Friday, 9 September 2016

How to make a fresh ubuntu install able to detect wireless connections.

After struggling for four hours with this , I  now have a solution.I hope this saves someone.

Now if you have just installed Ubuntu and are not able to see your available wireless connections the following helped me;

  1. Connect to the network through an Ethernet cable. You can actually USB tether to your phone.
  2. Then run the following commands. 
        1. sudo apt-get update 
        2. sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source                    
  3. Disconnect your Ethernet and the wireless connections should be visible now.

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