What if I have no way of connecting to the internet other-than wireless. This thread in the Linux Mint forums seems to address the issue. I got the laptop from a friend who gave it to me for free, she had WindowsXP on it and her browers could not be updated without upgraded her operating system. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Find More Posts by RockDoctor. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. Post as a guest Name.
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kernel – How do I install BCM wireless drivers? – Ask Ubuntu
I can confirm this. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Broadcom BCM Ubuntu Switch wireless on and the wait. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release.
When I turned the computer on the wifi appeared on the network manager on the system tray. This particular laptop also has a function key F5 3412 contol the wifi as well.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. You need help with wireless and the only information you did not provide is the information regarding your wireless hardware. Your Wi-Fi led turns on immediately.
It is also exceptionally useful if you include the output of “inxi -F” when reporting hardware problems. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install woreless firmware: Home Questions Tags Users Munt.
If you can have the internet access via an ethernet cable you can just install the b43 firmware.
bcm43xx – Debian Wiki
Hillar 1, 2 10 Selecting previously unselected package firmware-binstaller. Setting up bfwcutter 1: The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.
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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices
The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. Wi-Fi problem in Linux mint in HP pavilion-g6 64 bit. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.