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April 19th, 2009, 05:01 AM
I have Ubuntu 8.10, and a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g wireless card. I have a Dell XPS M1530.
I went to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, activated the Broadcom STA Wireless Driver, and restarted the computer.

BUT, when I click the network icon in the top-right corner the only things listed are:
Wired Network (greyed)
Auto eth0 (greyed)
VPN connections ->

My wireless network is working (I am accessing the net with a different laptop)

Can anyone help me?

April 19th, 2009, 05:21 PM
I have a problem with same chip on Dell inspiron 1545.

Chip info on my machine:

description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 00:23:4e:a2:37:6e
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion= latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

Neither the official nor the free driver works for me.

Jockey tries to use proprietary driver but always stalls or ignores the request - it never works.

I'm about to try using an ndiswrapper driver instead.

I'll let you know how I get on.

I'm using kubuntu 8.10 64bit.

April 20th, 2009, 03:46 AM
OK, please keep me posted.