can anyone assist me in troubleshooting the issue? I've already tried posts #23 and #27 from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...wl/+bug/732677 and the few commands mentioned above which gave me the LED going live.
What's worrying is that it seems I don't have b43 firmware installed
...@nx6125:~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 15.5 kB of archives.
After this operation, 81.9 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://pl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main b43-fwcutter amd64 1:013-3 [15.5 kB]
Fetched 15.5 kB in 0s (173 kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package b43-fwcutter.
(Reading database ... 153607 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking b43-fwcutter (from .../b43-fwcutter_1%3a013-3_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up b43-fwcutter (1:013-3) ...
...@nx6125:~$ dmesg | grep b43
[ 1462.414214] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
[ 1462.585900] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
[ 1462.775353] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 1462.892103] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 1462.892108] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 1462.892112] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.