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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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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For a 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 install, How to install Broadcom wireless 32 bit drivers offline

I have found the steps for doing this with the 64 bit installation of Ubuntu, and I assume that the steps are the same for the most part with the exception of the actual files used. I need some ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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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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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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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wifi not working on dell laptop in ubuntu

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my machine, but I am not able to use wi-fi in ubuntu. Actually there is a toggle button to turn on the wifi and when the wifi is ON an LED will glow. But all the ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu + Raspberry Pi 2

I have a question about Raspberry pi 2 and Ubuntu. I have seen in YouTube videos Ubuntu runs videos very slow because of NO video driver support in Ubuntu (including other versions / Lubuntu, Linaro ...
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Broadcom wireless disabled after sleep on HP Pavillion

I've dropped a Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new HP Pavilion laptop. After installing the bcmwl-kernel-source package, the Wi-Fi appears to work, however after putting the laptop to sleep (via closing the lid) ...
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Random WiFI dropping in 15.04

I'm using 15.04-64 bit on a laptop 8GB RAM, Intel i7 4510U, Nvidia 840M. I only recently got Ubuntu to work after a lot of trouble with my Nvidia card. My WiFi randomly drops even though my router is ...
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Wifi broadcom, ubuntu 14.04 , Dell Vostro - still diconnecting -need help

Sorry I know that this problem was on this forum , but I tried to do everything, resolve the problem and I ... no result. What I try: change kernel to 3.18, and 3.19 change driver, disable N ...
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Unstable wifi connection in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on Asus R510J

I have recently upgraded to 14.04 64-bit and since then my connection to my home WiFi network has become unstable, the computer often randomly disconnects and the ping commands often indicates loss of ...
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ubuntu 14.04 broadcom wireless disconnecting

So I just recently finished fixing my BCM43124 Wireless adapter by doing, sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source and it's now working. Though another problem has occurred. Whenever I get too far ...
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wifi doesn't work on Macbook pro 15 of ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Searched around and still cannot solve the wifi issue. lspci -nn | grep 0280 shows 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43ba] (rev 01) I installed ...
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New installation (and user) unable to get Broadcom adapter to work

Having trouble using the help section to get my Broadcom adapter to work. It is not helped by the fact that I don't have another internet connection. I found this page ...
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14.04 no wifi, no launcher

I installed 14.04 LST but only a nude desktop. I searched with Google and found something about Compiz. Nothing worked because "I haven't any permission". I tried it with sudo. I need to connect my ...
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wifi connected and after some time no internet access ubuntu 15.04

my wifi shows connected and works fine for a while but after some time i am not able access internet but the wifi remains connected in ubuntu 15.04 . i have HP Pavilion 15-p045TX with BCM43142 ...
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Crazy Wifi Connection

I've just bought a DELL XPS 13". Testing the new Ubuntu 15.04, everything was ok. During the test I've just enabled an additional driver for the Wi-fi (Broadcom bcm4352 ). So I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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How to fix limited wifi speed broadcom bcm4311 driver? (k)ubuntu 14.04

I installed kubuntu 14.04 LTS, on an old 2007 Acer aspire celeron 5310 laptop... It uses the broadcom BCM4311 wireless card. Installed the broadcom drivers via: sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter ...
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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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how to fix broadcom drivers for ubuntu touch?

How can i solve my issue to get ubuntu touch running on my phone? I just create new defconfig for Ubuntu Touch to port on Galaxy S2 Plus, after compile it without problems, since my device doesn't ...
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Connected to network, but browser will not load pages…most of the time FIXED

I found a work around. I had an old router laying around from before I had comcast. So I plugged it in to my comcast modem/router, and my desktop likes that network well enough. Not the coolest ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Ubuntu internet stops working after a few minutes. Wifi stays connected though

Recently, the Internet was been acting strange on my Ubuntu partition. It works 100% fine when I dual-boot Windows, but the Ubuntu partition connects to wifi for an indeterminate amount of time (0-10 ...
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Wifi card not recognised

iwconfig does not recognize wifi card, wifi card is enabled and i have all drivers. Manufacturer website informs broadcom 4313 wireless adapter. I have assured that the required drivers are ...
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Can't detect wifi card on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 1525

I upgraded my ubuntu from 11.04 to 14.04. After the new install the OS can't detect my wifi card. The wifi signal is not detected and the light indicator is off. I didn't see broadcom in the list of ...
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Completely shagged my laptop with LILO

They say curiosity killed the cat- well I have managed to kill my computer by incorrectly installing lilo. I don't actually know why I thought I needed to install it but regardless, I need someone who ...
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No WIfi after Update 14.04LTS and “dpk was interrupted”

I have just updated my system and now I have no wifi. I have tried following some of the answers to the other questions on this topic and get this: 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm ...
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Broadcom wireless BCM43162 802.11ac Thinkpad E455 14e4:43ae rev 02

I found out that the Broadcom wireless card is model BCM43163. I tried installing the bcmi kernal source but it gets so far and hangs. Ctrl + C won't take it out. The wireless driver doesn't appear ...