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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wifi wont stay connected very slow at times

my wifi wont stay connected, sometimes it disconnects. other times it says its still connected but i cant load any pages etc. is there any way to fix this? i just installed ubuntu 14 latest. output ...
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Wifi keeps dropping on MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 15.10

For some reason the wifi drops periodically every 15 or so minutes. I have the Broadcom BCM4360 and using the driver installed from bcmwl-kernel source.
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Wifi problem

I'm having some issues with my Wifi connections on my Acer aspire 5560G running ubuntu 14.04.3. lspci gives: 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n sudo lshw -C ...
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Have to run rmmod b43 ; sudo rmmod bcma ; sudo rmmod wl ; sudo modprobe wl after restart? [duplicate]

I have a Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) and unless I run rmmod b43 ; sudo rmmod bcma ; sudo rmmod wl ; sudo modprobe wl after restart, the wireless device isn't ...
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Wifi not being detected on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. Wifi is not being detected. Some details are given below about the wifi drivers. EDIT: I have already tried out the solution in the link referenced by ...
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How can i enable the wifi card? [duplicate]

I have the Dell Latitude 131l with Lubuntu 15.10 on it. I can't enable the WLAN card (broadcom: BCM4311 82.11b/g WLAN) The hotkey Fn+F2 doesn't do anything... Any idea?
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Wifi not working, BCM43142

For me, wifi had been working fine for quite sometime, but today I sent the laptop for repairs and since then the wifi does not work. This is probably not a hardware issue because ubuntu identifies my ...
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Wifi problem Broadcom BCM4352

I have a problem with getting the wifi on Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Y50-70 to work. I have the problematic Broadcom BCM4352 card, I already installed the newest drivers, disabled the ideapad and done ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 WiFi not working

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series. I have it set up as a dualboot with Windows 10. After installation, I see the WiFi works fine on the windows side, but not on the Lubuntu ...
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No Wireless on Ubuntu 15.10 with Broadcom 4350 Card

I have the New XPS13 Skylake laptop, which has DW1820A or Broadcom 4350 Wireless card. I was following the instructions from http://askubuntu.com/a/60395/467270, I did sudo apt-get install ...
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Broadcom wireless Driver on hp 15-ac098TU notebook not working properly

I have brought hp 15-ac098TU notebook Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS The wifi is not working properly. It gets connected to the wifi but connection keeps on dropping and it is very slow. The details of the ...
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Wifi in Dell Aspiron 1545

I install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 1545 but the Wifi is not working. If I choose the option to try Ubuntu the wireless device appears like "Broadcom Corporation: Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Wifi not connecting

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64 installed on my old Acer TravelMate 7530 laptop (dual boot with Win Vista) with Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY wireless card and the proprietary driver Broadcom 802....
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BOTH Broadcom controllers disabled

I have Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04) and the usual advice on proprietary drivers is not working. In 'Additional Drivers' it says about the Broadcom drivers "This device is not working". So I do some ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no wifi, Bluetooth, USB, sound

I have a laptop dell vostro 3560. It had Ubuntu 15.04, but after a fresh install of ubuntu 15.10, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB ports and sound don't work. I have wired internet connection though. $ lspci ...
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How do I get my Wireless connection to work again?

{UPDATE: I re-activated the native device driver for my Broadcom Wireless adapter and changed my router settings to broadcast on Channel 5. This fixed the problem.} My other computer is an Ubuntu (...
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Need wireless help, BCM4322 [duplicate]

Im new to Linux, and I'm looking forward to learning it. I have it dualbooted on a Macbook Pro mid-2010. The issue: My wireless driver will not work. The proprietary drive and the b43 drivers. I'm ...
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14.04 updates causes wifi to be disabled

When I update on 14.04 LTS my wifi is shut off and I have tried everything I know to turn it on but to no avail... Please help me correct this. Right now, I have gone back to a fresh install before ...
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My WiFi is slow only on my laptop 14.04

my wifi is comcast 100mb/s and speedcheck is up to par on my phone, but my Ubuntu laptop is stuck around 1.5m it seems like something is capping my bandwith in my system. I have tried hardwire ...
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BCM43142 stops working randomly after upgrading to 15.10

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 5520, the wireless network is BCM43142 which doesn't work properly after upgrading to 15.10. It works for a while and stop working without any error or notification, after ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No Wifi

I am brand new to Ubuntu and the forums, and I know very little. So please keep all help simple. I can handle code, but no skipped steps please. Also, if one step needs prior knowledge, I won't know ...
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wifi enabling in ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I have recently installed ubuntu 15.04 dual boot with windows 10. but my wifi is not enabled in ubuntu...is there need to install wifi driver in ubuntu...or suggest me command to enable wifi.. ...
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Wi-fi stops working, disconnecting causes system freeze

Sometimes, wi-fi stops working while still connected. Suddenly, I have 100% packet loss. When I try to disconnect from the network, the system freezes. lshw -C network says this about my card: *-...
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Bluetooth dongle broadcom not detected [duplicate]

I have a bluetooth dongle which is not detected for a reason I can't understand. Here is lsusb output : Bus 002 Device 008: ID 0a5c:21ec Broadcom Corp. Here is the dmesg output : [ 13.467009] ...
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Creating a wifi-hotspot on Broadcom BCM43142 network controller in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu that has Broadcom BCM43142 network controller. I intend to use my laptop as a wifi-hotspot. The available drivers for BCM43142 do not support creation of access points ...
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Wi-Fi not working on Kubuntu 15.04 (Macbook Pro)

