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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Why does my wireless driver not loading on boot?

All before having any manually installed drivers, my wireless card was not working properly and I decided to download and install Broadcom BCM43225 drivers. It was a hard process for such a newbie ...
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WIreless connects but Internet stops working on Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit and Broadcom 4313

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit on a HP Pavilion dm4. It has a Broadcom 4313 Wireless Adapter and a Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Ethernet Adapter. I haven't been able to get consistent internet access from ...
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Ubuntu can't detect wifi, even after reinstalling the driver (BCM43142)

Recently after fiddling a bit with routers in my apartment I discovered that ubuntu can't detect my own home network anymore. It had no problems doing it for last 6 months. What I already did: sudo ...
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Changing kernel driver from wl to b43

im running on ubuntu 14.10 and i want to change my wireless kernel driver from wl to b43. is there a step by step procedure to do this? here's my adapter info. i run sudo lspci -k 08:00.0 ...
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WiFi driver is not installed on Asus PCE AC68?

I am not able to install wireless card driver on Ubuntu? I tried to install it manually but not able to install?
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Installed Lubuntu alternate 32 bit ver 14.04.1 on old Lenovo S10 - no wireless

I am completely new to lubuntu / ubuntu. I've installed "lubuntu 14.04.1 alternate" (CD version, as I could not get laptop to boot from usb) successfully on old Lenovo S10. It will network via ...
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dell vostro 1000 broadcom wireless connection

I have a problem with the hardware broadcom wifi. I press the hotkey fn+f2 to activate the hardware and this will not work. I'll look at the drivers but it appears to be installed. How can I ...
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Macbook air 2014 13" wireless driver

just installed ubuntu on a macbook air, but cant seem to find bcmwl that actually finishes the installation. I can't connect via ethernet so that's not an option. can someone give me a source or ...
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How to enable the Broadcom wireless module in Dell new XPS 13 with kernel newer than 3.14?

It is Broadcom BCM4352. The id is 14e4:43b1. I could not get it work with opensource driver described in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx. And Broadcom driver cannot be ...
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Can't install drivers for my Broadcom 43142

I'm a newbie when it cames to linux and after some research I've decided that Mint was the best option but I'm having many problems trying to install the drivers for my wireless card that is a ...
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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 I ...
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Broadcom chipset tx power

I recently found an online guide about reducing electromagnetic radiation.Following the steps i get this output from sudo iwconfig wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:"pi" Mode:Managed ...
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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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Can't enable the proprietary drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 wireless after installing Ubuntu 14.10? Offline package required?

I have installed the new Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I was able to use my wifi in the Boot Live Stage and during the Installation phase by enabling the BroadCom BCM 43142 proprietary ...
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unable to use Wifi on my Dell Vostro 1400 with Ubuntu 12.04

How do I enable wifi with Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Vostro 1400 . Yesterday I tried some commands as you have suggested previously to other users . but today i am facing the same problem. Wireless ...
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Wireless Driver Installation (BCM4312)

I have just installed Lubuntu 12.10 in my Lenovo IdeaPad S10 (don't know the exact series). I have Broadcom BCM4312 wireless chipset for my wi-fi and I have tried installing the firmware using the ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth Driver Support

I need help with my Broadcom bluetooth adapter that is not recognized by Ubuntu 14.04. My PC model: Lenovo IdeaCentre B320 :)
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Help installing Broadcom 43142 with no internet access

I'm new to linux, and have a copy (thanks, freegeek!) Of 12.04.5 for AMD 64-bit desktop I'd like to install on my new hard drive, but I cannot seem to install the drivers for my wireless card. Lspci ...
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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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Wireless Wifi Connection

Just recently I started using Ubuntu 14.10 desktop (32bit), booting from a USB flash drive. In the desktop, Ubuntu only recognizes my USB Bluetooth. No wireless connection, no modem (I've done a ...
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Dell Vostro 3560 bluetooth doesn't work

I installed the wireless driver using this instruction How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560 and I have WiFi working. No problems here. But unfortunately the bluetooth ...
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BCM 43162 Wireless AC compatibility

I recently got a Lenovo Edge E555 with 802.11ac using a BCM 43162 chip. I've tried launching 14.04 however after I add the additional BCM drivers and restart the Wifi still does not work and the ...
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No Wireless interface on Ubuntu 14.04 with Broadcom driver on Asus R556L

I can't seem to enable the wireless interface on the newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus 14.04 I've tried the solutions on: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers but it still doesn't work I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't see Wi-Fi adapter

I'm a newbie trying to get Wi-Fi working. I went to additional drivers, waited for it to display the Broadcom driver package, clicked install. It never shows in the network dropdown. I've been trying ...
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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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Trying to activate Netgear WNDA3100 N600 WiFi Dual Band Adapter

