No Wi-Fi options

I am using Zorin OS 15 on a Dell Lattitude D410. Before, I had the option to click on the wifi button in the Taskbar, but now it has disappeared. When I could click on it, ethernet was the only option it gave me. It doesn't provide me with wifi options and I don't know how to fix it. I asked ChatGPT but all the commands it gave me didn't work. I don't know what to do. Can you help me fix this issue? Also, I tried to fix it from this post: Wifi not showing so I could'nt connect with wifi, but when I typed in the first command, it said:

E: Unable to locate package build-essential
E: Package 'git' has no installation candidate
E Package 'dkms' has no installation candidate

That post i 3 years old, things change fast in the Linux world.

Lets see if it reconized:

sudo apt install inxi 
inxi -FA

I would recommend upgrading from Zorin 15 to at least Zorin 16 or 17.

Zorin 15 is no longer supported and does not receive security updates.

I am using 32-bit and 15 is the only one supported.

Here is the system information.

System: Host: akabogu-Latitude-D410 Kernel: 5.4.0-45-generic i686 bits: 32
Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Zorin OS 15.3
Machine: Device: portable System: Dell product: Latitude D410 serial: N/A
Mobo: Dell model: 0P6928 serial: N/A
BIOS: Dell v: A02 date: 02/03/2005
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB
speed: 1600 MHz (max)
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.8 )
drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2
version: 1.4 Mesa 20.0.8
Audio: Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
driver: snd_intel8x0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.4.0-45-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCIE
driver: tg3
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: 00:12:3f:21:63:67
Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection
driver: ipw2200
IF: wlp2s3 state: down mac: 00:13:ce:83:f3:3f
Drives: HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (19.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MHT2040A size: 40.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 36G used: 7.2G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 28.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 131 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 241.0/481.9MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

Just a recommendation but you should move to Debian 12 Bookworm or a derivative like MX Linux or Linux Mint Debian Edition. They all still have 32-bit support with security updates.

I think Debian and downstream derivatives will eventually discontinue 32-bit support too but at least for now it is an option.

The reason I think MX Linux or Linux Mint Debian Edition would be good choices they are relatively easy to install and come with good tools and customization.

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@C141ZorinOS makes a good and valid suggestion. However, if you prefer to continue using Zorin OS 15, we can still try troubleshooting. GIT, DKMS and build-essential are definitely in the Bionic repos. So that the packages were not found suggests a connectivity issue.
Broadcom drivers are funny- you may have some luck with this post:

I wish to carry on using Zorin because Dell Latitude D410s are quite old so LMDE does not work on it and neither does Debian.