[SOLVED] WiFi gone after kernel upgrade!!!

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    #1 prashantsays, Dec 22, 2016
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    First of all i am a noob when it comes to linux. Wifi was working fine in 4.4.x but after installing 4.8.x kernel even the switch to on/off WiFi is gone. I googled a lot as i believe in disturbing anyone only n only when its almost necessary. I learned about a bit about "dkms" but couldn't do anything by myself due to lack of knowledge about this stuff.

    my wireless card is : Broadcomm BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
    default driver is installed : bcmwl-kernel-source
    version: 6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu8
    Broadcomm 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
    operating system : my beloved mint 18
    cpu : Pentium N3540 (Baytrail)
     
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