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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device not ready firmware missing

Machine: HP dv9925nr, stock hardware. OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS Issue: Broadcom wireless card seems to be missing firmware, according to error code from Networking menu: device not ready (firmware ...
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Wireless Internet not working - cannot activate broadcom proprietary driver

I have seen this question asked by others but despite trying as many solutions as I can nothing seems to be working! The closest I have come is using the answer to this question Broadcom driver woes ...
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Having trouble installing Bradcom STA driver

I just installed Ubuntu and love it so much, its so fast now. But I have a problem connecting to the internet. I checked and saw I have to install the driver Broadcom STA wireless driver but every ...
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How do I get proprietary Broadcom drivers to work after installation?

This is my first installation of Ubuntu, but I've been running it live on a DVD and flash drive for months. Today I installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto a 3-year old Lenovo G550 laptop, and it has a ...
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Can't connect to wireless Macbook pro

I cannot connect wireless on the macbook pro running linux. So Linux is pretty much useless as my router is far away and in a spot that is annoying to work in, so, I need wireless. Any help would ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64bit - Wi-Fi not detecting any networks

First off, I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, and I barely know anything about it. I know this was answered on the web many times, but I tried all I could find, and nothing worked. There is no way I could ...
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switching wireless card from monitor to normal mode cause system crash [closed]

I have a dell inspiron laptop, with wireless card Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365] and I have installed wireless driver: Broadcom STA/wl for it. Now in order to run airodump I have to put my ...
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How to connect to my own WiFi using Broadcom STA drivers?

I'm trying hard to switch to Linux from Windows because of my engineering project. Unfortunately, everything is against that change! Before I have installed Broadcom STA proprietary drivers, I was ...
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Broadcom BCM4331 not working on new Mac Mini 5,1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Broadcom BCM4331: “device not ready firmware missing” error I can't seem to get my wireless card working on my Mac Mini 5,1. Lspci returns: 03:00.0 Network controller: ...
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Wireless isn't working in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I'm new to Ubuntu and not very tech savvy. I have tried everything I've seen on previous posts but still I'm confused. So ...
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Macbook Pro wifi won't work

I opened xdiganose and it told me to go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware in order to download and install the wireless driver. I followed the instructions for Ubuntu ...
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Replace Broadcom “wl” driver with “b43”

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, and in my laptop there is a Broadcom BCM4312 WLAN card. lspci output: 04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01) Subsystem: ...
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12.04 BCM4312 and aireplay-ng/airodump-ng

First off, I've read through all of the posts regarding BCM4312 on the forums but haven't been able to get any help. Basically I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 which I've installed 12.04 on and for the ...
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Broadcom b43 power management [closed]

I can't enable power management functions on my Broadcom BCM4311 WLAN card (as sugested by PowerTOP) Here are some prints: root@grumpy:~# lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: ...
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Dell Vostro 3300 Wi-Fi LED not working

I have a Dell Vostro 3300 which I use as a dual-boot. All the LEDs work perfectly fine on Windows 7 but the Wi-Fi LED does not work on Ubuntu 11.10. There is a Bluetooth LED which works perfectly ...
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Installation of Broadcom driver has failed on a Dell Inspiron 1545

I just installed 11.10 on my inspiron 1545 laptop. When I was running it off my flash drive the driver "Broadcom STA Wireless Driver" installed fine and I could use my wifi. After I installed it onto ...
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broadcom 43225 wireless on acer laptop is disabled

I have a acer aspire 5820T with a broadcom 43225 wireless card. I previously used ubuntu 10.10 and the wireless worked straight away, but when I updated to 11.04 the wireless stopped working. I have ...
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Dell Vostro 1510 can't connect to wireless--how can I fix this? [closed]

I'm having some trouble with my Dell Vostro 1510. I installed wubi on it two days ago and I've only been able to use the Internet with an ethernet cable. The network seems to definitely recognize ...
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Wifi not connecting automatically on boot

I have finally gotten the Broadcom wifi network card to work--Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01). This article was very helpful. However, every time I boot the computer, I ...
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Wi-Fi stops working frequently [duplicate]

I recently keep having the problem that my internet stops working. On firefox, I get server not found. And the usual make sure that you didn't type ww instead of www. Wi-Fi is still connected. A ...
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Cannot connect to 5GHz band with b43 driver

