Thursday, September 4, 2014

WiFi not working/detected in Ubuntu

This is a common issue with most of the Ubuntu Versions.

The WiFi does not work out of the box unlike most of the other functionality and softwares Ubuntu provides.
This usually is true for several third party drivers.

Follow the steps below to get WiFi working on your laptop

1) Connect temporarily to your wired connection

2) Open terminal/console

3) Hit the commands below
            a) sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source 
            b) sude apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

4) Restart the system. WiFi should be working fine.

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system, with Unity as its default desktop environment (GNOME was the previous desktop environment). It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (literally, "human-ness"), which often is translated as "humanity towards others" or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". Please refer