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KDE Neon 5.9 Wifi issues on 2008 Macbook 5.1

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For some reason, while I am able to connect to a network via an Ethernet cable, I'm currently having difficulties with wifi.

I do not have an option for a wifi connection even though if I type lspic in terminal, it does display the Broadcom BCM4322 wifi adapter.

I also typed in the sudo nmcli r command and it states the wifi-hw, wifi, wwan-hw and wwan are enabled. Yet only enp0s10 is the only network device available for use.

Some assistance would be appreciated.
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Maybe I am wrong about this, but you can try "additional drivers" by Ubuntu (KDE Neon is ubuntu under the hood) and install driver for Broadcom wifi...

I am not sure, but "additional drivers" app should be "jockey-kde" or "jockey-gtk".

Take all of this with some caution because I am not using K/Ubuntu for very long time.
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If You have this:

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$ lspci -vv -s 03:00.0
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Apple Inc. AirPort Extreme
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 256 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 21
        Region 0: Memory at d3200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: wl      <=====!!!!!
        Kernel modules: ssb, wl     <=====!!!!!


then, try this command:

ubuntu-drivers

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$ ubuntu-drivers --help
usage: ubuntu-drivers [-h] [--package-list PATH] <command>

List/install driver packages for Ubuntu.

positional arguments:
<command> See below

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--package-list PATH Create file with list of installed packages (in
autoinstall mode)

Available commands:
devices: Show all devices which need drivers, and which packages apply to them.
debug: Print all available information and debug data about drivers.
list: Show all driver packages which apply to the current system.
autoinstall: Install drivers that are appropriate for automatic installation.

###
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NoNameNoBlame wrote:If You have this:

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$ lspci -vv -s 03:00.0
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Apple Inc. AirPort Extreme
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 256 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 21
        Region 0: Memory at d3200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: wl      <=====!!!!!
        Kernel modules: ssb, wl     <=====!!!!!


then, try this command:

ubuntu-drivers

###

$ ubuntu-drivers --help
usage: ubuntu-drivers [-h] [--package-list PATH] <command>

List/install driver packages for Ubuntu.

positional arguments:
<command> See below

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--package-list PATH Create file with list of installed packages (in
autoinstall mode)

Available commands:
devices: Show all devices which need drivers, and which packages apply to them.
debug: Print all available information and debug data about drivers.
list: Show all driver packages which apply to the current system.
autoinstall: Install drivers that are appropriate for automatic installation.

###


Well this somewhat worked in the sense I got wifi to work, but also broke the whole OS since I have a full drive encrypted. Gets stuck in the decryption startup page or a black screen.

I take it I shouldn't have used autoinstall?

 
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