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I've just installed eOS on to a HP Steam laptop which was extremely slow on Windows.

eOS was installed as the primary OS, no dual boot, and I selected the option to completely wipe the hard drive.

I have absolutely no internet connection and I also have no idea how to boot into the BIOS on this laptop.

I tried following this guide - Wireless Internet Connection - Loki new (clean) install - terminal told me that it can't find the WiFi device.

That's as far as I've got. I'm not even sure I can reinstall Windows at this point as I don't know how to access the BIOS on this laptop so I'm in pretty dire need of some help. All I can think of to do is install a WiFi driver from USB but I don't know the first thing about doing this.

Thanks in advance.

  • If dsSTORM's answer doesn't help, you can buy/borrow a USB wifi adapter to get access till you can fix the problem. – etim sim Mar 5 at 23:52
  • I suggest one of the inexpensive USB-Ethernet adapters. – Captain Caffeine Apr 2 at 12:55
  • You can download from other device and install on your computer in most cases. For example its easy to install Broadcom driver which is easily found by a little googling but finding a realtek one can be a little problematic. I think its best to have one usb adapter for ethernet in that case. I hope your problem is solved already. – Hasan Apr 18 at 5:24
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    You can try tethering your phone with USB and using it to connect to the internet. That is the method I used to avoid using an ethernet port. – Lurch Aug 16 at 13:27
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Your laptop has one of the infamous broadcom wireless chips. You can try the answers here

  • Your contribution is much appreciated, Please try adding appropriate answer here and leave a source link. – Hasan Sep 19 at 21:12
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TRY using USB theathering from mobile phone

  • Welcome! You are great addition to the community. Please try to make answer a little more informative with steps to do what you have suggested. – Hasan Sep 19 at 21:11

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