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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 – How to enable Broadcom STA wireless drivers?

This is a problem I probably made more complicated for myself than it needed to be. The solutions are quite simple.

I’m messing around with Ubuntu GNOME and need to enable wireless. After poking around in the settings menus, I didn’t find anything that allows me to mess around with the drivers. Same goes for the networking menu.

If I’m working with a GUI, I prefer to make all my configuration changes there rather than changing things behind the scenes in the config files.

There are two ways to enable the Broadcom STA wireless drivers:

Option 1

Click on the “Activities” menu and select the menu option “Additional Drivers.” I had totally overlooked this, which led me to:

Option 2

sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

Like I said, either way it’s easy…certainly much more so than on Fedora!

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