This is not a simple process for new ubuntu users.  Where do I get the patch 
file?  Where is it?  Every time I click on "choose" by package, I get a 
clickable item, click on it, but then nothing happens.  How do I do the 
Adding the patch is a fairly simple process:
* put the patch file in /usr/src/bcmwl-

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  14e4:4365 bcmwl-kernel source: fix for null pointer crash

Status in Dell Sputnik:
Status in bcmwl package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in bcmwl source package in Precise:
  Fix Committed
Status in bcmwl source package in Vivid:
  Won't Fix
Status in bcmwl source package in Wily:
  Fix Released

Bug description:

   * bcmwl does not compile on new kernels (or HWE kernels)
   * bcmwl suffers from null reference bug 

  [Test Case]

   * public PPA provided to community and feedback
   * based on patch available to other distros
   * comment #42

  [Regression Potential]

   * for changes on kernel support it may not compile (tested with 3.2, 3.13, 
3.18 and 4.2)
   * for the null reference change -> proved to fix problem for community based 
on feedback

  [Other Info]

  Original bug description:

  The bcmwl package as of now misses one patch for a bug that occurs
  with BCM43142 and possibly other broadcom chipsets that will look like
  random disconnects, poor wifi signal and kernel warnings, See also

  Adding the patch is a fairly simple process:

  * put the patch file in /usr/src/bcmwl-
  * add the following line to  /usr/src/bcmwl-
  * run: /usr/lib/dkms/common.postinst bcmwl 
/usr/share/bcmwl x86_64 $(uname -r)

  This has fixed the issue for me. Edit: I just wanted to add that I did
  not write the patch; I merely downloaded it from a paste that was
  linked from the respective AUR package.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: bcmwl-kernel-source [modified: 
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-29.39-generic 3.16.7-ckt2
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-29-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.1
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: LXDE
  Date: Thu Jan 29 13:15:17 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-01-26 (3 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
  SourcePackage: bcmwl
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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