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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Ethernet Problems - Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E

This problem has been going on for a few months now. After failed troubleshooting (time and again), I'm finally giving in, and asking you for help. I would like to prefix this by saying that Ubuntu is ...
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Network card wifi not working

My wifi is not working and I have a Compaq Presario C500 and my network card is a Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast Ethernet and Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN. UPDATE: lspci -nnk | grep 14e4 says 06:00.0 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi not working Lenovo G560

I have a Lenovo G560. Wifi will not connect. I've tried other threads but nothing works please help using Ubuntu 14.04. I will provide any output needed to help solve the problem. lspci -nnk | grep -...
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Broadcom bcm4323 with ubuntu 12.04 having ndiswrapper problem

I can't seem to get this wireless usb to work. I have connected with a huge cable to my brothers-in-law internet upstairs, but I can't find it working. I have no idea what I need to do with the ...
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BCM4311 on 14.10 utopic works manually but NetworkManager says “Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch”

(update3 some of my very first original post was lost so I re-created my question , here it is:) I finally got the 14e4:4312 (on lenovo x300) working after several days from the terminal, becuase ...
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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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The old Broadcom 43xx beast strikes again… 14.04 32bit

I recently rescued a "bricked" intel Imac5 by installing Ubuntu Studio 14.04 32bit as the only OS. Apple techs swore the GPU was completely fried, but with Ubuntu the thing barely throws any heat and ...
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Wireless Connection Repeatedly disconnects, strong signal

The wireless connection on my Dell Inspiron 9100 repeatedly disconnects, especially when I try to access a weblink. http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/7894056/
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Trying to get wifi working in Lubuntu 14.04 on Inspiron B120

I'm having a hell of a time getting wifi working on this old laptop. Google turns up lots of people having similar problems, but all the answers seem to be from 2010 - 2011 and aren't working for me. ...
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Unable to unblock Ideapad z570 broadcom wireless adapter

I have a lenovo ideapad z570 laptop with BCM4313 adapter... $ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (...
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Connected to a wifi network, but unable to access internet - freshly installed 14.01

I have a DELL Inspiron N5010 laptop and I have dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I had Ubuntu 13.10 and now I installed 14.04 using live media (I did not upgrade.) Now I am not able to ...
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All drivers work perfectly when using 'Try Ubuntu', but wireless breaks after installation

I have been able to boot and run Ubuntu perfectly off of my USB in 'Try it now' mode. It lets me select the proprietary drivers for my Broadcom wireless on my Alienware 17 with no flaws. After I ...
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Add driver to my server installation media?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 server on a machine via USB. The machine only has a wireless connection and needs the wl driver (proprietary Broadcom STA wireless driver). Without this driver, the ...
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Internet (both wifi and LAN) Stop working after some time

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell N4050. But there is a problem with my internet. It first works fine. But after sometime about 3 to 4 min, it stop working. I tried to ping with server, default ...
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Wired and Wireless both are unclaimed on Alienware 18x

I just got my new Alienware 18x and I have installed Ubunt 12.04 (12.04.3) on my system. But unfortunately my wired and wireless both are not working. I am posting here output of all the important ...
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How to install broadcom LP-PHY drivers?

My Dell Inspirion is equipped with a Broadcom 14e4 4315 Low-Power wifi card. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my system with hopes of making it my number one OS. When I booted it up, my wifi ...
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Wifi on Lenovo N581 blocks other wifi clients

I have a problem with the wifi on my new Lenovo IdeaPad N581: the wifi works after installing the additional drivers, but when I switch it on all other computers connected to our wifi router (the ...
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How to install broadcom 4313 driver?

I try all methods in the ask ubuntu but it didn't work. lspci -nn | grep Wireless output: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:...
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B43 not (always) starting up correctly

I am getting the error message: b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 15, Type 15, Revision 255) Which would indicate a driver problem. However, this seems not to be the case since it will ...
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How to install broadcom driver for Dell Inspiron 1440 in ubuntu 12.04

I'm just install ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin, but after installing i still need to download broadcom wireless driver. I don't have a wired connection, can anyone please help me to install it offline?...
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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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Broadcom STA wireless driver not activating

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the STA broadcom drivers give me an error saying "Sorry, installation of this driver failed" when I try to activate in additional drivers I know that the STA ...
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Linux 13.04 Wired connection not automatically on

There is a direct LAN on my ThinkCenter Lenovo. At certain occasions it disconnects. Not all the time but mostly after a restart. It is simple to restart via: System Settings > Network > Wired......
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Ubuntu 12.04 connects to some wireless networks but not others

I installed 12.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad with a broadcom driver. It connects to some wifi networks with no problems. Although some others it keeps trying to configure and then disconnects and tries again....
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How to Revive Wired Internet and Setup Wireless?

I'm trying to salvage a laptop long-abandoned by its owner and, just recently, given to me. Things were so messed-up that I just had to wipe the slate clean by replacing everything with Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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Why can't Xubuntu 12.04.2 connect to my hidden WPA/WPA2 personal protected wifi network?

