Can not connect to wifi!

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mintyman1234
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Can not connect to wifi!

Postby mintyman1234 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:48 pm

Hi! I just downloaded Linux Mint 14 this morning and have not been able to connect to the Internet over wifi. I am pretty sure that this is due to a lack of a certain driver, but I do not know what to do to get it to work(sorry, I'm a newbie at all of this).

I was poking around and found that typing this gave you the cards that you have.

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 inxi -N


Here are my results:

Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
Card-2: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n

Thank you so much for the help!

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Re: Can not connect to wifi!

Postby catweazel » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:52 pm

mintyman1234 wrote:

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Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n

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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
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Re: Can not connect to wifi!

Postby mintyman1234 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:56 pm

Alright, I downloaded that driver and rebooted my system. Now what? It still doesn't work. :(


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