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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connection to wifi network with my asus x205T

I Have installed Ubuntu Linux on my Asus X205T, using an USB WiFi, (everything went ok). In the next step, I tried to install the wifi network driver: wget ...
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Wireless LAN worked in 14.04, doesn't on 16.04 even with the proprietary drivers

The problem is, that the proprietary drivers, that worked with 14.04, no longer work for Ubuntu 16.04. I did not upgrade, I did a clean installation.sudo lshw -C network shows that my WLAN card is ...
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Bluetooth Broadcom BCM20702 does not load firmware (driver issue) - 14.04

I am able to establish a connection between a Bluetooth ear-piece and the Bluetooth controller in the PC. The problem is that the O/S does not provide an option to send audio output to the Bluetooth ...
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How to install a `.deb` package, when the install button is disabled?

I am trying to install this deb package http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/utils/b43-fwcutter but whenever I doubleclick it the install button is disabled. I don't have internet connection.
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Upgrading to 4.6.0-rc6 kernel fixed my flickering screen issue but now WiFi doesn't work (Dell XPS 13)

I have a 2016 Dell XPS 13 (FullHD display, i5 version). It has a Broadcom wifi module (BCM4350) which you might know has pretty terrible Linux support. However, it is supported by the Linux kernel ...
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Dell Latitude D630 wireless issues running Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Latitude D630. I'm new to Linux and don't know too much about it. I've researched a few solutions to this problem, but none have worked, or I couldn't complete ...
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I happen to destroy WIFI driver when upgrading gcc-4.8 to gcc-5.3

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04.03 Trusty Tahr. As we know, the default GCC package version for this release is 4.8.2, but recently I upgraded it to GCC 5.3 (the latest version) following this answer: ...
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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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Is it possible to use Broadcom BCM43142 wifi in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've spent hours looking on the net, tried various things. One site said that this particular card is not supported by the b43 driver so I have to use wl. And make sure that b43 is blacklisted which I ...
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I really need help installing the Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 Driver!

I hope someone can help! Well here is a description: I am new to Ubuntu, and just installed it. I am having allot of trouble getting my wifi adapter to work... here is the model: Broadcom Corporation ...
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unable to connect to wireless printer

In using Ubuntu 14.04 on DELL XPS, I was unable to ping my previously setup printer that was working the day before. I found a solution but it took a lot of time. What is the fastest way to reset the ...
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Broadcom WiFi driver problem

I had Ubuntu 15 in my hp laptop and had upgraded to 16.4 recently. I used bcmwl-kernel-source to install the driver as I had done for 15, but iwconfig returns no wireless extensions. My adapter ...
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Unable to connect the weak wifi signal to Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed in my computer, I have Broadcom Wifi in my computer. This wifi is not able to connect to the weak wifi signals around the computer, these are connected by my friends' ...
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Wlan0 interface disappeared after upgrade to Xubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Since the upgrade from to Xubuntu 16.04 from Xubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (S230u) with Broadcom wireless card the wlan0 device has disappeared. It is as though the physical device was ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 breaks Wifi on Dell XPS 13 (9343)

Ubuntu 15.x was working great on my Dell XPS 13. After upgrading to 16.04 it appears the drivers for the Broadcom BCM4352 Wireless Network Adapter are not loaded. lshw -C network says the network is ...
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Broadcom BCM4352 not showing all wifi networks

I have a 2015 Dell XPS 13 (9343) with Ubuntu 16.04. Wifi is working using bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu8 and everything works fine except that I cannot see all wifi networks around, ...
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Broadcom BCM43142[14e4:4365] driver doesn't work with kernel 4.4

After getting this question question closed I installed kernel 4.4 and the problem of the wireless card on Ubuntu 14.04 installation still remains unsolved. Any suggestion?
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Can't view Wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I can't view any wifi networks after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04. This issue also occurred when trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10. This is what my network window looks like: I have ...
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Broadcom BCM43142[14e4:4365] driver doesn't work with kernel 4.4.8 [closed]

I was running my Ubuntu Trusty with kernel 3.16 but I thought of trying a newer kernel and decided to download and install kernel 4.4.8 generic and now the OS doesn't detect my Broadcom wireless card. ...
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Has upgraded to 16.04. b43 broadcom driver does not detect BCM4328 (PCI ID b4321) adapter. That works perfectly on 4.2 kernel

Loading module just do nothing. Nothing in dmesg. except this: Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNL ] wl module works, but as expected, without AP mode.
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What is good external USB wifi card to create a ap-hotspot?

