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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cannot connect to wifi on ubuntu 14.04.3 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.30 LTS using a USB stick. I didn't dual boot my pc, I deleted my old OS. I can't find Enable Wireless in the network menu. The output for rfkill ...
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No Wireless interface on Ubuntu 14.04 with Broadcom driver on Asus R556L

I can't seem to enable the wireless interface on the newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus 14.04 I've tried the solutions on: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers but it still doesn't work I've ...
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Cannot join wireless networks on Ubuntu 14.10. Macbook pro 7.1

I've got an Ubuntu 14.10 live usb I'm fiddling with. At some point in the 12.xx cycle my wifi started getting funky in Ubuntu, and it's never recovered. I've got a mid-2010 Macbook pro (7.1) using ...
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Installing firmware-b43-installer in terminal, get E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message. Please help $sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer [sudo] password for sophon: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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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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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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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 ...
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broadcom will not connect to wireless, ubuntu 12.04 on dell studio 1749

I have trawled through a multitude of questions regarding this problem, tried many of the given solutions and still the problem persists. Ethernet works fine but wireless is stuck in a loop trying to ...
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broadcom wireless BCM43142 does not discover all wireless networks in range

I reviewed this, and I'm familiar with wlan device disappear (BCM43142) although it seems that the wireless adapter is installed (claimed) correctly, I'm unable to discover all wireless network in ...
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Wireless Problem (broadcom) Please help!

Hi so the problem is that i can connect to my wireless but i cant connect to the internet. Thinks i try: Get closer to router, Format, Reinstall firmware. None help cat /etc/resolv.conf # Generated ...
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Using Broadcom BCM4313 as AP in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card and I'm interested in turning my laptop to an Access Point. I was following the various tutorials available on the internet to achieve this. However I seem to ...
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Ubuntu internet not working with lower Wi-Fi signal levels

Ubuntu 14.04.3 not accessing internet traffic when Wi-Fi signal is at 2 bars of strength or less. It connects to the router/modem combo, but no web pages can be downloaded in any browser (or any ...
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Install B43 drivers without internet connection [closed]

I've spent all day trying to solve this with no results. I am using elementaryOS Luna, but since it runs on Ubuntu... The problem I have is that my Dell Vostro 1500 has defective Ethernet. It can't ...
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I need the Broadcom ethernet Driver installer for Dell inspiron 1521 ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
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forced to keep on reinstalling Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source

I'm so feed up with Ubuntu 14.04. This is really annoying. After each computer shutdown and turning it ON my WiFi is not working and I am forced to reinstall drivers from this package: ...
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Install Broadcom driver

I have a live USB of Ubuntu 11.04. I trying to get the WiFi to work. There seem to be two options. Install the driver in live USB mode, then have it gone after the required restart or install Ubuntu ...
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BCM4352 offical dell driver installation problem

I've downloaded dell ubuntu 12.04 drivers and un-tar the package. Then enter the approprite folder to install as specified in first and one answer this question. First i've installed it with double ...
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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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The old wireless problem [duplicate]

I am suffering from the same old wireless problem. I tried everything I could find on the net as well as Ubuntu forums, but nothing works. How can I fix this?? my device information from lshw -C ...
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How to fix a slow wireless internet connection on BCM4311 802.11b/g running Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Extensa 4620z?

I was finally able to get my wireless card working on my Acer Extensa 4620z. My wireless card is Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g. My wireless internet speed is really slow. I get 17mbps but verizon speed ...
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Wifi and trackpad not working after installing ubuntu 15.10

I have a Lenovo S21e-20 with an intel celeron N2480 processor. I just recently switched from windows 8 (yuck) to ubuntu 15.10. However, my track pad does not work and there is no cursor unless i plug ...
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Installing Broadcom Wireless Driver From USB Drive (i.e. no internet access)

I am trying to follow the instructions on the help.ubuntu.com page WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx : Under "b43 - No Internet access" it says: Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. What is the ...
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How to set up my wireless card when there is no official driver for BCM43142? [duplicate]

I managed to download a driver on page by BCM I also tried to install bcmwl-kernel-source and I succeeded. I'm now able to access internet through wireless. But my problem is quite different from ...
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wifi connection on ubuntu 14.10 is very slowly and inestable after some time of use internet

my wifi connection is very slowly and inestable, i install dual boot on my machine in windows 8.1 wifi is ok, but in ubuntu kernel 3.16 after some minutes is each time more slowly, my card information ...
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Problems while creating wifi hotspot for Smartphones

Actually i wanted to enable a feature by which i want to make a wifi hotspot for my smart phones from my LAN connection of my laptop. So i tried to setup a it using ap-hotspot. But when i attempted to ...
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I am not able to connect to wifi network

I had tried every code every idea every thing but I failed wireless driver Broadcom BCM43412, but when I checked pci-id it show not supported. my pci id is 14e4:4365 and chip id is BCM43142. I tried ...
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Why does my wireless card appears in iwconfig as a eth interface?

I wanted to identify my wireless network interface name to check my wireless network card is installed properly or not . But i am getting something different. I'm used to seeing this: $ ...
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Dell Inspiron 6000 network issues

I cant see wireless connections which I should and could with windows 7 and a wired connection seems unstable, IE shows a connection then I try to use it and it disconnects. I have tried to update ...
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difficulties with bcm4313 driver in ubuntu studio 13.04 [duplicate]

I have recently installed ubuntu studio 13.04 on my netbook. It is excellent, but i have some problems with my WiFi. If I use the command lspci I can see that I have a Broadcom bcm4313 wireless card ...
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how to use drivers saved on external hard drive

i have a file saved on an external hard drive which i am trying to install on ubuntu 13.04, im quite new so dont know how to do this the file is named broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2 i have already ...
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why is broadcom wireless so difficult with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

This is the second laptop I've tried to convert to Linux and the only thing that gives me trouble is the wireless.
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How to prevent system freeze on Wifi activation?

Without myself modifing any configuration setting, my system starts to completely freeze after I activate the wifi network via the network manager or at a sudo rfkill unblock all. I would like to ...
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My Ubuntu keeps freezing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I know there was few similar topics about frozen screen, but in my case I cant even reinstall Ubuntu. just keeps freezing. I was ...
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Ethernet works with live CD, but doesn't after fresh install. [duplicate]

I just installed 13.10 on a dell laptop. During the install process it connected to the ethernet. Once install finished and I logged in for the first time I did not have ethernet. It has the ...
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which update to avoid in order to work properly my broadcom wifi (Ubuntu 12.04?

i just bought a inspiron 3537 laptop , and i have the problem with a wireless card (broadcom) so i reinstalled ubuntu 12.04 , and it asks me which updates to do? which one do I exclude??
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Can I install on Dell Studio 1535 laptop? [duplicate]

I have an old Dell Studio 1535 laptop running Vista. It runs like garbage. I'm thinking of purchasing a new laptop for most purposes, but thought I would repurpose the old one as a media ...