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jthompson99
April 30th, 2011, 11:21 PM
I already tried the following:

Synaptic Package Managers > Search Firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > click mark > click install

sudo lshw -c network
sudo lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

Synaptic Package Managers > search Broadcom > Mark the 3 unmarked packages

System Admin > Hardware > Additional Drivers > STA


None of this worked.

I need some help getting this worked, I've been off Windows and On Ubuntu for about 6 months now and I don't want to go back.

Thanks.

chili555
May 1st, 2011, 01:09 AM
sudo lshw -C networkThat's an upper case C. So what was the result?

jthompson99
May 1st, 2011, 05:19 PM
That's an upper case C. So what was the result?

Ok, so I did it again with an uppercase "C" and this is the result.
This is really, really annoying, I've been using Ubuntu for 6 months now and I "upgrade" to the latest version and now I can't use my computer, this is pathetic. I can't believe they released this "upgrade".

*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN

vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

resources: memory:60400000-60403fff

*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:08:08.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10

serial: 00:16:d4:9e:7d:ef
size: 10Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation

configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28
duplex=half latency=32 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:16 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d0100000-d01000ff

northd_tech
May 1st, 2011, 06:34 PM
sudo lshw -c network
sudo lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

Synaptic Package Managers > search Broadcom > Mark the 3 unmarked packages

System Admin > Hardware > Additional Drivers > STA

Your Broadcom 4311 is one that is specifically recommended with the STA driver:


These packages contain Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-based hardware. There are different tars for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 CPU architectures. Make sure that you download the appropriate tar because the hybrid binary file must be of the appropriate architecture type. The hybrid binary file is agnostic to the specific version of the Linux kernel because it is designed to perform all interactions with the operating system through operating-system-specific files and an operating system abstraction layer file. All Linux operating-system-specific code is provided in source form, making it possible to retarget to different kernel versions and fix operating system related issues.
NOTE: You must read the LICENSE.TXT file in the lib directory before using this software.
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

So which 3 Broadcom packages do you currently have installed under the Synaptic Package Manager?

My working STA wireless connection with a "4328" Broadcom lists these only under Synaptic Package Manager:


bcmwl-kernel-source
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source
b43-fwcutter
bcmwl-modaliases
It might be helpful to post the results of these terminal commands:


lsmod

cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

EDIT: It also might be worth watching this [likely related] Broadcom 4313 "STA" thread:

Ubuntu 11.04 - Broadcom STA Wireless Driver Install fail - Broadcom BCM4313
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1742091

ndefontenay
May 1st, 2011, 06:36 PM
I don't know if you considered it or if you can't, but I've had no wireless as well.

I've backed up my data and did a clean install. Problem fixed.

collisionystm
May 1st, 2011, 06:42 PM
I already tried the following:

Synaptic Package Managers > Search Firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > click mark > click install

sudo lshw -c network
sudo lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

Synaptic Package Managers > search Broadcom > Mark the 3 unmarked packages

System Admin > Hardware > Additional Drivers > STA


None of this worked.

I need some help getting this worked, I've been off Windows and On Ubuntu for about 6 months now and I don't want to go back.

Thanks.

Here you go buddy. Follow these directions and the run the driver program that comes with ubuntu. It worked for me.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1742147

jthompson99
May 2nd, 2011, 05:06 AM
Here you go buddy. Follow these directions and the run the driver program that comes with ubuntu. It worked for me.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1742147


Thanks for the help man, but I tried it and it didn't work.

This is unreal to me that they release an update that basically cripples your computer.

jthompson99
May 4th, 2011, 03:15 PM
I guess I am going to have to reinstall Ubuntu because there is no fix for the upgrade disabling your wireless adapter. That is really, really sad. Maybe this is part of the reason why Windows is still dominating.