Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ubuntu Wireless Driver Fix

During Spring break I helped out our friends by installing Ubuntu 10.x Netbook Edition on some Dell Minis. One of the laptops was hit with a really bad virus. I ran into a problem with the wireless card not working. Here is how I got it working.

NOTE: You will need an internet cable to connect to the laptop until the wireless card is working.

Open the Terminal application and type the following:
sudo apt-get update
This will update the repositories and tell your system where to get the drivers from.

Now type:
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
This will install the driver.

Now reboot the laptop and try and check the system to see if you can connect to the internet with the wireless.

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