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You can confirm that by running the whoami command. You will need to be wired in because there will be a driver downloaded as part of the automated solution. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. Use lsmod grep b43 to check if the kernel module loaded successfully. Email me about changes to this bug report.

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I’ve just installed Linux Mint 16 Mate, and can’t seem to get the networking to work. What else I should try? But that’s another topic which doesn’t belong here. All I’ve been able to find is information on Ubuntu and Debian, which don’t seem to use the same methods for configuration.

Linux/BSD: sharing experiences: HowTo: Enabling Broadcom BCM wireless on Linux Mint

Mint 17 Cinnamon 32 bit on an old Acer Aspire Houmed thank you, this helped me alot Newer Post Older Post Home. Brilliant, I have been trying to get mint 17 wireless working for weeks.

Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: I could install the b fwcutter, no problem. Search the repositories and Ubuntu’s wiki. Oh well, ife is too short to deal with such crap.


Anyway this fix worked great on my Gateway amd 64 chipset. Been around a while in the computer biz, but never really messed with linux. After the wierless purge and b43w cutter reinstall it took off working.

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon bit Network Controller: I did several reboots and was just familiarizing myself with Gnome packages, had finished running computer janitor and was working on configuring the Rhythmbox at the time, when suddenly a decent-sized box appeared just below the toolbar that showed my neighbors wireless routers.

I searched a lot and tried a lot but your help was decisive.


Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package.

Have just got anti mx M Jul 23 ’14 at 2: Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Once resolved, I again went over whole installing exercise, including fresh reinstall to make sure there are no remnants of other installsand straight to option 2 as suggested by wireless. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. After enabling the wifi card through the system bios of old compaq laptop f10 keyI followed your instructions –but this time as a “su” from the beginning.


No terminal commands were necessary whatsoever. Thanksyou are the greatest: Do I have to get online to get online?

In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: Install the bfwcutter package. Until I stumbled upon Mint 16 and this post I clicked on the connections button on the tool bar, enabled wifi, and behold, the wlreless wifi light on the keyboard began to shine.

Funny enough it didn’t attach a driver to the wireless chipset nor offered one through the restricted firmware pop-up. To any newbies like me attempting to just copy and paste the above code. I looked at the copy. Will work on getting it running with 9.