I have Kubuntu 15.04 on MacBook pro and the wireless internet won't work. I just installed the software, so I haven't installed anything else. I don't know what the problem is. MacBookPro:~$ lspci -...
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Drivers not available for Wireless NAT

My college assignment requires me to put my wireless adapter on monitor mode to capture and study network packets but I can't because my drivers won't allow it to. I'm currently using wl drivers and ...
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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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Dell 3520 wifi not working on Ubuntu 12.04

My dell 3520 wifi is not working with ubuntu 12.04.5. I have tried to download driver from here but site is not working. I'm a Windows user so not very much efficient in using ubuntu, kindly help ...
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cannot change the wired connection speed

I am using 64-bit kubuntu 14.04, KDE version 4.13.3, kernel 3.19.0-30 on a desktop machine. The LAN interface is Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (...
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Problem with 6.30.223.248+bdcom in Precise

For the benefit of others, I just wanted to report here, that I suddenly began to notice an extremely unstable wlan on my Lenovo G700 still running Precise. Things were fine as soon as I moved close ...
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Ubuntu 14.4.3 how to fix wifi on lenovo yoga 2 11

I reinstallled my Ubuntu just now and i typed to CMD rfkill list but it showed this: 0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no And after lspci-knn | grep Net -...
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My bluetooth is acting weird, can't connect or find any device [duplicate]

I am new to the Ubuntu world. I've just installed newest version of Ubuntu, but I have one, very big problem. The thing is I can't connect to any bluetooth device, my phone doesn't see the notebook, ...
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Internet Connection Problems - Ethernet and WiFi

So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 using a live USB. Im on a HP Pavilion laptop. After installation, I'm unable to use both an ethernet or a WiFi connection. I have a BCM43142 wireless card. I've tried ...
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ubuntu freezes when internet is used

I'm newbie. I just installed Ubuntu and also installed a broadcom driver as per instructions given. The wireless connection also worked. However, the moment I opened the browser it froze and ...
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WiFi problem 14.04LTS broadcom duel boot [duplicate]

I have duel boot system with window 7 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My wiFi is fine in windows. I had a working WiFi connection through proprietary driver in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS also till I updated this. It ...
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Mouse and Keyboard unresponsive when using WIFI

This is my first attempt at Linux so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 14.10 GNOME. The issue is when I turn WIFI on my mouse and keyboard become very unresponsive. Typing is nearly impossible;...
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ASUS ROG G750JS, Ubuntu 14.04, Wifi doesn't connect with modprobe wl

I have an ASUS ROG G750JS machine, in which I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I had two problems with the installation: The system froze when I asked it to reboot or shutdown. I solved it by adding ...
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Wireless card not detected on Dell XPS 13

Just got a dell XPS 13 which was preinstalled window 10. I like Ubuntu, therefore, delete Windows 10, and managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it. But, I cannot let it connect to the internet. Some ...
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Cannot use Wifi for Inspiron 1420 in Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - Help Request [duplicate]

I am brand new to Ubuntu and Linux though I've had some computer experience on other platforms some years back. I recently wiped Windows Vista off of an old Dell Inspiron Laptop that I don't use ...
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Not able to connect Wifi

I know that this problem occurred many times, but still I could not fix this for me. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 32bit version on my Lenovo Thinkpad S10e. At first it was not able to connect to any ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Broadcom Bluetooth Problem [duplicate]

i have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series, i fixed everything but bluetooth is not working as expected. here's what i have tried. 1. Tried as mentioned in this thread Link1 2. ...
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Wireless connection keeps dropping out

Running on a Dell Inspiron 3421. I just installed Ubuntu 15.04. I'm dual booting with windows 8.1 my issue is my wireless connection keeps dropping out in Ubuntu, but not in windows. i have installed ...
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Broadcom wireless device BCM4360 with wireless adapter number 14e4:43a0

You know BCM43xx drivers are headache. I could not find any access point when I first installed ubuntu. I have tried to install the driver with code below: sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-...
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Ubuntu 14 won't even detect my home wireless network

My problem is that wireless is enabled in my router and works on other devices, the wireless switch is on in my laptop but connection only works with cable. I haven't tried logging in other networks, ...
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wifi problem with rlg [duplicate]

I have freshly installed 14.04 on an rlg laptop. after installing, the wifi is not working and I dont also have wired access to internet. the output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 is : 03:00.0 Network ...
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Wifi driver issue

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my Lenovo z51-70. Its having a Broadcom Wireless card for WiFi. When I install the broadcom drivers, my lap isn't shutting down. it shows the download ...
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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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Dell Vostro 1510 WiFi Problem

I have an old laptop,Dell Vostro 1510. I needed to install Kubuntu 14.04.3 on it. It doesn't recognize the wireless. I entered: lspci -nn | grep 0280 in a terminal, as @chili555 suggested in ...
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14.04 bluetooth Unable to select SEP

in the past I had problem getting the bluetooth to work. although I fixed it with ubuntu 14.04 bluetooth BCM43142 no discovery (tx timeout) i still had issue with lags and skips 14.04 bluetooth lag (...