H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

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pat howard
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H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:56 am

Hey,
I've got a H.P laptop with no Wi-Fi.
I've got internet but no Wi-Fi.
It got Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 3.8.7
Can any one help me out. I can not pull over driver.
Can anyone give me the link to find Broadcom / Realtek Wi-Fi driver bcm43142
Thanks

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:58 am

Open a terminal and post results for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:24 pm

This what came up. Need to get the driver
lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:8330]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:d723]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:8319]
Kernel modules: wl

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:30 pm

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sudo apt-get install dkms git build-essential
git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
sudo dkms add ./rtlwifi_new
cd rtlwifi_new
make
sudo make install
Reboot

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Thank for the help but didn't work on my laptop

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:31 pm

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:14 pm

still no good

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:16 pm

In terminal

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cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
Post URL from terminal

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:20 pm

It still wont hold the driver

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:25 pm


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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:40 pm

Post results for

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dpkg -l | grep -i broadcom

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:09 pm

$ dpkg -l | grep -i broadcom
ii b43-fwcutter 1:019-3 amd64 utility for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware
ii bcmwl-kernel-source 6.30.223.271+bdcom-0ubuntu4 amd64 Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
ii broadcom-sta-dkms 6.30.223.271-8 all dkms source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver
ii broadcom-sta-source 6.30.223.271-8 all Source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:43 pm

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sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-dkms broadcom-sta-source
Then do one line at a time

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sudo apt-get install dkms git build-essential
git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
sudo dkms add ./rtlwifi_new
cd rtlwifi_new
make
sudo make install
Reboot

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by pat howard » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:01 pm

pat@pat-HP-Laptop-15-bw0xx:~$ sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-dkms broadcom-sta-source
[sudo] password for pat:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

If i go on it say i have it all ready

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:32 pm

Do you have the Update Manager, Synaptic Package Manager, or the Software manager open? Close them and try again

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by BugGamer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:47 am

JeremyB wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:43 pm

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sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-dkms broadcom-sta-source
Then do one line at a time

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sudo apt-get install dkms git build-essential
git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
sudo dkms add ./rtlwifi_new
cd rtlwifi_new
make
sudo make install
Reboot
I have the same problem with this but when I do the "make", it say error and branch is abandon.

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:41 pm

You must have had a typo somewhere, use touchpad or mouse to copy and paste the commands into terminal

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Re: H.P LapTop Wifi Not Working

Post by BugGamer » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:14 am

I have a problem also with this but this time its been solved.

To enable the wifi, dont install any updates on the update manager.. Do the above procedure and it will work.

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