I never expected to struggle this mightily with Linux, but I'm fairly close to giving up completely. I am switching from Win7 and I'm fairly proficient with a PC. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 & I haven't seen a hint of a wifi network available since. I just ran several commands found on another post that might help troubleshoot. please let me know if you can find something. Nothing has worked and I've been at it for a few hours now. b43-fwcutter process etc etc. nothing is working. here's those commands:


lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net

02:05.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Linksys WMP54G v2 802.11g PCI Adapter [1737:0014]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
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02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family LAN Controller [8086:27dc] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2a22]
Kernel driver in use: e100





lsusb

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:a700 Standard Microsystems Corp. 2 Port Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c248 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c249 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
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
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub



lsmod Module Size Used by
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32049 1
cx88_blackbird 23475 0
cx2341x 28284 1 cx88_blackbird
snd_emu10k1_synth 17294 0
snd_emux_synth 42804 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi 13421 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul 13660 1 snd_emux_synth
tuner_simple 22369 1
tuner_types 24319 1 tuner_simple
tda9887 13907 1
tda8290 22430 0
tea5767 13254 0
tuner 27382 2
microcode 22804 0
cx8800 38588 1 cx88_blackbird
snd_emu10k1 152374 3 snd_emu10k1_synth
b43 369857 0
psmouse 95595 0
snd_hda_intel 33492 2
snd_ac97_codec 134316 1 snd_emu10k1
ac97_bus 12767 1 snd_ac97_codec
mac80211 540032 1 b43
cx8802 18962 1 cx88_blackbird
cx88xx 88546 3 cx88_blackbird,cx8800,cx8802
snd_hda_codec 134213 2 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
serio_raw 13216 0
rc_core 22331 1 cx88xx
cfg80211 206797 2 b43,mac80211
bcma 35657 1 b43
tveeprom 21250 1 cx88xx
v4l2_common 16421 5 cx88_blackbird,cx2341x,tuner,cx8800,cx88xx
snd_pcm 96668 5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_intel,snd_a c97_codec,snd_hda_codec
videodev 120310 6 cx88_blackbird,cx2341x,tuner,cx8800,cx88xx,v4l2_co mmon
lpc_ich 17062 0
snd_util_mem 14118 2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 17699 3 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_codec
btcx_risc 13641 3 cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx
videobuf_dma_sg 19306 4 cx88_blackbird,cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx
videobuf_core 26023 5 cx88_blackbird,cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx,videobuf_dma_s g
snd_seq_midi 13325 0
joydev 17458 0
snd_rawmidi 30513 3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14900 2 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61555 5 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,s nd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29426 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14498 5 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_midi,snd_raw midi,snd_seq
mac_hid 13206 0
rfcomm 46620 0
bnep 18141 2
parport_pc 32689 1
ppdev 17074 0
bluetooth 209249 10 rfcomm,bnep
lp 17760 0
parport 46346 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
snd 78921 21 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi, snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_intel,snd_ac97_codec,snd_hda_c odec,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_tim er,snd_seq_device
radeon 895730 3
ttm 83596 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 49113 1 radeon
drm 288721 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
soundcore 15048 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18485 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_algo_bit 13414 2 cx88xx,radeon
usb_storage 48834 0
hid_generic 12541 0
usbhid 46987 0
hid 100411 2 hid_generic,usbhid
ssb 52037 1 b43
e100 40814 0
firewire_ohci 40402 0
firewire_core 64369 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12708 1 firewire_core



iwconfig

eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

rfkill list


sudo iwlist scan

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo Interface doesn't support scanning.



dmesg | grep rt2