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Old 11-16-2016, 05:32 AM   #1
jkatkus48
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Zorin 9, Dell Latitude D520


Just installed Zorin 9 and do not have access to the drivers for Wi-Fi. I can used a wired connecdtion. When this had Windows 7 installed I could use the wi-fi. Not planning on going back to Windows. New to Zorin, so not really sure how to search for or install the drivers for wi-fi. Thanks for any help that you can give. Computer is Dell Latitude D520, Intel® Core™2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz × 2, 2 GB of memory, 120 GB hard drive.
 
Old 11-16-2016, 06:25 AM   #2
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There are a few WIFI circuits that do not install by default for most distributions. If you can find what WIFI you have (check mesg) you may be able to install them while wired, then set them up and be able to go wireless. I have two laptops like that myself.
 
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Thank you for the reply. New to Zorin, how do I display what model and version I have of Wi-Fi. I know how to do this in Windows, but not for Zorin 9 yet.

Thanks for the reply
 
Old 11-16-2016, 01:25 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jkatkus48 View Post
New to Zorin, how do I display what model and version I have of Wi-Fi. I know how to do this in Windows, but not for Zorin 9 yet.
Hello and welcome to the forum

Your system most likely has a Broadcom adapter. Probably the easiest way to install the driver is to bring up the "Additional Drivers" program and install the third party (most likely the STA driver) listed there. See post #2 here. Make sure you are connected to the internet using an ethernet cable while doing this.

If that doesn't work, please open a terminal and post the entire results of these commands...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Code:
lsmod
Code:
iwconfig
Code:
rfkill list
Regards....
 
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