I can connect to wi-fi networks that don't have any security without an issue, but when I try to connect to my home wi-fi, I cannot connect. After a failed attempt to connect, I notice that my ...
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Lost All Networking After Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04

I am running an old Dell Inspiron 1521 built in 2007. I ran 11.10 on it and now have been running 12.04 LTS since its launch. When I first installed, I had to run modprobe b43 on the Broadcom Minicard ...
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Can't connect to wifi and apt-get doesn't work

I've seen a ton of answers to fix my BroadCom BCM4312. However, all of them require apt-get in the Terminal. For whatever reason, anything involving apt-get won't work. It just errors out with Unable ...
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Bluetooth and wifi get switched on and off together

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME on a Dell Inspiron 1470, my wlan card is a Broadcom BCM4312. Was previously using Windows 7. Now at startup both BT and Wifi are switched on. If I switch off ...
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Why won't my Broadcom BCM4312 LP-PHY work with the STA driver?

I tried the steps here for a 4312: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx Both of these: sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl sudo modprobe wl return: FATAL: Module wl not found. FATAL: ...
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“Aviaflight mode”: Wifi blocked

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo B560. Core Linux 3.2.0-34-generic-pae I have set Wifi switcher "on" and Driver Broadcom STA "on". Window "Network" --> "Aviaflight mode" isn't switched off. I ...
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Packard Bell TK11 Wifi not working (Ubuntu 12.10)

Hardware: Packard Bell EasyNote TK11BZ, BIOS version 1.15 Broadcom BCM43227 802.11 b/n/g Problem: Everything works as it should, except the wireless connection. The Wifi device is enabled in the "...
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WPA2 enterprise authenticate fail

I installed lubuntu 12.10 on Dell Idea-pad 10-2. This model has Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01) as wireless module. I tried to use driver from both firmware-b43-lpphy-installer ...
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How do I get a Broadcom 4306 [14e4:4324] rev 03 working?

I have a Dell D610 which I have just dual booted with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I get Network->Wireless-> "Firmware missing" in Ubuntu but wireless OK with XP. Using a terminal I find the Broadcom device is:...
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BCM4311 “wireless is disabled by a hardware switch”

I am running a HP Pavilion dv6000 with BCM4311. I am new to ubuntu and admittedly am rather unfamiliar with running code in terminal. I have tried a dozen different ways i have found online and ...
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12.04 doesn't recognize my wifi Broadcom BCM94318MPG

I have a Gateway MX6436 with a Broadcom BCM94318MPG WiFi. Everything else works fine but Ubuntu doesn't recognize my WiFi. It says it doesn't have the firmware. What to do? Please help.
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Broadcom STA [4727] Wireless not detecting after driver installation

I have a Broadcom 802.11n [4727] wifi adapter.. I searched a LOT and found out we need to do some steps in order to get the wifi working. So for this i have no idea how much of installations and ...
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Wireless does not detect network on an Acer 5750 with a Broadcom 43227

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop Acer 5750. It detects wireless card and also lot of networks, but the problem is that it does not detect wireless network which is detected with my phone and ...
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Regularly losing wifi connection

I use Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver, but quite often the connection drops and connects shortly after again. lspci -v | less: 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802....
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wifi not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 but my computer did not detect any wireless connection. I decided to look for an older and more stable version. I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but it still doesn't work. ...
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WIFI poor signal HP 15-af165sa

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a] Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV-...
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BCM43602 - bluetooth not working - sees device MAC but won't pair

This is a new XPS 15 9550 with the BCM43602 (14e4:43ba), and I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I try to use the standard bluetooth manager, it searches and finds a device with a MAC (but doesn't ...
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Wifi signal strength jumping to full, speed to near 0

Frequently when using Ubuntu on my computer (a MacBook Pro 9,1), I will see the Wi-Fi signal strength indicator suddenly jump to full strength (it's usually less than that from where I work). At the ...
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WiFi dropping at random times (BCM43142)

I am experiencing unstable WiFi connections, it is driving me crazy. It happens randomly, it is driving me crazy. I have tried different drivers, but it did not help. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 bluetooth adapter doesn't search

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, then installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on it. I'm unable to use the bluetooth. I have selected the broadcom driver to use from "Additional Drivers" section. The wifi ...
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unable to connect to wireless printer

In using Ubuntu 14.04 on DELL XPS, I was unable to ping my previously setup printer that was working the day before. I found a solution but it took a lot of time. What is the fastest way to reset the ...
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Upgrading to 4.6.0-rc6 kernel fixed my flickering screen issue but now WiFi doesn't work (Dell XPS 13)

I have a 2016 Dell XPS 13 (FullHD display, i5 version). It has a Broadcom wifi module (BCM4350) which you might know has pretty terrible Linux support. However, it is supported by the Linux kernel ...
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Broadcom BCM4352 not showing all wifi networks

I have a 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) with Ubuntu 16.04. Wifi is working using bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu8 and everything works fine except that I cannot see all wifi networks around, ...
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Broadcom WiFi driver problem

I had Ubuntu 15 in my hp laptop and had upgraded to 16.4 recently. I used bcmwl-kernel-source to install the driver as I had done for 15, but iwconfig returns no wireless extensions. My adapter ...