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Despite the Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY being detected in my Old HP 6735s laptop [inxi -Fc 0] It's not picking up my wireless signal.

Wireless works under Mint XFCE and Ubuntu Mate - so the hardware is ok - installed Broadcom IEE 802 ...... (as per hardware driver DoFlicky recommendation)

Rebooted and still no joy. All other updates installed.

PS: FIRST time reporting a bug - I assigned it to myself - is this in error? Is there more information I should be giving?

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Herald removed old_nerd as the assignee of this task. · View Herald TranscriptJun 29 2017, 10:08 AM

What's the output of this? (checking you have the right kernel/module loaded)

eopkg info linux-lts | head -n2; uname -a; eopkg info broadcom-sta | head -n2
old_nerd added a comment.EditedJun 29 2017, 10:54 AM
  • Installed package:

Name : linux-lts, version: 4.9.32, release: 31
Linux l20170525 4.9.32-31.lts #1 SMP Thu Jun 22 04:35:56 UTC 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installed package:
Name : broadcom-sta, version:, release: 120

Hope this is what you need - First bug report (and still a linux noob) so this whole process is a bit of a mystery to me.

DataDrake edited projects, added Hardware; removed Lacks Project.Jul 18 2017, 5:30 PM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Networking on the Hardware board.Oct 26 2017, 2:05 AM
DataDrake triaged this task as Normal priority.Nov 16 2017, 11:21 PM

Is this still an issue?

DataDrake closed this task as Invalid.Oct 20 2018, 4:28 PM

Closing due to lack of activity in over 30 days.

mate-user added a subscriber: mate-user.EditedNov 10 2019, 7:35 PM

@DataDrake, I have an old Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Broadcom BCM4312 shown as the network controller after running lspci in Terminal.
I booted a Solus 3 Mate Live USB and my wifi wasn't listed.
I activated the driver in Hardware Drivers/DoFlicky and logged out and back in.
There were some wifi names listed but not my home wifi.
I booted a Peppermint 10 Live USB and my wifi was listed and connected fine with that Linux distro.
Can this be fixed for the Solus Live session ? Or would it work while connected to the internet via Ethernet cable ?

@DataDrake I'm having this problem. Can this be reopened ?

DataDrake reopened this task as Open.Nov 18 2019, 8:03 PM
mate-user added a comment.EditedJan 29 2020, 2:09 AM

I booted a Solus 4.1 Mate Live USB on a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I saw this:

It shows firmware files "b43/ucode15.fw" and "b43-open/ucode15.fw" were not found.

I had similar issue and i after installing the current linux header -and reboot- it was working. Just try it out.

@totalmongobaer that's not how that works.

@DataDrake that file shows an error when I open with Archive Manager, on my ThinkPad laptop with Solus 4.1 Mate.
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I don't know what to do with that tar.gz file. Will Wi-Fi work in the Live USB session after running some Terminal commands ?
I'm guessing Wi-Fi on Solus would work after installing, then downloading the Wi-Fi driver via Ethernet.

DataDrake lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Needs More Info.May 28 2020, 8:30 PM

@mate-user the tarball is working fine for me. Can you try again please?

Hi @DataDrake I don't know how to install the driver from the tar.gz file.
I was hoping it would work out of the box in the next iso refresh, maybe with Solus 4.2 ?