When I go to additional drivers, I have no WIFI drivers

Asked by Mr.x on 2017-01-31

I have installed Ubuntu 16.4 on my Dell XPS 13. After I installed it using a USB drive and had my computer connected to a Ethernet cable. When I rebooted the system and went to additional drivers, I had no wifi drivers. My computer has broadcom 14e4: 4350 driver. I have been looking up for days how to fix it. I looked at this page: https://askubuntu.com/questions/692452/no-wireless-on-ubuntu-15-10-with-broadcom-4350-card. And followed the instructions but still had no luck. Now when I go to reboot or shutdown, my computer wont do it. It just hangs on the Ubuntu icon. Please help and also know that I have just stared using Linux.

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C network

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Mr.x (comradeubuntu) said : #2

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Your question #449449 on Ubuntu changed:
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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C network

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Mr.x (comradeubuntu) said : #3

I can't even got on the Internet now with a wired connection

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Your question #449449 on Ubuntu changed:
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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C network

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Have you tried rebooting your router? Leave it off for 30 seconds then back on then reboot the computer

Mr.x (comradeubuntu) said : #5

Ok my wired connnection works again but still no wireless driver

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On Feb 1, 2017, 2:44 AM, actionparsnip wrote:

Your question #449449 on Ubuntu changed:
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Status: Open => Answered

actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
Have you tried rebooting your router? Leave it off for 30 seconds then
back on then reboot the computer

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C network

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On Feb 2, 2017, 7:28 AM, actionparsnip wrote:
Your question #449449 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/449449

Status: Open => Needs information

actionparsnip requested more information:
What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C network

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We need the output of the command please. Attaching a file to a reply to the automated email doesn't work

Mr.x (comradeubuntu) said : #9

*-network
description: Network controller
product: BCM4350 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Broadcom Limited
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:3a:00.0
version: 08
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=wl latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:dc400000-dc407fff memory:dc000000-dc3fffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: enxa0cec806dd2d
serial: a0:ce:c8:06:dd:2d
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
capabilities: ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8152 driverversion=v1.08.6 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.3 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s

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Subject: Re: [Question #449449]: When I go to additional drivers, I have no WIFI drivers
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Your question #449449 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/449449

Status: Open => Needs information

actionparsnip requested more information:
We need the output of the command please. Attaching a file to a reply
to the automated email doesn't work

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I suspect that your PC is experiencing the following bug, for which there is no solution yet:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1630324

Mr.x (comradeubuntu) said : #12

So what is my future course of action now that my problem is a bug?

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On Feb 3, 2017, 2:09 PM, Mark Rijckenberg wrote:

Your question #449449 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/449449

Linked to bug: #1630324
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1630324
"Broadcom wifi dies in 60s cycles with 4.8 kernel"

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Mr.x (comradeubuntu) said : #14

This is a temporary solution right?

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Local Time: February 7, 2017 2:03 AM
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Your question #449449 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/449449

Status: Open => Answered

Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
You could buy a USB wireless adapter which is dirt cheap.

Here are a few examples:

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/List_of_Wi-Fi_Device_IDs_in_Linux

https://h-node.org/wifi/catalogue/en/3/1/undef/undef/yes/USB/wifi-
works/undef

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