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Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby JawsThemeSwimming428 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:58 pm

I just did a fresh install of Mint 14 Cinnamon on my HP ProBook 6470b laptop. The install went well and was very quick, however I can't seem to get my wireless card working. It worked out of the box for Ubuntu. The card I have is a Broadcom BCM943228HM4L. I tried going to Software Sources -> Additional Drivers (I think that's the name) and enabling it there. However, when I select to use the device in Software Sources, it shows a progress bar like it's doing something, then re-check's "Do Not Use this Device" and says the device isn't working properly. I couldn't find a driver file for the card either except the .exe that is available for it on HP's site (I believe if I use the Windows Wireless drivers tool it needs a .inf right?). Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby SirWhy on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:02 pm

Have you tried activating the driver when connected to ethernet?
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby antonito on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:16 am

Hi! I have a similar problem. I just installed Linux Mint 14 in an HP Compaq 6720s which had w7 already installed. In windows i can connect via my wireless card. No problem. But Mint doesn't even detect the wireless net! :shock:
If you could help me i'll be very grateful to you. :D
I ran the command: sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py, and obtained the answer:
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4311 (rev 02)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:4b:65:78:10
inet addr:10.65.11.194 Bcast:10.65.11.223 Mask:255.255.255.224
inet6 addr: fe80::21a:4bff:fe65:7810/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:27897 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:23880 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:29199135 (29.1 MB) TX bytes:3108569 (3.1 MB)
Interrupt:5 Memory:e4600000-e4620000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:928 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:928 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:89715 (89.7 KB) TX bytes:89715 (89.7 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 200.66.96.3
Address: 200.66.96.3#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.64
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.73
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.67
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.71
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.69
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.68
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.70
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.65
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.66
Name: google.com
Address: 74.125.227.78
Name: google.com

Please, help me. :(
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby JawsThemeSwimming428 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:33 pm

SirWhy wrote:Have you tried activating the driver when connected to ethernet?


No, I'll try that and let you know.
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby JawsThemeSwimming428 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:41 am

Activating it with the LAN connected worked. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby BluArcher on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:54 pm

I have a similar issue. The wireless worked perfectly and then when I turned it off, I am now unable to turn it back on. The slider to turn it on in Networking doesn't stay on! I turned it off via the hardware wireless switch and back on again but still cannot enable it in LM14.

Thanks!
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby danbar on Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:11 am

Sorry for the basic question: how do you turn on the driver?
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby lemke on Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:43 am

Have you tried

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sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree


?
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby danbar on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:01 am

lemke wrote:Have you tried

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sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree


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it did not work out. I restarted my computer but no success.
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby eaglewing on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:22 pm

Thank You! your suggestion worked great with my Presario V2000 which uses a Broadcom 4318 wireless. After rebooting, I had to push the wireless button which then lit up (a very good sign). Then I went to network connections and set up for my wireless network. It connected and is working great.
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby robw on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:56 pm

For issues in the past with Broadcom cards I've found that installing firmware-b43-installer from the software manager often solves the problem.
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby AKJ on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:21 am

Installing bcmwl-kernel-source from software manager worked for me.
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Re: Broadcom wireless not working in Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby antonito on Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:25 am

Thanks!!
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