So I’m currently struggling to get my wifi working. I’m sure it’s a simple fix, but I haven’t found anything on the Arch Wiki or online to explain my issues.
Before I go into the actual issue, I’d like to try and provide as many details about my laptop and what I have installed so far as possible. I have Antergos installed on a Dell Vostro 2520 with the Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n. I installed the wl driver for the Broadcom card, and it seems to have installed correctly when I check it with lspci -k:
Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1704 802.11n + BT 4.0
Kernel modules: bcma, wl
I also went ahead and installed dialog so I’d have access to wifi-menu, as well as iw and wireless_tools
Now, as for the actual problems I’ve encountered:
I immediately notice there is no kernel driver, only two modules, for the chip. I’m praying that’s the problem, and if it is, how do I get a driver in there? It’s probably selective blindness or something but I haven’t seen it when looking through the Arch Wiki page on Wireless Network Configuration.
While following the wiki’s guide, I got a bit stuck at when I make sure the firmware is loaded. I type “dmesg | grep firmware” and I get:
[ 3.751044] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM.hcd failed with error -2
I’ve also spent a bit of time looking through the different databases suggested by the Arch Wiki to see if my wireless card has a driver. I’m not seeing one, but I had Linux Mint installed on this machine a few days ago and I’m fairly certain the wifi was working (could be wrong, and I might reinstall Mint just to confirm. My laptop did not often leave my desk, and since the wi-fi is so poor here I just use an ethernet cable regardless of OS).
Again, I’m sure it’s obvious what I did wrong, and I’m just not seeing it. Or it’s just as simple as my wifi-card is unsupported in Linux. Either way, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Oh, and I can also provide any other info needed if I left something out.
EDIT: Got it working, the broadcom-wl driver did not work for me, but installing the broadcom-wl-dkms driver did!
EDIT 2: Sorry, new to the forums and I could not change the Unsolved tag, so I went ahead and added [SOLVED] to the title!