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 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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Broadcom Bluetooth device remains undetected (BCM2046, WIDCOMM )

lspci output : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) lsusb output : Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) rfkill list ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Please help. Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 through bootable USB. I cannot get wifi due to the Broadcom driver not loading

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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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B43 not (always) starting up correctly

I am getting the error message: b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 15, Type 15, Revision 255) Which would indicate a driver problem. However, this seems not to be the case since it will ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 having strange issue with WPA2/Enterprise

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I'm not sure that I'm going to state all the necessary information, so please don't hesitate to ask me for more. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell Latitude E5430. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source installation failure, depmod freezing and crashing

After purchasing a new network adapter (ASUS PCE-AC66, Broadcom Chipset), I researched into its Linux support, and found that supposedly bcmwl-kernel-source package should satisfy my needs on my 13.04 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I use wireless on the Presario V5000

I have an old Compaq Presario V5000 on which I installed Ubuntu 12.10. It does not recognize or activate the wireless card. I was hoping that this latest version would FINALLY provide some ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Error when trying to compile broadcom-sta driver

I was updated my Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS kernel to version 3.5.0-18-generic so I need to recompile my broadcom-sta to work with the new kernel I was run ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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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 ...
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Cant find one particular wireless network. Worked before, but sudenly stopped working

My first question here. My problem is: I cant find my wireless network at home. Situation: It worked fine 7 days ago. It works with a cable(wierd). I find the network on my ipad/phone. I can ...
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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 ...
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Bypass my wireless card

Since I cannot get my wireless card Broadcom BCM4313 working properly at home, I thought I could buy a usb wifi external adapter (I found this Dlink DWA-125). Would this device bypass bcm4313 and its ...
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Wireless issue on 12.10-Compaq mini

Cant connect to the internet. Just after an error with somethng like ......(32)..... on the login screen appeared, this started. I have updated and upgraded on terminal but nothing. I know my ...
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What is the difference between the broadcom-sta and bcmwl packages?

Both lots of source packages describe themselves as the Broadcom STA driver. So what's the difference and what should be used? https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl ...
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wireless/bluetooth BCM4313 hardware blocked

I use dual boot win7/ubuntu 12.10. When I turn off wireless from win7(fn+f8), then wireless is not working in Ubuntu. If i leave wireless turned on in win7 then, after restart, wireless works in ...
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How do I install firmware for a BMC4306 wireless card?

I have tried multiple times to get this working with what was here, but my wireless is still not working. I have a BCM4306 chipset and I have loaded the b43legacy package along with fwcutter and ...
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Getting Broadcom BC4313 Wi-Fi to work on Ubuntu 12.04 without slowing internet for other devices

I have two laptops on my network, one of which has been running Ubuntu 12.04 for several months now without any issues. After getting a virus on the other yesterday, which originally came with ...
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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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WN3100 Wifi Dongle will not work with WPA2 Broadcom (BCM43231)

I can not get my Wireless dongle to work at all with WPA2 encryption. I noticed some people mentioned my same model works with WPA2. It works if I connect via WEP but that reduces my speed by a lot. ...
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Internal wifi not working on boot

I've got a Dell e1505 with a Broadcom BCM4311 for internal wifi. When I boot up it Ubuntu doesn't even acknowledge it and if I click on the network icon all it says is "Wireless Networks Disconnected" ...
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Trouble in installing Broadcomm drivers(Without Internet)

I had bought a new Dell Vostro 2520 with default OS Ubuntu 12.04 . Few days back the I the WIFI has not detected , - So i just deactivate the broadcomm driver through the "System Settings->Additional ...
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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 ...