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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
921 views

Wireless driver only works after plugging the cable in with a BCM4313

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 this week. I've had a couple of problems with my wireless card. After following some posts here on askubuntu I got it to work on a peculiar way: When I start my laptop ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Constantly prompted to enter wifi password with a Broadcom BCM4323

Our last router worked just fine, I stayed connected to it wirelessly flawlessly (using Ubuntu 12.04 and Ndiswrapper). I installed our new router and now I can't connect to it at all. All 4 mobile ...
2
votes
0answers
196 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
224 views

Wifi dead slow with WPA2 enterprise 12.04

I am using Wifi with WPA2 enterprise protocol. Wifi is dead slow and sometimes I get 'Connection Lost' error. My university has no support for Linux and advised me to write my own wifi driver. Any ...
2
votes
0answers
867 views

Ubuntu 12.10 Module wl not found

I was trying to install the b43 drivers, but I couldn't because the module wl was not found. I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I know this is not much information so ask me to enter any commands in the ...
2
votes
0answers
396 views

How do I use network manager (instead of command line tools) for wifi with Broadcom BCM4401 card when booting without network cable?

I installed 12.04 on to a non-PAE laptop using the network-based (ncurses interface) install disk. Once I had the unity desktop up-and-running, wireless was working fine "out of the box" with the ...
2
votes
0answers
352 views

Wireless always disconnects with a Broadcom BCM4312

I upgraded my Ubuntu 10.10 for Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Emachines E625 With Ubuntu 12.04 my wireless always disconnects every 10 sec. It didn't do that with 10.10. Here is my config: Linux ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade wired ethernet slow

I have upgraded to 14.04 and am experiencing slow wired ethernet connection. Windows 7 pc wireless connection receives 8Mbs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 1-2Mbs Only started after upgrade. Ethernet details: ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

How to install Broadcom Gigabyte 57xx

I am new to Ubuntu. I installed the OS in my computer and the system tells me I have no NIC. Apparently the OS can not see my on-board NIC. I downloaded 6 various packages for the Broadcom NIC and ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Wifi not resuming after suspend

Wifi worked fine on my dell inspiron e1505 with broadcom 4311 wifi. Since upgrading to 14.04, wifi does not work after resuming from (close-the-lid) suspend. If I then manually put it in suspend ...
1
vote
0answers
433 views

Dell Vostro 2520 WiFi not working after Ubuntu 14.04 update

I tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source Wireless worked for sometime...but after reboot WiFi stopped again.... Can someone please help... Software center in additional drivers ...
1
vote
0answers
268 views

Ubuntu 14.04 and Wireless problem using Dell Vostro 3560

I'm a Linux newbie, I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3560 with Broadcom wireless card. The problem is that I can't use wifi on Ubuntu 14 (also on Ubuntu 13.10). my network indicator ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

How to create Hotspot with a Broadcom bcm43228 wireless card?

It seem impossible to configure this card to master mode. I can creat ah-doc connection, but no other device can see it. Anyone knows if this is doable and how? Thanks in advance!
1
vote
0answers
138 views

Monitor Mode on broadcom 6.30.223.248 wl driver does not work

I am trying to use broadcom card for sniffing wireless frames. With 6.30.223.248 wl driver, when I try to configure monitor mode using echo 1 > /proc/brcm_monitor0 , system Hangs. I am using Ubuntu ...
1
vote
0answers
365 views

Can't Connect to Wifi adhoc network created in windows 7 from Ubuntu 14.04

I have Two laptops. One is running on Windows 7 and connected to internet though wire and other is running on Ubuntu 14.04. I have Created a wifi adhoc network in windows 7 machine and shared the ...
1
vote
0answers
330 views

New Ubuntu 14.04 on thinkpad e145 bluetooth not working

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new Thinkpad E145 and am trying to use a bluetooth wireless mouse. I cannot pair it because Ubuntu cannot discover it. I have tried most of the solutions that ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

I can't get my wired connection working properly Ubuntu12.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old laptop. When I log in, the wired connection is active for about a minute, during which time I can browse the web etc. After this it displays the message ...
1
vote
0answers
152 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
406 views

Ubuntu Wireless Issue - Broadcom 14e4:4319 / 14e4:4320 - broke then fixed then broke

Dear Ubuntu Community, I was having as issue with my broadcom wireless card, model: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver [14e4:4319] (rev 02) Broadcom ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Lenovo wireless issue

When I turn on my Lenovo G550, the wireless card's led is not flashing and I cannot scan for wireless networks. When I go to the Additional Drivers to install the missing driver I indeed find my ...
1
vote
0answers
412 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
191 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
359 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
558 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
454 views

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) ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Broadcom wireless, unable to autoconnect

I have an iMac mid-2007 with a Broadcom Wireless card that is unable to autoconnect to my Wireless Network, the only way to connect is by: Network widget => Connect to hidden network => (choose my ...
1
vote
0answers
154 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
227 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
485 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
746 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
378 views

very slow boot for 12.04, strange broadcom error in dmesg log

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 7,1 Macbook Pro (4GB , Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz × 2) and my system has suddenly started to take a very long time to boot after I log in. If I restart or ...
1
vote
0answers
545 views

How can I fix Airmon-ng giving a black screen?

