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Trouble getting wifi to work running the Live USB


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First off, the disrto I am trying to run is Netrunner-rolling-2018.08-64bit. The laptop I am using is an Asus ROG G750JW
that I bought in 2014. The pc loads up just fine from the usb. But when I check for a network conection, the wiress does not show up or when I goto Edit your Network Connections, it does not shoe up there either.
I goto the Hardware Detection in System settings and it detects the adapter (BCM4352 802.11 Wireless Network Adaper (Broadcom)) but when I try to install the network-broadcom-wl driver, it fails. I did once connect the ethernet cable to the laptop and it did sucessfully make the changes, but the adapter still did not show up and the wireless still did not work.
Does anyone have an idea what be going on?
I am guessing that I may need to install Netrunner first inorder for the chsnges to take affect, but I am not sure. Just to let you know, I did try the usb on a newer laptop and it (the wireless) did work out just fine on that machine.
My hardware info:

live@live-pc:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: live-pc Kernel: 4.14.0-3-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.2 (Qt 5.9.2)
Distro: Netrunner 18.03 - Idolon
Machine: Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: G750JW v: 1.0 serial: N/A
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G750JW v: 1.0 serial: N/A
UEFI: American Megatrends v: G750JW.206 date: 04/26/2013
Battery BAT0: charge: 67.6 Wh 90.4% condition: 74.8/89.2 Wh (84%) model: ASUSTeK G750-59 status: Discharging
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-4700HQ (-MT-MCP-) arch: Haswell rev.3 cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19155
clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 798 MHz 2: 798 MHz 3: 798 MHz 4: 798 MHz 5: 798 MHz 6: 799 MHz
7: 798 MHz 8: 798 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GK106M [GeForce GTX 765M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.01hz
OpenGL: renderer: NVE6 version: 4.3 Mesa 17.3.6 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 NVIDIA GK106 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.0-3-amd64
Network: Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac:
Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-)
ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST2000LM003_HN size: 2000.4GB temp: 21C
ID-2: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB temp: 0C
ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Cruzer_Glide size: 125.5GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.8G used: 61M (1%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 40.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 225 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 629.9/15961.9MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.181) inxi: 2.3.56
live@live-pc:~$


#2

Interesting machine. Btw. you posted that in the 2016.1 subforum. Maybe it is better suited for the General “Rolling Ongoing” subforum as you clearly run a newer version :slight_smile:

Yeah if you only run it as a live media it will not really work. You need to have it installed as replacing or installing drivers and loading them especially when it also comes to special proprietary firmware that those broadcom drivers have to load needs a restart of the system to load the new driver.
If you are running from live all your changes will be lost (like the installation of the wifi driver) so it can’t work.