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I have searched about this problem but none of the solutions have worked so far.

I have a HP Pavilion dm4 that initially came with Windows 7. I upgraded to Windows 8 and then replaced that with Ubuntu 12.10. The wifi worked fine until I installed the software upgrades right after installing the os. There is a hardware switch for wifi and bluetooth and it is on.

rfkill list all results 2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 4: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no

In the Network settings, I only see Wired and Network Proxy, no wireless. I am currently connected to a wired network to resolve this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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By typing the command :


You can check what kind of wireless card your HP pavillon have. I guess it's probably something like bcm43xx.

If so, the answer to get your wifi working is :

sudo apt-get install linux linux-headers-generic kernel-package
sudo apt-get purge b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer firmware-b43-lpphy-installer firmware-b43legacy-installer bcmwl*
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-lpphy-installer bcmwl*

Reboot !

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This worked perfectly! Thank You! – R K Feb 21 '13 at 23:52
also worked for a pavilion dm1 br version with ubuntu 12.04 LTS, thanks – h3nr1ke Feb 13 at 2:40

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