Yes, you are fine without any Antivirus as long as you practice good browsing. From a the Terminal, run the following sudo apt-get --purge remove firmware-b43-installer sudo apt-get --purge remove dkms sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source sudo reboot Let's take a step back and begin at the beginning. What firmware does my wireless device require? Some of the Staff here taught me this so maybe they will chime in before me. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. I do this and I go into the system settings where the propriety drivers can be installed and it is there too. I do everything but when I press apply changes I have alert! I just realized we may be dealing with a system that has not been Updated? Worst case scenario, the font to replace the ones I end up not having because I skipped the long fonts installation is ugly to behold, and I will sob the whole time because of the god-ugly fonts replacing those I did not install. If your laptop has a network jack, go ahead and connect it to your wifi router directly so you can access the internet to download and install drivers.
Each download provides firmware under its own. According to the you need to download iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25. I had just loaded Mint 18 on my acer notebook pc. The machine previously had Windows Vista on it. On a few of my computers it is showing to install the old microcode. Intel Linux Graphics Drivers Installer for Linux In my example I run on this corresponds to Ubuntu 16.
When I search for new drivers, it tells me what I need and then I try to Activate it. Hello, I'm having the same problem s. I'd imagine that this operation could be problematic for users who give Linux a try and cannot figure it out on their own. Jeremy31's comment got me thinking about my subsystem, and that led me back to thread. Wow, who would guess people would want to connect to the internet in 2017? Paul Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry from the Middle East Those broadcom wifi devices are a pain.
Yes, but I think it is just in the script that you see during Updating right? Can someone point me to directions how to install the wireless drivers? You need to install the so-called backports. Should I install the firmware-b43-installer or the firmware-b43legacy-installer? Intel says, you need to search your repo for the proper wifi driver for your new card. Installation latest version into : 1. The problem with that is rebooting may loose your changes in a 'Live' environment. Tomorrow I will search Google some more. Run this command in the Terminal. Any copying, including separate parts of texts or images the publication and republication, reprinting or any other dissemination of information, in whatever form and by whatever technical means it has not been, is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the publisher.
I do know how to produce a list of installed packages, but need to be on Linux Box to run them to be sure I'm steering you right. To copy the downloaded files on your desktop, please right-click them and select 'Extract Here' if not done already. Why do obviously clever people make this so goddamned hard? Had hoped to put win7 or win10 on it. Martin, I am recommending Linux Mint 17. And this time, you can actually connect to it.
I couldn't log on at my friend's place. Comes with lot's more programs installed by default etc. The search sent me to , where it is stated that: Linux driver iwlwifi in backports. It should look something like this 0000:02:02. Then proceed with the steps I outlined above. Do I have to enable Wi-fi somewhere in Mint? Are you new to LinuxQuestions.
These drivers are in the non-free section and thus are not included with Debian or Debian remixes by default. Other subreddits you may like: Does this sidebar need an addition or correction? I only have internet on my windows Vista and can download packages from here. Just a shot in the dark, but perhaps one of the files involved in operating your WiFi device was corrupt. The only connection options were wired, and since I was not able to make use of that, I had to find out what was going on. Thanks Al1000, Here we go; System: Host: Mich Kernel: 4. It's easiest by using wget to get the right version for your hardware, and for whatever kernel you want to use.
First time trying Ubuntu and the wireless is not recognized. Check your wiring to be sure you have it seated properly and the correct wires in the correct sockets. It's not included with Linux Mint and you need an internet connection to download it before you can activate it. Find more information or support for older devices on the. What have you tried to connect to your wireless network? It has the lightest overhead on resources, etc. They're available through the regular channels, distributions, or the.