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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14.04 on MBP 5,5 Sporadic Wireless Disconnects from Eduroam

As it says in the title, I have 14.04 installed on a 2009 5,5 MBP and the wireless sporadically disconnects from one specific wifi network; Eduroam. The disconnects are not after a set period of time ...
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wireless adaptor not discovered

I have a Aspire netbook running Windows and I installed Ubuntu 14.10. The installation was done from an ISO on a USB hard drive. The installation went smoothly but it did not discover my wireless ...
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Setting up wifi / Installing b43 driver

I'm on a 2009 macbook pro dual boot. When booting linux, I get a message saying I don't have the wireless driver I need. I tried following the instructions from the website shown, but after I execute ...
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Trying to activate Netgear WNDA3100 N600 WiFi Dual Band Adapter

I am very new to Ubuntu and am having trouble setting up my new wireless adapter. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I've added some more info about the adapter. th0 no wireless extensions. lo no ...
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Instability with Broadcom 5270 NIC on Ubuntu 14.04.1 server

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 server running on a DEll T620 server, with a Broadcom gigabit 5270 NIC. Upon update (I was running Ubuntu 13.10) the server dropped off the network. Rebooting restores the ...
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Macbook air 2014 13" wireless driver

just installed ubuntu on a macbook air, but cant seem to find bcmwl that actually finishes the installation. I can't connect via ethernet so that's not an option. can someone give me a source or ...
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Bluetooth Not Working on 14.10 with BCM43142

thanks for the help. Anyways, as the title says I have the Broadcom43142 chip for Wifi & Bluetooth. It is a dual-chip, it contains both WiFi and Bluetooth. *Groans Here is the output from dmesg ...
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Cannot connect to some wireless networks

My wireless network works fine at home, but on some other networks it takes a lot of time to connect. If it does connect on these then I cannot get any DNS replies. I suspect the wireless module. The ...
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broadcom wireless driver

i have a broadcom bcm43228 82.11a/b/g/n driver in my laptop. I was able to connect to the Internet just fine up until yesterday. Now when I look at the additional drivers tab in the setting I see the ...
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Wireless on hp pavilion dv8000 is not working for ubunto 14 lts

I have a hp pavilion dv8000 and just recently dual-booted the computer to run windows 7 and Ubuntu. I am having issues with the wireless adapter and when going on to software and updates it says that ...
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XUbuntu 12.04LTS host can not access Internet while VBox VM Windows 7 can

I have been using XUbuntu 12.04LTS for more than a year. This is the first time I faced this problem. This XUbuntu 12.04 was installed on a Dell laptop 3 months ago with Windows 7 Professional ...
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How to get the certified BCM4352 working on Ubuntu 14.10?

Before I ordered my new DELL Precision M4800 I have checked all the hardware for compatibility. The included Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter was listed as "certified" here: ...
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Installing restricted drivers application

I'm having trouble with my internet dard (which is a Broadcom). I have been told to install the restricted drivers application and then look for a proprietary driver. So:-- can anyone tell me where ...
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Help! WiFi problems with Ubuntu. (Full logs)

Okay, here's the situation. I have a Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 05) WiFi card, and It really doesn't like my new router; It won't connect, the Wireless manager shows connection ...
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How can I get my 5G wifi to work?

I just got a fancy new 5G-enabled dual-band wireless router. My lspci says I have a: 01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) So the 802.11n should be able to ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on Dell D600 Wlan Firmware

Since the first quarter of 2014 I had Ubuntu 12.04 running on a Dell D600 including wireless lan. The Broadcom was installed using: sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer After ...
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ndiswrapper driver problem

I'm trying to solve my wifi problem by installing the driver, for that i think i should install the windows driver using ndiswrapper, the problem is when i want to install the driver using this ...
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Wireless Hotspot [duplicate]

I have Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n card and i am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I wish to use a dongle or wired connection and further make a hotspot connection. In my 'iw list' command i ...
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WiFi networks appears be far away in spite of the router being close by

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a little inconvenience. The WiFi networks appears as if it is very far, when, in reality, the router is near the laptop. In case of Windows (on the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade wired ethernet slow

I have upgraded to 14.04 and am experiencing slow wired ethernet connection. Windows 7 pc wireless connection receives 8Mbs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 1-2Mbs Only started after upgrade. Ethernet details: ...
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Broadcom driver not working after HDD install

Complete Newby here.....I download and copied the latest version to a USB stick. When it booted I went to sytems/software and it automatically found my broadcom network card and I could install the ...
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Make Lubuntu wireless driver solution persistent

I installed Lubuntu in a USB 3.0 16GB Flash Drive, and it worked fine. The only problem that I had was with my Broadcom 802.11n Wireless Driver, it was not being recognized and I solved using the ...
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Wifi drivers, cannot view the right wifi drivers i can only see nvidia so i cannot go wirelessly

I am trying to go wireless but I cannot see the broadcom drivers in additional drivers. my Ubuntu version is 12.04 lts so I cannot connect without a Ethernet cable and when i typelshw it popped up: ...
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My wireless/WiFi connection does not work

my wireless isn't working since 14.04 on my Lenovo Ideapad N581. I can see the Network, but cannot connect to it. I can only connect to the network, when I switch the mode from 802.11bgn to ...
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WiFi messed up on Lenovo e530 with bcom4313

