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    Acer Aspire 5516 with BCM4312

    Having problems with 12.04. 10.04 worked great. Have upgraded to 12.04 and am having problems as others with bcm. Tried both the STA and b43 drivers. Currently have b43 installed. Still getting disconnected. Tried different routers same issue. Can someone assist. Thanks for your help.

    cat /etc/lsb-release;uname -a
    DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=13
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=maya
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 13 Maya"
    Linux Acer5516 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. T77H030.00 Wireless Mini PCIe Card [105b:e003]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    --
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8132 Fast Ethernet [1969:1062] (rev c0)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:0213]
    Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 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

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    joydev 17393 0
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 174055 1
    snd_hda_intel 32765 3
    snd_hda_codec 109562 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 80845 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    rfcomm 38139 0
    parport_pc 32114 0
    bnep 17830 2
    bluetooth 158438 10 rfcomm,bnep
    ppdev 12849 0
    sparse_keymap 13658 0
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    binfmt_misc 17292 1
    snd_rawmidi 25424 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    radeon 729591 2
    snd_timer 28931 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    arc4 12473 2
    snd 62064 15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,sn d_seq_device
    ttm 65344 1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper 45466 1 radeon
    psmouse 87140 0
    drm 197692 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    b43 342643 0
    serio_raw 13027 0
    k8temp 12905 0
    soundcore 14635 1 snd
    sp5100_tco 13495 0
    mac80211 436455 1 b43
    snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_piix4 13093 0
    i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 radeon
    cfg80211 178679 2 b43,mac80211
    shpchp 32325 0
    video 19068 0
    wmi 18744 0
    ati_agp 13242 0
    bcma 25651 1 b43
    mac_hid 13077 0
    lp 17455 0
    parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    pata_atiixp 12999 0
    atl1c 36718 0
    ssb 50691 1 b43
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    Re: Acer Aspire 5516 with BCM4312

    Did you install the low power version of b43 installer? See the first line under the box on this page.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=584

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    I installed firmware-b43-lpphy-installer

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    Re: Acer Aspire 5516 with BCM4312

    Have you figured out a fix for this issue yet?

    I have installed 12.04 and 12.10... same thing. I seemed to have tried every possible scenario...

    - Enabled LAN and setting it's boot priority first in the BIOS.
    - Removed the STA driver and installing the b43-lpphy driver.
    - Removing the default Network manager and installing Wicd.

    No luck for me with the Acer Aspire 5516.

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    No one able or willing to help. Ended up re-installing 10.04. It is supported until April 2013. 10.04 installed flawlessly found the wireless and worked immediately. Pretty sad that 12.04 is broken and no will fix it. Others have suggested purchasing a USB wireless device that is supported by 12.04. Will probably do that next April. I spent hours and hours reloading, modifying settings etc and finaly gave up. Sorry I couldn't be of help. If I remember next April I'll add to this thread what USB wireless device ended up working.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 5516 with BCM4312

    This really stinks. It's been driving me mad for over a week.

    How is 10.04 compared to 12.04?

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    10.04 is great. Some software isn't as new, such as Open Office vs Libre Office, but it still does what I need it to do. When the Aspire was originally purchased the first thing I did was replace Vista with Ubuntu. Haven't regretted it one bit.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 5516 with BCM4312

    Maybe I'll give it a try, but before that, I am going to try installing the Windows driver with ndiswrapper.

    Fyi, I posted a thread of my woes thus far.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12206528

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    Re: Acer Aspire 5516 with BCM4312

    Is there another version newer than 10.04 that you know will work?

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    Exclamation Precise "Pain golin" wireless problems

    Quote Originally Posted by FoAlBo View Post
    No one able or willing to help. Ended up re-installing 10.04. It is supported until April 2013. 10.04 installed flawlessly found the wireless and worked immediately. Pretty sad that 12.04 is broken and no will fix it. Others have suggested purchasing a USB wireless device that is supported by 12.04. Will probably do that next April. I spent hours and hours reloading, modifying settings etc and finally gave up. Sorry I couldn't be of help. If I remember next April I'll add to this thread what USB wireless device ended up working.
    I agree with the above statement, sadly looks like the "Precise pangolin" developers team has dropped the ball on their own end zone, I see it that bad. This is disappointing for all of us who have believed in the ubuntu project. There are a lot of request about this and none have given a real solution. Please get serious and make 12.04 the great operating system ubuntu deserves to be.

    This is the output I get from the commands you request from us, I hope you can give 12.04 a reliable solution once for all.

    lflores@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    lflores@ubuntu:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev c4)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5289 (rev 01)
    02:00.2 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 0a)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
    lflores@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C network

    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0.2
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.2
    logical name: eth0
    version: 0a
    serial: 20:6a:8a:85:05:0d
    size: 10Mbit/s
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
    resources: irq:42 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0404000-f0404fff memory:f0400000-f0403fff
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    product: AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: wlan0
    version: 01
    serial: 44:6d:57:ed:bd:89
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.2.0-32-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.67 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
    resources: irq:19 memory:f0500000-f057ffff memory:dfa00000-dfa0ffff
    lflores@ubuntu:~$
    lflores@ubuntu:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    pci_stub 12622 1
    vboxpci 23200 0
    vboxnetadp 25670 0
    vboxnetflt 23441 0
    vboxdrv 320210 3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
    parport_pc 32866 0
    ppdev 17113 0
    rfcomm 47604 0
    bnep 18281 2
    bluetooth 180104 10 rfcomm,bnep
    lp 17799 0
    parport 46562 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    binfmt_misc 17540 1
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36475 1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 73988 1
    joydev 17693 0
    acer_wmi 28418 0
    sparse_keymap 13890 1 acer_wmi
    uvcvideo 72627 0
    videodev 98259 1 uvcvideo
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 17128 1 videodev
    snd_hda_intel 39352 0
    snd_hda_codec 139457 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
    snd_hwdep 13668 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 97188 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13324 0
    snd_rawmidi 30748 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
    wmi 19256 1 acer_wmi
    snd_seq 61896 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer 29990 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14540 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd 78855 10 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse 97443 0
    serio_raw 13211 0
    arc4 12529 2
    soundcore 15091 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    mac_hid 13253 0
    ath9k 132390 0
    i915 473298 4
    mac80211 506816 1 ath9k
    ath9k_common 14053 1 ath9k
    ath9k_hw 411151 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    ath 24067 3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    mei 41616 0
    drm_kms_helper 46978 1 i915
    cfg80211 205544 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    drm 241921 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13423 1 i915
    video 19596 1 i915
    r8169 62099 0
    lflores@ubuntu:~$

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