Broadcom STA Driver must be reactivated each time to connect
Firstly: I've had a look through some of the other Broadcom/Wireless issues before posting.
All networking was fine in 8.10 for the last year and nothing had to done to make it work (ethernet, wireless & 3G). I skipped 9.04.
First week with Karmic I was just using ethernet.
After a fresh install, while visiting my ill mother last week I realised the wireless wasn't working.
I installed the two suggested Broadcom Drivers, (STA & B43).
Activating B43 didn't work, but STA did.
However the next time I restarted, STA was still activated but wireless wasn't working.
After some fiddling around I realised I had to activate B43A, (which did nothing), then reactivate STA.
This situation has continued.
STA only works if I activate B43A first, <then> (re-)activate STA.
(BTW, sometimes doing this crashes the laptop to power-off state.)
My Broadcom is BCM4322 which, I've read doesn't have a specific driver but the legacy should run it. Recall it's worked fine for the last year.
The wireless button state seems also to make no difference (to enabling wireless).
Any ideas or suggestions?
Last edited by Donalb; November 17th, 2009 at 11:56 PM.
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