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ninjaone
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WiFi on live boot

Post by ninjaone » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:30 pm

I live booted on a computer planning to install Mint, but before that I wanted to check that the WiFi connection worked.
Wireless internet isn't an available option for some reason.

Driver Manager says there is: Broadcom Limited: BCM43228 802.11 a/b/g/n

There are two options:

1. bcmwl-kernel-source
Version 6.30.223.271+bdcom-ubuntu4
Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
2. Do not use the device.

The default was on "Do not use the device" but choosing the other option didn't connect to WiFi.
The connection worked with Windows so the hardware is fine.

athi
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Re: WiFi on live boot

Post by athi » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:45 pm

Broadcom wifi cards are famous for being difficult to install. Here is a link to how to determine which driver to use for Broadcom wifi cards:
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214110
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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