Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon Wifi drops on Macbook pro mid-2012

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happysadhu
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Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon Wifi drops on Macbook pro mid-2012

Post by happysadhu » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:01 am

Often my wifi connection drops out on my macbook pro mid-2012 even though the taskbar indicator in Cinnamon 19.2 still reports that I am connected. I have to disable and then re-enable Wifi to reconnect. Disabling Wifi power management and IPV6 doesn't appear to help. It could be a router issue. However, my Windows 10 laptop doesn't have the same problem. I am using the proprietary bcmwl-kernel-source driver, installed through Mint's driver manager. Is there an open-source driver I can try?

nmcli device wifi list
IN-USE SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGNAL BARS SECURITY
* DanosNet Infra 1 130 Mbit/s 37 ▂▄__ --

lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b4] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b4]
Kernel driver in use: tg3
Kernel modules: tg3
--
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4331] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Apple Inc. AirPort Extreme [106b:00f5]
Kernel driver in use: wl
\

iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wlp2s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"DanosNet"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 50:46:5D:61:53:A4
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off

enp1s0f0 no wireless extensions.

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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon Wifi drops on Macbook pro mid-2012

Post by kelebek333 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:17 pm

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4331] (rev 02)
You can try following this suggesiton.

First, remove bcmwl-kernel-source package.

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sudo apt purge bcmwl-kernel-source
After, install firmware-b43-installer package.

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sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer
And reboot your PC.

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Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon Wifi drops on Macbook pro mid-2012

Post by happysadhu » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm

Thanks!

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