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Old 09-16-2016, 10:37 AM   #1
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Cool Problem Zorin OS 9 Wireless Networking alongside windows 7

Dear guys,-

I'm newbie for linux. in first sight, i loved it zorin OS after installed zorin os 9 and gotten problem on wifi and ethernet. i have tried everything on guide this forum. i am really tired cause maybe not enough knowledge about linux.
here some information about spect:

description: Network controller
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:d6500000-d6503fff
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:23:5a:3d:3c:74
size: 10Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:44 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d2410000-d2410fff memory:d2400000-d240ffff memory:d2420000-d243ffff
jimmi@jimmi-Compaq-Presario-CQ35-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo rfkill list all
1: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

if anyone can help me, i really thanks so much....

Old 09-16-2016, 11:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to the WONDERFUL world of Broadcom wireless chips.

Step 1: Broadcom sucks. Their support of open source is NEARLY non-existent, their proprietary drivers are buggy, and their naming scheme is maddening as it seems there is no logical pattern.

Step 2: Is zorin based on Ubuntu or Debian? IF so, while connected to a wired network, you should be able to install broadcom-sta-dkms (I think) package. This will allow your machien to build the proprietary wl driver for your existing kernels, and this should work. Note, I believe this still requires you to manually blacklist all the open source broadcom drivers to keep them from interfering, but it's been a while since I owned a Broadcom wifi card so I'm not certain that it doesn't do it automatically.

Here's the debian instructions for getting wl installed and working

If zorin is based on something else, then that's still probably possible, but the package name is probably different.

Last edited by Timothy Miller; 09-16-2016 at 12:48 PM.
Old 09-16-2016, 12:44 PM   #3
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Yep. Zorin is a Ubuntu spinoff. Here is Ubuntu info for your broadcom chip.

Edit: Just for info. Zorin 9 is a Ubuntu 14.04 spinoff.

2nd edit: Just to humor this biker. Can you open a terminal. Copy and paste my command to see if Zorin included it in their release?

inxi -Fxx
If it works. Copy and paste the readout in your next post.

Mine for example

harry@biker1:~$ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT2800 802.11n PCI driver: rt2800pci
           Card-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5756ME Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
           driver: tg3
I turned off the Broadcom wireless g chip in this Dell E5500. I used my bios functions to turn off Broadcom internal wireless. I run a wireless N pcmcia card in the slot in the side of my laptop instead with a Ralink wireless chip.

Oh. 1st post. Howdy and Welcome.

Last edited by rokytnji; 09-16-2016 at 01:03 PM.
Old 09-17-2016, 02:11 AM   #4
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dear timothy, i can't reach it the link is dead, thx

dear rokytnji

I have tried and the result :

jimmi@jimmi-Compaq-Presario-CQ35-Notebook-PC:~$ inxi -Fxx
The program 'inxi' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install inxi

i followed it the link you have given to me :

cause ethernet adapter doesn't work too, so I have to download file using on windows 7. it same, nothing happen.

but the last time i got link :

result :

jimmi@jimmi-Compaq-Presario-CQ35-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
[sudo] password for jimmi:
(Reading database ... 172431 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu0.2_i386.deb ...
Removing all DKMS Modules
Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source ( over ( ...
Preparing to unpack dkms_2.1.1.2-5ubuntu1_all.deb ...
Unpacking dkms ( over ( ...
Setting up dkms ( ...
Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source ( ...
Loading new bcmwl- DKMS files...
Building only for 3.13.0-95-generic
Building for architecture i686
Building initial module for 3.13.0-95-generic

Running module version sanity check.
- Original module
- No original module exists within this kernel
- Installation
- Installing to /lib/modules/3.13.0-95-generic/updates/


DKMS: install Completed.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.4) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-95-generic

it worked...
but after i restart my laptop, it's happening again the icon network on the corner was freeze

plz, do you have sugestion.....


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