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I've been using Linux for a while in many multiple computers, work, home, the laptop I got from work, girlfriend's computer... And I never had a worse experience than with the Wifi card you have. My employer gave me a Dell Vostro 3306 if I recall correctly, which had this card. The solution I found was simply to change the Wireless adapter. I tried many ...
For the wifi issue: MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs have very similar wireless cards (if not the same), so a simple sudo update && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer should do the trick. The reason for it not connecting to the router could be because it is a different type of connection, that the current driver does not support.
First, I recommend the amended version. Here is a link to a copy on my personal Dropbox: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/58267392/Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2_amended.zip
I suggest that you try instead these packages which are more suitable for your 4.2.0-xx kernel. http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_184.108.40.206+bdcom-0ubuntu8_amd64.deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/d/dkms/dkms_220.127.116.11-2ubuntu11_all.deb Install them as before: sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb sudo dpkg -i ...
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'wl': Required key not available This is the subject of a recent and still open bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/1572659 It appears that the only solution so far is to enter the computer's BIOS and turn off Secure Boot. To do so roam around the options after booting your windows ...
Okay, this was very simple. I should have read the Question I already linked to in the main post more thoroughly! I just went to http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4.1-wily/ downloaded the kernel image for 64bit systems (.deb-file) and installed it by double-clicking (Ubuntu Software Center). WiFi works now! :)) Thats it... Mui simple, very ...
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