<SOLVED> Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

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<SOLVED> Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Nitroster » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:45 pm

My HP Computer was recently switched to Linux Mint. Love the platform! But sadly, wireless connection is not working!

My WIFI Isn't being detected on this computer of which is...

Product: "Compaq 6735b"

All Help Much Appreciated!! Will Stay Active In These Forums, Thank You Everyone!
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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by catweazel » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:05 am

Nitroster wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:45 pm
All Help Much Appreciated!!
You're going to have to provide much more information than that. To start with, please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Nitroster » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:52 pm

Since there is no internet, there's not much I could do to SHOW what's happening on that CPU other than taking PICTURES.
Here ya go!...
https://gyazo.com/92f7b24c6e4ffb0c84f40f19b78391ba
https://gyazo.com/0a7eeb72a7d3a44878d30d80aa7f7ff9

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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by kc1di » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:13 pm

Hi Nitroster and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Your wireless card is a broadcom bcm4322 and it uses the WL Driver which can be installed a couple ways.
1. If you can get an Ethernet cable connect simply to to a terminal and install it with this command:

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sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source
2. if you can not get an Internet connection you can still install it from the live usb/DVD you used to install the system.
here's how.
plug in the dvd/stick and open it in the file manager.
go to the "pool" folder then to "main" then to the "g" folder then "glibc" in that folder you'll find two packages. install them using gdebi intaller (right click on them and select open with gdebi) install the one labeled libc-dev-bin first then the other one.
once those are both intalled navigate to /pool/restricted/b/bcmwl and install the bcmwl-kernel-source package. When it's finished reboot or restart Network Manager
with this command in the terminal

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systemctl restart NetworkManager
and your wifi should be working.
When you get connected first thing go to a terminal and install the following.

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sudo apt install dkms
Enjoy.
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Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by Nitroster » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:06 pm

Thanks!! Totally works now!! Much Appreciated :D
Love Open Source! <3
It's important to note that there were THREE packages, NOT TWO for me in pool/main/g/glibc
I tried most of them or perhaps the dependency needed in the Terminal. Either way, it worked! Peace to ya!
Take care.

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Re: <SOLVED> Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Post by kc1di » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:29 pm

glad it worked , enjoy :)
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