Each of these solutions home in on the same solution, and various contributors have remarked that the solution has functioned correctly for them.
In each case the solution cited is the following
I believe i had the same problem.The thing is that propietary drivers dnt come with the installation, for some law blabla pretty much someone wants a profit somewhere i guess, anyway.....
1) click on control center from the menu button.
2) go to Other (last option)
3) There Ull see Software Sources click on it...
4)Click on Additional Drivers (Top right last tab)
5)Select using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source from bcmwl blabla
6) Enter, let it do his thing and voilà
7) Enjoy and look up in you tube The summerian scripts documentary Very Interesting....
Now there is a flaw in this solution. In the version of Mint 14 that I am seeing on my computer, there is no "Control Center" presented when I press the menu button. So my basic query is this. How do I access the so-called "Control Center" that both these threads seem to emphatically recommend as the solution to this Wireless driver problem? If these persons are referring to some other button that in Mint 14 is no longer called the control center, but used to be in earlier versions, then it would be useful for me to know what they mean when they say "control center" . I would like to try out this solution, so if someone could clarify. I have never seen Mint before today, and have changed to it because I am somewhat disgruntled with the Unity interface that exists nowadays in Ubuntu. Mint seems to be more like the old gnome interface of Ubuntu, and this is why I have chosen to install Mint on my new laptop, despite a couple of years enjoyment with Ubuntu.
One thing is for certain. If Mint cannot provide me with Wireless Internet conectivity, then never mind how awful the look and feel of the current Ubuntu is, I shall have to go back to it anyways.
I will add this. in the terminal I have sent the rfkill list command and get this
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$ rfkill list
0 phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
This is a confirmation of a driver problem isn't it. If it is a problem of the hardware itself I would be interested to know.
I will add that I do not know how I might actually provide details of which Wireless NIC I have and which driver it needs. These two solutions refer to a Broadcom 802.11 but I do not know if they have recommended this because it is generic, or because it is apt for the hardware mentioned in the two threads.
Thanks for your attention in this matter.