I have an old HP Mini 110-1026NR netbook. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit. I am unable to connect to wifi and I do not have an ethernet cable, but I do have a working mac and a flash drive. The netbook has a Broadcom chipset BCM4312 and its PCI-ID is [14e4:4315]. The current kernel in use is b43-pci-bridge. Please help.

  • I tried installing using Ubuntu support to update the drivers separately. I initially found a broadcom-sta-common_6.30.223.141-1_all.deb. I transferred and installed it. No change after reboot. I then went to the broadcom site and downloaded what looked like the correct driver as a .tar.gz file. I am unable to install it. ifconfig only lists eth0 and lo, still no wlan. – C.GIll Dec 22 '15 at 16:23

I believe you need to find and download to a USB stick the following compressed, tar file: broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2

Copy from USB stick to your HP Mini and double click. You should then be able to restore the tar file to gain access to your wireless network.

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