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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BCM43142 wireless card drops connection after some time

I know this question has been discussed in this forum but there is no concrete answer it seems. I have BCM43142 wireless card in my HP desktop(Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS). Wifi works fine but after some ...
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Get Broadcom Wifi Card [14e4:43ae] to work

The Wifi isn't working, I'm not able to create a new (wifi) connection in the Network Settings. As mentioned in this answer I should ask a new question, if I have PCI ID that's not listed and well ...
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Wifi keeps dropping on MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 15.10

For some reason the wifi drops periodically every 15 or so minutes. I have the Broadcom BCM4360 and using the driver installed from bcmwl-kernel source.
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BCM43142 stops working randomly after upgrading to 15.10

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 5520, the wireless network is BCM43142 which doesn't work properly after upgrading to 15.10. It works for a while and stop working without any error or notification, after ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluez5 Broadcom BCM20702A0

So I recently upgraded to Bluez5 by building the package from source via these instructions: How to upgrade to the latest BlueZ version on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? However now upon boot I get the following ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no wifi, Bluetooth, USB, sound

I have a laptop dell vostro 3560. It had Ubuntu 15.04, but after a fresh install of ubuntu 15.10, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB ports and sound don't work. I have wired internet connection though. $ lspci ...
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Problem with 6.30.223.248+bdcom in Precise

For the benefit of others, I just wanted to report here, that I suddenly began to notice an extremely unstable wlan on my Lenovo G700 still running Precise. Things were fine as soon as I moved close ...
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Dell XPS 13 (2015) cannot find some wireless networks

I have Dell XPS 13 9343 (Ubuntu 15.04, 3.19 kernel) with Broadcom BCM4352 wireless card and it cannot find some wifi networks including mine. My other notebook (same Ubuntu version) and cellphone have ...
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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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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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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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Extremely slow connection with BCM4318 wireless card and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting terrible internet speeds on my computer running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card. I have 20 mb/s internet and when I run a speed test, I'm not even getting 1 mb/s. I run ...
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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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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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Broadcom 432b on MacBook Pro (7,1) works on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a caveat

After installing a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro I've noticed that the bcmwl-kernel-source drivers for my wireless adapter work, but they will only do so after I startup, then suspend (or ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Wifi dropping without notice randomly

I've seen alot of threads but none with an answer. My wifi connection becomes unresponsive randomly and without notification of disconnect. When checking wireless it's still connected but only shows ...
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HP ENVY 15t. Can see wifi networks but cannot connect

Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) is really giving me troubles. I'm having a really hard time getting my wifi to work on my new HP ENVY 15t. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 ...
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New 14.04.4 LTS Install unable to connect to networks ethernet or wifi

I'm a new Linux user. Strong Windows user but not a programmer. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 on my old Dell Inspiron 1501. I am not able to connect to my Home network via Ethernet or wifi. I'm not able ...
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wifi not working… driver issues

I'm trying to run Lubuntu 14.04 from a USB boot disk but not getting any wireless network access. I've looked through this forum and it seems to be a fairly common issue but haven't been able to find ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 and BCM43142

I have a problem with my new HP 250 G4 notebook or better with the included wireless card and Ubuntu 15.10: When I'm near the wlan router it takes about 5s to connect to my network. At places with ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2015) Wifi [14e4:43ba] doesn't work on 15.10

I have a fairly new Macbook Pro and I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it recently. Unfortunately, I can't seem to connect to WiFi. I determined the chipset through the terminal: $ lspci -nn | grep 0280 ...
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wifi wont stay connected very slow at times

my wifi wont stay connected, sometimes it disconnects. other times it says its still connected but i cant load any pages etc. is there any way to fix this? i just installed ubuntu 14 latest. output ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 driver

This is a continuation of this question. One answer said that the driver for the Broadcom BCM43142 wifi chip has "not been released into the mainstream yet". Does anyone know when it will become ...
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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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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 BCM 43142 disconnecting and reconnecting when too far

I just recently fixed my broadcom driver and it seemed to work out perfectly but when I get too far (about 10 feet away) it automatically disconnects and tries to reconnects again. When it does ...
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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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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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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: ...