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How Do I make the wireless work


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#1 Ranger SVO

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:31 AM

Just what the title says, I've never used Linux before so much of this is new to me. 

 

I installed Linux Mint Mate on my Dell D610, internet works when plugged directly into the router. I don't see a wireless option anywhere so I guess I may need a driver

 

Here is what I have so far

 

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1677] (rev 01)
03:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver [14e4:4319] (rev 02)

 

What do I do now?????????????

 

Be specific, I still have a lot to learn



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:37 PM

You will probably need to install the broadcom drivers.

 

See the first answer in this thread here. (don't worry about it being Ubuntu)

 

Essentially, you need to open a terminal and enter in the following:

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Then reboot.

 

Let us know if it works for you.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 02:06 PM

As DeimosChaos had said, you may need the drivers but that is a known issue on older laptops with any MATE 10.04+ i believe.
 
If you can go to, Software Sources

 

Check Driver Manager as well, should be in system or administration.

 

then check the "third party software" radio button. then:
 
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
 
 
Then restart, either via terminal or power button on the desktop and that SHOULD fix it for you, it has for me on 6 of my MATE machines.

 

 

To restart from Terminal.

 

sudo shutdown -r now

 

shutdown is the command and the -r is telling it to restart after shutdown and now is the time obviously.


Edited by Viper_Security, 05 July 2016 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:17 PM

Awesome, it says wifi networks are available. :bananas:

 

It worked

 

Thanks guys and i will have plenty more questions


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:22 PM

Awesome, it says wifi networks are available. :bananas:

 

It worked

 

Thanks guys and i will have plenty more questions

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:21 AM

Glad you got it working!


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