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Old 06-29-2016, 09:04 AM   #1
gwarbu2000
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PCLinuxOS and Wifi


I have downloaded (to DVD and then into my laptop) a Linux operating system in order to replace my existing OS, Windows XP.

I managed to get Linux to operate but there are many facilities within the OS that do not work. In particular I cannot connect to Wifi to get access to the internet.

Apart from regular use of a spreadsheet and occasional use of a Word type program I use the laptop everyday for internet access.

How do I find instructions to instal this facility and others?
 
Old 06-29-2016, 09:24 AM   #2
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gwarbu2000,

Welcome to LQ.

Which make/model of laptop are you using?

Please open a Terminal and post the results of these individual commands using code tags (highlight the output and then click on #, above the text box):

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2

lsmod

sudo lshw -C network

rfkill list

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Old 06-29-2016, 12:39 PM   #3
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PCLinuxOS and Wifi

Laptop is Dell Inspiron 1501

I cannot copy the output but the following was response to first command:

Network controller: Broadcom Corpn BCM4311 802.11 b/g WLAN [14e4:43111] (rev 01)

Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Minicard [1028:0007]

Kernel driver: b43-pci-bridge

There was further output re Ethernet


The other three prompts received "command not found" responses
 
Old 06-29-2016, 12:46 PM   #4
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gwarbu2000,

You have a Broadcom wifi card and so should refer to this LQ "sticky:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/
 
Old 06-29-2016, 01:11 PM   #5
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PCLinuxOS and Wifi

Many thanks for your help
 
Old 06-29-2016, 06:35 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by gwarbu2000 View Post
Many thanks for your help
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

Let us know how it goes. From what I understand, you will need to use the "wl" driver for your particular wireless chip. If you have any issues, please let us know. You can also look through the threads here to see if you can find a solution.

Regards..
 
  


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