How can I get Ubuntu 10.4 Wifi driver for an Acer E1-531

Anonymous November 24, 2013
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How can i get running Wifi in acer Aspire E1-531?

  1. Tata D
    November 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Best you can upgrading your system from current os of ubuntu 10.4 to 12.04.3 LTS it can help u a lot and this free os of 12.04.3 LTS can end in by 2017 upto you wont have any troble
    By using your intenet connections
    Step 1:Open terminal by hold down Ctrl+Alt+T key
    Step2:Type sudo apt-get update click enter and enter your password of root user it will fetch some of files to your system
    Step3:Type sudo apt-get upgrade.
    then it will download some pakages and automatically it can install in to your system by changing the newer version

    • Bruce E
      November 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Step 3 is wrong in this case. 'sudo apt-get upgrade' will just install any updated packages for the currently installed distro release. What you need here in order to upgrade the distribution itself to a new version is 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.' The version you upgrade to here also depends on settings in Update Manager. If it is set to 'lts', it will upgrade you to the latest long-term support version. If it is set to 'normal,' it will upgrade you to the latest version released (not necessarily a LTS version).

  2. Bruce E
    November 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Official support for 10.04 LTS ended May 9th, so you may want to consider upgrading the OS to a currently supported version such as 12.04 LTS which will be supported until 2017. It is possible that the required drivers already exist in its repositories.

  3. Hovsep A
    November 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    maybe this can help?
    open a terminal: type
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    after finishing type:
    sudo modprobe wl

    Package bcmwl-kernel-source
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=bcmwl-kernel-source

  4. dragonmouth
    November 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    If you know what WiFi chipset is used, you can download the driver from Ubuntu repositories. You can also try upgrading to the Ubuntu 13.10.