Please suggest me a good external USB wifi card to create a ap-hotspot. Year 2014 was when i bought by ubuntu laptop. The laptop has ubuntu sticker on it with windows home key on keyboard. I thought ...
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Broadcom BCM4311MCG doesnt work in lubuntu and doesnt appear in terminal

My Broadcom BCM4311KFBG Wifi does not work in Lubuntu. I tried different terminal commands to see if it is detected but its not. Im not too familiar with linux so I need a hand. I like Linux but Im ...
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Broadcom Wireless card not seeing wireless networks even after driver install and reboot

I am a newbie to Linux, coming from Vista, so please walk me through each step. I installed Ubuntu and removed Vista. My wireless card worked on Vista, but Ubuntu can't see it. I followed the ...
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Wireless keeps disconnecting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit installed on dual boot Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro. Wireless stops working in between. My Macbook pro has "Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n" network controller. I have tried many methods suggested ...
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Wireless drivers for the newer linux kernels 4.x

I've recently tried to install the latest stable kernel which is 4.4.6 and when the kernel was compiled and I brought the kernel up and running, there was a problem and the wireless driver (MT7630e ...
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Wireless Broadcom BCM43228 on an Acer Aspire v5-571p does not work

My built in wireless card just isn't possible to switch on. I have run out of ideas to try to enable it or install the driver. When I run rfkill it shows no hard block and no soft block, I have been ...
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Default wireless driver doesn't work on MacBook Pro 7,1

So I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I'm having a couple of problems. The biggest one so far is that, for some bizarre reason, the bcmwl-kernel-source driver does not work at all for it. When I ...
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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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Dell WIfi Not working after 14.04 install

Below is wireless related info extracted from other forum advice. Looks like a kernel issue but I'm clueless how to solve. Thanks for any advice. ########## wireless info START ########## ##### ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 Linux

A few days ago I received my new laptop: Dell XPS 13 9350 (late 2015 model, also known as 2016 model). With quite some effort I was able to dual boot windows and linux, namely by setting AHCI through ...
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Modprobe wl module missing - Getting Broadcom wireless card working on Macbook with Kali? [closed]

I persistently get Module wl not found when trying to install the Broadcom drivers and get wireless working on a Macbook. I ran these instructions from @chili555, which helped me install the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No Wifi

I am brand new to Ubuntu and the forums, and I know very little. So please keep all help simple. I can handle code, but no skipped steps please. Also, if one step needs prior knowledge, I won't know ...
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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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Next problem with wlan0

I have installed Ubuntu 14 and can't connect to WiFi. Tried to find solutions by myself but still things don't work out. Steps I have taken: Went to Software And Updates -> additional Drivers and ...
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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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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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Wifi Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Precision-M3800

My Wi-Fi connection frequently has trouble connecting to a network. Often it won't connect at all and I have to disable the wifi and then enable it again for it to finally work. Then sometimes it will ...
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Mac address spoofing failing

I've been trying to spoof my mac address for awhile now, because I want my brother's laptop to be using my data allowance at college (I don't use much bandwidth, most of mine goes to waste) and for ...
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Problems with aircrack-ng

I'm trying to crack an wifi, but when i type sudo airmon-ng start wlan0 it shows this: Found 4 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a ...
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Suspicious SSL certificate

I have a Lenovo E330 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. Sometimes the certificate in this picture: Prompts me when I start up the computer, and I find it looks quite suspicious. Can anybody tell me why ...
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WIfi Issues with Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 (12,2) on Ubuntu 15.04

Part 1 upgraded 2012 MBA to 2015 MBPr (I loved Mint 17.1 Rebecca on the MBA but graphics/kernel issues means I need to wait till 17.2 to use Mint again - First World Problems) I've managed to ...
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How to install Broadcom wireless drivers offline

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. But the wifi is not working in ubuntu (perhaps the drivers are not present), which worked fine in windows. Also I cant connect with ethernet since my ...
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Changing the desktop to Mate

Background: I've installed xfce on my laptop and all worked great except for wi-fi. I've spent a week or so fixing it, then posted a question on Askubuntu. Chili555 helped me, but I afraid that help ...
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Broadcom brcm80211 installation from source

Hello need help to get my wifi chipset working.I have brcmsmac driver and i would like to have brcm80211 chipset up and running. I have tried everything but nothing helped? ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 newly installed but WiFi is not working

I am wondering how to get my Wifi to work on my computer. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and my WiFi is still not being listed under Network in Settings. I have tried installing Broadcom ...
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My WiFi is not detected by Ubuntu

I recently dual boot my Dell Inspiron 3543 with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. It is working fine except one problem. When I am using windows there is no problem with wifi. When I am using Ubuntu, my wifi ...
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Wireless Networks not showing up! [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am new to Ubuntu. When I click on the internet icon in the upper-right-hand corner, it doesn't show any wireless networks under "wireless networks." I went to Additional ...
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Right WiFi modul loaded only in Live USB mode, not when OS installed on hard drive

My laptop has Broadcom BCM 43228 wifi chip. I know that a right module for this chip is wl. In live mode when I do: lsmod | grep b43 I get nothing which is good, b43 is not the driver I need for ...