless Driver ...
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Can't get Broadcom 43142 drivers to work after installation on 5420 Inspiron

I'm a complete newbie to ubuntu, I've already installed and reinstalled the Broadcom driver required done a numerous amount of steps on terminal but I can't seem to get wireless working. However, my ...
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no wireless on aspire one d257 ubuntu 12.04

I´m lost in wireless Connection. After Installation of ubuntu, there is no wireless driver availalble ("wireless" not appearing in the menue). Strange, as it worked when starting ubuntu from CD.... ...
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Broadcam wifi Driver help [duplicate]

Im setting up ubuntu for the first time. I downloaded the version 12. My wifi card is BCM4313 I read the manual on how to get the wifi up and running: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/...
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How can I install Broadcom drivers on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

This is my first time installing an Ubuntu system onto my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 6400. It used to run Windows XP, and when installing Ubuntu it said that the wired network was detected and ...
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Broadcom STA wireless driver [duplicate]

When trying to activate the wireless driver, I get it could not be activated. It says to check the logs. I am a complete noobie to ubuntu and am generally trying to learn more about computers as I go. ...
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Problems with Broadcom bcm4311 wireless card on HP Pavillion dv6000

I hope someone can help out with this (I've tried all possible solutions proposed for similar problems, but non has solved the problem so far). I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (for the first time in my life)...
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Why don't my Broadcom modules automatically load?

At work I was given a Dell Lattitude E6320 laptop (64-bit) with Windows 7 installed on it. I used it for a few months (with no problems using wired or wireless networking) and then decided to gut the ...
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how to install BCM4312 drivers in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

i just installed Ubuntu 13.04 this morning (new to Linux). and ever since then i've been trying to get WIFI to work. i found out what the problem was, that i need drivers. my wireless card is BCM4312 ...
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My ubuntu crashes and an error screen appears

My ubuntu crashes after it has started and it prints some weird stuff like on DOS. I tried using Ubuntu rescue remix but it said that there were some firmware missing b43-open/ucode.fw;b43/ucode.fw ...
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Broadcom Cooperation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY Driver [duplicate]

I need a Broadcom Cooperation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY Driver Please note: I have no ethernet card, and my Ubuntu laptop has no internet access.
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Struggling to install broadcom 4311 on a HP 530 laptop running ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.10 on a HP530 laptop, I've tried everything on the ubuntu forums, but can't get the wireless to work. It has Broadcom 4311 wireless card built in. Don't know what else to try, please ...
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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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Wifi disabled by hardware switch, but hardware switch doesn't help

Running Ubuntu 13.04, I have a problem with my wifi. When booting after a proper shut down, there's never any wifi connection. The system states Wifi is disabled by hardware switch However, ...
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12.04 LTS Keeps disconnecting from the internet? [duplicate]

Its really annoying, it disconnects every so often does anyone know how to fix this or has anyone had this problem? description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast ...
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How do I get the right wireless modules to load at startup for a BCM4322? [duplicate]

I have been troubleshooting my HP EliteBook with BCM4322 14e4:432b wireless card. I am using Linux kernel 3.9 and I have almost found the solution. Reading on the Linux Wireless site, I found that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04LTS fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed

I have installed 12.04LTS on an old Aspire 5520 with the latest BIOS All goes well, the propriety GPU driver works and I get all the updates. as soon as I install the proprietary broadcom sta driver ...
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How to recover after Ubuntu freeze on boot after installing broadcom STA driver

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on bootcamp of my early 2011 macbook pro using the ubuntu windows installer. The wifi did not work and follow this instruction (although for Quantal) to fix it https://...
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Ubuntu 13.04 cannot connect via WiFi but can connect to HotSpot created with Android

I've just bought a new computer (Lenovo G580) and installed Ubuntu 13.04. I can't connect via Wi-Fi, only via cable. I've tried with several networks (mine and my neighbors) but nothing, and then the ...
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Bad WiFi range with BCM4313 Card

I have an HP-Envy-4 laptop(dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8) with a BCM4313 Wireless card. The strength not great when close to the router. However, the WiFi works well on Windows 8. I tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Broadcom Wireless Won't Work [duplicate]

Okay, I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 today, replacing Windows 8 and erasing all of my files (correctly, I hope. Darn Windows 8), and I was having some fun with it. I entered some code into the grub to ...
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Cannot install Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver? [duplicate]

Being a newbie in Linux, I installed the Wubi version of Ubuntu 12.10 on my Win XP. All is well, except that I have trouble installing the above mentioned driver. Installing from Software Center: ...
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Broadcom b4313 not works [duplicate]

There is wireless in network-manager, but not connect with WiFi-router. WiFi networks don't find to. uname -a: Linux alex-Lenovo-B570e 3.5.0-26-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 8 23:18:20 UTC 2013 ...
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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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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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Wireless not working on Dell XPS M1530 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu on my Dell XPS M1530. The installation worked fine, but I can't find any available routers. I have made sure that the wifi switch on the side of the computer is on, I have ...