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Ubuntu WiFi on Macbook
« on: April 05, 2017, 12:06:21 pm »
I found myself with another old macbook on my hands recently, and since I hate El Capitan (Latest OS the thing can handle from Apple) I installed Ubuntu. I'm still getting used to it, but I am having trouble getting the wifi to work. It's like it (wifi) won't even turn on. Any ideas?
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Re: Ubuntu WiFi on Macbook
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 01:07:27 pm »
I've had this problem before, I think it has to do with a certain package, but I can't remember its name.

You'll just have yo use LAN over WiFi for now.
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Re: Ubuntu WiFi on Macbook
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 08:48:18 pm »
You need to install the firmware microcode for your wireless card. Apple AirPort uses the Broadcom 43xx chipset (I think), so you want the firmware-b43-installer package.
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Re: Ubuntu WiFi on Macbook
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 09:01:05 am »
Thank-you! I currently cannot use an Ethernet connection (I use my phone for internet), but when I get somewhere I can I'll give it a go. Thank you so much!
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