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 B4311 Drivers Installed and Non-Functional

Just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP laptop with a Broadcom 4311 wireless card. I've installed the following packages in an attempt to find the driver for it. b43-fwcutter ...
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Issue with Broadcom 4313 - wireless card very very slow in ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded to 14.04. When I was in 12.04 I got the drivers from Broadcom website. But, now I can't get that for 14.04. I am just a user and I don't have much knowledge about ubuntu. I tried the ...
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macbook air wireless NIC drivers installed, not finding networks [duplicate]

I will keep this intro short and mostly just post terminal output. Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on original MacBook Air alongside OS X using rEFInd. Lubuntu boots properly, but I cannot connect to ...
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14.04, b43 and DE regulatory domain

I'm running 14.04 on a Compaq V6000 laptop which has a BCM4311 b/g wireless adapater, using the b43 firmware and proprietary blob (fwcutter). On power-up, seemingly no matter what I do, the ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 does not connect to wireless

I have a Sony Vaio model SVF14A15CXB running Ubuntu 14.04 (just upgraded). Happily, my root is back, but currently, I am only able to connect with ethernet. I wasn't been able to connect at the ...
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Need help automatically starting wireless - can start from command line

Installed 14.04 on an HP zv6000, and if I run: sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb sudo modprobe b43 then wireless works perfectly, but I have to run it each time from a terminal. I'm a novice at Ubuntu - ...
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Just installed 14.04 in place of XP, no Wireless connections showing in Network manager

I just upgraded my Samsung NC10 netbook with Broadcom BCM 3411 WLAN to 14.04. I'm not seeing any wireless connection choice under Network Manager, but it connects just fine on ethernet. Ubuntu ...
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How to Enable Monitor mode on BCM 43142 with WL driver

First things first: I've checked and I don't believe this is a duplicate. When I enter this command to enable monitor mode on prism0: echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/brcm_monitor0 I get an input/output ...
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wireless not detected in 14.04 fresh install

I did a fresh install of 14.04 and now my wireless is not working. I don't see it in the status bar. Using unity desktop. 03:00.0 network controller [0280]: broadcom Bcm43228 802.11a/b/g/n ...
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Strange wifi issue (incorrectly maxed-out signal strength), Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook Pro Late 2013

OK, so currently I'm having some issues with my wifi -- it sporatically stops working and reports my wifi strength is 100% (-3dBm+, which is obviously incorrect). It worked just fine back in 13.10. I ...
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ifconfig does not recognize eth0, only wlan0 and lo (Ubuntu 14.04, Macbrook Pro) [duplicate]

ifconfig -a produces: lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 ...
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How can i connect to wlan with my BCM4313 (14e4:4727)?

i am looking for help for getting my Broadcom Wlan card working on my laptop with Ubuntu. Until now i was not able to get it to work. Solutions i tried for now: 1. using the additional driver that ...
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Broadcom wireless BCM4312 issues [duplicate]

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my wife's old netbook. I cannot get the wireless to work. I initially installed the STA driver, but it did not work. I then removed it and installed the b43 driver. ...
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Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

I am not able to install drivers for my Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43142). What I have done till now: I have tried using the drivers at this website. I tried following the instructions ...
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Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch probably because of Fn+F2 mis-mapped function keys on my BenQ Joybook Lite U102 running trusty 14.04

I know this is like the millionth post of some wireless adapter that doesn't work, but I lost all hope in reading forums and answers that were meant to specific devices, with no general answer that ...
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Slow connection with a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to 14.04. I just recently had an issue where my wifi wouldn't connect. I restarted the computer and it connected fine but now my wifi speeds are extremely slow. I saw a similar ...
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BCM4313 Wireless Adapter on 14.04

I realize that there is a lot of talk about wireless drivers, as well as a lot of suggested solutions. I believe I have tried a lot of them and am now with a new install open to new suggestions. ...
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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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Wifi won't work on 14.04

I have tried to install B43 using cutter and STA wifi drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Compaq nx6310, but it just won't work. Wired ethernet only works with the live CD. Any help on the exact ...
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Cannot “Apply Changes” in Software & Updates>Additional Drivers

Ran current Ubuntu off USB, needed to enable "Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver ..." by clicking Apply Changes in Additional Drivers. Having done that was able to connect to wifi without ...
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No Wi-Fi in Lubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot computer with OS X on one partition and Lubuntu 14.04 on the other. Wi-Fi works in OS X but in Lubuntu there is no network icon in the toolbar and only Ethernet is listed under ...
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Broadcom wifi issue on 14.04 Lubuntu

I have a brand new 14.04 LTS Lubuntu install on a Dell Inspiron 8600 which is getting wired internet connection, but not wifi. I've attempted some of the previous resolves for this, but seem now to ...
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Wifi connection problem [duplicate]

i just installed ubuntu 14.04 and when i'am connected with wifi i can't post or register on any site or forum there is no problem when iam using wired connection i've got broadcom 43142
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I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and the Broadcom BCM43241 card in my vaio duo 13 doesn't even show up

I have tried all the known solutions and it still won't work. I have tried the brcm modprobe after updating the firmware library as well as doing the blacklist thing for bcm43xx. Is there a fix for ...
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can i install the broadcom sta wireless driver to kubuntu from windows?

