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Wifi Connection with old Acer laptop
« on: December 07, 2016, 01:13:32 AM »
 

makatta

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Alright, I'm a new Linux user and can't be happier with how Linux Lite has breathed new life into my formerly unusably slow laptop...

EXCEPT, I can't get the wireless to show up.

After trying to find new drivers (I didn't) I've done a bit of snooping around here for solutions and ran rfkill and got the following:

0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no

Which says to me that my Wireless LAN should be working, right? Yet when I click my internet connections, the wired option is the only one that appears.

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

If it helps the output from inxi -n is:
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: 00:16:d4:a8:c7:e5
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Last Edit: December 07, 2016, 01:29:51 AM by makatta
 


Re: Wifi Connection with old Acer laptop
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 01:29:10 AM »
 

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enter in terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

Have to do this every time I updgrade Linux Lite on our Dell Latitude D620s for work.
Hope this helps

AAaaaand, now I'm embarassed. Maybe I should have read more of the "Solved" threads before starting my own.

This worked. Nevermind!
 

Re: Wifi Connection with old Acer laptop
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 03:42:40 AM »
 

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