[Totally SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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[Totally SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

Post by Gs974 »

Hello everyone !

I have an HP Stream 11 notebook laptop that was not working well under Windows. I decided to install Linux Mint 19.3 MATE on it. Everything is working just fine except the WIFI. I tethered my cellphone to the laptop to enable Linux to install properly. I just need the WIFI and the bluetooth to work properly.

I've perused the posts for same topic in the forum, but could not clearly understand what to do. Of course I've typed in the commands in the terminal and came up with all the details corresponding to the components in order to the problem at hand.

Can somebody please tell me what to do now?

Here are the results of all the commands :

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gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:
  Host: gs-HP-Stream-Notebook Kernel: 5.3.0-51-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: MATE 1.22.2 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Stream Notebook 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 815E v: 32.25 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.12 
  date: 01/05/2016 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 33.6 Wh condition: 37.2/37.2 Wh (100%) 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N3050 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Airmont rev: 3 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 6400 
  Speed: 2160 MHz min/max: 480/2160 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2160 2: 2160 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx 
  Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series 
  High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-51-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: 1040 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  IF-ID-1: enp0s20u1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 207.99 GiB used: 36.27 GiB (17.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: HBG4e size: 29.12 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/mmcblk1 model: 00000 size: 59.62 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Lexar model: USB Flash Drive 
  size: 119.24 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 28.05 GiB used: 22.09 GiB (78.7%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 173 Uptime: 1h 01m Memory: 1.80 GiB used: 1.12 GiB (62.1%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32 

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gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: no

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gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 21)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 21)
00:0b.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Power Management Controller (rev 21)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series USB xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 21)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCI Express Port #1 (rev 21)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCI Express Port #4 (rev 21)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCU (rev 21)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx SMBus Controller (rev 21)
01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

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gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [103c:804a]
	Kernel modules: bcma, wl

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gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:216d Broadcom Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05c8:0379 Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink) 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05dc:a83a Lexar Media, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 05c6:f00e Qualcomm, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$  mokutil --sb-state
SecureBoot enabled

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gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ dpkg -l | grep -i broadcom; mokutil --sb-state
ii  bcmwl-kernel-source                        6.30.223.271+bdcom-0ubuntu5~18.04.1              amd64        Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
SecureBoot enabled
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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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You need to disable secure boot in Bios.

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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

Post by Gs974 »

Hi!

Thanks a lot! The WIFI adapter is working now, but for some reason I can't connect to my network at home, only to my phone. Bluetooth also seems to not to be functioning at all.
I am going to reinstall Linux Mint 19.3 in order to see if I can solve that problem.
I'll let you know.

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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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Hello again !

I reinstalled Linux mint 19.3 MATE. The WIFI seems to be working though I still cannot connect to my home network for some reason.
However, Bluetooth is not working. I can switch it on, but I cannot connect anything to it and it is not detected by any other device.

I'll search the Forum to see if anyone has had the same problem as I am experiencing.

I appreciate the help. Thank you so much!

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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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What does this show now:

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 rfkill list all 

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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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Hi there!
Thanks for the follow up.
Here is the result for the query:

gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
2: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no

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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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I still cannot connect to my router, though.

I'll search the Forum for similar problems. If you have an idea, let me know.

Take care and thanks again!

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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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Try:

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 rfkill unblock all 

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Re: No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

Post by Gs974 »

Hi there!

I will mark my entry as solved because I can see all WIFI networks around me now. In time, I will solve my connection problem.

Thank you so much for your help!

See you,

Gs974

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Re: [SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

Post by sleeper12 »

Go to Driver Manager & install the driver offered there, likely bcmwl-kernel-source.

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[SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

Post by Gs974 »

Hi there!

I've solved the WIFI connection problem. I was just using the wrong key to my router. Pretty stupid, isn't it?

Now I am trying to solve the Bluetooth problem.

I updated the kernel yesterday. Then I tried to connect to any Bluetooth appliance, but just could not.

So everything is working just fine, except Bluetooth.

Let's try again after I did what you've advised me. I'll let you know.

Thanks so much for your help!

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Re: [SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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If wifi works now, you don't need to do anything else.

As for bluetooth, what does this show now:

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 rfkill list all 

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Re: [SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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Hi there again !

Here is what "rfkill" command shows:

gs@gs-HP-Stream-Notebook:~$ rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

It should be working but my phone doesn't see the laptop and the latter cannot detect any device, via Bluetooth.

If ever there is a solution?...

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Re: [SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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Nothing is blocked, so that's good. I have nothing more. Maybe start a new thread for the Bluetooth problem.

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Re: [SOLVED] No WIFI drivers for Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n on HP Stream 11

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Hi there!

I am going to delve deeper in the Bluetooth problem.

Thank you very much for the help.

Take care!

Gs

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