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Old 01-03-2016, 08:30 PM   #16
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Hi...

Welcome to the forum

I don't think it's anything you're doing wrong, most likely it's missing the appropriate driver and/or firmware. We'll need more information on your adapter's chip before we can give you more detailed answer. Please open a terminal and post the entire output for (no screenshots, please)...

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

This command results
5:00.0 Network Controller [0280] Broadcom Corp BCM4311 802.11 b/g wlan [14e4:4311]
Subsystem Dell wireless 1390 WLAN Mini Card [1028:0007]
Kernan Driver in use b43-pci-bridge
 
Old 01-03-2016, 10:09 PM   #17
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Hi...

Thank you for providing then output.

Broadcom adapters can require more effort to get working in Linux than others. First, you will need to connect your system to the internet using an ethernet cable to your router or modem, if you have a cable and ethernet port. Borrowing some instructions from Luis Alvarado and KiLLeRfriend on the askubuntu site, please open a terminal and run the following commands in order, one at a time...

Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
Code:
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter
Code:
cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'bcm'
At this point, according to KiLLeRfriend...

"(You may want to copy this) and see if the term 'blacklist bcm43xx' is there.

If it is, type cd /etc/modprobe.d/ and then sudo gedit blacklist.conf

Put a # in front of the line: blacklist bcm43xx

Then save the file (I was getting error messages in the terminal about not being able to save, but it actually did save properly).

Reboot"

(Italics added by me.)

Please note: Before you start this entire process, you will need to install "gedit" from the repositories. The most simple way to do this is to open the Synaptic package manager and install it from there.

Let us know how it goes...

Regards...
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:25 PM   #18
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Thanks Will get on it!

Before I do much though I want to double check, should I install Lubuntu on the PC before doing all of this? Or should I verify this all on my flashdrive? I dont think I created a flash drive with persistence so I will loose any progress, just wanted to verify that it was OK to install before I know its operational.
 
Old 01-03-2016, 10:32 PM   #19
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Thanks Will get on it!

Before I do much though I want to double check, should I install Lubuntu on the PC before doing all of this? Or should I verify this all on my flashdrive? I dont think I created a flash drive with persistence so I will loose any progress, just wanted to verify that it was OK to install before I know its operational.
Hi...

You might have much better results if you install Lubuntu onto your system but you're welcome to try it live.

Regards...
 
Old 01-04-2016, 12:12 PM   #20
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Never mind I restarted it and gedit seems to be working. Will report back


Final edit, Wifi works great.

Thanks for the help! Wasnt as bad as I was expecting.

Last edited by flyfisher117; 01-04-2016 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 12:26 PM   #21
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flyfisher117,

Did you get round to trying MX-15?

I can highly recommend it, based on my experience with my Samsung N220 netbook.

Last edited by beachboy2; 01-04-2016 at 02:06 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 12:41 PM   #22
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The review you posted was for antiX which is different from MX-15. While the two distros share a lot, including developers, they are quite different. AntiX is specialized towards older hardware and is very lightweight where MX-15 is a more mainstream, full featured distro...
 
Old 01-04-2016, 02:09 PM   #23
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NGIB,

Thanks for that. I have amended my post.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 04:30 PM   #24
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Final edit, Wifi works great.

Thanks for the help! Wasnt as bad as I was expecting.
You're welcome, glad it worked!

Regards...
 
Old 01-04-2016, 04:37 PM   #25
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(Whoops, nevermind.)

Last edited by ardvark71; 01-04-2016 at 04:39 PM. Reason: Correction.
 
Old 01-14-2016, 10:49 PM   #26
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flyfisher117,

Did you get round to trying MX-15?

I can highly recommend it, based on my experience with my Samsung N220 netbook.

I have not quite yet, I just wanted to get a basic solid OS on the computer just as backup. Now that I have that I can explore some more distros.
 
  


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