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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, it looks like you installed the driver for this card in additional drivers if so please do this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then run this command and watch for errors.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    After it intalls disconnect your wired connection and restart your computer.

    This did the trick for me as well, thanks!

    One note: I tried these instructions while running off a usb drive, but firmware-b43-installer couldn't be found (b43-fwcutter was located and installed). I then did a clean install of 11.10 on my Inspiron E1705, followed the instructions above, and voila! Moral to story: this might not work with a live CD or USB... you may have to do a full install. Thanks so much!!
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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Hi La Noche, try this please:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
    Then disconnect your wired connection and restart your computer.
    Thank you

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, it looks like you installed the driver for this card in additional drivers if so please do this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then run this command and watch for errors.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    After it intalls disconnect your wired connection and restart your computer.
    Thanks wildemanne39.

    A follow up question: Is there a way I can install these so the only way I can do the 'apt-get install' step without being connected on that laptop? My ethernet port is physically damaged, but I have other laptops at home.

    I downloaded some .deb files in a second laptop, and copied the files over using usb. However, I don't know how to install these, or even if these are sufficient.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by garvinrick4 View Post
    This sounds interesting; let me try it. If it doesn't work, I suppose I can manually edit blacklist.conf and undo the 'blacklisting' operation.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Hi LostInTheSnow, that will not work for your wireless card.

    Download the b43zip file to your usb flash drive then drag and drop the file to your ubuntu desktop. Right-click it and select Extract Here. Open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo cp Desktop/b43/*  /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo rmmod -f b43
    sudo rmmod -f ssb
    sudo modprobe b43
    The the code one line at a time.
    Thank you
    Last edited by Wild Man; February 10th, 2013 at 06:58 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousmic24 View Post
    I may not be the original poster, but this fixed my similar situation. Thanks so much!!!
    This solved the wireless on my Dell Inspiron 1720 when I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 (not a clean install, upgrade).

    Thanks for Posting the info!

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi LostInTheSnow, that will not work for your wireless card.

    Download the b43zip file to your usb flash drive then drag and drop the file to your ubuntu desktop. Right-click it and select Extract Here. Open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo cp Desktop/b43/*  /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo rmmod -f b43
    sudo rmmod -f ssb
    sudo modprobe b43
    The the code one line at a time.
    Thank you
    Yes, this worked for me too. And you were right, the broadcomm instructions didn't apply to me (sudo insmod wl.ko resulted in error message: can't read 'wl.ko': No such file or directory

    thanks!

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    Unhappy Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    hi
    I'm using Ubuntu for the first time,but I saw the wifi problem for other users happening after upgrading to 11.10, so after my many searches,I'm going to downgrade if mmy problem doesn't solve
    so,please help me on this

    Lenovo-Ideapad U330
    Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN

    I downloaded the .ucode driver (iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1) and copied it to /lib/firmware but it didn't work

    I also tried Windows Wireless Driver app

    what is the problem?
    please help me

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    This thread has been broadcom cards and drivers.

    Lenovo-Ideapad U330
    Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN
    As I understand if having iwlagn problem in oneiric, see post #42
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1862484&page=5
    Remember hence where you come and pass it down.
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