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Questions tagged [broadcom]

This tag relates to Broadcom, a semiconductor manufacturer, its products, their drivers and firmware. It's advisable to complement this tag with a product type one, such as /modem or /networkcard. Specific product tags like /bcm4322 are possible, but are not popular and may need to be introduced by you.

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After upgrading to Fedora 28: broadcom-wl installed but WiFi doesn't work

This is another one in a long line of problems of this sort. After a recent upgrade from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28, broadcom-wl stopped working. The Broadcom adapter in question is an older BCM4312. To ...
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Kernel 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 broadcom wireless not appearing

I'm using kernel 3.3.2-6.fc16.x86_64 and I have a Broadcom 4312. When I run iwconfig, I get the following: lo no wireless extensions. p2p1 no wireless extensions. I cannot use wireless, ...
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Monitor mode on macbook 2015 hardware in (kali) linux

After installing Kali Linux on a USB Stick with persistence enabled and live booting it (via refind) on my macbook pro (late 2015) the wifi did not work. I found out how to install the right drivers ...
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Broadcom wl.ko freezes CentOS 7.4 (kernel 3.10.0-693) (Broadcom 4352 wireless driver)

The Problem I've been successfully using a Broadcom 4352 wireless adapter in CentOS 7, using these instructions on how to compile Broadcom's STA driver for Linux in the CentOS wiki. Since the kernel ...
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Debian does not recognize broadcom wireless (BCM43602) as wlan0 interface

I'm struggling to get my wireless card detected as wlan0 on a new Debian install (3.16.0-4-amd64). The wireless PCI device is visible as follows. $ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 04:00.0 Network ...
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“nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found” when starting hostapd

I have been trying to get my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop to make an access point to connect my blackberry playbook . hostapd gave error Configuration file: ./hostapd-minimal.conf nl80211: 'nl80211' ...
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How to get Bluetooth working on Arch Linux?

I have the BCM423142 chip on my laptop, recently I've installed Arch Linux (Antergos) and downloaded the linux-headers and broadcom-wl-dkms packages from AUR. WiFi works perfect but Bluetooth doesn'...
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Setup wifi configurations for Broadcom43142

I'm working on a custom version of Linux distro (more specifically, the LFS project) which means I don't have a package manager and I install packages manually. I try to setup the BCM43142 pci card (...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - DNS problem when waking laptop up from suspend-mode

I am on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Dell XPS 15 9550. Since one week ago (which probably matches last kernel update), every time I wake up my Laptop from suspend-mode, it correctly connects to the WiFi, but ...
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Broadcom driver for Solaris

I just installed Solaris 11.3 on the laptop. This laptop have Broadcom BCM4312 WiFi card. It looks like the install does not have a driver for this card just like 11.1 version. I have a Linux ...
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x120e wifi broadcom BCM43224 “unmanaged”

I have a Thinkpad x120e with a BCM43224, Debian (Gnome) reports it as "unmanaged", and won't let me set it up. It worked once, during the install, after an apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms. Never ...
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Cannot connect to wireless wifi and cannot manually install drivers

I've been trying to set up SparkyLinux for the past hours, and I can't seem to get the internet connection working. I'm dual booting it on a USB through my Mac, and it seems that the drivers for my ...
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Broadcom Chipset Router - Reset Base MAC address [OpenWRT]

I have a Dlink DSL-2750U (Hardware version: C1) router. The router seems to have forgotten its MAC address and is showing the base MAC address as 00:10:18:00:00:00 which is the default. I have ...
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freebsd Broadcom 4322 wireless card issue

I thought it would be fun to try out FreeBSD and had an old MacBook Pro (13 “ mid 2009) which I could screw around with. Everything was going pretty good until I tried to connect to my wifi network. I’...
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Unstable wifi card causes the entire computer to freeze

I run Debian 9 on an old MacBook. I strongly suspect there is some hardware problem on the WiFi-card, because it drops connection relatively often on Linux. On macOS, it connects very slowly and the ...
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Broadcom BCM43142 - Making sure if it's a hardware failure

I've running Kali Linux Rolling Edition for quite some time and had no problem with my wireless card. A few days ago I noticed that I could see a wireless interface on issuing sudo ifconfig but my ...
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b43-fwcutter install fails. No internet access. Ubuntu 10.04

I am trying to get my wifi or ethernet connection to work on Ubuntu 10.04. Neither will. I therefor have no internet access. There seems to be driver issue. From what I've seen, the first step to ...
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WiFi keeps dying on a Dell XPS 13

On my Dell XPS 13, the WiFi regularely dies. Sometimes after minutes. Sometimes after hours. After it died, I have to deactivate Networking. And reenable it. For example in the Linux Mint Menu. ...
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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers for Chip BCM4360 on Kali Linux

There are a fair amount of Kali Linux tutorials I have gone over in order to attempt to get the wireless drivers on my 15" retina 2013 macbook pro. None of anything that I have done is working. Any ...
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WLAN not working on Fedora22, Broadcom BCM4352

I've seen this quite a bit on some forums, none of the presented solutions have worked for me. Here are the outputs for running the following commands in terminal: $ uname -r 4.1.7-200.fc22.x86_64 $...
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WiFi frequently drops, suspected driver issue

I'm running a fully up-to-date Fedora on a Macbook Pro. To get WiFi working in the first place, I installed akmods-wl as recommended. The WiFi works, but the connection keeps dropping. I've noticed ...
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Broadcom NIC support on FreeBSD 8.3

I'd like to know if the following network cards are supported: Broadcom netxtreme II 1000 express dual port ethernet adapter Broadcom netxtreme II 1000 express quad port ethernet adapter I'...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 wifi dying with Broadcom BCM4350 and 4.8 kernel

Launchpad report: for all those with the same problem, please subscribe to this report I opened in Launchpad so that it can gain some traction. I've been using Ubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.7 for some ...
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Understanding Broadcom setup and kernel files

I often install Linux distros form live usb/CDs. For that I would like to be able to setup my wireless without any internet connexion. I have a Broadcom chipset : $ lspci -k 04:00.0 Network ...
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BCM2046 Bluetooth not working on Arch Linux

Having installed Arch, I have now got down to the task of configuring it and getting all the hardware to work. I managed to get my WiFi working, but my Bluetooth still does not work. I have followed ...
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How to diagnose a slow network on Fedora 28?

