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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Broadcom BCM4313 on 13.04 [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I don't have much knowledge about Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in my Samsung SF310 laptop. Everything works fine except for wireless adapter. I have been ...
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Wifi dead slow with WPA2 enterprise 12.04

I am using Wifi with WPA2 enterprise protocol. Wifi is dead slow and sometimes I get 'Connection Lost' error. My university has no support for Linux and advised me to write my own wifi driver. Any ...
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Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless not recognized in USB Live install of 13.10 on Dell 6400 Laptop

Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless not recognized in USB Live install of 13.10 on Dell 6400 Laptop Hardware: Dell Laptop 6400 1.66 GHz and 2GB RAM USB Live created with a 4 GB persistent file. Upon startup ...
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Broadcom 4306 WiFi Troubles

I have a Broadcom 4306 on my Ubuntu 13.04 system. I finally firgured out how to get the b43 driver working by unblacklisting it, but now I have connectivity problems. I had no problems before in my ...
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Help setting up wireless in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I'm having problems connecting my WIFI in Ubuntu 13.04 . So I was wondering if filling in the data manually ie: the IPv4, IPv6, the SSID and BSSID info etc. I did try this before but maybe I put in ...
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Wireless only semi-working with Lenovo Ideapad S10-3t netbook (driver Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller)

Wi-fi in this laptop was working perfectly with 11.10 version of Ubuntu. Now, with 12.04.2 or 13.04 it only works with some networks. It works with WEP but I haven't been able to make it work with ...
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System freeze after opening Wi-Fi menu can boot into the machine and use Internet in recovery mode

So right now sitting in front of my Alienware area 51 desktop. It has a Broadcom Netlink BCM 5784M gigabit ethernet PCI E card. Most of the time able to get through the login screen and to the main ...
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Broadcom wireless not working on Acer Extensa 5420 [duplicate]

I've been trying to get this laptop to work again (Windows Vista broke) and have been having trouble with hardware problems. I had Mint 15 installed and working properly except for suspend and ...
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Dell Studio 1557 wireless problem with ubuntu

I have a Dell studio 1557 notebook which has a dell wireless card. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 but no wireless connection established. There was no problem with wired connection. Then I clicked ...
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Connected To Wifi In Lubuntu 13.04 But Cannot Load Webpages, Cannot Ping, Seemingly No Internet

I have a Broadcom BCM4306 Network Controller: panthrax@panthrax-Gateway-M305CRV:~$ lspci | grep Network 02:04.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev ...
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Wifi Problem (How to install drivers oflline without ethernet cable)

I am a new Ubuntu User ,My Ubuntu does not recognse my driver so I need to install it for the Wifi to work.I tried The Ethernet Cable but it does not help me get connected to the Internet.This is ...
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Wifi disabled by hardware switch, but hardware switch doesn't help

Running Ubuntu 13.04, I have a problem with my wifi. When booting after a proper shut down, there's never any wifi connection. The system states Wifi is disabled by hardware switch However, ...
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Wireless driver causing computer crash

A few weeks ago I reinstalled my Ubuntu 13.04 installation due to it crashing with this message very often without warning. Now it has begun again, and I want to solve the problem for good. I have ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 driver installation problem in 13.04 64bit dell inspiron 15R (Not a Duplicate)

Tried the steps given in here: Dell 3721 Wifi problem Ubuntu 13.04 and got the error unknown@HP:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic [sudo] password for unknown: Reading package lists... ...
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12.04 LTS Keeps disconnecting from the internet?

Its really annoying, it disconnects every so often does anyone know how to fix this or has anyone had this problem? description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast ...
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Wpa_supplicant fails to connect on Ubuntu 13.04 with latest WL driver and Broadcom BCM4313

A bit of background: Ubuntu 13.04 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) Driver BCM WL 6.30.223.30 (latest WL driver, as far as I know) With ...
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Wireless driver interfering with other devices on my network(not duplicate)

My girlfriends computer recently upgraded to 13.04. I have another computer running Fedora, several android devices, and my friend was over earlier with his Mac. The computer running Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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How do I get the right wireless modules to load at startup for a BCM4322? [duplicate]

I have been troubleshooting my HP EliteBook with BCM4322 14e4:432b wireless card. I am using Linux kernel 3.9 and I have almost found the solution. Reading on the Linux Wireless site, I found that ...
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How do I install my wireless card driver offline

I just installed Xubunu 13.04, but it didn't detect my wireless card. this is my wireless card : Broadcom Corporation:BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY: Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card I googled about it, and ...
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Broadcom Drivers not working

I'm on a Compaq Presario V6000 and my wireless isn't showing up. I've done a fresh install twice and still no wireless. I have followed multiple suggestions from this link but still nothing How to ...
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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 ...
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Broadcom wireless device not detected in ubuntu 12.10 but does in the live cd [duplicate]