I am very new to Ubuntu and am having trouble setting up my new wireless adapter. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I've added some more info about the adapter. th0 no wireless extensions. lo no ...
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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire One D270

brand new baby linux user here, never used Ubuntu or any other linux OS before, so be gentle and use short words! I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Acer Aspire One D270-F61C/KF netbook (it's a ...
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How can I install Broadcom Wireless Adapter BCM4352 802.11ac PCID [14e4:43b1] (rev 03) on fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15. I dual boot it with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 The Wireless Network Adapter is Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac with PCID [14e4:43b1] (rev 03). The 4352 is not included ...
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how to check whether wireless driver is installed or installed normally in my ubuntu system?

my wireless network is not working properly in my ubuntu system. I want to know whether wireless driver is installed or installed normally in my ubuntu system? what are steps to identify wireless ...
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Getting WiFi to work with Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows Vista

I have looked through all of these answers and none of them have worked for my Dell. The computer had Windows Vista but I installed Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully have gotten to the part 3 of this ...
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Broadcom WiFi driver install on MacBook Air, no ethernet connection

Here's what I'm working with... MacBook Air, no ethernet ports BCM4360 - 14e4:43a0 rev 03 I tried running sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source and got an error message unable to locate package ...
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Acer Aspire One 722 broadcom 4313 wifi

I had an Acer Aspire One 722 with the Atheros Wifi card and it worked fine on 11.04. So we bought 200 of them for our school. However these all came with the Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card and there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi drops MacBook Pro 9,2

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro 9,2 (dual boot with rEFInd) and I'm experiencing constant drops of my WiFi signal. I followed the instructions listed here Installing Broadcom Wireless ...
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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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If I don't want to use Broadcom drivers, what are my options?

I am having trouble with some wifi connections. Some questions I’ve read seem to blame the Broadcom drivers. I ran the following: sudo apt-get remove broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 Wifi not working Toshiba L650 tried everything

########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 09 Mar 2015 18:16 IST +0530 Booted last: 09 Mar 2015 18:07 IST +0530 Script from: 20 Sep 2014 23:04 UTC +0000 ##### release ...
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mon0: Monitoring mode does not start

Here is my driver details,when I did lspci | grep BCM43142 output is: 08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) When I run the airmon-ng start wlan0 the output ...
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wifi connection on ubuntu 14.10 is very slowly and inestable after some time of use internet

my wifi connection is very slowly and inestable, i install dual boot on my machine in windows 8.1 wifi is ok, but in ubuntu kernel 3.16 after some minutes is each time more slowly, my card information ...
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Problem with Broadcom BCM43142 wireless driver on 14.04

I have been facing some issues with the wireless drivers on my lenovo Z5070 laptop. Here is the history of the problem After installing 14.04 Wifi was not working. So I followed the below article ...
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Unblocking a wireless network adapter without the use of rfkill

I am not getting my wireless network adapter (wlan0) to show in the output of ifconfig, but the card adapter name is showing in the output of sudo lshw -c network. I have seen other posts which ...
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Missing firmware error on Lubuntu 12.04 LiveCD: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode5.fw” not found

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 12.04 LTS on my iBook G4 as the OS X 10.4.11 really isn't all that great. I originally tried to use the minimal CD, but that failed as you can see by my question here: ...
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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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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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Cannot connect to ethernet with wired connection Ubuntu 12.10

I am new to Ubuntu (installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop on my Mac Mini today from Ubuntu iso – mac mini had blank SSD on it i.e. no OS X at all). First drama is that Ubuntu installer seems to be setup for ...
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How to set my Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card into AP mode?

I've been trying to create an Access Point hotspot using hostapd, but I get an error message saying that my card doesn't support AP mode. I tried sudo iwconfig eth1 mode master and I get the following ...
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Wifi (Broadcom BCM43225) not working on 14.04 LTS x64

I have this on my Acer 3820 Notebook: lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1073] (rev c0) Subsystem: Acer ...
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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers for “Chip ID”: BCM4360, “PCI-ID”: 14e4:43a0 (rev 03) on Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to follow instructions provided in this question AFAIU bcmwl-kernel-source is a proper driver for me. But after installation nothing changed. By "nothing changed" I mean iwconfig shows ...
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How to install bcm43142 drivers on my hp-p001tx

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I searched my problem on askubuntu and installed many drivers and used many codes but in vain. I'm a newbie to Linux. Please guide me. On system updated its showing the ...
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Problem installing Broadcom BCM43142 on HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC

I know this sounds similar but my problem is unique. I have a new HP Pavilion 15-p073TX NB PC. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 but was not able to start WIFI. I searched a bit and got some answers ...
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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 ...