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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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What to do with a circular dependency between two packages in Fedora?

I am new to Fedora and recently installed Fedora 26 OS. I am trying to connect to wifi using that. I followed the youtube video Broadcom installation and tried to install the Broadcom drivers. I have ...
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b43 wireless driver error

I just installed Arch, and I noticed that my wifi range is very poor. I have to be about 10 feet away from the router for it to work. I also noticed that when I boot, I get this message: Support ...
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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 install Broadcom BCM4360 on debian on Macbook pro

I'm trying to install the wireless drivers because my macbook pro does not have a ethernet port, then I mount the 3 debian isos like local repositories to install the almost all of dependeces. So, ...
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How can I get the Bluetooth working on my Lenovo Yoga 3?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 that apparently has a new Broadcom Bluetooth device. The bluetooth is detected at boot and when I try to pair a something in gnome, I can see a list of devices but none of them ...
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Unable to connect to a wifi network with an SSID containing diacritics

My current WiFi network (and I'm writing this with the help of Windows -.- ) has a diacritic in its SSID: "ö". If changing the SSID is not an option, how to connect to such a network? This does not ...
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WiFi not working with Broadcom 43ba driver

I've installed Debian Jessie to dual-boot on a Macbook Pro 12,1. So far, I haven't been able to set up my WiFi drivers correctly. I've followed the instructions here in this way: Found my chipset ...
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Wifi broadcom 4313 with proprietary driver (Ubuntu) randomly stops connecting to wireless networks

I have a laptop with Broadcom 4313 wireless module, using Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 as OS When reconnecting to network or when waking laptop from suspend/rebooting it sometimes cannot connect to any ...
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Multiple USB wireless devices?

I have a broadcom wireless card in my laptop and as far as I know, it acts as an USB device. I also have one USB stick wireless device (TL-WN422G - uses ath9k_htc driver) which I want to use at the ...
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Debian: Unable to activate wifi on HP Pavilion Dm1-4055sg (with Broadcom BCM4313)

I just installed Debian Wheezy stable. I am now facing the problem, that I am not able to activate the WiFi. I use a HP-Pavilion DM1 notebook with a button (F12 and wlan button) to activate the WiFi. ...
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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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Modifying TG3 Broadcom driver

I was wondering whether it's possible to modify the said driver in order to prevent adapter from using embedded SRAM, and use system RAM instead. And if so, how to do it. I have a laptop with ...
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Is there any way that I can make packet injection to work on my MBA 2015 11"s Wireless NIC (Broadcom)?

I need to test some signals off. I use Debian and need to inject packets which the broadcom chipset inside this would not allow or maybe I don't know how to ( I mean, if I run "wash" tool it doesn't ...
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Fedora 25 Broadcom Wireless BCM43228 No WiFi

I know Broadcom does not play nice with Fedora, I've been dealing with this for several years and versions. In the past, installing kmod-wl or akmod-wl was usually enough to get everything up and ...
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Debian only recognizing eth0 on install

I'm trying to install debian on a laptop, on which I previously had ubuntu with everything working fine. After trying various ISOs (including firmware, looking at sid, testing, and stable), it always ...
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Testing which modules are unloaded with modprobe

I'm currently searching for the right driver for my Broadcom BCM4313 network/wifi device. At first no network was recognized at all, now I managed to connect, but the connection is really slow. I ...
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Enabling bwn in FreeBSD

I am trying to load the bwn driver as a module as mentioned in the man page. However, when I attempted to edit /boot/defaults/loader.conf I could not write the changes to the file, this was attempted ...
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How does bcma relate to brcmsmac?

I am trying to solve some issues with my wireless connection and trying to learn something on the way. From here and here I got to know two different ways to know my wireless driver. Thing is, I get ...
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Wifi Networks not Listed - CentOS 7

I just installed Cent OS 7. Everything is working fine except for Wireless Network. I use a Broadcom BCM 4312 Wireless Chipset for which i installed driver using the method wl-kmod After the ...
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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 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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Running Ubuntu of a USB stick. Can't install wireless driver

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my 8 gb USB stick, and got it running. It seems like I don't have the full Ubuntu OS on the stick though, and that was my intention. Anyway, I can run a "demo" version ...
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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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Fedora 18 No Wireless

