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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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers

I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers ...
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How can I get Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless working? [duplicate]

Wireless was worked perfectly in ubuntu 10.10. Now I upgraded it to ubuntu 11.04. After this upgrade wireless is not working in my laptop, even "wireless connection" is not showing in network ...
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How do I get an Acer Npilfy 802.11 (BCM43225) wireless card working?

My Laptop is Acer 5742G with "Npilfy 802.11 wireless". I have both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 Earlier when I had Ubuntu 12.04, the wireless was working fine, but after installing 12.10 wireless is ...
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Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) As stated, I've just upgraded to 12.04 and my Dell Inspiron 1545 isn't recognising its wireless card and I was ...
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WiFi problem after Ubuntu 12.10 update

I just updated my Ubuntu 12.10 today and it went fine and I was told to restart system and after I restart my WiFi stopped working. Mine is Broadcom BCM4312 card . It was working fine just before the ...
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Don't have network connection using a BCM4313 adapter

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, but since the upgrade I don't have internet access via wifi anymore. I can: See networks Connect to a network Ping myself (localhost, 192.168.0.103) I can't: ...
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How do I get the Broadcom BCM4313 wireless working on an Asus 1015PX?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Asus 1015PX which is certified by Canonical. My WiFi is not working. I read about the BCM4313 troubles and tried ...
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BCM 4313 proprietary driver blocks WiFi for other devices

I run a home wlan and a few days ago I upgraded a hp dv7 pavilion laptop from Oneiric to Precise. I had the proprietary Broadcom STA driver (wl module) activated. Whenever this laptop was connected ...
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HP Compaq 2510p wireless disabled by hardware switch

I have an HP Compaq 2510p laptop running ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ubuntu reports that wireless is disabled by means of a hardware switch. There is a 'soft-key' button on the laptop to control the physical ...
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How do I get my Broadcom BCM4313 working correctly? [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on a Asus 1015 netbook. Everything worked out of the box except for the Wireless adapter, which i had to install with the Additional Drivers application. It apparently installed ...
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How do I install BCM4312 wireless drivers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) completely new to Ubuntu. How do I add Wireless driver for my laptop? I am running a Dell XPS M1330. Right now its ...
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Broadcom STA driver fails to install missing wl on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS / Linux 3.8

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP Folio 13 I cannot get wireless to work. My kernel is 3.8.0-29-generic and my wireless module is a Broadcom BCM4313. After running rfkill list all: 0: ...
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Slow Wireless Reconnect After Suspend

I a Broadcom 4312 using the STA drivers, I reinstalled ubuntu because the b43 drivers were giving me a huge hassle along with some weird kernel issues. My wireless speed is fine, everything works ...
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How do I install this patched b43 driver?

Recently I purchased a Macbook Pro that has a BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi card that does not work with the default kernel. sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name MacBookPro8,2 lspci |grep 4331 ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 wifi keep disconnecting? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on a Macbook Pro with Broadcom BCM4331 wireless network card. I have installed the b43 driver in order to be able to use the wireless card. However, the wireless connection ...
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Can't get BCM4331 wireless working right

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro, which has BCM4331 for wifi. It's been working fairly well, except I've been having a problem that the connection will randomly stop working. Ubuntu still says ...
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Wireless with visible ssid not visible in network menu. Unable to connect by manualy enter ssid

I was able to connect to the wireless 'AirportFaustin' and others using network icon dropdown menu. I decided to switch from proprietary to open drivers for my wireless card drivers. Once I done it ...
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How do I make Ubuntu recognize my WiFi network card? [closed]

First of all I have to say I am using Ubuntu and Linux at all for a day now... so sorry if I ask dumb questions. The problem is that I cannot find a way to get a wireless connection. In All Settings ...
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Broadcom B43 WiFi not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. Under the networking menu at the top, it is not showing any WiFi options. How can I get Wifi working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have a Broadcom BCM4311 ...
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Broadcom BCM4313 on 13.04 [closed]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I don't have much knowledge about Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in my Samsung SF310 laptop. Everything works fine except for wireless adapter. I have been ...
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Wireless connection is lost periodically and without apparent reason and is quickly reestablished on a BCM4312

My wireless connection has lost stability after I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04. It used to remain connected for as long as there was signal, but now I get periodic disconnects which ...
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Broadcom driver woes

--Edit-- (in case I need to see this again) After a clean install this worked: Your device uses the driver b43 and proprietary firmware. The Broadcom STA driver which provides wl is not appropriate. ...
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Extremely slow connection with a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card

Recently upgraded into 14.04 from 12.04 using ubuntu update manager. After the system restart, the browser is not showing the web pages(although the wireless network is present/connected and running). ...
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Broadcom STA driver doesn't work well with BCM4313

Following on from my other question about our new Samsung Q330, I've noticed that the wireless is incredibly flakey. It can connect but after a little use, especially if it does a lot of downloading ...
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NetworkManager Applet shows no networks

I am "the friend" referred to in the questions here and here. I decided to come and ask a question myself, as I can still not connect to the wireless network. I downloaded Keryx, as suggested here, ...
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WiFi does not work, Broadcom STA Wireless driver does not work on a BCM4313 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom Wireless card (BCM43XX) I'm newbie in Linux and Ubuntu, but would like to improve my skills :) I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop ...
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How do I get a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card working?

