I have just installed ubuntu 16.04 on my machine. I am able to connect via ethernet cable, but no wifi networks appear.
I searched and found this post about the same wireless card (details below): Can't find wifi on newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 which does not work. The last step of the solution says to use the following commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
When I do, the console says that the driver is already the latest version. I have tried following instructions as in this YouTube video with no results; Software and Upgrades > Additional Drivers states that my driver is in fact being used, but I still get the 'empty segment' for wifi networks. Nothing is shown despite the house being exposed to at least a dozen networks. Is there some other setup step I am missing?
lspci -vq | grep -i net 08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4314 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) 09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd, RTL8101/2/6E PCI ex
It's a bit of a cluster because when Ubuntu installer executed, it nuked my entire harddrive including windows recovery partition, so I'm stuck with Ubuntu as very much a beginner and no wifi, and very inconvenient corded internet. If anyone has a solution, please speak up.