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[Bug 1391657] Re: Unreliable connection with bcm43142 and bcmwl-driver on HP Stream Notebook 14-z010nz
Thank you for helping. modprobe lib80211 did not solve the problem by the way.
Right now, I'm testing the broadcom-sta-source package for vivid
18.104.22.168-2 and it looks promising. Will do some more testing. If
this doesn't work either I will go back to bcmwl-kernel-source and
provide the information you asked for.
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Unreliable connection with bcm43142 and bcmwl-driver on HP Stream
Status in bcmwl package in Ubuntu:
With my Broadcom bcm43142 Wifi-Adapter I am getting random disconnects
on relatively short intervals. The adapter seems to have problems with
roaming and multiple APs. Sometimes the wifi connectivity stops being
available alltogether. This is usually after a period of time. In this
situation the wifi option doesn't show in networkmanager applet or as
connection in network configuration. Sometimes the wifi is seemingly
connected (wifi symbol in the status bar). But no website can be
Attempts to solve the problem:
-I tried compiling the STA-source from Broadcom. It didn't compile
-I also tried the ndiswrapper solution. The device was recognised but network-manager crashed on every attempt to configure the wifi.
-The network would run fine with an alternative usb-wifi-adapter with a Realtek chip in it. So it is most likely a problem related to this Broadcom device and the STA driver
-The older version of this package does not support this model bcm43142.
Since wifi is the only network connectivity available on this
netbook/ultrabook, a solid driver installation would be much
appreciated. Maybe something could be done about it despite the
Broadcom STA driver's bad reputation.
WORKAROUND: modprobe lib80211
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: bcmwl-kernel-source 22.214.171.124+bdcom-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-24.32-generic 3.16.4
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl fglrx
Date: Tue Nov 11 21:23:24 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-08 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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