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#1 2013-11-10 15:15:41

Registered: 2013-11-10
Posts: 15

Setting up wifi on my Acer Aspire V5-121 ?

I have an Acer Aspire V5-121, which was running Kubuntu 13.04. I recently repartitioned and installed the latest 64 bit Crunchbang linux on it. On booting up after installation, I noticed that I couldnt connect to my Wifi network. I setup the network connection as a new connection, inputting details of the network, as was setup on Ubuntu. However, I get no network connection.

I believe the kernel does not recognize my network card. I would appreciate any help setting up Wifi on the netbook. The distro is very fast, bootup is unbelievably quick. If only I could setup network on it, I could finally use it as my main OS.

The wifi card is a Broadcom 802.11n.

Last edited by joelgm (2013-11-10 15:31:37)


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#2 2013-11-10 15:42:24

#! Junkie
From: In a time-warp to 2002!
Registered: 2012-11-11
Posts: 488

Re: Setting up wifi on my Acer Aspire V5-121 ?

Welcome joelgm , and thanks for flying #!

execute the following commands which wil determine your machine WNIC , and paste the output into a 'Code' tag please :

~$ uname -a
~$ lspci -nn | grep Network
~$ nm-tool
~$ lsmod 
~$ rfkill list all 

# sudo apt-get install rfkill , if it's not installed.

Edit: update codes --> into 'code' tags .. as peer dura's request!  8)

Last edited by benginm (2013-11-10 18:52:39)


#3 2013-11-10 17:37:17

Bloated Gimp
From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: Setting up wifi on my Acer Aspire V5-121 ?

^Shouldn't all code go in code tags? wink


#4 2013-11-11 13:15:01

Registered: 2013-11-10
Posts: 15

Re: Setting up wifi on my Acer Aspire V5-121 ?

Thanks for trying to help, guys. I solved it by installing the wl module as per Debian wiki.


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