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    Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    I am new to Ubuntu. My processor is an AMD 64 MIL 28. I have a Broadcom BCM 4318. Here is what i get:

    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    lo no wireless extensions.

    I have tried to load the BCMxx drivers but still have no luck. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    With a wired connection install rfkill and then post result of

    Code:
    rfkill list
    Your device needs the firmware of course which is done with:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Hi ,

    Please open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and execute bellow commands with order. (Active Internet connection required)

    Code:
    wget "http://ubuntuone.com/1kKCgeRTZHszxUdsSEekYz" -O ~/wirelessinfo
    chmod +x wirelessinfo
    sudo ./wirelessinfo
    The last command will produce a file named netinfo.txt inside your /home folder.
    Click on "New Reply" and attach the file. See here on how to attach a file

    Above is a script for debugging proposes. All your sensitive-personal data are hidden for security reasons.

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Here is the results after typing rfkill list:

    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: yes
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: no
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$


    The difference occurs after I toggle between turning the wifi switch on and off. It appears to know I have wifi, but the little wifi light on my laptop will not turn on

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    With a wired connection install rfkill and then post result of

    Code:
    rfkill list
    Your device needs the firmware of course which is done with:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    It looks like I already downloaded the b43 stuff:

    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    [sudo] password for eelkins:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    firmware-b43-installer is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Could you follow the directions posted by NikTh please.
    The information supplied in the netinfo.txt file will help tremendously in diagnosing the issue and allow us to suggest a solution without guessing.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    The below attachment is for: NikTh. It is the netinfo.txt stuff
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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Follow the directions in this post please.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...31&postcount=8

    This should get things working for you.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by noveny View Post
    The below attachment is for: NikTh.
    Is not only for NikTh
    Is for everyone in here who can examine the file and have a conclusion of what is going on.

    So @westie457 examined the file and gave you the appropriate post that includes the possible solution .

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