Ubuntu – Wifi not working after reboot

18.04broadcomdriversnetworking

I am posting this thread after trying all the solutions provided in the forums but it does not work for me.

These are the step that I have taken:

1- installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (with all the updates)

2- wifi not working, so I run sudo apt purge bcmwl-kernel-source ,reboot, then run sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

The Wifi started working, but when I reboot the computer it stops working again.

I added these to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf but still no luck:

-blacklist brcmsmac

-blacklist bcma

-blacklist ssb

-blacklist b43

what exactly am I doing wrong?

Thanks.

Best Answer

I finally found the solution.

It's weird but it was a simple grub update.

"wl" was the driver that worked for me after installing the bcmwl-kernel-source. the problem is that the installation modifies /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-38-generic so that the driver that would be detected after reboot would stay wl, however my OS was booting from /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-24-generic where it was detecting "bcma-pci" instead of "wl". to solve that problem I run a simple grub update so that my OS will be booting from the new initrd.img-4.15.0-38-generic.