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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wireless networks are not showing up for ubuntu 12.04 LTS in HP Dv5 Laptop [duplicate]

I am new to Linux.I Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit version newly in my HP dv5 series laptop. Now I am not able to connect to a wireless network. I tried installing Broadcom STA wireless Driver ...
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BCM4311 wireless - works with B43 modprobe then stops - advice

I've been at whit's ends for over 4 months with this issue on my HP-550 laptop. Finally after 2 more hours today, found this solution (09/2013), but it doesn't appear to 'remember' once I reboot. Not ...
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Broadcom STA 4312 wireless not working after waking in 13.04

I installed 13.04 from the ISO DVD, running as dual boot with vista, followed by the bcm 4312 wireless driver via Ethernet. I then disconnected from Ethernet, as wifi was working and the wifi LED ...
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“Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at log files for details”

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 ...
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Why are Broadcom such an issue for Ubuntu?

Is there a spesific reason why there are so many broadcom problems here on Ask Ubuntu, and on any other Ubuntu forum? What's the problem with Broadcom?
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Wireless Internet not working - cannot activate broadcom proprietary driver

I have seen this question asked by others but despite trying as many solutions as I can nothing seems to be working! The closest I have come is using the answer to this question Broadcom driver woes ...
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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 ...
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Kernel fails to build Broadcomm dkms modules, how to fix it?

My computer is not recognising the wireless network. When I try to activate my drivers I get errors. I tried to solve by: sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get install ...
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“Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log files for details”

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 ...
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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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Cannot install Broadcom STA wireless driver [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 and I cannot get the driver for my Broadcom BCM4311 wireless card installed. I have searched through the forums and tried many methods including using the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 having strange issue with WPA2/Enterprise

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I'm not sure that I'm going to state all the necessary information, so please don't hesitate to ask me for more. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell Latitude E5430. ...
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Cannot connect to Ad hoc wireless network

I have a BroadCom wireless card. When I try to connect to an ad hoc network I get the following error message? I have no idea what this (32) mean.Is there something with my driver? I have ...
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Macbook Pro 8,2 - Wireless Works without the N

Using Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro 8,2 2011 I've almost fully switched to Linux from OS X and there is one last thing I can't figure out. I installed my wireless driver and it works fine, however ...
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Setting up wireless internet on Ubuntu 12.04 - Errors with Broadcom STA wireless driver

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the Windows partition of my Macbook Pro Model 8.1. Everything seemed to go smoothly during installation however as I am trying to connect to wireless ...
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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 ...
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How to get the bcm4312 wireless chip working? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron 1525. After the installation I found out that wireless connection does not work. I was able to connect to the internet via cable. Then I found out that ...
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No wired or wirless on dell 13.04

I am a pretty clueless Ubuntu user, so bear with me. Yes I have searched extensively for an existing answer, but they all either make no sense to me or do not seem to apply. Anyway, I installed a ...
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Need help fixing wireless in Ubuntu 12.04, I've tried everything! [closed]

So, I'm a complete noob when it comes to Ubuntu. I have tried everything that everyone has told me to do but nothing works. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I just need instructions right from the ...
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Wifi drivers wont work

I've been trying to get my WiFi drivers on my laptop working for a week or so now and every video and thread has not helped me out. I know I need to use sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter but whenever ...
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broadcom STA Driver failed to install

here is another guy bothering you about Broadcom wireless drivers. I know there are a lot of answered questions dealing with this issue, but none of the solutions seemed to work for me. I'm running ...
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Unable to get wireless to work 12.04 BCM4312 Dell Inspirion 1545

Long story short, I was playing with things that I shouldn't have and had to do a fresh install of 12.04. After going through How to Install Broadcom Wireless Drivers with no luck. Then, became sort ...
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Installing the Wireless Driver [duplicate]

i'm so glad of moving to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm new but learned some things like compiling the kernel. and i did that. The only Problem i have is my Broadcam STA wireless driver. In additional drivers, ...
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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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Broadcam wifi Driver help [duplicate]

Im setting up ubuntu for the first time. I downloaded the version 12. My wifi card is BCM4313 I read the manual on how to get the wifi up and running: ...
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Wireless on Dell xps m1530 [duplicate]

I own a Dell XPS m1530, and just installed Ubuntu as a dual boot with Vista. When I boot Ubuntu and attempt a Wi-Fi connection, my computer won't connect. I tried "Additional Drivers" and it ...
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Trouble Installing Driver for BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n on ThinkPad X131e

This is my first time asking a question on here, bare with me. So I have a brand new ThinkPad X131e with a Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n wireless card. I currently have it dual booting ...
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How to configure Wireless 'n' for bcm4313

I screwed up my wifi. I tried and connected yesterday. Now, my wifi is gone! Now, i noticed that 802.11 abg are available. But, 802.11n is not available... Output of iwconfig: eth2 IEEE ...
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How to install wifi drivers on Vostro 3360?

