I am a Linux beginner. I have installed Linux Mint. The network connection is not working (neither wired nor wireless). I downloaded a file for the wireless driver "broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2" and now I want to install hoping that my wireless will work. How can I install that file without using internet ? If there is any other way to make my Network work (wireless and wired), please share. My Network shows "Networking disabled"
It's an archive file. Extract it from the terminal with:
Then browse to the extracted files. I think you will find a README file that explains how to install the driver.
A guide is here - it's for Ubuntu but might work for Linuxmint - give it a shot ;-)
The general convention for installing from .tar.bz files is:
Note that this is only a convention, some software may have slightly or even completely different steps. Also, you'll (usually) need gcc, etc. installed, which may be tricky if you don't have Internet on the box.