My wi-fi stopped working. I used to have this problem from time to time and service network-manager restart was always enough to fix it, but after system update the wi-fi doesn't work at all even after reboot.

The network manager doesn't see any posible wi-fi connections.

I tried this to repair it: How can I fix Networking, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, not being available after update? but it didn't help. I assume it is similar problem, but the solution is for older versions. Can you pleas help me to repair my wi-fi again? The internet connection via ethernet works fine.

  • Are you going through a VPN?
    – pretz
    Feb 3, 2017 at 15:53
  • No, I am not. Just trying to connect to my home wifi.
    – dannymo
    Feb 3, 2017 at 21:04

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Please go to AppCenter() over an Ethernet connection and click on the installed tab. If you see bcmwl-kernel-source, install it by clicking on free. Your WiFi() should be working again.

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