Questions tagged [broadcom]

Broadcom wireless cards are known to have compatibility issues in Linux systems, and this tag should be used for questions about getting wireless working well on Ubuntu when a Broadcom card is involved. Installing additional drivers or adjusting configurations can usually resolve issues. Please check your hardware and search for related questions, and include all relevant information when posting.

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BT Icon not listing any device

I was using windows 7 before the update and before the update the driver was working good it was detecting all the devices but after the update the driver was not at all discovering any BT devices I ...
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20.04.2 locks up completely when writing to RAID 6 array

I can reproduce the problem consistently (and in minutes quickly) but I can't find any messages in the logs that are helpful. This problem occurred with a RocketRaid 3740C HBA and the proprietary ...
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Hi there, I'm a newbie to ubuntu and just installed ubuntu 20.04 and after the install I noticed that my wifi driver was unrecognized [duplicate]

I was using windows 7 before the update and before the update the driver was working good it was detecting all the WiFi networks but after the update there is a notification which is 'NO WIFI - ...
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Cannot see the 5GHz network

I cannot see my 5GHz network, only its 2.4GHz counterpart. I know for a fact that it exists, and that my hardware is capable of it, as on Windows (the same machine) I can connect to it. lspci -nnk | ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 and the Broadcom wireless driver

I am trying Ubuntu 21.04 on a Macbook Pro with AirPort Extreme wireless (wifi) Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0. I found in Ubuntu 21.04 release notes a bug report on Broadcom wireless. (...
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Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Wireless Driver isn't working on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Wireless Driver isn't working. I've ran lspci -k and got a result 06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n ...
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Cannot install bcmwl-kernel-source

I am having trouble installing Broadcom wireless drivers on my external hard-drive running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Kernel: 5.8.0-53-generic). I am booting the hard-drive with my 2013 MacBook Air. Here is ...
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How do I install wireless adapter for ubuntu 21.04 on Macbook pro 2019

I'm new to these forums and am a super noob to linux/ubuntu (I'm not sure how to do most things yet) and I'm having trouble finding help for this problem I'm having. In the settings it's showing "...
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Getting Broadcomm Bluetooth to work

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04 and I'm trying to get Bluetooth to work. There's a extra bit of firmware that has to be added to achieve that. I actually was able to add that firmware, using the ...
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Macbook Pro 14,1 (2017) Slow Wifi Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu today and wifi worked out of the box, but it is inconsistent. I get speeds of ~5 Mbps up and down, as opposed to ~80Mbps in Mac OS. If anyone knows a solution to this issue, please ...
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WiFi drops out Macbook Pro 2013 Retina on Ubuntu 20.04

Warning Linux newbie! Absolutely love Linux Ubuntu 20.04 but I'm experiencing internet dropouts at random times. Could be 1 every 10 mins or 1 or 2 every 30 mins or 5 mins. There's no common theme to ...
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BCM4352 (rev 03) unstable connection

I am experiencing connection problems (drops and poor connection) using Asus AC56 PCI-Ex wi-fi module based on BCM4352. PING google.com.ua (172.217.18.67) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from bud02s26-...
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Broadcom Wi-Fi Adapter not working on Ubuntu 20.04.2

wireless-info: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/w7nQFktm9P/ How i can get and install worked driver for this Broadcom BCM43142 adapter? sudo modprobe wl: modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:838 ...
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Activation of network failed. constantly?

Ever since I switched to Ubuntu from Windows on my old HP Pavilion Slimline, I've been experiencing unreliable network issues. Sometimes the computer just tends to disconnect from the network and this ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 + Macbook 12 + BCM4350 [14e4:43a3] (rev 05) = slow wifi 5Ghz?

