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    no wifi on macbook 2009

    installed xenial on hard drive partition. cant get it to recognize the internal wifi.

    the output from lspci is:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)
    00:00.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
    00:03.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge (rev b3)
    00:03.1 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
    00:03.2 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 SMBus (rev b1)
    00:03.3 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
    00:03.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
    00:03.5 Co-processor: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Co-processor (rev b1)
    00:04.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
    00:04.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
    00:06.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
    00:06.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
    00:08.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)
    00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge (rev b1)
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 Ethernet (rev b1)
    00:0b.0 SATA controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 AHCI Controller (rev b1)
    00:10.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
    00:15.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
    00:16.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C79 [GeForce 9400M G] (rev b1)
    04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): LSI Corporation FW533 [TrueFire] PCIe 1394a Controller (rev 07)
    Last edited by c1henry; December 16th, 2019 at 12:13 AM.

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    Re: no wifi on macbook 2009

    Moved to Apple Hardware

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    Re: no wifi on macbook 2009

    Your issue is most likely the broadcom chipset BCM43xxx. It requires a firmware install on every startup -- there is a ubuntu/debian package for that, that does the startup install.
    Read here:
    https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ow-4175600634/
    Or, search for BCM-43 installer

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