Just installed Fedora 18 and I can't get the wireless to work. What do I have and what have I done? I have a Broadcom BCM4312 which is supported by the broadcom-wl driver. (link) lspci | grep ...
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Broadcom Wireless PCI Card BMC4360 14e4:43a0 cannot get drivers working

I have a problem similar to this: Unable to get Broadcom wireless drivers working on Arch Linux But in my case, loading the broadcom-wl-dkms driver did not work. I am new to this, so maybe the ...
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Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 WLAN does not work on installed Arch

I have a Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 WLAN Controller in my netbook. When I boot the Arch live ISO and set up the network with wpa_supplicant everything works fine. On the installed Arch I get the ...
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Linux mint:Wireless Device Unclaimed after Upgrade

After upgrading the mint 18 kernel to 4.4.0-87-generic I no longer have wireless. My wired device still works, but my wireless nic has disappeared from ifconfig -a. It does show up for lspci: 02:...
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broadcom BCM43142 under kali linux

I am trying to get the wireless card of my laptop (Broadcom BCM43142) to work under kali linux (latest version, 64bit). At the moment (without installing anything), it is not recognised at all. I have ...
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brcmsmac does not work

I am attempting to enable my wireless interface in Slax Linux, so far, I know the driver I need is brcmsmac, since I have a broadcom card; and this work in Slackware. The driver is available and does ...
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getting wifi up and running in Arch Linux on Mac Mini 3,1

I am dual booting arch linux on my mac mini 3,1. Am trying to get the WiFi to work and have hit a block. Following these instructions. I have identified my card as BCM4321, which from the tables I ...
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How can I fix Wifi with my Broadcom BCM43142 card?

I use Fedora 21 on my new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" laptop. I have a Broadcom BCM43142 wireless card: 01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) ...
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ubuntu 13.04 wifi lost connection - how to get it work again? (broadcom4313)

My problem is that I moved to a new flat where I at first couldn't find my home wlan network in the list, whereas others were shown (also, no one of my flatmates has problems with the network). so I ...
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Opensuse 11.3 with Dell inspiron 1564 wireless

When I was using ubuntu i used to add the cd to software sources and install a package called bcmwl* and the wireless would work immediately. Now on Opensuse the wireless is not working and as a ...
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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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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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WiFi not working with kernel later than 4.14.8

I always upgraded the linux kernel of my machine to the latest stable version, but, with any version later than the 4.14.8 WiFI doesn't work anymore, how can i solve this? Info about my wireless card:...
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Broadcom BCM4360 and Kali Linux [duplicate]

I can't get my WiFi to work on Kali Linux (Rolling 2017.2). I recall that my wifi was working on earlier versions of Kali (and most of the guides I tried focused on those earlier versions) and I don'...
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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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Configuring WiFi drive on MacBook Air running Kali Linux [duplicate]

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 recently, and am trying to make the WiFi work. I was following this guide. However, when I get to the 4th step, I get this: root@KaliDark:~# modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ...
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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 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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Dell laptop won't connect to 5GHz network

My cellphone connects just fine to the 5Ghz network, so I know it is up and functioning properly. My Dell Inspiron though, running elementary OS Loki which is based on Ubuntu 16.04, refuses to do so ...
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Debian Jessie Wireless Driver Broadcom Restart (rmmod modprobe) BCM43142 [14e4:4365]

My Dell laptop, running Debian 8 (Jessie), has this wireless device: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) And it ...
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How to make WiFi work automatically?

I installed broadcom-sta-common and it caused WiFi to not work , i purged it but i still need to run sudo modprobe brcmsmac manually after boot to make WiFi work. How can i make it work automatically ...
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Unable to get Broadcom wireless drivers working on Arch Linux

I am trying to get Wifi working on my Arch Linux installation so I have installed broadcom-wl-dkms, but it still does not seem to work. I noticed that one every startup I got this message: Support ...
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broadcom 43142 on archlinux: no interface

It seems to be that the drivers are installed for BCM43142 on my laptop: lspci -k 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1704 ...
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FreeBSD Broadcom BCM43225 Setup

I'm new to FreeBSD, it's working fine one my Laptop. Only problem is, that my wifi device isn't in ifconfig so I can't use it. I tried a lot of reading but I couldn't get it to work. How can I get my ...