Ubuntu Wifi 5GHz speed 6 MB/s Macbook Wifi 5Ghz speed 37 MB/s Ubuntu ssh asus 'dd if=/dev/zero bs=1048576 count=1024 2>/dev/null' | dd of=/dev/null 2033542+65124 records in 2097152+0 records out ...
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Would the kernel change in 20.10 (from 20.04) adversely affect the cureent Broadcom wireless broadband driver on my Macbook Air, now running on 20.0?4

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my MacBook Air (late 2015 vintage), having found the information needed to do so. I am quite content with my setup, but would like to update to 20.10, just because. There ...
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broadcom wifi in dell xps13 fails after update for the ∞th time

Ubuntu 20.04 | Kernel: 5.8.0-48 | WIFI Adapter: BCM4352 I have had some version of this obnoxious wifi problem 15+ times over the last few years but this time I cannot seem to find a solution. ...
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Broadcom Network Controller problems (BCM4360 14e4:43a0) Ubuntu 18.04

Hello I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and am unable to connect to the wifi. This is due to problems surrounding my network controller. Network Controller Info: 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 does not work & Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't show any WiFi interface

I am a real newbie with Ubuntu. With a friend of mine I tried to fix it with ndiswrapper for the driver, but I am not entirely sure this is the problem and it didn't really work as there was a problem ...
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Mac mini Server Late 2009 cannot connect to network on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I cannot connect my computer to the network. The Wi-Fi does not appear to be recognized at all within Ubuntu. The ethernet jack shows up, and I can see the wired connection in Settings, but the ...
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Wi-fi network not found in network list, Ubuntu 20.04, Dell, Broadcom BCM43142 [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Dell Inspiron with a Broadcom BCM43142 network controller and it does not show all Wi-Fi networks, specifically from a mobile phone. Please help me solve this issue, ...
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Broadcom network modules fail to install in new kernels. Ubuntu 20.04

I've been having this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how best to resolve it. Basically, if my system gets a new kernel it fails to install the broadcom network modules for the new kernel. ...
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Macbook Pro freezes after trying to disable and reinable wifi after it has stopped working

After watching about 3 minutes of a YouTube video (or doing any bandwidth intensive task) my computer wifi stops, I then try to disable the wifi, so I can re-enable, but everything immediately freezes ...
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No Wi-Fi after dual-boot of 20.04 on Lenovo s230u [duplicate]

I am wondering how to find and install Wi-Fi network drivers for a “Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n” device on a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist s230u laptop. I’m a newbie to Ubuntu and ...
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GNOME hotspot sleeps after sometime

I tried to create a hotspot from Gnome GUI and from Create ap both are working but whenever laptop on battery gnome hotspot become unconscious( means hotspot is active but can't take connections and ...
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Unable to install Broadcom BCM43142 on ubuntu with kernels above 5.8.*

Recently I updated my kernel to 5.10 and I noticed that my wifi was not working. So I tried to reinstall the DKMS drivers and still failed, the output is as follows: root@Home:~# sudo dkms build ...
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How do I bring this camera to life? 02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera

This is the camera in my mac: 02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera The computer is a macbook air, running Ubuntu 20.04. The camera is apparently a pci ...
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searching for Broadcom camera

I have been searching, and searching how to search, and sometimes finding, but results are mixed and often accidental. I have a macbook air, and of course it has a Broadcom interface for wireless ...
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meaning of failure message upon startup

I managed to get my wireless connection to work on my macbook air (late 2015 vintage) and am pleased with that success. There are problems and questions, though. The wireless interface is a Broadcom ...
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Wi-Fi card (Fenvi T919 doesnt work) (BCM4360)

I use now for a year my Fenvi T919 combi card and inside of macOS, Windows everything works flawless, but in Ubuntu the Wi-Fi feature just doesn't work! Bluetooth works perfectly fine! Here is a ...
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Broadcom BCM43228 failing on DELL Latitude E6230 running 20.04

I have a fresh install of 20.04 LTS on a DELL E6230 and the WiFi is failing. When I disconnect the wired connection, the WiFi does not show any networks to connect to. I have followed the ...
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Ubuntu (Lubuntu) 18.04 doesn't recognize my ethernet card

I have an old 32-bit Acer Aspire 5710z with an Ethernet card, the Broadcom BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02). Puppy Linux recognizes and uses this card with no problems but Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Wireless card no longer working

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and am fairly new to Linux. I've installed Ubuntu on a old Macbook Air 2013 and for a time it was working well. I've started to mess around with a few cosmetic things ...
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Wifi doesn't connect and i always need to use modprobe b43 to see wireless networks

