[SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.1 Broadcom WiFi not working

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[SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.1 Broadcom WiFi not working

Post by Oscar the Drummer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:46 am

Hello

I’ve just installed Mint on my crappy old windows 7 laptop and for the life of me I can’t get the WiFi to work! The built in WiFi receiver won’t turn on (there’s an on/off button) while in Linux and I also bought a wireless USB adapter but that won’t work either.

Any suggestions? Many thanks

Oscar
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Re: WiFi not working

Post by Pierre » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:48 am

Open Terminal and run these:

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wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info

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cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
Post URL from Terminal, back here, on your reply.

NB: you will need an Ethernet connection. ..
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Re: WiFi not working

Post by Oscar the Drummer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi Pierre,

Thanks for being willing to help! Here's what came up after it entered those commands:

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mint@mint:~$ wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info
--2019-06-10 17:17:46--  https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 140.82.118.3
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|140.82.118.3|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/master/wireless-info [following]
--2019-06-10 17:17:47--  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/master/wireless-info
Resolving raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)... 151.101.16.133
Connecting to raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)|151.101.16.133|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 17452 (17K) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘wireless-info’

wireless-info       100%[===================>]  17.04K  --.-KB/s    in 0.02s   

Last-modified header missing -- time-stamps turned off.
2019-06-10 17:17:47 (1.05 MB/s) - ‘wireless-info’ saved [17452/17452]


mint@mint:~$ cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
https://termbin.com/isfy

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Re: WiFi not working

Post by Oscar the Drummer » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:11 pm

any ideas, please?

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Re: Linux Mint 19.1 Broadcom WiFi not working

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:50 pm

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sudo apt update && sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer
Reboot

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Re: Linux Mint 19.1 Broadcom WiFi not working

Post by Oscar the Drummer » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:39 pm

Thank you JeremyB! Solved!

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