I have read many posts about how to install wireless drivers , but they didn't work , I have tried all of them . Can anybody help me? . I have also tried to install another version of ubuntu , but ...
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How to connect to this wifi

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04.3... I have a BroadCom 4313 Wireless card... I have installed the proprietary driver from additional drivers application. I'm able to connect to wifi in my home. But, ...
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Broadcom Wifi BCM4318 [Airforce one54g] does not connect

I am hoping someone in here can help me. I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. But I have to say I really love using the Os. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windowns 7. Both Os are running perfect bar ...
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How can I install Broadcom drivers on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

This is my first time installing an Ubuntu system onto my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 6400. It used to run Windows XP, and when installing Ubuntu it said that the wired network was detected and ...
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Wifi broadcom does not work

I know there are a lot of posts like this one, but I have not succeeded yet! I just installed 12.04. At the beginning, the network manager was not showing the wireless networks. The output of lspci ...
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unable to establish Wi-Fi connection on some wireless networks

I'm unable to connect to only some networks (password/SSID triple check) with my default wireless adapter Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n (using Proprietary driver Broadcom STA) while running Ubuntu ...
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Broadcom STA wireless driver [duplicate]

When trying to activate the wireless driver, I get it could not be activated. It says to check the logs. I am a complete noobie to ubuntu and am generally trying to learn more about computers as I go. ...
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Broadcom Wireless won't install at all! 12.04.3 Ubuntu Desktop [duplicate]

BroadCom BCM43227 802.11b/g/ ifconfig shows only eth0 and lo. No wlan0 shows. I need this problem fixed soon, because I need to be able to take this laptop to do my work. I tried all of the options ...
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How to install a wireless driver offline

SoI have been trying Ubuntu but it won't recognize the broadcom wireless card on my mobo. there are some broadcom divers under the drivers section in settings, but, as I cant download them I got them ...
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Broadcom STA driver fails to install missing wl on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS / Linux 3.8

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP Folio 13 I cannot get wireless to work. My kernel is 3.8.0-29-generic and my wireless module is a Broadcom BCM4313. After running rfkill list all: 0: ...
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I still cannot fix my wifi [duplicate]

Wifi does not work at all. I've tried this: http://lkubuntu.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/how-to-fix-broadcom-43xx/ And also upgrading my kernels. I've also tried removing the drivers and updating them. ...
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How do I get proprietary Broadcom drivers to work after installation?

This is my first installation of Ubuntu, but I've been running it live on a DVD and flash drive for months. Today I installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto a 3-year old Lenovo G550 laptop, and it has a ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 12.04 and Ideapad N581 (Broadcom)

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad N581 and can't get the wifi to work reliably. I know it's a problem with the Broadcom drivers, but I still can't really work it out, I've tried a few ...
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Broadcom 2046 - Bluetooth doesn't connect / discover devices, 13.04

I found many attempts to the well-known problem with Broadcom 43xx chipsets - wireless/bluetooth not working, but I have an older version BC 2046 and can't figure out what to do. Bluetooth won't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Can't get wireless working on Dell latitude d620

I was trying to get Ubuntu working on old laptop. I believed it's wireless driver issue. Output from a couple of commands: myhost@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ...
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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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ubuntu 12.04 upgrade stopped my wifi, broadcom

UPDATE TO THE SAGA BELOW-SUCCESS How to Install Broadcom Wireless Drivers this link is great and yes I did need to remove the SLA driver(ubuntu default driver) -it would not work to try to remove it ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize wireless adapter (14e4:4365)

I replaced Windows 8 on my laptop with Ubuntu and neglected to check if my wifi adapter (14e4:4365) would work. I've tried a few solutions to make it work, but I can't seem to make it happen. I don't ...
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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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Network card is not working, after installing Ubuntu on my Dell All-In-One 19 [duplicate]

My original OS was Windows Vista home. I'm relatively new to Linux, so this is pretty difficult on my end. After looking up other forum topics, I ended up typing lspci|grep Net and the result was: ...
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B43 wireless ubuntu 12.10 retina Mac Pro

Can't access the USB wifi documentation. So because of that I can't download the drivers for wifi. I have no Ethernet connection and I need to get my wifi to work.
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Consistently lose wireless internet after sitting idle for an extended time

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04, however this has been an issue that has plagued me since I started using Ubuntu with 10.04. My laptop, after sitting idle for an extended amount of time, loses ...