[xubuntu-users] wifi - Xubuntu vs Knoppix on HP dv7 laptop

Steven Grace sgrace at pobox.com
Tue Feb 4 01:10:20 UTC 2014


On 02/03/2014 08:24 AM, Teresa Binstock wrote:
> Wifi works easily via Knoppix 7.2.0 CD but I can't get wifi to work via
> Xubuntu 12.04.3 CD. I think I have entered correct info into edit
> network connections (BSSID, MAC address, etc), but just can't get wifi
> to connect during Xubuntu trial using CD (on HP dv7 laptop).
>
> I've been trying for days, have read many webpages, can't solve the
> problem, thus this post. I would prefer Xubuntu if wifi can be tested
> and made to work on the dv7.

I have an HP laptop with Broadcom wifi running Xubuntu 12.04. Wifi did 
not work "out of the box" but worked fine once I installed the 
proprietary driver (Settings > Additional Drivers).






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