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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Acer R7 — Broadcom wireless driver does not load

This belongs in the category weird and freaky. I have one of the fancy "Ezel hinge" Acer R7 touch screen laptops. (i5, 12 GB RAM) Installing Linux to dual boot with Windows 8 is a pain... and so I ...
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broadcom will not connect to wireless, ubuntu 12.04 on dell studio 1749

I have trawled through a multitude of questions regarding this problem, tried many of the given solutions and still the problem persists. Ethernet works fine but wireless is stuck in a loop trying to ...
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Installing Broadcom driver failed to install Acer AspireOne

I'm sure there is an answer to my problem somewhere, but I'm not able to find it. I'm a complete newbie, just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a few days ago. It's on double boot at the moment as I wanted ...
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Problem with Broadcom BCM4312 on Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have a problem with my Wireless card Broadcom BCM 4312... I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop on my netbook with USB, because i haven't got CD/DVD-ROM....Installation looks ...
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Broadcom 4313 on ubuntu 12.04 have some problem

i have lenovo z58 laptop and i have installed ubuntu 12.04 The wifi hardware is Broadcom and reading on-line hi have resolved the problem about driver Now the wifi works. The problem is that when my ...
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Broadcom BCM4321 cannot find networks

I've spend a couple of hours now trying to get my wifi card working. I moved the PCI-card from a working machine to a new one. Both running Ubuntu 12.04. The card worked fine in the first machine but ...
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Making Broadcom BCM4313 driver gives error: implicit declaration of function ‘create_proc_entry’

I’m trying to build a driver for my bcm4313 wireless network adapter using these instructions from broadcom. I'm getting this error: KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: No ethernet + WiFi on hp mini 1033CL netbook (Marvell + BCM4312)

I took out my hp mini 1033 CL netbook from its retirement today and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it to use it during a trip abroad soon. All seems to be working fine except connecting it to the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't see my WiFi

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 from a Live DVD. It does not detect my WiFi or any other WiFi that my Windows 8 always shows. I typed lspci -v in Terminal and here's what it says: Network Controller: ...
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MacBookPro5,5 Broadcom STA Wireless Driver fails to install (ubuntu 12.04)

It says "Sorry, installation of this driver failed" Here's the log: 2014-01-09 12:50:31,831 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: ...
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wireless does not appear after instal of ubuntu on laptop ?

I need help the wireless does not work on my dell studio 1535 laptop. I have a Broadcom corporation BCM4322. Thanks
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Updating Broadcom Wifi driver 12.04

As many others I ran into a problem with my Broadcom wifi driver on 12.04. Following the instructions at the Broadcom website Compile Broadcom wifi driver, I successfully made it work...well, almost. ...
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lspci shows wireless network device but network manager doesn't

The laptop is a Sony Vaio, model number vgn-cr290. I dropped it last night. The hard drive was bad, but I was able to fix that. After about 4 or 5 hours of trying to get wifi to work, I gave up. I ...
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Broadcom BCM 43142

I have a Lenovo G710 and I am unable to install my wireless card. Here are the details: uname -a: Linux ubuntu 3.8.0-34-generic #49~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 13 18:05:00 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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I can't - install Broadcom STA wireless driver, connect to wifi, connect to Ethernet wired connection

I bought a Dell Vostro 2520 two days back and when I clicked wifi icon to connect to my wifi network, I couldn't see mine or any other wifi networks. So I then realized that I need to install a driver ...
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Cant access the internet

I am new user of Ubuntu. Almost everything is working fine, but I can't access the internet. I am connected to my home wifi, but can't access internet. Wifi is working fine on Windows 8 and cable ...
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Wifi switch Amber (off) no matter what I do: Centos(RPM based Linux) w/ BCM4311 as wlan0

The wifi switch is permanently off in my hp dv6604nr in my Linux partition. This laptop is peculiar- wifi remains OFF by default until after windows 7 boots. Then it turns on after OS is loaded. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.... ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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unable to use Wifi on my Dell Vostro 1400 with Ubuntu 12.04

How do I enable wifi with Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Vostro 1400 . Yesterday I tried some commands as you have suggested previously to other users . but today i am facing the same problem. Wireless ...
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wifi connection on ubuntu 14.10 is very slowly and inestable after some time of use internet

my wifi connection is very slowly and inestable, i install dual boot on my machine in windows 8.1 wifi is ok, but in ubuntu kernel 3.16 after some minutes is each time more slowly, my card information ...
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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: $ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...