How to install Ubuntu 14.04 WiFi on Thinkpad E145

How to install Ubuntu 14.04 Wifi on Lenovo Thinkpad E145 ?

Even though E145 already listed on Ubuntu 14.04 supported OS but still the Wifi was not working unless we install the E145 wifi broadcom’s driver manually.

One way to install the driver is through Ubuntu GUI interface with following steps:

1. Make sure internet connection through Ethernet / UTP cable.

2. Click on “System Settings” and then “Software & Updates”.

3. On the folder of “Ubuntu Software” checked “Community-maintained …”, “Proprietary drivers …”, “Software restricted …”, and unchecked “Cdrom with …”.

4. Click on “Additional Drivers” folder and checked on “Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux …”. See below picture as reference.

5. Click on “Apply Changes”

Ubuntu Software & Updates

Ubuntu – Thinkpad E145 Broadcom Wifi Driver

Wifi setup will promptly appear to choose Wifi and password setup.


[Jkt, 25sep14]