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Thread: Yet another 9.10/Broadcom issue

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    Yet another 9.10/Broadcom issue

    I was playing around with Aircrack the other night, and trying to utilise the patches that would allow packet injection, but it wasn't working for me, so I rebooted. After that, though, my wireless card seems to have gone completely haywire. It doesn't show up at all in iwconfig. Before, I had 4 entries: lo, eth0, irda0, and eth1, which was the wireless. Now, only the first three show up.

    This is what it comes up as under lspci:

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    04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
    I've tried a number of solutions I've found online, including doing a cold boot, reinstalling the driver (Broadcom STA) and starting up from a cold boot, and am now trying this approach. Nothing has worked, so far.

    I'm getting really desperate. I need my wireless working for university, which starts shortly, and I might even switch back to Windoze if there's no feasible solution.

    Thanks, guys, for anything you can help with.

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    Re: Yet another 9.10/Broadcom issue

    I'm still something of a new person in this world, however, this is similar to a problem I had with a different card after trying to get things to work.

    I found that I'd managed to tell the utility(?) modprobe to blacklist the driver modules for my card.

    Not sure quite how I did that, (probably some late night capy/paste commands!) but it might be worth checking out /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and using the sudo gedit command to comment out your driver from the list if it's there.

    I found that somehow, new blacklist files (Blacklist~, Blacklist~~) were being created. I think this was caused by adding Ndiswrapper to modprobe (sudo modprobe -a ndiswrapper) ..... So, I removed it (sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper) and deleted the extra blacklists...... all was well.

    Not sure if that's of any help at all......

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    Re: Yet another 9.10/Broadcom issue

    My drivers haven't been blacklisted, I checked that before.

    I'm seriously frustrated. I did something a few minutes ago, got it working of a sort (recognised, at least, in iwconfig), rebooted, and it's all gone to shite again.

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    Re: Yet another 9.10/Broadcom issue

    Also, I can't turn the wireless card on or off, because for some reason, the switch on my case isn't working.

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    Re: Yet another 9.10/Broadcom issue

    I really need to keep an eye on what I do to my system! I did something, I think the openfwwf drivers or something, and everything's working fine now. My wireless connection has even changed over from eth1 to wlan0, which is what I wanted it to be but couldn't work out how to change it before.

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