Experiencing very slow network throughput on my linux Fedora 28 box. Barely getting over 4 MB/s down (~39 Mbps) using speedtest-cli, I can sometimes get near 8 MB/s down using wget to download test ...
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How can I set up Broadcom drivers on a new Arch Linux install on MacBook Pro?

I'm setting up Arch Linux on a MacBook Pro, currently using a phone with USB tethering for internet access. An obvious short-term goal is to install Broadcom drivers (either b43-firmware or broadcom-...
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Enabling brcmfmac driver for Wifi on a Macbook Pro

So I'm trying to install Void Linux on my Macbook Pro however it doesn't appear to come with the brcmfmac module. There are a bunch of .bin brcmfmac files in /usr/lib/firmware but nothing in /usr/lib/...
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Screen locks up until after resume

I've a Dell XPS 13 (9350) running Debian Stretch. I have not yet replaced the Broadcom wireless until, or upgraded to a 4.4 kernel with support for it, but expect to do so in the future. After I ...
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Broadcom wireless driver source vs dkms

I've a MacBook Air 6.2 with a BCM4360 wireless chip with PCI-ID 14e4:43a0 (rev 03) running Debian Jessie. I installed the wl driver from Broadcom to make the wifi card work, but it crashes ...
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Boot a Debian firmware-nonfree netinstall USB device with GRUB2

I have an Apple MacMini Intel running a Debian Stretch (no BIOS-like boot list, just standard GRUB2). I would like to boot on a USB device to set a fresh new installation, with the latest firmware-...
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BCM4360 on Debian , no 5 GHz networks

I recently bought TP-Link Archer T6E equipped with BCM4360. This is PCI card with to external antennas and ac capabilities. I enabled the card by installing broadcom-sta-*, version 6.30.223.271-4, ...
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Broadcom BCM2070 Bluetooth 3.0 USB Device not working

I'm trying to get a Broadcom Bluetooth Adapter working on Ubuntu/Linux. Google shows that problems with broadcom devices are common and the usual solution is to extract a proprietary firmware file ...
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Install Arch Linux with wifi but wifi chipset not detected

Trying to install Arch Linux on a partition of my hard drive, my only option is to connect to Internet with WiFi. Ubuntu (on another partition) shows with lspci that WiFi chip-set is Broadcom ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2015 Wifi problems on Kali

I have successfully installed Kali 2.0 on my Macbook Pro retina 2015 model running El Cap via dual boot. I do have some experience with Ubuntu etc, and thought I'd try Kali for multiple reasons. Now,...
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debian broadcom wireless dropping out

Sometimes my wifi just disconnects for no reason what so ever. I caught this log in dmesg. [54591.176796] CPU7: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 3457) [54591....
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WIFI Broadcom BCM43224 not connecting in linux mint

I'm using the STA driver on Linux Mint and since two days ago my notebook can't connect using wifi, it keeps telling me to Authenticate. I tried to install the b43 driver without success. Here is the ...
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Wireless drivers for macbook pro doesn't work anymore?

I've got a weird issue : I'm on kali linux on a macbook pro and the wireless drivers for mac are not working anymore. I think it has appeared since the latest update of the kernel or maybe the headers ...
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broadcom-wl driver (akmods) from RPMFusion does not compile a MacBook Pro 11, 1 (mid-2014 Retina model)

I have used Fedora wonderfully before on my MacBook Pro 11, 1 with working wifi set up as per this guide. It describes the process of adding the RPMFusion repos and installing the akmods broadcom-wl ...
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Bodhi loses internet connectivity

On an older Mac I've re-installed Bodhi, but when I watch iwconfig I can only start to connect. Almost immediately I lose the connection. This is using the same driver as before; hardware is ...
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Scientific linux 7.5 wifi driver problem

I was using Debian and I decided to change to Scientific Linux 7.5. I am now stuck with installing the WiFi Driver. I followed the steps in this youtube link which is explaining how to get the WiFi ...
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Debugging kernel panic in Solaris system

I'm having a Solaris 11.3 i86pc where I have observed kernel panic after OS reboot. Below are the stack traces obtained in core dump file after the kernel panic: > ::stack vpanic() ...
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Broadcom BCM94352HMB wifi card not working

As mentioned above, I got an BCM94352HMB wifi card in my laptop but it does not work (it's not recognized) under pretty new linux kernels (arch linux). So does somebody know if there is support for ...
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Install b43 firmware from Arch Install Media

I'm currently attempting to install Arch on my dual booted Linux box, however my system uses b43 which I have and used post-install on Mint and Ubuntu. I'm not sure how to run makepkg from the Arch ...
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extending wifi scan list to 2.3GHz and 10MHz width

How to extend wifi frequency scan list to be able to connect 2.3GHz or 2.5GHz access points? And how to set channel width to 10MHz? Arch Linux. Broadcom and Atheros drivers.
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Install BCM 4365 drivers in Backtrack 5R3

I have recently installed Backtrack 5 R3. When I try to run: sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source I get the following error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.6 (x86_64) ...