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Bucic
May 2nd, 2011, 05:18 PM
related post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1737629

Broadcom wireless is not working. It worked in 10.10 out of the box!

Ubuntu 11.04 x64


I've already tried solutions from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677 , posts #23, #27 and http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/amd64/bcmwl-kernel-source/5.60.246.2+bdcom-0ubuntu3 http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/bcmwl-kernel-source
Later I tried solutions from the topic linked above http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1737629 (downgrading STA driver and firmware (?) and uninstalling b43 fwcutter and firmware installer). It didn't work as a permanent solution so I updated to the latest STA driver and firmware following these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#b43%20-%20Internet%20access


Current situation


...@nx6125:~$ lspci | grep work
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)



...@nx6125:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for hg1:
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
logical name: eth0
version: 03
serial: 00:0f:b0:74:9e:36
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 firmware=5788-v3.26 latency=64 link=no mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:23 memory:d0000000-d000ffff
*-network:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: latency=64
resources: memory:d0010000-d0011fff



...@nx6125:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 17565 1
snd_atiixp_modem 19128 5
snd_atiixp 20072 2
snd_ac97_codec 134270 2 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp
ac97_bus 12730 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 96625 5 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
pcmcia 49166 0
snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
joydev 17606 0
radeon 982197 2
snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ttm 76664 1 radeon
snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27846 0
tifm_7xx1 13042 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18372 1 yenta_socket
tifm_core 15654 1 tifm_7xx1
drm_kms_helper 42136 1 radeon
psmouse 73535 0
hp_wmi 13706 0
serio_raw 13166 0
video 19438 0
drm 227495 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13400 1 radeon
pcmcia_core 22569 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
edac_core 53845 0
sparse_keymap 13898 1 hp_wmi
ppdev 17113 0
snd 67382 20 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm ,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
parport_pc 36959 1
i2c_piix4 13303 0
edac_mce_amd 23464 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18529 3 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
shpchp 37297 0
k8temp 13016 0
lp 17825 0
parport 46458 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usbhid 46956 0
hid 91020 1 usbhid
sdhci_pci 13989 0
firewire_ohci 40370 0
sdhci 27387 1 sdhci_pci
firewire_core 62646 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
tg3 141750 0
pata_atiixp 13165 3



...@nx6125:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub



...@nx6125:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0f:b0:74:9e:36
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:23

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:740 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:740 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:56384 (56.3 KB) TX bytes:56384 (56.3 KB)



...@nx6125:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.




...@nx6125:~$ dmesg | grep b43
...@nx6125:~$ sudo modprobe b43
...@nx6125:~$



Important notes!
- after dmesg | grep b43 I get no return
- after sudo modprobe b43 the LED for the wireless lights up and the whole wireless networking starts to work (networks get listed in the applet, it gets connected to the chosen network and starts to work)
- after computer restart it's all down again
- all the returns above has been acquired right after computer restart i.e. with wireless not working)

collisionystm
May 2nd, 2011, 05:26 PM
Tested On Dell Inspiron 1525, vanilla install of Natty Narwhal 11.04, using LiveCD, Broadcom BCM 43XX

[Note] No need to be connected to the Internet!

Step 1:

Double Click Following File From Ubuntu 11.04 LiveCD or equivalent:

Ubuntu 11.04 i386 -> pool -> main -> d -> dkms -> dkms_2.1.1.2-5ubuntu1_all.deb (double click)

Ubuntu Software Center will open up and press install on your right to, you know, install.

[Warning] DKMS is requirement to install the BCM43XX Wireless Driver

Step 2:

Double Click Following File From Ubuntu 11.04 LiveCD or equivalent:

Ubuntu 11.04 i386 -> pool -> restricted -> b -> bcmwl -> bc,wl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu3_i386.deb

Ubuntu Software Center will open up and press install on your right to, you know, install.

Step 3:

Restart!

Step 4:

Connect to Internet!

Step 5:

Enjoy!
Last edited by Lucky8Media; 3 Days Ago at 05:35 PM..
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1742147

This fixed my broadcom.

Oh and after you install the packages, re-run the Additional Drivers program before you reboot.

