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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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??
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Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
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The old wireless problem [duplicate]

I am suffering from the same old wireless problem. I tried everything I could find on the net as well as Ubuntu forums, but nothing works. How can I fix this?? my device information from lshw -C ...
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No proprietary drivers are in use on this system

First off I want to say that I'm a completely noob at Ubuntu. I finally got it to work and 10 minutes later my wireless connection gave away and I got this message saying : No Proprietary drivers ...
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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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Broadcom b43 driver again: Why modprobe b43 manually?

I can see that this has been asked here several times before, but no one seems to have an answer or to be willing to give it, so I ask again. After reading through a dozens of tutorials, I finally ...
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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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Wifi keeps connecting and disconnecting instantly

I have a dell vostro 1510 laptop. There is this wifi network which I have no problem connecting to with Windows OS on the same laptop. But when I try connecting to it using Ubuntu, wifi connects and ...
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Cannot get wireless network after suspend [duplicate]

I've been working on an issue of calculation for months, but I can't get my wireless card to work. It always shows to me : Device not ready. My laptop is Acer 4750g with Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 ...
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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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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 ...
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UBuntu 12.04 Broadcom 4313 Wireless Problem

I am using Ubuntu 32bit and 64 bit. In Ubuntu 32 bit I was successful in working wirelessly, but slow. In Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit, I tried all: Activating Broadcom STA wirelss drivers no luck, deactiving ...
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Wireless not Working BCM43142 Ubuntu 12.10 on Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB

I recently bought Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB. It has a AMD 64-bit processor and is pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and made it dual boot. But to my surprise no wireless ...
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Install B43 drivers without internet connection [closed]

I've spent all day trying to solve this with no results. I am using elementaryOS Luna, but since it runs on Ubuntu... The problem I have is that my Dell Vostro 1500 has defective Ethernet. It can't ...
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Can't change brcm_monitor0 in /proc

I am trying to change the value in the file /proc/brcm_monitor0 from 0 to 1. This file is used to set Broadcom wifi modules into monitor mode. The default method to do this is: sudo -s echo 1 > ...
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“No Network Devices Available” for BCM43241(SDIO) after fresh install of 13.10

I have a laptop vaio duo 13 which has a broadcom 43241 wireless card. My problem is similar to this one Broadcom Wi-Fi Adapter not recognized . I tried to install the driver brcmfmac(SDIO) here ...
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Problem connecting to some wifi networks

I'm using Dell Latitude E5530 running Ubuntu 13.04 and I have problems with connecting to some WiFi networks. While I am able to connect to most of WiFi, in some cases system is repeatedly asking me ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 recognizes wifi networks but won't connect (BCM4313) [duplicate]

So, I partitioned my hard driver and installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 in partition C:. First I installed Windows and got the wifi device working by installing the proper drivers for Broadcom ...
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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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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 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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What do I do with this tar.gz file from Broadcom for my Dell 1510 wireless card?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my 5-yr-old Dell Netbook in hopes of replacing Win XP. I know diddly about Linux, but I used to be able to get through DOS instructions, so I can type in a terminal. ...
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Ethernet works with live CD, but doesn't after fresh install. [duplicate]

I just installed 13.10 on a dell laptop. During the install process it connected to the ethernet. Once install finished and I logged in for the first time I did not have ethernet. It has the ...
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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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abnormal boot screen 13.10 fresh install, possible broadcom error?

When I boot, after the BIOS I get a blank purple screen instead of the usual: ubuntu ...... and then a quick black screen that says: [ 11.398391] Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 ...
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Broadcom bcm4313 Ubuntu 13.10 connection time out

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 I keep getting connection timed out every few seconds at which point i have to disconnect and reconnect to the WiFi network. The WiFi card worked fine on 13.04 with ...
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how to get wireless to work on my HP Compaq nx6325 Notebook on 12.04

When my laptop ran XP, the wireless worked perfectly. Now the only way I get internet is having it wired in my living room - which is MASSIVELY inconvenient for me seeing as my room is outside. I have ...
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Unable to connect to WPA2 Personal

Today I've installed a new Asus RT-N10E router, as I switched from DSL to a cable ISP. Honestly, I can't recall which security settings I used on the previous one. Thing is, that's I want it to be ...
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PS3 controller on Sixad disbales Broadcom Bluetooth

The recipe for breaking blue tooth is so far: Fresh install - blue tooth is happy install broadcom drivers for wifi Update to latest ubu install sixad run it once through and check ps3 controller is ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04, can't find my home wifi network

I've tried several solutions I found on the web, but didn't manage to solve a problem. Since today my laptop won't find my WiFi network, but neighbours' networks are suggested. Another laptop with ...
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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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13.10 BCM4313 network problems after update

I have a problem with my network adapter after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10. The adapter works for literally several seconds after I establish the connection but then it looks as if it got clogged ...
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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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hp 530 ubuntu 12.04 no wireless

I have a hp 530 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. With vista I could use the wireless hardware of it, but now it doesn't work. I have tried using the code: sudo rfkill unblock all Does anyone know ...
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device not ready firmware missing

Machine: HP dv9925nr, stock hardware. OS: ubuntu 12.04 LTS Issue: Broadcom wireless card seems to be missing firmware, according to error code from Networking menu: device not ready (firmware ...
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Broadcom wifi nightmare!

First of all... I'm a novice with Ubuntu/Linux. I became increasingly frustrated with Windows so installed Ubuntu (12.04/32 bit). However, I'm having a torrid time trying to get the wifi to work after ...
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Wireless device bug on 13.10. BCM4313 registers as eth1 instead of wlan0 and no internet access

My Hotel wiFi requires me to login with a username & password after connecting to the hotspot. So, my browser would open a page with username & passwrd fields to login and then connect to ...
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Broadcom bluetooth USB dongle not working in 13.10

Here is the Problem. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on windows 7, after the install my plug and play Bluetooth dongle is not working. If i go to settings>Bluetooth (when the dongle is not plugged in) ...
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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 ...
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No Wireless Networks, BCM4313 [duplicate]

Just bought this little Asus 10 inch laptop that came with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything at my home was fine: Wireless identified and connected. As soon as I went to my girlfriend's house the trouble ...
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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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Wireless not connecting on Ubuntu 13.10, Toshiba Satellite pro L 650

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro L650. After several reboots, installing/ uninstalling the broadcom driver I still can't connect. It detects the wi fi signals and the ...
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No wireless ubuntu13.10

Installed ubuntu 13.10 yesterday no internet connection.12.10 ok and dongle ok,13.4 no dongle, nothing now. Compac mini 110c, broadcom 4313 (AR8132 Q.Atheros.) Only have ubuntu on notebook.
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Don't have network connection using a BCM4313 adapter

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, but since the upgrade I don't have internet access via wifi anymore. I can: See networks Connect to a network Ping myself (localhost, 192.168.0.103) I can't: ...
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Can I install on Dell Studio 1535 laptop? [duplicate]

I have an old Dell Studio 1535 laptop running Vista. It runs like garbage. I'm thinking of purchasing a new laptop for most purposes, but thought I would repurpose the old one as a media ...
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difficulties with bcm4313 driver in ubuntu studio 13.04 [duplicate]

I have recently installed ubuntu studio 13.04 on my netbook. It is excellent, but i have some problems with my WiFi. If I use the command lspci I can see that I have a Broadcom bcm4313 wireless card ...
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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 ...