<SOLVED> How do I enable wireless/wifi on Kubuntu 18.04 LTS?

Hi all,
I just installed Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (32 bit) on my Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. No problems during installation. Only problem I have is there’s no Wireless/Wifi connection, only Wired. How do I enable wireless/wifi on Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS so I can use my wireless/wifi connection? Any and All help appreciated.


I would install WICD. Sudo apt-get install WICD. I don’t know if this is what you want. I think there should be a link in Ubuntu for wifi

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Or you may need a Wi-Fi adapter.

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Type this into your konsole:

sudo lshw -C Network

Post the contents of what is posted here.
It will look something like this:

       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: enp4s0
       version: 12
       serial: 00:30:1b:bd:a7:e3
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz

This is for my wired interface (Im on a pc) so we want to see your wireless interface.


Thanks for the replies and help. I guess I’m smarter than I thought when it came to this problem as I was able to figure it out on my own. :slight_smile:

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Hi Jon,

on my Dell Latitude, this procedure runs :

  1. connect the USB key live or insert live CD ROM
  2. Search in this support:
    install this package
  3. Search in this support:
    install this package
  4. Search in this support:
    bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248 + BDCOM-0ubuntu8_amd64.deb
    install this package

If you don’t have live usb key or live CD, connect your computer to ethernet (wire) to install same package as above.

I hope it will work for you.