I use a broadcom b4313 wireless adapter and its switch doesn't on unless modprobe b43 and also when connecting to a wireless network, i put the right password, it loads and show me the dialog ...
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How can I connect to the wifi? [duplicate]

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, however after the install, I couldn't see any network options. I checked to see if my network hardware was detected, it was, but I still can't connect to the ...
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Wifi not working after fresh install of ubuntu 20 [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu on a partition of my windows C drive. Wifi is not working. I found some instructions saying to add the ubuntu iso file to the home drive, then in software & updates under '...
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Install driver for a BCM4360 802.11ac wireless network adapter in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I run into problems installing the driver for a BCM4360 802.11ac wireless network adapter in Ubuntu 20.04. I get an error when I try to install the recommended driver using the Software & Updates ...
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WiFi adapter Broadcom 43228 not found

My WiFi adapter (Broadcom 43228) just works when running modprobe -v b43. Then if I reboot the machine, the WiFi doesn't work again. What can I do? I already install any Broadcom driver.
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Ubuntu 20 wifi adapter not found wifi not working [duplicate]

On my Ubuntu 20, everything was working fine when suddenly my wifi stopped and all configs were disappeared. At software center it was showing broadcom & legacy driver then I messed it up using ...
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devices can't connect to my ubuntu hotspot

After new fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, I created WiFi hotspot, but no new device can connect to it, it's just appearing as an open WiFi saved and never connect, I try to connect to it manually by ...
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Internal wifi card (BCM43142, Ubuntu 20.04) stopped seeing my home wifi network

This is a strange one, just like the title says one day I woke up, turned on my computer(Dell Inspiron 3521, Ubuntu 20.04) everything was as usual, except the computer didn't connect to the internet. ...
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Wireless driver installation issues on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

My wireless card just stopped working from one update to the next. Here is the update log from /var/log/apt/history.log: Start-Date: 2021-01-20 09:54:46 Commandline: /usr/bin/unattended-upgrade ...
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WIFI driver isues. Wifi and boot up lag Ubunti 20.04 recent update [duplicate]

I have been using 20.04 for a few week. I have dabbled with Ubuntu trying to make it my go to operating system - I have used command line a little, i am by no means well versed in it's use and can ...
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Wifi Speed VERY SLOW - Ubuntu 20.04 HP Elitebook 745

I see a several posts about slow wifi and they haven't been answered. My laptop HP Elitebook 745 is currently using Ubuntu 20.04 and its Linux kernel is 5.8.0-38-generic. My other laptop with ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source broken Manual fix, Breaks in the future?

I had the problem, that the bcmwl-kernel-source broke after updating my upbuntu to the kernel 5.8.0-36-generic #40~20.04.1-Ubuntu. Same as the Question bcmwl-kernel-source-broken-on-kernel-5-8-0-34-...
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Recover Lost WiFi Network [duplicate]

I just installed Kubuntu 20.04.1 to a dual-boot partition on my Macbook Pro (late 2012). On the live usb, I could see my usual WiFi network, and connected to it. After the install, I could still see ...
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WiFi driver not working in 20.04 LTS. When I try to install bcmwl-kernel-source it gives error [duplicate]

WiFi driver not working in 20.04 LTS. When I try to install bcmwl-kernel-source it gives error eamon@eamon  ~  sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Wifi switch doesn't on unless i use “ modprobe b43”

I use a broadcom b4313 wireless adapter and its switch doesn't on unless modprobe b43 and also when connecting to a wireless network, i put the right password, it loads and show me the dialog again ...
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WiFi connection keeps failing on BCM4313 [14e4:4727 rev 01]

I'm a Linux noob and I can't get my WiFi BACK to work properly. THE PROBLEM: Around a week ago, the WiFi on my notebook started to fail, so, as the problem persisted, I've just wiped it with a fresh ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 WiFi adapter not found

I've been using Ubuntu for a while, when I first got it, I received the error Wi-Fi Adapter Not Found. I fixed it by downloading the Broadcom drivers (sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-install) and ...

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