I was having issues connecting to my campus wifi upon switching to Ubuntu from Windows 8.1 (dual booted). I realized it must be a driver issue since on Windows I connect instantly and hardly ever ...
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Netgear Ac329U usb modem not detected in ubuntu 12.04

I have a Netgear Ac329U USB modem which works fine with windows. When i plug to linux the dongle is not detected and unable to resolved the issue from the solutions available. I'm using ubuntu 12.04. ...
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WiFi not working on 4,1 Macbok pro

The computer gods are against me, as it took me 3 weeks to install Ubuntu in the first place, and now I'm having trouble with my internet connections. I have a Macbook Pro (4,1) running Ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01) does not connect

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Pavilion DM4 1200. I can see all of the local SSID's in my area including my own. However when I provide my WPA Personal key to login into my wireless ...
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Broadcom Wireless Adaper BCM4313 continually losing connection Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have a recurring problem with my wireless connection - losing connection every couple of minutes, this maybe since I upgraded to 14.04, though I can't remember exactly. The output for sudo lshw -c ...
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Problems with hosting wifi (BCM43142) in ubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a new ASUS X551MAV laptop and came across with the problem when I try to create Hotspot Wi Fi Network in ad-hoc mode in Ubuntu 14.04. What I have is 2 ...
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Can't get wifi to work (Ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I am quite new to Ubuntu and loving it already :) I have an fairly old laptop on wich i installed Ubuntu. (Compaq Presario R4221EA) This laptop has a Broadcom Wireless LAN adapter (802.11b/g WLAN). ...
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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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How to install Broadcom Gigabyte 57xx

I am new to Ubuntu. I installed the OS in my computer and the system tells me I have no NIC. Apparently the OS can not see my on-board NIC. I downloaded 6 various packages for the Broadcom NIC and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow connection with Broadcom wireless card

Few days ago I updated my laptop from 13.10 to 14.04 by reinstalling everything and I started having troubles with my Broadcom card. It was working well with previous version, so i don't know what is ...
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WPA2 Personel very slow on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an up to date Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). My wifi connection is very slow when I connect to a WPA2 Personel access point. here my wifi card ref: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n ...
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activation of Broadcom STA driver failed

activation of Broadcom STA drivers failed. I tried looking up other similar problems but nothing seems to help. have a look at this screen shot:
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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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Lubuntu Wireless Driver for BCM4309 [14e4:4324] (rev 02) [duplicate]

I have installed Lubuntu on an old Dell D600 laptop. Everything is working great except for the wireless Ethernet card. "lspci -vnn -d 14e4:" reveals the following: ~~~~~ Broadcom Corporation ...
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Setting Up Wireless Driver with USB (without Ethernet or cdrom)

Hardware: I am using a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Mac that Dual-Boots OS X and Ubuntu (fully installed on partition; not just Live USB) Wireless Chip: Chip ID: BCM4360 PCI ID: [14e4:43a0] I have no ...
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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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12.04LTS Wicd wifi Broadcom B43xx hangs at 'Validating authentication'

What should I look for in the terminal window in order to diagnose this? 12.04LTS Wicd connecting to wifi Broadcom B4301 hangs at 'Validating authentication' Earlier posts pointed to an issue with ...
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Wifi not resuming after suspend

Wifi worked fine on my dell inspiron e1505 with broadcom 4311 wifi. Since upgrading to 14.04, wifi does not work after resuming from (close-the-lid) suspend. If I then manually put it in suspend ...
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Wifi not working - Broadcom b4312

And i have tried almost all the solutions to get my wifi work . I have compaq laptop with broadcom b4312 wifi adapter. I have tried installing bcmwl-kernel-source and then b43 drivers. The result for ...
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Wifi drivers not working on Ubuntu 14.04

it shows the wifi connections but doesn't connect. It asks for authentication every few seconds. The wifi card is BCM43142 802.11b/g/n. It's written below "this device is not working". shows no ...
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Install stalls at “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)” on an old Pentium M system

Install stalls at "Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386). I tried 3 times fails at place. I am loading Ubuntu on an old WinXP Pro system. The system is a Dell Inspiron 2200. It has a Pentium M ...
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Bluetooth disabled and not showing up in LSPCI - ASUS G750JM

The modem installed properly on 14.04, it worked on installation of ubuntu. It's a Broadcom modem, and it's tied into the Broadcom bluetooth card. But the bluetooth does not function on 14.04. ...
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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 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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Turning on Monitor Mode on Ubuntu 14.04 using BCM43142

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Vostro 3446 and I'm unable to turn on the monitor mode on my WLAN. Did an lspci which returned the following Broadcom driver in use: Network controller: Broadcom ...
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Internet Connection failures

I have an HP Mini 1035NR that I just installed Unbuntu 14.04.1 on from 11.04. My wifi would connect just fine before I did the upgrade, and now it won't let me connect using wifi or ethernet. I've ...