[xubuntu-users] WiFi on "Try It"?

Robert Miner bobminer40 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 15:17:56 UTC 2014


Thanks, all, for your responses!  I'm definitely running Broadcom cards in
my old Dell (with XP) computers.  I think I'll try Ubuntu next.  If that
doesn't work, then will (but not fearlessly!) go for the driver change-out
approach.  Bob


On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 3:25 AM, Patrice ARNAL <patricearnal at gmx.fr> wrote:

>  I have the same problem with my HP DM1 laptop.
> Regular Ubuntu 14.04 got WIFI whereas Xubuntu 14.04 did not.
>
> I just rebooted from Xubuntu to Ubuntu, without touching the "wifi" key.
>
>
>
> Le 01/06/2014 08:22, David Walland a écrit :
>
>   One frustration I had was to get the right drivers for the laptop I'm
> using now.  It turns out that the drivers that Xubuntu pulls down for
> Broadcom wifi cards don't work and you have to unload them and load the
> right ones.  My wifi is Belkin which uses these  drivers.
>
>  If you are using Broadcom firmware this is likely to be the problem. This
> article the "how to":
>
> http://www.penguintutor.com/news/hardware/xubuntu-wireless
>
>  I can vouch for it working!  It was the first job I had to do a few
> months ago (in fear and trembling) when I started with Xubuntu.  It is
> quite instructive and breaks down inhibitions...
>
>  It's hard to be sure if you don't fully describe
>
>  Regards,
>
>  David
>
>
> On 1 June 2014 03:46, Robert Miner <bobminer40 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Successfully booted from a DVD and "tried" Xubuntu without installing
>> it.  All works fine on Ethernet, but am unable to see any wireless
>> networks, including mine.  Should I be able to hook up to a wireless
>> network on the "try it" basis?  The double-arrow icon at the upper right of
>> the screen shows "Enable Network," but not "Enable WiFi."  Is that the
>> Network Manager, or should a Network Manager icon appear on the left side
>> of the screen with other icons (it does not)?  Thanks from a
>> wannabee/newbie.
>>
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