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Postby Abbe » 2019-09-27 13:49

hi i am really new to Debian and i have downloaded Debian GNU/linux 9. But my wireless internet dose not work, but my ethernet kabel dose. I am using HP probook 6475b and my Broadcom is BCM43228. can you try to explain it to me as simpel as possible, thanks in advance for all the help.
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Re: wifi problem

Postby arochester » 2019-09-27 16:23

Look at https://www.linux.com/tutorials/how-ins ... -or-sound/

Alternatively, you could have used the unofficial disk which includes the firmware https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unof ... -firmware/
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Re: wifi problem

Postby wino » 2019-09-27 20:55

you may want to try this:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unof ... -firmware/

i realize that many people on the forums do not like the non-free debian but when you know very little as i do it has helped me to get stuff working and the main aspect is Running Debian. i am still running 9 stretch lxde but will soon load buster 10 lxqt. hope this helps.
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Re: wifi problem

Postby wino » 2019-09-27 20:57

oh that was for 64 bit amd - but here is the first page to search around for appropriate links for the dvd or cd or whatever. the link above is also for dvd's

https://www.debian.org/distrib/
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Re: wifi problem

Postby wino » 2019-09-28 20:35

i hope this is not out of line being a debian forum but a really super debian based distro i just moved to in addition to running debian 9 is MX 18. runs nice and looks really nice for XFCE. never been a fan of xfce but theu did a superb job on it. you may have better luck with the wife. try live cd/dvd and check it out.

hope these offer possible solutions for you. i run debian on an old macbook in my shed/work/outbuilding. has most of the files and apps i run in the house and office. planning on loading debian 10 when i can get the time. busy on the homestead.
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Re: wifi problem

Postby kalwisti » 2019-09-29 18:16

Hi, Abbe,

I think that you just need to install the wl driver to get your WiFi working. The Debian Wiki has clear, step-by-step instructions:

https://wiki.debian.org/wl
"Broadcom BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4313, BCM4321, BCM4322, BCM43224, BCM43225, BCM43227, BCM43228, BCM43142, BCM4331, BCM4352, BCM4360 devices (wl)."

HTH. :)
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