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no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm
by BobMacall
I just tried Mint 19 live but there is no wifi. Connections app shows only wired connection available.
What's the trick to fix? (Wifi works fine in Mint 17, before kernel upgrade.)

Bob

Re: no wifi mint 19

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:04 pm
by JeremyB
See the wireless script link in my signature and post results. It doesn't matter to me what version the results are from

Re: no wifi mint 19

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:02 pm
by BobMacall

Re: no wifi mint 19

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 pm
by JeremyB
If you can connect with ethernet in LM 19

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sudo apt update && sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source
Reboot

Re: no wifi mint 19

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:24 pm
by BobMacall
Unfortunately, I can't connect with Mint 19, just using Mint 17. Is it possible to download to flash drive and then install?
Thanks,
Bob

Re: no wifi mint 19

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:18 am
by JeremyB
Boot into LM 19 then insert the DVD/USB you installed from and then see if you can install the Broadcom Proprietary module in the Driver Manager

Re: no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:51 pm
by BobMacall
Using the live version, I opened driver manager and selected the broadcom driver. It installed and now I have wifi!!
Thanks Jeremy! Now I can install to the hard drive.

Bob