I upgraded Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04, until which wireless was working just fine. After the upgrade and reboot, wireless is not even being detected (When I click the network manager icon in the top ...
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While using internet on ubuntu, all other computers get bad internet connection

I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04 Precise (in dual boot with Windows 7). Whenever I log onto Ubuntu Internet, all other computers Internet speeds plummet. Usually we have 20 Mbps download and 2 ...
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Broadcom wireless card disappears after restart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get Broadcom BCM 43XX Wireless card working I used 'additional drivers' to install 'Broadcom STA wireless driver' and it returns an error. Within jockey.log it ...
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Wireless (Broadcom) just stopped working after putting machine to sleep! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get Broadcom BCM 43XX Wireless card working Had the wireless working on my Dell Studio 15 for months now (Ubuntu 10.04 64bit, now 10.10 64bit). But I shut the lid ...
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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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Connecting to wifi fails, but APs are shown [closed]

After an update a few days ago, I am not able to connect to any wireless AP. I tried basic stuff like restarting and disabling wireless by the hardware switch. Clicking on any AP will show that ...
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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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Dell 3721 Wifi problem Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell 3721 which comes original with windows 8. I managed it to install ubuntu 12.10 on this laptop, even there was no out of the box drivers. With 12.10 I was forces to install this .deb ...
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Broadcom Corp. BCM4313 Wirelss not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I update my Toshiba PORTÉGÉ from Precise(12.04) to Quantal (12.10). After update to Precise wireless device works fine. But after update wireless device is not detect on network manager. The lspci ...
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Broadcom open source drivers available in Maverick?

I have a laptop with a broadcom BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n wireless adapter and its using the proprietary STA drivers (perfectly), however I thought broadcom released open source drivers and that they ...
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Wireless networking is faster when lid is open than closed?

I like to connect my laptop to an external monitor and close my laptop's lid. However, I noticed something. According to internet speedtests (and my personal knowledge from downloading large files), ...
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Why does “Additional Drivers” Fail?

When trying to Activate, Broadcom B43legacy wireless driver I get the following error, SystemError: installArchives() failed. Please help.
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Ubuntu 12.04, can't find my home wifi network

I've tried several solutions I found on the web, but didn't manage to solve a problem. Since today my laptop won't find my WiFi network, but neighbours' networks are suggested. Another laptop with ...
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Drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

I am not able to install drivers for my Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card (Broadcom BCM43142). What I have done till now: I have tried using the drivers at this website. I tried following the instructions ...
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Is there a way to get Broadcom 802.11ac WiFi (43b1) working on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have a dual boot of Windows 8 / Ubuntu 12.10 on an ASUS G75VX with Broadcom 802.11ac Network adapter device 43b1. It seems that there exists no drivers for this adapter. I have done all of the ...
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Wireless iwconfig rate auto too low

left to its own devices my wireless connects at too low a speed. I have a 20meg internet connection and my wireless is slowing it down to like 3meg. When I reboot into windows it's fine. When I run ...
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Wireless card only starts to work if I boot into Windows

I'm facing a very weird problem with my wireless network card in ubuntu 10.10 ! Recently I have installed ubuntu 10.10 beside my windows XP on my Dell XPS 1330 laptop. Everything worked fine except ...
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Wireless networks are not detected at start up in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have recently (three four days ago) installed Ubuntu 12.04 via windows installer i.e. wubi.exe. After the installation completed wireless and Ethernet were both working well. But after restart ...
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Broadcom B4318 driver not appearing in Additional Drivers

I'm trying to install the broadcom B4318 drivers by following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#Installing_b43_drivers. I successfully run Step 1, and see it ...
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How can I force WiFi connection to only use ipv4?

I have Broadcom bcm43224 wifi card with proprietary broadcom sta driver. At home wifi connection works well, but in the office when I ping some resource there is a lot of loss packets and I cant ...
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Broadcom wireless card only works when the power is plugged in [closed]

I've a Dell, with a Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g wireless card. It works well when the laptop is plugged to the power suply, but when it's with battery it doesn't work well. Do you know why is this?
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No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Broadcom wireless not working after b43 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I have a Dell laptop. I was running Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. During that time wireless was working fine. Yesterday I updated ...
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Wireless doesn't work after installing 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless not working I just did a fresh install of 11.10 32 bit and I can't get my wireless to work. I installed the drivers the Broadcom STA wireless ...