I am using Lubuntu 14.10 on my Macbook 3,1 and I switched to the b43 driver as suggested here. The problem I have with this driver is that I cannot detect and connect to the 5GHz band wifi networks. ...
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No wifi detected after today's(Apr 10 -2015) Ubuntu software update

I updated Ubuntu 14.04 system when it asked for a software update and after the installation I observed that no WiFi network is detected. I rechecked the driver setting and it is set to Broadcom ...
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Wirless Connection Keep Dropping Randomly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 Installed on a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop I'm connected to internet through a wirless adapter, the problem is when i'm connected I suddenly lose internet connection while I am ...
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No wireless after ugrade from 11.10 to 12.04

Finally upgraded to 12.04 LTS on a Dell 630 Latitude and the wireless stopped working after reboot. Have tried to install STA, b43 even NDISwrapper in various ways due to crappy slow internet and ...
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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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Acer R7 — Broadcom wireless driver does not load

This belongs in the category weird and freaky. I have one of the fancy "Ezel hinge" Acer R7 touch screen laptops. (i5, 12 GB RAM) Installing Linux to dual boot with Windows 8 is a pain... and so I ...
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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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Broadcom's BCM43227 freezes Ubuntu

I am running an Ubuntu 13.04 (fresh installation) in my laptop Acer Aspire 5750G. After being working some time, Ubuntu gets stuck, it freezes, and the only thing I can do is to switch off the laptop. ...
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Wifi broadcom does not work

I know there are a lot of posts like this one, but I have not succeeded yet! I just installed 12.04. At the beginning, the network manager was not showing the wireless networks. The output of lspci ...
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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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how do I get WPA2 connection to work using wl.ko proprietary driver? [closed]

for some time I've been using local WPE wi-fi, which was simply managed using iwconfig, using the following line of commands on the startup: sudo modprobe wl && sudo ifconfig eth1 up ...
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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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Help with wireless internet drivers

I have tried doing all the research and trial and error that I could on my own but with no avail. So can anyone out there help me? I cannot get my Broadcom b43 wireless adapter to register with ...
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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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No wifi in 12.10 Broadcom BCM4313 Samsung RF511 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) Can’t connect to any wireless connection after updating Well my wireless card worked just after install, and ...
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How do I install additional drivers with both wired and wireless failing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)? BCM4311 Wireless Not Working with Drivers Installed I've already put some effort in finding a ...
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Wireless not working on HP pavilion dm5

I have tried to help my friend out with his wireless problems he is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but the regular bcma wireless driver isn't working. He has to be about a foot away from the Access point in ...
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How to fix additional STA driver installation error on 12.04

I have a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless driver. It worked fine under 11.04 and the upgrade to 11.10 also went smoothly. The 12.04 upgrade has broken the wireless connection. I've seen several posts about ...
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BCM4313 Wireless on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'm trying to run an old netbook with Broadcom BCM4313 wireless as a print server with Ubuntu Server 12.04. Setting up the wireless without the GUI, however, is proving problematic. I do think however ...
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“ BCM4313 wireless card not detected unless I boot with an ethernet connection ” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? *My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not detect any wireless network unless I reboot with the ethernet connected. With ethernet ...
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Broadcom BC4313 [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I have the Broadcom BC4313 wirless chipset. I can't get it to work... I tried almost any guide I could find online... ...
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Broadcom 4331 card sees wireless networks but can't make a connection

I followed the steps to get the broadcom 4331 card working on ubuntu 11.10. You know where you dont use ndiswrapper, and you patch the kernel and stuff. Okay so i did this. Good news: ubuntu sees ...
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Wireless Woes. Can't seem to get b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer to stay put upon reboot

I'm running 11.10 on a Dell Inspiron N4010 (14R) and can't get my wireless settings to stick after a reboot. As the title states, the first thing I do when using a fresh install is to get synaptic ...
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How can I troubleshoot my installation of the latest Broadcom driver? [closed]

I would like to install the latest version of the Broadcom wireless driver (hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38). I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 (Linux kernel: 2.6.32-33-generic). According to the lspci ...
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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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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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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 ...