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Old 07-04-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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WiFi not working on a Lenovo G570 laptop with Linux Debian


Just the other day I decided to switch over to Linux on my laptop, and I booted from a USB and did all of the nesseccary installations and such, but during the install the interface stated that I was missing some not-free frirmware. I have forgotten what it said, but I belive it was a driver.

I am now trying to get it all hooked up to WiFi, and am having trouble with it. I am using NetworkManager, however, when I go to connect, I can't find out how, I have tried rebooting etc.If you have any ideas, I would be delighted to hear them.

Thank you,
Adrian
 
Old 07-04-2013, 02:38 AM   #2
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Hi,

sounds like you need to install the package firmware-linux-nonfree for your wireless to work. The easiest way to get this would be to connect to internet using a wired connection and then using synaptic or apt-get to install it. Another option is to download it onto a USB stick (or similar) using another machine and then installing it from the USB stick. If you can tell us which of these options better suits you we can help you with the steps to do it.

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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Hi,

opps, sorry, one more thing: we need to know exactly what the wireless device is (since some nonfree firmware is in packages other than firmware-linux-nonfree). Please run the following command and post the output.
Code:
lspci| grep -i net
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #4
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Hi,

opps, sorry, one more thing: we need to know exactly what the wireless device is (since some nonfree firmware is in packages other than firmware-linux-nonfree). Please run the following command and post the output.
Code:
lspci| grep -i net
Evo2.
Here it is Evo.



00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
root@ROBO:/home/robo# apt-get install madwifi-source
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package madwifi-source
root@ROBO:/home/robo# apt-get install madwifi-tools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package madwifi-tools
root@ROBO:/home/robo# lspci| grep -i net
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)



-Earth
 
Old 07-05-2013, 11:52 PM   #5
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I also would prefer apt-get install.
 
Old 07-06-2013, 12:13 AM   #6
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Hi,

it seems you need to install the firmware-brcm80211 package. See http://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211 for details.

Cheers,

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Old 07-06-2013, 04:22 PM   #7
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It works

thanks evo2
 
  


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