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everest
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Cannot connect to wifi

Postby everest » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:27 pm

Hello I recently installed Linux Mint 14 onto my iMac. Everything is working fine and dandy except for one thing. I cannot connect to my apple airport express wifi. In fact I cannot see ANY wifi networks at all in Linux. Please I spent many hours trying to install Linux and trying to search for fixes on this problem. I'd apprieciate any help. Im also a newbie at computers so easy step by step instructions if you can please

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Re: Cannot connect to wifi

Postby jungle_boy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:51 pm

Open a terminal and:

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inxi -N


Copy here the output.
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Re: Cannot connect to wifi

Postby michael212 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:46 am

I'm having the same problem. INXI command returns that I have two cards, a Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g with a driver b43-pci-bridge and card2: Marvell 88e8053 PCI-E gigabit ethernet controller, driver sky2 and there seems to be no way to launch the wifi controller in the gui.

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Re: Cannot connect to wifi

Postby kc1di » Thu May 02, 2013 2:14 pm

michael212 wrote:I'm having the same problem. INXI command returns that I have two cards, a Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g with a driver b43-pci-bridge and card2: Marvell 88e8053 PCI-E gigabit ethernet controller, driver sky2 and there seems to be no way to launch the wifi controller in the gui.

try installing this driver package from synaptic see it it will work for you.

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firmware-b43-lpphy-installer


Then reboot
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Re: Cannot connect to wifi

Postby michael212 » Sat May 04, 2013 2:57 pm

Strange thing is the wifi was there during install. The first thing the installer DVD asked for was login credentials for my router.

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Re: Cannot connect to wifi

Postby michael212 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:11 am

OK, I installed the firmware update like you suggested and still, nothing.


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