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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
3k views

No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
3
votes
2answers
331 views

Wireless Very slow with 13.10 and BCM4313

I have a laptop with the BCM4313, and it was working perfectly in Ubuntu 13.04, but I recently upgraded to 13.10 and now my wireless performance is horrible. Initially it didn't work at all, but I ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Wifi disconnects every so often with Broadcom BCM4331, even with 13.04.

My wifi connection drops about every few minutes or so, and the only way to reconnect is to disable wireless, reenable it, and reconnect. As you can imagine, this is really annoying. There are ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Wireless working on Ubuntu 13.04 installer but fails when installed

I have a Lenovo Y480 with a Broadcom BCM4313 card. The ethernet and Wireless connection works using the Ubuntu 13.04 installer, however once installed both wireless and ethernet fails. When I ...
1
vote
2answers
512 views

Wireless Drivers for Broadcom BCM 4321 (14e4:4329) will not stay connected to a wireless network

So, I'm not necessary new to Linux, I just never took the time to learn it, so please, bare with me. I just swapped out one of my wireless cards from one computer to another. This wireless card in ...
1
vote
2answers
181 views

Strange wifi issue (incorrectly maxed-out signal strength), Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook Pro Late 2013

OK, so currently I'm having some issues with my wifi -- it sporatically stops working and reports my wifi strength is 100% (-3dBm+, which is obviously incorrect). It worked just fine back in 13.10. I ...
1
vote
2answers
430 views

Wireless does not work on Levovo G530 (Broadcom 4312) ubuntu 13.10

I am having problems getting my wifi to work on a Lenovo G530. The output of lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 is the following: 04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g ...
1
vote
2answers
308 views

How to Blacklist-bcm43.conf file from being automatically edited?

Hello Ubuntu Community, I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I first installed the operating system, my broadcom wired network module wasn't recognized. I was able to ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

No wireless network recognized on a Dell Vostro 3560

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7 on the same laptop - Dell Vostro 3560. Now, on Windows 7 I can access to different wi-fi networks. However, when I am logging onto the Ubuntu ...
0
votes
2answers
77 views

After installing Ubuntu the Broadcom network adapter is not functioning. How can I fix this?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an old Acer Aspire 3680 last night. Previous to the install everything worked fine. I was able to connect to Wifi. Since the install I have not been able to. All I ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
111 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
119 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
262 views

Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn can connect to WIFI but not to internet

I was running Windows 8.1 and very recently switched to UBUNTU. I am very new here but have read an enormous amount of posts pertaining to this problem. I have a ThinkPad E530. I can route the Wifi ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

wireless bcm4318 not working

Edit: I researched also link suggested above - it is option (3) And indeed is very helpful. Especially @LuisAlvarado's answer - it contains table which suggest using linux-firmware-nonfree - I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
652 views

13.10 - Weird WiFi connection problems - WMP300N - Broadcom BCM4321

Just installed 13.10 on my desktop and I really like it. After having problems with getting the wifi to work, I installed it connected to the internet with an ethernet cable and added in the 3rd party ...
0
votes
1answer
267 views

Broadlink BCM4313 Driver problem

My Ubuntu version is 13.10 I have issues with my Wi-Fi. When I boot up my OS, the signal of my WiFi show very less or no strength. I have to disable (Software Updater>Additional Drivers>Do not use ...
0
votes
1answer
568 views

Wi-Fi..Ethernet..Nothing Works for 13.10

I've been at this for a couple of days. Can't find a solution that works. Did the trial of 13.1 and everything worked great. As soon as I did the install on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1520) I can't get ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Unable to connect to wireless network thru alternate driver

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 7 PC. Am a complete newbie to the linux system. I first created a bootable Ubuntu USB to try out the OS without installing and the wireless worked fine ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 13.04 Wifi Driver issues

I am very new to ubuntu and have installed 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1012. When I go into Settings and open Additional Drivers to enable the "Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

12.04 wifi problem

i know this has been asked a million times and that there are loads of topics on this all over the internet, but no solution worked for me so far. i have a lenovo computer with a broadcom wifi ...
0
votes
1answer
439 views

Wireless connection setting in ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 (Offline )

I just installed ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386, but it didn't detect my wireless card (BCM4313). I don't have internet connection in ubuntu, but i have wireless connection in Window 7 environment. I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

No internet connection on Compaq 6735S laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (12.04.3). I installed the software to my laptop http://www.lapwik.com/hp-compaq_6735s for typical use (browsing, movies, music ,etc.) I am not a programmer and I can't understand ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.04 and MacBook 4,1 wireless problem; NO wired connection

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 to dual boot with OS X Lion on my MacBook 4,1 (early 2008). Wireless doesn't work. Ubuntu knows--get the Broadcom driver, right? Sure, but the problem is I'm tethered to ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Wireless network connection help on 12.04?

