I downloaded Ubuntu on an old HP Pavilion dv6326us Entertainment Notebook PC. I am able to use an Ethernet cord to get Internet but I cannot connect to wifi whatsoever. Can someone please tell me how I can connect to the wifi? The wifi switch is on and everything.

  • what's specifically the problem? Can you see in the network menu the network you want to connect to? May 5, 2016 at 22:10
  • Please edit the question to include results from terminal for lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; rfkill list all Thanks
    – Jeremy31
    May 5, 2016 at 22:41
  • I cannot see any wireless networks that I want to connect to
    – Mpry
    May 5, 2016 at 23:10
  • 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1363] Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge -- 05:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection [8086:1092] (rev 02) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30bb] Kernel driver in use: e100 0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes everyone@OldComputer:~$
    – Mpry
    May 5, 2016 at 23:14
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    Your driver requires firmware that is not installed by default. Please see: askubuntu.com/questions/55868/…
    – chili555
    May 6, 2016 at 0:55

1 Answer 1


Assuming that you can see the network menu and the network you want to connect to:

  1. Click the network menu in the menu bar, and click the name of the network you want to connect to.If the name of the network isn't in the list, select More Networks to see if the network is further down the list.

Network menu

  1. If the network is protected by a password (encryption key), enter the password when prompted and click Connect.

The network icon will change appearance as the computer attempts to connect to the network.

More info here.

Hope this help.

  • Thank you but I cannot find any wireless networks whatsoever
    – Mpry
    May 5, 2016 at 23:17
  • As chili555 pointed out, see the link May 6, 2016 at 8:44

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