hey ppl, i think i'm about to go mad, there's thousands of threads about broadcom wireless and linux problems, none helps me!
lenovo s10-3s, there's a win7 partition on it, and it's using the broadcom wireless/ethernet/bt combination....wl is the bcm4313
i've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, everything worked fine
upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 networking started acting strange and it still is doing the same, although i upgraded (via alternate iso) to 11.10 and up to 12.04 by now - no use!
in 11.04 i still had the broadcom sta proprietary driver installed, but that wasn't making any difference
it looks like this:
and i cannot enable wireless, it always disables itself after i click it......in some of the mentioned distros it would 'stay' enabled, but it wouldn't 'be' enabled as well, it would still say "wireless is disabled" as in the picture above, and wouldn't show me any networks, regardless of my position relative to router.....and you probably guessed it by now, my ethernet isn't working either, and it wasn't working under any of the last three mentioned distros, just like the wireless, so i wasn't able to go online with it at all since upgrade to 11.04
from what i've managed to figure reading all the thousands of threads on related issues so far, i'd probably be best installing the broadcom sta driver in my current distro, where it's not provided anymore, and i'd have to compile it
i've never ever managed to compile one single driver or program from a tarball (been using ubuntu for some three years now, but still bad at it, sorry), but i am always willing to try again..........however, this time i don't even have internet on the machine! i don't think it's impossible, but i couldn't find a way to do it offline
please, whoever tries to offer any kind of solution to my problem: please, please, consider the fact that i cannot use package manager, apt-get and similar and simply draw whatever may be needed, as i have absolutely no internet connection.....i can still go online with my win7 partition, and i also have another machine with 10.10 on it, and that's where i'm writing from right now, but within the 12.04 on the problem machine there is no communication with the outside world
i presume we're gonna need some outputs from my machine, i can provide whatever you ask, just tell me what to punch in to the terminal and i'll be at it in no time!
i am really really hoping someone can help me with this