I have all the drivers I need for my Ubuntu 12.04, but whenever I start up my computer it says there's no networks available. I go into additional drivers and it says there's a Broadcom one available, ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can't get Broadcom 43142 drivers to work after installation on 5420 Inspiron

I'm a complete newbie to ubuntu, I've already installed and reinstalled the Broadcom driver required done a numerous amount of steps on terminal but I can't seem to get wireless working. However, my ...
0
votes
1answer
503 views

no wireless on aspire one d257 ubuntu 12.04

I´m lost in wireless Connection. After Installation of ubuntu, there is no wireless driver availalble ("wireless" not appearing in the menue). Strange, as it worked when starting ubuntu from CD.... ...
0
votes
1answer
726 views

Problems with Broadcom bcm4311 wireless card on HP Pavillion dv6000

I hope someone can help out with this (I've tried all possible solutions proposed for similar problems, but non has solved the problem so far). I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (for the first time in my ...
0
votes
1answer
236 views

Not able to connect to wifi, using wl driver, having already blacklisted bcma and brcmsmac (BCM4313)

I have the broadcom 4313 [14e4:4727] wireless interface and my laptop is Lenovo z580 running Ubuntu 12.04. The output of lspci -k | grep wl, gives Kernel driver in use: wl Kernel modules: wl, ...
0
votes
1answer
624 views

broadcom 4313gn wifi adapter can't connect wifi 12.04

I have a HP sleekbook envy with a broadcom 4313gn wifi adapter, and i can't get the wireless adapter to work. I can see wireless connections that are available, but when i try to connect and put in ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Why don't my Broadcom modules automatically load?

At work I was given a Dell Lattitude E6320 laptop (64-bit) with Windows 7 installed on it. I used it for a few months (with no problems using wired or wireless networking) and then decided to gut the ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

My ubuntu crashes and an error screen appears

My ubuntu crashes after it has started and it prints some weird stuff like on DOS. I tried using Ubuntu rescue remix but it said that there were some firmware missing b43-open/ucode.fw;b43/ucode.fw ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.04LTS fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed

I have installed 12.04LTS on an old Aspire 5520 with the latest BIOS All goes well, the propriety GPU driver works and I get all the updates. as soon as I install the proprietary broadcom sta driver ...
0
votes
1answer
997 views

Bad WiFi range with BCM4313 Card

I have an HP-Envy-4 laptop(dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8) with a BCM4313 Wireless card. The strength not great when close to the router. However, the WiFi works well on Windows 8. I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
604 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

wifi not working on dell laptop in ubuntu

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my machine, but I am not able to use wi-fi in ubuntu. Actually there is a toggle button to turn on the wifi and when the wifi is ON an LED will glow. But all the ...
0
votes
1answer
316 views

Unstable wireless connection

I have Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits kernel 3.5.0-22 running on a Dell Precision M6700. The wireless controller is a Broadcom BCM43228 (802.11abgn, the router also is 802.11abgn); it didn't install on a fresh ...
0
votes
1answer
279 views

Using Broadcom BCM4313 as AP in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card and I'm interested in turning my laptop to an Access Point. I was following the various tutorials available on the internet to achieve this. However I seem to ...
0
votes
1answer
306 views

Wireless 4311 card not working

HELP. simon@simon-Latitude-D630:~$ sudo lshw -C network *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: BCM4311 802.11a/b/g vendor: Broadcom Corporation ...
0
votes
1answer
587 views

Dell wireless not working after upgrade

So, the short version of my sad story is that I tried upgrade Ubuntu to 12.04 and wireless driver has stopped working. I have tried all the solutions but nothing seem to be working. When I try to ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't get wireless on macbook pro 8,2

I'm a linux Newb, and I have tried several of the fixes listed to try and get my wifi drivers to work, but to no avail. Does anyone here know why this isn't working for me, or better yet, how to fix ...
0
votes
1answer
326 views

How do I get Broadcom drivers to be recognized Ubuntu during setup from Windows installer?

I downloaded the newest version of Ubuntu from the site and chose the windows installer version so that I could duel boot and do some speed comparisons. The instillation went well until it told me to ...
0
votes
1answer
365 views

How do i install Broadcom wireless driver after compile a custom kernel?

i have compiled a custom kernel(ck-patchs,ubuntu-patchs) for my netbook, everything workis good, but not wireless, i can't install "Wireless Broadcom STA driver" i got this message : Desculpe, a ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Wireless doesn't work on an Acer TravelMate 5520G with a Broadcom 4311

I have already install a clean Ubuntu 12.04 in an Acer. After the installation, the wifi was not detected. I have followed several bcm431X tutorials (from this forum), but no-one worked out. In ...
-1
votes
1answer
79 views

Why does my wireless card appears in iwconfig as a eth interface?

I wanted to identify my wireless network interface name to check my wireless network card is installed properly or not . But i am getting something different. I'm used to seeing this: $ ...
-1
votes
1answer
101 views

Dell Inspiron 6000 network issues

I cant see wireless connections which I should and could with windows 7 and a wired connection seems unstable, IE shows a connection then I try to use it and it disconnects. I have tried to update ...
-1
votes
1answer
122 views

how to use drivers saved on external hard drive

i have a file saved on an external hard drive which i am trying to install on ubuntu 13.04, im quite new so dont know how to do this the file is named broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2 i have already ...
-1
votes
1answer
698 views

How to prevent system freeze on Wifi activation?

Without myself modifing any configuration setting, my system starts to completely freeze after I activate the wifi network via the network manager or at a sudo rfkill unblock all. I would like to ...
-2
votes
1answer
72 views

which update to avoid in order to work properly my broadcom wifi (Ubuntu 12.04?

i just bought a inspiron 3537 laptop , and i have the problem with a wireless card (broadcom) so i reinstalled ubuntu 12.04 , and it asks me which updates to do? which one do I exclude??