Bucic
May 2nd, 2011, 06:34 PM
additional drivers - software modem - uninstall

networking - disable

followed the instructions http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10757442&postcount=2

step 1: dkms was already installed!

step 2: STA driver already installed! (pressed reinstall)

before restart: Additional Drivers (I got: No proprietary drivers are in use on this system

restart

wireless not working, LED off

before I could just type sudo modprobe b43 in the terminal to use my wireless just fine - not anymore...

Additional Drivers - software modem driver - install (was not installed but was listed)

still no wireless


It's all worse than before. Any other ideas?


Here's the current situation again



...@nx6125:~$ lspci | grep work
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)



...@nx6125:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for hg1:
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
logical name: eth0
version: 03
serial: 00:1e:8c:b8:f5:1a
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 duplex=full firmware=5788-v3.26 ip=10.2.3.231 latency=64 link=yes mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:23 memory:d0000000-d000ffff
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
resources: irq:22 memory:d0010000-d0011fff
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:14:a5:15:bc:32
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=2.6.38-8-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg



...@nx6125:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
arc4 12529 2
b43 318638 0
ssb 51945 1 b43
mac80211 294370 1 b43
cfg80211 178528 2 b43,mac80211
nls_utf8 12557 1
isofs 40283 1
binfmt_misc 17565 1
snd_atiixp 20072 2
snd_atiixp_modem 19128 5
snd_ac97_codec 134270 2 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp
ac97_bus 12730 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 96625 5 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec
radeon 982197 2
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
joydev 17606 0
snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ttm 76664 1 radeon
snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
drm_kms_helper 42136 1 radeon
drm 227495 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
pcmcia 49166 0
tifm_7xx1 13042 0
psmouse 73535 0
tifm_core 15654 1 tifm_7xx1
hp_wmi 13706 0
i2c_algo_bit 13400 1 radeon
ppdev 17113 0
yenta_socket 27846 0
sparse_keymap 13898 1 hp_wmi
snd 67382 20 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm ,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
pcmcia_rsrc 18372 1 yenta_socket
parport_pc 36959 1
video 19438 0
serio_raw 13166 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18529 3 snd_atiixp,snd_atiixp_modem,snd_pcm
pcmcia_core 22569 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
shpchp 37297 0
edac_core 53845 0
i2c_piix4 13303 0
edac_mce_amd 23464 0
k8temp 13016 0
lp 17825 0
parport 46458 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usbhid 46956 0
hid 91020 1 usbhid
firewire_ohci 40370 0
tg3 141750 0
pata_atiixp 13165 4
firewire_core 62646 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
sdhci_pci 13989 0
sdhci 27387 1 sdhci_pci



...@nx6125:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub



...@nx6125:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:8c:b8:f5:1a
inet addr:10.2.3.231 Bcast:10.2.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
inet6 addr: 2001:6a0:12c:1200:21e:8cff:feb8:f51a/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:8cff:feb8:f51a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:13422 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3971 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4509348 (4.5 MB) TX bytes:607880 (607.8 KB)
Interrupt:23

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB) TX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB)



...@nx6125:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off



...@nx6125:~$ dmesg | grep b43
[ 131.276740] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
[ 131.438191] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
[ 131.627236] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio

calivan_mol
May 2nd, 2011, 07:58 PM
Can you see the Wireless card while doing ifconfig -a?

If not, it may be the same as my problem, which I resolved.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1744976

I reinstalled the 10.10 STA drivers, the 11.04 seem to be bugged.

Bucic
May 2nd, 2011, 08:10 PM
Can you see the Wireless card while doing ifconfig -a?

If not, it may be the same as my problem, which I resolved.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1744976

I reinstalled the 10.10 STA drivers, the 11.04 seem to be bugged.
I think my wireless is not listed


hg1@nx6125:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:8c:b8:f5:1a
inet addr:10.2.3.231 Bcast:10.2.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
inet6 addr: 2001:6a0:12c:1200:21e:8cff:feb8:f51a/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:8cff:feb8:f51a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2329 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:577 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:466037 (466.0 KB) TX bytes:143952 (143.9 KB)
Interrupt:23

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2436 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2436 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:186624 (186.6 KB) TX bytes:186624 (186.6 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:a5:15:bc:32
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)



but I previously installed that package you recommend there - to no avail.

chili555
May 2nd, 2011, 08:21 PM
I think my wireless is not listed
Code:

hg1@nx6125:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:8c:b8:f5:1a
inet addr:10.2.3.231 Bcast:10.2.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
inet6 addr: 2001:6a0:12c:1200:21e:8cff:feb8:f51a/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:8cff:feb8:f51a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2329 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:577 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:466037 (466.0 KB) TX bytes:143952 (143.9 KB)
Interrupt:23

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2436 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2436 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:186624 (186.6 KB) TX bytes:186624 (186.6 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:a5:15:bc:32
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

It is listed. wlan0 is your wireless.

