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    12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    hello, folks!
    i have a dell vostro 1500. i'm dual-booting windows xp and ubuntu 12.04.

    the trouble is, the network menu has no "wireless" option at all. i tried following the directions from the sticky in the "networking & wireless" forum, but it didn't help.

    my wireless driver is a broadcom bcm4311 sta, and it says it's active and working properly.
    any suggestions? thanks so much!

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    Hi, welcome to the forum! Please open a terminal ctrl+alt+t copy and paste the following commands into it one line at a time, then paste the results here:

    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    iwconfig
    rfkill list all
    lsmod
    here by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    thanks for taking the time to lend a hand!

    here's what i got:
    Code:
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"
    Linux lappy 3.2.0-24-generic-pae #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 10:47:59 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
        Kernel driver in use: b44
    --
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]
        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      no wireless extensions.
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    Module                  Size  Used by
    snd_hda_codec_idt      60251  1 
    joydev                 17393  0 
    dell_wmi               12601  0 
    sparse_keymap          13658  1 dell_wmi
    snd_hda_intel          32765  5 
    snd_hda_codec         109562  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    b44                    31364  0 
    snd_pcm                80845  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25424  1 snd_seq_midi
    ssb                    50691  1 b44
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    dell_laptop            13671  0 
    wl                   2646601  0 
    rfcomm                 38139  0 
    bnep                   17830  2 
    parport_pc             32114  0 
    dcdbas                 14098  1 dell_laptop
    bluetooth             158438  10 rfcomm,bnep
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    snd_seq                51567  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28931  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    psmouse                72919  0 
    r852                   17901  0 
    r592                   17808  0 
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    serio_raw              13027  0 
    sm_common              16737  1 r852
    memstick               15857  1 r592
    nand                   49667  2 r852,sm_common
    nand_ids                8547  1 nand
    mtd                    35584  2 sm_common,nand
    nand_bch               13003  1 nand
    bch                    21757  1 nand_bch
    nand_ecc               13070  1 nand
    i915                  414603  3 
    snd                    62064  18 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              14635  1 snd
    lib80211               14040  1 wl
    snd_page_alloc         14108  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    drm_kms_helper         45466  1 i915
    drm                   197692  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 i915
    mac_hid                13077  0 
    wmi                    18744  1 dell_wmi
    video                  19068  1 i915
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    firewire_ohci          40172  0 
    firewire_core          56906  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    sdhci_pci              18324  0 
    sdhci                  28241  1 sdhci_pci
    let me know if any of this helps! (sure is a lot of it, too...)

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    (ignore this post; i'm just signing up to get emailed about the thread)

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    watch for errors, then unlug your wired connection and reboot.
    Thanks

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    that did it! hole in one. thanks so much!

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    Hi, your welcome!, please use thread tools at the top of the page to mark the thread solved.
    Thanks

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    I'm having the same prog with the same chipset (more or less, bcm4311 on an HP laptop). followed the same instructions, and still can't enable wireless ): any ideas?

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    Hi, please post the output of:
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    iwconfig
    rfkill list all
    lsmod
    here by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: 12.04 wireless issue - driver is active, but no networks

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    watch for errors, then unlug your wired connection and reboot.
    Thanks
    I was having same/similar problem with Kubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 5610z laptop with BCM-4311 wireless, and this fixed it perfectly. Thanks so much.

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