View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help! Latest update as broken my wireless (again)

January 17th, 2009, 04:32 PM
I complete the updates about once a week so this is very recent. A very recent update has broken my wireless (broadcom BCM4318 ). Symptom is wireless light is on but no wireless networks are detected.


Roaming is set in network tools.
ifconfig shows wlan0, wmaster0 but no packets sent or received
Attempt manual config has no effect
modprobe -l | grep bcm shows:


Restricted hardware drivers shows BC43 driver enabled and in use

I struggled through the days of fiesty and gutsy and ndiswrapper and bfwcutter and was appreciative and thrilled when hardy did this automatically (although I had to circle round and install hardy from scratch as updating to hardy did not get the wireless working.)

This has happened on two previous updates to Hardy and I can usually mess around and get it working. But this time I'm stumped.

Can anybody help?


P.S. uname -r gives 2.6.24-23-generic

January 18th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Hmmm fixed. It seems that wpa_supplicant was not running. I went into /etc/wpa_supplicant and ran ./ifupdown.sh and it all started working.

Curious thing is, it continued working over a reboot.