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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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 (...
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Belkin play wireless adapter id 050d:615a

I got to the point where you do ndiswrapper -l, and it displayed that the device was present, but it still wasn't turning on. I also have already installed the bcmn43xx64.inf. dmesg results:[ 0....
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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers for ubuntu 15.04

I just followed the instructions to install Broadcom Drivers,every thing is working but at last instruction sudo apt-get install <bcmwl-kernel-source>,it just say: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How do I troubleshoot a Broadcom wireless card (BCM43224 , 14e4:4353)?

I am having problems connecting to Wifi with a dell laptop, using BCM43224 , 14e4:4353. Sometimes it works fine but on other days I am unable to access any webpages although I can see the network name ...
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Slow internet connection with Broadcom BCM43225

I have an Acer Aspire 7740G running ubuntu 14.04lts. Before, the internet connection speed is running fine but it started to slow down recently and sometimes I cannot access the internet at all. At ...
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Lenovo Z50-70 broeadcom wireless not working

I can't find proper driver for my broadcom wireless nic lspic -vv 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 43ae (rev 02) Subsystem: Lenovo Device 0622 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ ...
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Wireless on Ubuntu 14.04 not working all the time

This is my wireless driver: product: BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz ...
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BCM43228 not working after reboot

I am posting this thread after trying the solutions already provided in the forum but it does not work for me. Installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS version on Dell Latitude E6420 with a broadcom wifi devicie ...
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WiFi not working - 15.04 - Broadcom BCM4313 [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

I will first start by describing my problem: I have a 2 WiFis that I want to use on Ubuntu, they first worked and then after a few days they stopped stopped working. I tried reinstalling the machine, ...
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WiFi Has Stopped Working on MacBook Pro 7,1 with Unbuntu 14.04

Okay, so I'm very confused about what is going on with my computer. Below is my initial query, followed by an update to the situation. Initial Query I have recently removed OS X on my MacBook Pro 7,...
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WiFi connection easy mode?

Currently, the only way I've found to connect to WiFi networks on my Lubuntu 15.04 box is to open nm-connection-editor, type in an SSID, and enter security settings. Simply clicking on the network ...
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broadcom B4318 driver installation - cannot unload wl driver in 14.04

linux newbie problem: /i've installed 14.04 on an acer aspire laptop and cannot get the wifi to work (no wifi symbol in taskbar even). I've tried following the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu....
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HP Stream 14 (BCM43142) WiFi driver

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for a HP Stream 14 Laptop. The WiFi network driver is not recognised automatically, so there´s no Internet. By making sudo lshw, the Network Controller is: BCM43142 802....
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) cannot find some wireless networks

I have Dell XPS 13 9343 (Ubuntu 15.04, 3.19 kernel) with Broadcom BCM4352 wireless card and it cannot find some wifi networks including mine. My other notebook (same Ubuntu version) and cellphone have ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 WiFi

I have a macbook 5,2 and downloaded Lubuntu 14.04 and WiFi won't work. I did a command to find the card (forgot what command exactly) and it came up as a Broadcom BCM4322. On the mac system profiler ...
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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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Sony Vaio Pro Duo 13 SDIO Broadcom BCM43241 Not Recognized

For the solution skip to the very bottom of this post. Keeping all track changes for anyone else looking for this. I've decided since the original post is no longer updated, I'm going to start a new ...
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Can't connect to Wifi 5GHz with Broadcom Corporation BCM4311

I am using b43 driver installed via synaptic package manager and I have loaded the module through command line “modprobe -r b43 bcma”. The wifi indicator on my pc light up and the wifi manager ...
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Broadcom wireless driver not working

I keep getting disconnected from the internet. When I try to reconnect, the system sometimes freezes completely. This is a known issue for my Wireless Card (Broadcom BCM43142) that has been covered ...
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BCM43142 monitor mode : operation not suported!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in an HP pavilion 15 laptop which has BCM43142 hybrid adapter. But when I try to put my adapter in monitor mode I get the following message : Error for wireless request "...
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Wlan driver fails to auto-load in Xubuntu 14.04

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my dad's laptop, it has a Broadcom 43 wireless chip that works fine with the wl driver, but it fails to load at boot. If I run sudo modprobe wl , the wlan connects ...