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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirkzobb View Post
    Hi, I switched the switch. Tried before but nothing happened. What was the problem? Conflicting drivers?
    Exactly. For your device 14e4:4311, you had the STA driver wl; you wanted b43 and it's required firmware package; after which you needed to turn the radio on with the switch.

    Glad it's working.
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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    @Peripetilja--I know I sound like a stuck record, but did you switch the switch or what?
    When I switch the switch I can see/hide my network connection, but the light stays orange all the time and is still unable to connect.
    Could it be that WiFi is disabled in BIOS?

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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    Could it be that WiFi is disabled in BIOS?
    Not if you can see your network. The light is relatively unimportant; some drivers handle the light or LED correctly and some not at all.

    Studying...
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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Not if you can see your network. The light is relatively unimportant; some drivers handle the light or LED correctly and some not at all.

    Studying...
    I was decived by the light at first and almost wrote there's no difference although there is one.
    Waiting for your instructions.

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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    I have read a very few cases where the STA driver works for your device 14e4:4727 where brcmsmac does not. Even more puzzling, one case where only the latest compiled version from Broadcom works. Let's try first the default Ubuntu version:
    Code:
    sudo su
    apt-get install brcmwl-kernel-source
    echo "blacklist brcmsmac" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    echo "blacklist bcma" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    modprobe -r brcmsmac
    modprobe wl
    exit
    How about now? Will it connect and stay connected?

    It may take a reboot.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    Code:
    apt-get install brcmwl-kernel-source
    Gave me this error
    Code:
    E: Unable to locate package brcmwl-kernel-source
    Code:
    modprobe wl
    Gave me this
    Code:
    FATAL:Module wl not found.

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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    "What a drag it is getting old." --Mick Jagger

    Sorry, I meant:
    Code:
    bcmwl-kernel-source
    Please try again.
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    Re: Proprietary wireless driver problems

    It is working! \o/

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