When I installed Linux Mint 14 on my Dell E6400 Latitude laptop, the Wireless driver was not installed by default. It seems lot of devices with Broadcom chipsets have this problem in linux.
On Mint 14, I tried mintwifi , but that did not work as expected.
I had the option to connect to internet using wired connection, hence I could install the driver using the following command.
user@local:$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
If you do not have internet, you can still install by following the steps provided in the link below.
Straight to the ponit!, and without reboot the sistem everything is ok !!!
Thanks from Greece mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have spent a lot of time looking around… This is exactly THE RIGHT COMMAND! (laptop: Dell studio 1555)
You are welcome, Dimbak from Greece 🙂
Tank you very much
You are welcome Piet
Thank you very much! The method worked like a charm!
Greetings from Hungary
You are welcome Sztewe 🙂
Thank You AP, this worked for me. I had been working under the missaprehension that I was using a different wifi chipset on the E6400
Glad it worked for you William
Thank you. Such a simple command, worked flawlessly.
You are welcome Anand Kurup.
Thank you so much! This worked like a charm on my old Dell Studio 1737 laptop
You saved my day
Happy to help 🙂
thank you so much. I tried what felt almost every way to get the wireless to work but then I found your. thank you so much
You are welcome Andrew 🙂
Wow, after many attempts and a lot of reading & trying of other methods, which never worked, I found this page. What a big help, this worked the first try. Thank you so very much for this.
Thank you very much indeed!!!
Great post this worked like a charm
Thank you so much for this!! I found the command on this page being force to use a wire and am using my wireless network to leave this message. Again thank you!!
Welcome. Happy to help 🙂