This was really frustrating for me. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. Visit the following links: It will list something like with other stuff: When I turned the computer on the wifi appeared on the network manager on the system tray. In the above case the hardware wifi switch has turned off the wifi.

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Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: I also found some other things that might be helpful. What’s the best way to do this on a Dell Studio 15? Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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[SOLVED] Mint Linux wifi wireless driver for older HP Pavilion AMD Athlon 64 bit laptop ?

Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under.


What if I briadcom no way of connecting to the internet other-than wireless.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I don’t have linux-firmware-nonfree installed; only linux-firmware. Anto, Thank you for this very helpful posting.

Another strange thing that happened, as reported by others, was that I found that even though I had the wifi turned on according the “rfkill list” command, I had to shut down the computer, remove the battery, try turning it on without the battery to discharge the capacitors, then reinsert the battery.

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However, I may have enabled wiireless Ubuntu repos, as it does appear that my bcmwl-kernel-source and linux-firmware files came from the Ubuntu repo.

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Saint Amant, Acadiana Distribution: If you can have the internet access via an ethernet cable you can just liinux the b43 firmware sudo apt-get install firmware-binstaller and then load up the b43 module via sudo modprobe b43 Now you should have wireless working. This particular laptop also has a function key F5 to contol the wifi linkx well.

The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.

kernel – How do I install BCM wireless drivers? – Ask Ubuntu

I followed it to a iwreless I think and it did not work for me. No such file or directory. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: For installation instructions, please see here.


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The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed.


I followed the Medieval ‘s stepsbut for me it was incomplete. Random drops on ethernet and wifi Mint 18 on Wirekess Pavilion laptop. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject linx these policies. As OP has failed to update this bug, and it doesn’t affect anyone else, I am marking as invalid.

Please check out the Linux Mint Forums, where there are many more people available to help out with diagnosing any problems you have.

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