I installed 16.04 as a double boot on my 2011 Mac Mini and all seemed to work - until I tried to connect to my network (wired and wireless). I get the message that the connection is established after quite a while, but no IPv4 is assigned, and I don't see any eth0 interface (in /dev). The weirdest thing is that I can get a connection working with a guest login on my router. That connection is open, if I use the encrypted wireless connection to my network I don't get an IPv4 (no inet line in ifconfig). Do I need proprietary drivers for the network interfaces, and if so, which ones might that be? Thanks - Merlin

  • What is the output of: sudo lshw -C network – ActionParsnip Jun 28 '16 at 7:52
  • I just got one step further: The command sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree broadcom-sta-dkms and a reboot got my wireless to work now, so I can at least connect to my local network through the wireless adapter. Now I still have to find a solution to get the wired gigibit adapter to work - there just MUST be a way - hopefully there is a kind soul out there who knows :-) – Merlin Silk Jun 29 '16 at 6:56
  • oops - ActionParsnip - didn't see that question of the lshw output - here it is (that is with the wireless already working: *-network description: Ethernet interface product: NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: enp2s0f0 version: 10 serial: 3c:07:54:0c:52:24 size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz – Merlin Silk Jun 29 '16 at 21:33
  • capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.137 duplex=full firmware=57765-v1.42 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:16 memory:a0400000-a040ffff memory:a0410000-a041ffff – Merlin Silk Jun 29 '16 at 21:34
  • *-network description: Wireless interface product: BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: wlp3s0 version: 02 serial: 28:cf:da:05:ba:15 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion= (r587334) ip= latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg resources: irq:17 memory:a0600000-a0603fff – Merlin Silk Jun 29 '16 at 21:35

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