wireless - Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi issues Macbook 7,1

  • Phil

    Ok, so I have a Macbook Pro 7,1 (mid 2010) installed. I installed it a few months back and had A LOT of problems trying to get the wireless to work. After much searching I found a solution, I believe I manually downloaded the correct drivers from somewhere and installed them with terminal...something along those lines finally got it working.

    Now due to issues with other partitions(windows)/rEFIt I decided to start fresh and completely reinstall Ubuntu as well. Now I'm in the same place again...struggling to get my wireless to work. I've tried tons of solutions with no luck and can't find the solution I used last time. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Some solutions I attempted include: -purging and reinstalling the drivers through terminal -using additional hardware (broadcom fails) -using the synaptic package manager -installing and blacklisting


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  • bubby

    I had the same problem when booting from CD. Then I got it solved by holding the "option/alt" key and it shows whether to boot from CD. Hope it helps. CD was showing up as windows cd for me eventhough it was Linux Mint CD.