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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Dell Vostro 2520 WiFi not working after Ubuntu 14.04 update

I tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source Wireless worked for sometime...but after reboot WiFi stopped again.... Can someone please help... Software center in additional drivers ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Wireless problem using Dell Vostro 3560

I'm a Linux newbie, I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3560 with Broadcom wireless card. The problem is that I can't use wifi on Ubuntu 14 (also on Ubuntu 13.10). my network indicator ...
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Problem with wi-fi. Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless, Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with wifi connection on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. I have now two routers and two different wifi connections in my house. One of them is perfectly working on everything(2 PC's on ...
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xubuntu usb-key vs. harddisk setup problem (no network + wlan)

Hi please help me on this weird problem: lan and wlan only works in live modus, not after hd-install. Hardware is an old compaq nx7300. lspci | grep -i net says: 02:0e.0 ethernet controller: ...
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The old Broadcom 43xx beast strikes again… 14.04 32bit

I recently rescued a "bricked" intel Imac5 by installing Ubuntu Studio 14.04 32bit as the only OS. Apple techs swore the GPU was completely fried, but with Ubuntu the thing barely throws any heat and ...
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Installing Broadcom B43 Wireless firmware

I've been at this for 3 hours and I can't figure out why it's not working! I successfully got the installer installed, but when I check for the firmware it says it's not there. My wireless device's ...
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Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn can connect to WIFI but not to internet

I was running Windows 8.1 and very recently switched to UBUNTU. I am very new here but have read an enormous amount of posts pertaining to this problem. I have a ThinkPad E530. I can route the Wifi ...
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I have a question about proprietary drivers for two devices

I'm asking because I've looked but I'm still not sure and I don't want to chance it. I have two devices that can use proprietary drivers and the last time I used it on one of them it crashed the OS ...
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How to create Hotspot with a Broadcom bcm43228 wireless card?

It seem impossible to configure this card to master mode. I can creat ah-doc connection, but no other device can see it. Anyone knows if this is doable and how? Thanks in advance!
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no wired connection and wirewireless disabled [duplicate]

I am new to Linux kubuntu 14, i tried installing kubuntu 14.04 without internet connection which went smoothly, when i finish installing i was surprise to get a network or connection icon with a red ...
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Can't connect to the wifi

I have ubuntu 14.04 and when I want to connect to the wifi my network manager found nothing and when I use this command sudo iwlist wlan0 scan It can find my essid wifi and when I use this ...
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Wi-Fi not working with my router but works with other access points

I recently bought a D-Link router and configured it. From my Android, the access point is providing full internet access. My Ubuntu laptop gets internet access from other access points. The problem ...
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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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Wireless Connection Repeatedly disconnects, strong signal

The wireless connection on my Dell Inspiron 9100 repeatedly disconnects, especially when I try to access a weblink. http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/7894056/
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wireless randomly becoming phantom hardblocked, only fixed by reboot

First off, I am aware of other people recently posting similar issues but none of the many fixes or suggestions in any thread I've seen has resolved the issue for me. my ASUS netbook had been working ...
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BitTorrent programs killing networking - Broadcom wireless

This started happening after I did a fresh install of 14.04 (previously I was on 13.04). When ever I launch a BitTorrent client my DNS very quickly stops responding, and then the network connection ...
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Monitor Mode on broadcom 6.30.223.248 wl driver does not work

I am trying to use broadcom card for sniffing wireless frames. With 6.30.223.248 wl driver, when I try to configure monitor mode using echo 1 > /proc/brcm_monitor0 , system Hangs. I am using Ubuntu ...
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wireless bcm4318 not working

Edit: I researched also link suggested above - it is option (3) And indeed is very helpful. Especially @LuisAlvarado's answer - it contains table which suggest using linux-firmware-nonfree - I tried ...
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Wireless networking is faster when lid is open than closed?

I like to connect my laptop to an external monitor and close my laptop's lid. However, I noticed something. According to internet speedtests (and my personal knowledge from downloading large files), ...
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Trying to get wifi working in Lubuntu 14.04 on Inspiron B120

I'm having a hell of a time getting wifi working on this old laptop. Google turns up lots of people having similar problems, but all the answers seem to be from 2010 - 2011 and aren't working for me. ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 cannot connect to wifi

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I cannot access the internet. On the menu, Wired says the cable is unplugged and Wireless cannot find any network available. The laptop comes ...
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Can't Connect to Wifi adhoc network created in windows 7 from Ubuntu 14.04

I have Two laptops. One is running on Windows 7 and connected to internet though wire and other is running on Ubuntu 14.04. I have Created a wifi adhoc network in windows 7 machine and shared the ...
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Unable to unblock Ideapad z570 broadcom wireless adapter

I have a lenovo ideapad z570 laptop with BCM4313 adapter... $ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] ...
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Synaptic can't find firmware-b43-installer

I recently installed Xubuntu on a Dell Latitude D630 and I had to install drivers for a Broadcom bcm4311 card. I downloaded b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer on my other computer and put them on ...
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Broadcom wireless driver on Lenovo B590

I've just bought a notebook Lenovo B590 with Windows 8 preinstalled. I tried the Live version of Ubuntu 14.04. The WiFi wasn't working, but I went on Additional Driver and I selected "Using Broadcom ...
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Problem to connect Wifi in 14.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and got the related updates. The wifi indicator is missing and I am unable to connect to any new networks. I can connect to the networks I had been connected to previously. ...
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New Ubuntu 14.04 on thinkpad e145 bluetooth not working

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new Thinkpad E145 and am trying to use a bluetooth wireless mouse. I cannot pair it because Ubuntu cannot discover it. I have tried most of the solutions that ...
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Broadcom 4311 wireless card on Dell 9400 (E1705) not working

I am following the advice of seasoned Ubuntu professionals and am posting my question here with a printout of a script posted by Wildman et al. I am grateful to you for your offer to help. Here is the ...
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How do I get wireless working again after a reinstall? [duplicate]

I had a normal wired connection to begin with when I originally installed ubuntu, but now I really want to do a reinstall to another partition (just to start fresh). The problem is that I do not ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Wifi on Laptop with Broadcom BCM4322

I'm preparing for a trip where I can't bring my desktop, so I recently broke out my trusty old laptop (Dell Latitude E4300) to get it ready for the trip. Previously, I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ...
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Lenovo S10 BCM 4312 (rev 01) WiFi not functioning

just created live USB 3 days ago and have been reading the forums here about getting WiFi card to work. Love the Lubuntu OS. Here is what I have done so far: Ran: sudo apt-­get update Ran: sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Broadcom BCM43142 [duplicate]

The problem is as follows: in the live ubuntu card works after activating proprietary drivers: System-> Administration-> Hardware Driversand. In the installed system, producing the same steps as he ...
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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 ...