Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) is not working on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

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Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) is not working on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by HPCompaq6710b » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:44 pm


I have installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon on my HP-Compaq-6710b laptop. Bluetooth is on but still wireless network is not working. It shows cable network. I had Linux Mint 17 before and it had no such problem.

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xyz@HP-Compaq-6710b ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: HP-Compaq-6710b Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq 6710b (GX486PA#UUF) v: F.20
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 30C0 v: KBC Version 71.2E
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 68DDU Ver. F.20 date: 12/01/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T7100 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7181
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g
           driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 10:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
           driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 18:00.0
           IF: ens1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (10.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54258 size: 80.0GB temp: 41C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 27G used: 5.1G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: 20.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 179 Uptime: 1:07 Memory: 447.6/2004.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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xyz@HP-Compaq-6710b ~ $ rfkill list all
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
3: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

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xyz@HP-Compaq-6710b ~ $ iwconfig
ens1      no wireless extensions.
lo        no wireless extensions.
I have downloaded driver (32-bit) for Broadcom but do not understand how to install it. I tried to install b43 Installer but it was also failed.

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xyz@HP-Compaq-6710b ~ $ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 27.2 kB of archives.
After this operation, 147 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Err:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 b43-fwcutter i386 1:019-2
  Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'
Err:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/multiverse i386 firmware-b43-installer all 1:019-2
  Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'
E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_019-2_i386.deb  Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'
E: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/b/b43-fwcutter/firmware-b43-installer_019-2_all.deb  Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
I would appreciate an expert opinion on this matter.
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Re: Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) is not working on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by kc1di » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:41 am

Hello HPCompaq6710b and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Good to have your here.
This old thread should work for your card. Good Luck.
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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