Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fixing missing Dell D620 wireless wifi drivers with Ubuntu

I have an old Dell D620 that I use as a sofa surfing laptop. I've found Ubuntu works great for this purpose. I've freshly installed Ubuntu on it a few times and always have a problem with the wireless drivers not installing correctly. To fix this run these two commands from terminal:

sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source (it may not see all of these)

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

Restart and wifi will be good.

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