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 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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How do I get my wireless card working

Hello guys I have problem with changing wifi channel on my wireless card. I am in Norway at the moment and I live in Bosnia, when I came here I can't find home network. My theory is that I have ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth module does not work in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dell XPS 13 9343 i7 [duplicate]

I am having trouble making Bluetooth working on my Dell XPS 13 9343, Kernel 3.19.0-50-generic. The output of lspci is 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09) 00:...
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Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...
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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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System installation is stalled on Compaq Presario R3000

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the only version I have handy) onto my old Compaq Presario R3000 (this Ubuntu was recommended for this computer). The installation has stalled at about 60% ...
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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 missing)....
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Ubuntu 13.10 recognizes wifi networks but won't connect (BCM4313) [duplicate]

So, I partitioned my hard driver and installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 in partition C:. First I installed Windows and got the wifi device working by installing the proper drivers for Broadcom ...
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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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Broadcom wifi issue on 14.04 Lubuntu [duplicate]

I have a brand new 14.04 LTS Lubuntu install on a Dell Inspiron 8600 which is getting wired internet connection, but not wifi. I've attempted some of the previous resolves for this, but seem now to ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 driver

This is a continuation of this question. One answer said that the driver for the Broadcom BCM43142 wifi chip has "not been released into the mainstream yet". Does anyone know when it will become ...
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Not able to discover all avilable wifi networks in ubuntu 14.04 & weak signal strength

I am able to see only a single network, which is showing a very weak signal strength and I'm not able to connect to that too. Please find details below. ~$ cat /etc/*release* | grep -i distrib ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS wireless not working

So I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Dell studio 1555 and my wifi was working before but after a recent update and upgrade, it stopped working. Here are the contents of my wireless-info.txt file ...
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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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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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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 fine....
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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 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... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=...
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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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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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Wireless Problems Macbook Pro

I have been having lots of trouble getting the wireless in my macbook to work. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with GNOME installed. My macbook is mid 2011 13". It just wont detect any networks, and i ...
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WIFI poor signal HP 15-af165sa

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a] Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV-...
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Wifi stopped working without apparent reason [migrated]

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa in a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Wireless connection has been working for years in this laptop in different linux distros with proprietary Broadcom driver. I formated my ...
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Where to get Dell Inspiron 1545 drivers for the Dell 1397 wlan minicard wireless card?

I cant seem to find the drivers for my Dell Wireless WLAN 1397 Minicard for ubuntu 11.04 andone know how i can get them and install them im sort of new to ubuntu?
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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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How to enable wl option of broadcom-sta-dkms?

Package https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=broadcom-sta-dkms and its option wl are proposed as the fix for Macbook Air 2013-mid (6.2) here, also in Ubuntu, since they work in the upstream. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 solution ...
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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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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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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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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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After Ubuntu Upgrade, cannot connect to wifi(wireless)

I upgraded my Ubuntu OS from an ISO. Initially, my connection kept on dropping. After a while, ubuntu failed to connect to wireless at all.
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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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Stopped finding a specific wifi network, live works fine

I have Ubuntu 14.04.3 on a Dell Studio 1558 laptop with wi-fi adapter Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01). My home modem/router is an EasyBox 803. Suddenly my Ubuntu doesn't even ...
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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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Strange network issue; works on windows, but not on ubuntu, works on campus wireless, but not at home

I have a broadcom device using dell laptop that can dual boot into windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have no trouble connecting to the internet using the Windows 7 side, but on Ubuntu firefox and ...
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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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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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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 it'...
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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 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 after a ...
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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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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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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 ...