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Can anyone help me in fixing my wireless adapter after i have installed ubuntu 16.10. I tried lspci and got the following details:

My network controller is: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b

Am i supposed to use kdiswrapper can get the wireless driver installed? Did anyone face this issue and has solved it?

marked as duplicate by Pilot6, karel, George Udosen, Zanna, amc Feb 22 '17 at 15:48

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  • Please see my answer. – heynnema Feb 20 '17 at 15:00
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You need to install dkms and broadcom-sta-dkms.

In terminal...

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install dkms broadcom-sta-dkms
  • reboot

During the reboot, enter your BIOS and disable secure boot.

  • Why do you keep answering duplicate questions? – Pilot6 Feb 19 '17 at 17:00
  • @Pilot6 I looked at the (lengthy text) link that you refer to in your comment, and the answers are from 2011, and don't apply in this case (BCM43142). I recommend a more current/correct dkms driver. Also, when I look at many questions with a "duplicate of" link, the text sometimes doesn't answer the specifics of the current question. Lastly, as much as you may not like this, I don't gain any rep by taking my time researching through all of the possible search hits to determine a possibly appropriate/accurate duplicate answer, and posting that into a comment. – heynnema Feb 19 '17 at 17:15
  • They DO apply to BCM43142. This question is asked a few times a day. – Pilot6 Feb 19 '17 at 17:16
  • @Pilot6 Your link wasn't one of them. Hence my point about "dup of" answers that don't address the specifics of the current question. – heynnema Feb 19 '17 at 17:18
  • @Pilot6 ps: and if this question IS being asked a few times a day, then we aren't educating our readers of how to properly use the search features. – heynnema Feb 19 '17 at 17:19

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