I have come to this issue since yesterday that the only way I can get internet from using my computer is by sharing my phone's connection via USB. My wifi card seems like it is not even activated.

I am running ElementaryOS Loki and it worked fine until I woke up my computer from sleep mode yesterday.

It should be important to know that I am running a dual boot and that wifi works fine on my Windows 7 system so it is not a hardware issue. When I run lspci -nn | grep -i network I get :

0a:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

I tried updating my network card's drivers but it didn't work, at this point I don't really know what to to to get internet back normally on my computer.. Does any of you know where the issue come from and/or how to fix this? I believe it could be the drivers not installing properly since there are a bunch of errors when I install them, in particular modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.15.0-24-generic which I don't know how to fix.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Broadcom drivers reported to broke for many users after the kernel update.

Take a look at this post: BCM43142 and linux kernel 4.15.0-24-generic


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