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    Running a Broadcom BCM42143 wireless adapter on Kubuntu 20.04

    I had given up being able to use this device, which is the internal wireless adapter on my 64bit system. The driver for this does NOT work.

    By chance, and not deliberately, I had turned on the eno1 adapter (that is the Ethernet port). And now the Broadcom wireless device is active and working! Wheee!

    I no longer need to use an external wireless adapter to get internet connections. I'm a happy camper.

    For anyone else who has this problem with the Broadcom BCM43142 wireless adapter, I found the eno1 enable toggle in the configuration settings for the Network Monitor widget which I had placed on my desktop.

    I found not other locations which offer the ability to toggle eno1 on/off. It might exist, but I could not find it.

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    That's weird, but it's good that you have it working! I'll have to remember that on.

    So there's a word or two for something like that: supercal ... (blah, blah)

    Anyway, it's happiness!
    I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.
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