I have a dell vostro 1400. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in it from live usb. I have tested from the usb and everything worked fine. I decided to install it to my hdd and after that my wifi device in ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64bit - Wi-Fi not detecting any networks

First off, I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, and I barely know anything about it. I know this was answered on the web many times, but I tried all I could find, and nothing worked. There is no way I could ...
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Cannot access wireless router 192.168.1.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 but ok on Windows. Internet works fine

When I try to access/ping my wireless router TP-Link TL-WR541G on Ubuntu 12.04 I get no response. I am connected to the wireless network and can access internet without issues. The access to the ...
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Error while searching for drivers: Proprietary

I added a wireless card to my pc and as it will need a Broadcom driver, I look in additional drivers section of Software & Updates is says An error occurred while searching for drivers can ...
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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 > ...
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Issues with Broadcom wireless 4313 - brcmsmac driver is very slow

I have an ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenove Thinkpad Edge having Broadcom 4313 wireless. There are a lot of posts on getting 4313 wireless to work. For me, the only driver that works is brcmsmac. After ...
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HP DV5000 Wireless not detecting wireless network

I'm actually having an issue with the Wireless on the an HP DV5000 lspci 06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) sudo lshw -C network *-network ...
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Wireless Not Work Dell Inspiron 3420 [duplicate]

How to instal BCM4365 on My Dell Inspiron 3420. I already installed Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" x64 Bit. I have setting up, and installed from Debian packages ...
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Help with wireless internet drivers

I have tried doing all the research and trial and error that I could on my own but with no avail. So can anyone out there help me? I cannot get my Broadcom b43 wireless adapter to register with ...
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how do i enable the Broadcom STA propriatory driver [duplicate]

I am unable to use wireless connections. I tried using a wired connection and got like thirty minutes into the installation then it failed and now when I try to install the drivers again it ...
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why is broadcom wireless so difficult with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

This is the second laptop I've tried to convert to Linux and the only thing that gives me trouble is the wireless.
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How can I find out appropriate drivers for Unknown on iMac?

I Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my iMac. How can I find out which drivers to select for "Unknown"? (nothing else is written in Software & Sources -> Additional Drivers). If I select this component ...
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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 ...
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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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Wireless signal very weak after uprading to ubuntu 13.04

if the additional driver Broad Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless Lan Controller is activated(bcmwl-kernel-source), I can see all available wireless network spots, but I can't connect to none of ...
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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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How do I get wifi working in 13.04 on Dell Vostro 2420?

The Vostro 2420 came with Ubuntu 11.10 out of the box, and when I installed Kubuntu 12.10 I lost wifi. So I found this solution and followed it and got wifi working. Now I just upgraded to Kubuntu ...
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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 ...
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broadcom 4312 card. cant find any wireless network

I switched my computer over to Ubuntu from Windows, big mistake. I cant get my wireless to work. I scan wlan0 and a bunch of other things that I copied and pasted from the internet. I have no idea if ...
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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 ...
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Broadcom WiFi issues with ringtail

Have read a lot and found nothing helpful, for this particular. Working on a different CPU than the one that I'm typing on here with. Inspiron 1750- just fresh installed ringtail. Signal switch turns ...
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Dell 3721 Wifi problem Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell 3721 which comes original with windows 8. I managed it to install ubuntu 12.10 on this laptop, even there was no out of the box drivers. With 12.10 I was forces to install this .deb ...
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How to get Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express working?

I have been trying to get this wireless card using Broadcom BCM5751 chipset working, but it is just giving me frustration. This is using the tg3 module. What have I tried so far: Play around with ...
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BCM4312 wireless card not able to connect to WPA2 wifi networks on Lubuntu Raring [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu edition of Raring on a Dell Inspiron 1564. On the upgrade, my wireless card stopped working, and I eventually got it fixed to the point where it will connect to non-protected ...
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How to recover after Ubuntu freeze on boot after installing broadcom STA driver

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on bootcamp of my early 2011 macbook pro using the ubuntu windows installer. The wifi did not work and follow this instruction (although for Quantal) to fix it ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac Mini 6,2 ethernet port Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57766 not detected

The said network adapter is not recognized in 13.04. In 12.04 and 12.10 I had used the driver proposed from broadcom download site, configured as dkms package it was always updated. On the 3.8.x ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 cannot connect via WiFi but can connect to HotSpot created with Android

I've just bought a new computer (Lenovo G580) and installed Ubuntu 13.04. I can't connect via Wi-Fi, only via cable. I've tried with several networks (mine and my neighbors) but nothing, and then the ...
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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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How to downgrade Broadcom wireless drivers bcmwl-kernel-source?

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit, my wifi is now misbehaving. It seems to lose Internet connectivity from time to time, so this results in, for example, the web browser stops loading sites ...