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vw98075
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Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by vw98075 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:42 pm

I just get the 19 xfce installed on Dell Inspiron 1521. I can't see wireless networks, however. After getting Broadcom 802.11 Linix STA wireless driver source installed on a wired network, I see "a propietary driver in use" on the bottom of the Driver Manager panel. I still can't see how to setup a wireless connection.

BTW, once the laptop isn't on a wired network, a message shows up on the Driver Manager panel

"Drivers cannot be installed.
Plese connect to the Internet or insert the Linux Mind installation DVD (or USB stick)"

although the USB is inserted.

How to setup a wireless connection?

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Re: Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by Joe2Shoe » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm

I have a dell inspiron 1501 with the Broadcom DW-1390 BRCM94311MCG wifi card.
First, I would plug in the LAN (Ethernet) cable and get online.
Second, I would open Driver Manager and choose the 2nd Broadcom driver listed (b43), not the STA driver.
Install the b43 driver, unplug the LAN cable, reboot, and wifi should now work.
To connect to wifi, in the bottom-right of the taskbar on the screen, right-click the wifi icon and click the name of your SSID.
Then input the password and off you go.
Good luck.
* I used a USB wifi adapter to get online; one that supports Linux (TP-Link TL-WN722N WiFi High-Gain v1.0, v2.0 or v2.1), rather than use a LAN cable.
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Re: Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by JeremyB » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:00 pm

Post results for

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sudo apt install mokutil && mokutil --sb-state; lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net

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Re: Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by vw98075 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:24 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Post results for

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sudo apt install mokutil && mokutil --sb-state; lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net

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~$ sudo apt install mokutil && mokutil --sb-state; lspci -nnk| grep -iA3 net
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mokutil
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 273 not upgraded.
Need to get 20.9 kB of archives.
After this operation, 59.4 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 mokutil amd64 0.3.0-0ubuntu5 [20.9 kB]
Fetched 20.9 kB in 1s (40.7 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package mokutil.
(Reading database ... 234403 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mokutil_0.3.0-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking mokutil (0.3.0-0ubuntu5) ...
Setting up mokutil (0.3.0-0ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...
EFI variables are not supported on this system
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [1028:01fc]
Kernel driver in use: b44
Kernel modules: b44
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0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb, wl

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Re: Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by vw98075 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Joe2Shoe wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm
I have a dell inspiron 1501 with the Broadcom DW-1390 BRCM94311MCG wifi card.
First, I would plug in the LAN (Ethernet) cable and get online.
Second, I would open Driver Manager and choose the 2nd Broadcom driver listed (b43), not the STA driver.
Install the b43 driver, unplug the LAN cable, reboot, and wifi should now work.
To connect to wifi, in the bottom-right of the taskbar on the screen, right-click the wifi icon and click the name of your SSID.
Then input the password and off you go.
Good luck.
* I used a USB wifi adapter to get online; one that supports Linux (TP-Link TL-WN722N WiFi High-Gain v1.0, v2.0 or v2.1), rather than use a LAN cable.
I only get a driver option.

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Re: Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by Joe2Shoe » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm

In Driver Manager, you get driver options. I chose the Broadcom b43 driver, works for me. Broadcom STA does not.
To connect to wifi, do it in the taskbar.
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Re: Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by JeremyB » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 pm

In terminal do

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sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source && sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer
Reboot

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Re: Wireless Setup For XFCE

Post by vw98075 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:48 pm

JeremyB wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 pm
In terminal do

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sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source && sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer
Reboot
The wireless connection works after the change. Thanks a lot! :)

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