When I run sudo airmon-ng or airmon-ng wlan0, it shows a black screen. I can't take a screenshot of it or copy it and can't type anything using the keyboard. I tried re-installing but got the same ...
1
vote
0answers
443 views

Wireless signal very weak after uprading to ubuntu 13.04

if the additional driver Broad Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless Lan Controller is activated(bcmwl-kernel-source), I can see all available wireless network spots, but I can't connect to none of ...
1
vote
0answers
530 views

my wireless network continously asking for Authentication even when i give correct security key

I have a BCM4313 on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Initially before upgrading to 12.04 my wireless used to work fine. But after that its connecting sometimes and sometimes i cant find my network in ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Compaq Aspire 5610Z wireless card now inop with 12.10 install. Totally clueless newbie

I installed Ubuntu on a vista pc using WUBI. The wireless card is inop now. What is the manner to fix the wireless card? I am a first time user. Totally lost. Using 12.10 and I have a flashstick. ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

How do I get the Broadcom 4312 driver working at boot?

I've done some homework, and gotten my bcm4312 working, but not automated. I can find posts like these that describe how to get it going and connecting to networks, and I can add the wl driver to ...
1
vote
0answers
253 views

Wifi disconnects, won't reconnect (12.04)

Running fresh install of 12.04lts on lenovo b570e with bcm 4314. Wireless wouldn't connect at all at first, then a looked online for drivers and managed to get it working, it worked ok for a few ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Driver / Module brcm80211 missing

I'm user of Xubuntu 12.04 on an AOD270 Netbook. It has a built-in chipset for the wifi connection Broadcom 4313 14a4:4727, which I'm trying to get to work in both normal and monitor mode. I got it ...
1
vote
0answers
781 views

Ubuntu 12.04 MAC change not able to connect - Broadcom BCM4313

Okay guys, so i've looked around extensively on this topic, only to find that no one has a true solution, only half explained work arounds. Something tells me this problem can be solved, for the pure ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

FCOE Interface Connectivity Issue

We are trying to initialize FCOE interface for EMC SAN (vnx7600) Connectivity using open FCOE utilis on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with Broadcom (brcm 10gbe 4p 57840s-kbndc) network card. But we are able to ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

BCM43142 drops down, slow and ask pass

after almost two days of goggling my wifi problem. There is no answer, so i came here for some help. So my laptop is a dell 14z with BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.10. The problem is that the wifi is really ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

BCM4311 on 14.10 utopic works manually but NetworkManager says “Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch”

(update3 some of my very first original post was lost so I re-created my question , here it is:) I finally got the 14e4:4312 (on lenovo x300) working after several days from the terminal, becuase ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

How to install wireless driver for dell inspiron 5520 manually on ubuntu 14.04?

I am new to ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in dell inspiron 5520 with broadcom wifi. Initially internet is working properly. But after some hours it is not working and disconnecting continuously. ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Wifi Problem, Wifi Connected but no internet connection. 14.04

I am currently experiencing a problem with my Wifi after installing Ubuntu 14.04, I can see networks and connect to them but when I try to browse the web it just continuously tries to connect to the ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Ubuntu 14.04 drivers installation help

My laptop hp pavilion dv9315ca. After installing ubuntu 14.04, It freezes on my first login, however I come across some articles installed nvidia-current by pressing ctrl+alt+f1 on login screen and ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

WLAN Sensitivity setting is not supported

I need to set and get sensitivity value for WLAN device of my Lenovo machine. I tried to set other settings such as operation mode, txpower and frequency and it works fine. Machine Manufacturer: ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Wireless not working on startup

im running ubuntu 14.04 on a MacBook Air from early 2008. It has a Broadcom 4321 wireless card, and I'm using the b43 wireless driver. Here is what I have to do to get wireless to work after it boots: ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

14.04 on MBP 5,5 Sporadic Wireless Disconnects from Eduroam

As it says in the title, I have 14.04 installed on a 2009 5,5 MBP and the wireless sporadically disconnects from one specific wifi network; Eduroam. The disconnects are not after a set period of time ...