I need to install this driver for my wireless internet. I have windows and i was wondering if i downloaded the drive to windows could I transfer it to kubuntu and install it there? I understand ...
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Ethernet and Wireless on Dell Latitude D520 stopped working after upgrade to 14.10 [closed]

I have a Dell Latitude D520 that was wroking flawlessly until Ubuntu 14.10. During the installation the ethernet cable and wireless card worked but after the initial reboot the only way to connect to ...
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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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I cannot get wifi due to the Broadcom driver not loading [closed]

System Preferences > 'Software' > search for 'additional drivers'. I select: Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernel source (proprietary) Asked to enter my password for ...
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Broadcom B43 WiFi not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Under the networking menu at the top, it is not showing any WiFi options. How can I get Wifi working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have a Broadcom BCM4311 ...
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Extremely slow connection with a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card

Recently upgraded into 14.04 from 12.04 using ubuntu update manager. After the system restart, the browser is not showing the web pages(although the wireless network is present/connected and running). ...
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Wifi not working on Ubuntu 14.04 macmini

I just installed 14.04 on a Mac Mini, and the wireless drivers are not working. I went into "additional drivers" and choose the broadcom proprietary drivers (like I did in 12.04) but they're not ...
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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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Broadcom card-reader BCM57765/BCM57785 doesn't work on ubuntu `12.04 LTS

I'm having a hard time with this one. I have an ACER ASPIRE ONE 756 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. Everything works (with a little tweaking here and there), but unfortunately the build-in ...
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No network connection in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed 12.04 LTS on a Dell Vostro 1000 notebook. Network adapter is a broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller and a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. But I can not get network access ...
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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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New install 12.4 LTS no network conncections [duplicate]

I installed 12.4 LTS on a Dell D520 with Broadcom 1390. No network connection, wired or wireless is recognized. No network is displayed for wired or wireless in network connection box. Both wired ...
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Will adding wireless firmware have an effect on the other OS?

My Dell Vostro 1500 laptop has both Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and a Broadcom Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. I have not been able to get wireless working, but it works fine in Vista. I installed the ...
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wifi does not work in ubuntu 13.10 and broadcom bcm4313 hardware

I have already tried opensource as well as proprietary drivers but nothing seems to work. I'm stuck on this from 3 days, nothing seems to work. First I installed the proprietary drivers with apt-get ...
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install problem with Broadcom driver--apparent disk label mismatch

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.10 on an Acer laptop which incorporates a Broadcom 4312 wifi adapter. When I was running off the live CD (from the 32 bit download) I was able to install the required ...
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I can't connect to internet : network manager is disabled

Everything began when I was trying to use aircrack-ng suite on my ubuntu 12.04. I found on aircrack-ng website (http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=b43) that using a Broadcom driver and a wl ...
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Ubuntu apparently doesn't recognize wireless adapter

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on an older Acer laptop. I'm running the live CD, and Ubuntu doesn't recognize the Broadcom 802.11g wireless adapter. Windows Vista connects no problem. I'm a newbie, ...
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Can wlan0 & wlan1 both be active at the same time or will they interfere with each other?

I recently installed Lubuntu on an HP Pavilion which had previously been running Windows XP. The internal Broadcom wireless card was experiencing some drop off issues & is under Lubuntu as well. ...
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Wireless does not work (ubuntu 13.04)

I'm new to linux and installed Ubuntu 13.04 32bit on an older Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop. Both the wireless and wired ethernet connections are not recognized. I would appreciate any help getting ...
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Inspiron 1545 BCM 4312 wifi [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 today on my Inspiron 1545 and it works great. I am on an ethernet connection but would like my wifi to work too. I admit that this is my first time using any Linux ...
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Ubuntu not working, keeps freezing, unresponsive [duplicate]

I just replaced my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04.1 and it hasn't been doing any of the things the guides said it would. Please do not mind that I am completely new to Ubuntu. First of all, during ...
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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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Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) driver for Broadcom Corp BCM 4352 Wireless Network Adapter

I've recently purchased a Dell Alienware 17 laptop and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kernel = 3.11.0-15) on it. The problem is that the wireless card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac ...
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Broadcom Wireless for Compaq 615 on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS

I have a problem where after recent updates my Wifi stopped working. I can detect my wireless network but when attempting to join it the wifi icon in the task bar just 'rolls' the wifi signal ...
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Ubuntu Won't Connect to the Internet - BCM4312

I've looked at the other questions about having problems connecting to the internet, but it hasn't worked for me so far. I bought a netbook and I wanted to try Ubuntu out, which I installed from a ...