I notice your wired ethernet is connected and has an IP address. Network Manager is designed to disallow a wireless connection if you have a wired connection: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager
The computer should use the wired network connection when it's plugged in, but automatically switch to a wireless connection when the user unplugs it and walks away from the desk. Likewise, when the user plugs the computer back in, the computer should switch back to the wired connection. The user should, most times, not even notice that their connection has been managed for themPlease unplug the ethernet cable, wait a few moments for NM to notice the change in state and click the NM icon. Do you see your network? What happens when you try to connect?

Bucic
May 2nd, 2011, 09:57 PM
I always unplug my LAN cable before attempting to verify if my wireless is working. Again I am at the situation where I have to issue the sudo modprobe b43 command to get my wireless working after restart.

chili555
May 2nd, 2011, 10:10 PM
If it works fine if you issue the command, then it's healthy. Let's automate it:
sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
exitReboot, without the ethernet cable, and let us know how the wireless is working.

nm_geo
May 2nd, 2011, 10:45 PM
There is a firmware for the B43 driver that you might just need. Sorry I am not on my linux box right now anyway there are two firmware types and I don't think you need the Low Power version. You might give the firmare install a shot.

Check in Synaptic for firmware-b43-installer

Bucic
May 3rd, 2011, 08:32 AM
There is a firmware for the B43 driver that you might just need. Sorry I am not on my linux box right now anyway there are two firmware types and I don't think you need the Low Power version. You might give the firmare install a shot.

Check in Synaptic for firmware-b43-installer
I fiddled with my network for hours before, trying different solution. The firmware installer was installed at more than one point. My terminal returns say "firmware=5788-v3.26" and I think it's the latest firmware I installed during my last trials. You also right that I don't need any "low power" versions as my laptop will always be plugged in to power and I'd really use maximum wireless reception I can get.




If it works fine if you issue the command, then it's healthy. Let's automate it:
sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
exitReboot, without the ethernet cable, and let us know how the wireless is working.
It worked!

Thank you for your help (again!) but I am very concerned about the wireless issues. The reason is I need to go abroad with the notebook and in case I would have to reinstall Ubuntu I'll need a 100% reliable procedure to get my wireless up and running.

Any ideas?

Bucic
May 4th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Maybe there's a way to simply backup some files and folders that after restoring them would give my current wireless configuration?

metoor30
May 6th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Check if your system is loading an incorrect driver for your card!

I searched through several posts and howtos and it didn't resolve my problem. What I found is that the incorrect driver was identified for my wifi card. I have a broadcom 4313 and it was using the "brcm80211" driver. I blacklisted the driver, reinstalled and rebooted and bam, wifi works.

If you are working through these posts and find they aren't working for you, run a "sudo lshw -C network" and double check the correct driver is installed for your card. If not, add it to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file as a blacklisted driver.

josephmills
May 6th, 2011, 06:19 PM
ok lets start from the begging could we please see

lspci -nn | grep 14e4
also

dmesg | grep b43
and

lsmod | grep b43 thanks

garfieldpbj
May 7th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Hi

I just want to report that a solution, when using the Lenovo s10-3s (probably the same trick for s10-3 or any other Lenovo) might be to boot into windows, and use the "hardware switch", which is actually the Fn+F5 combination, turn wifi on, and reboot..

I posted this here because I was very frustrated not been able to solve my problem and read a lot of forum posts without help, therefore I posted one solution here even though it might be a bit off topic..

/Peter

Bucic
May 7th, 2011, 06:18 PM
As I stated in post #10 my wireless is working now. Right now I need a way to back up the current state so that I will be able to fix my wireless after a clean install and without a cable connection.

chili555
May 7th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Your Broadcom card simply needs firmware to work. The driver, minus the firmware, is natively built in to any recent install. I suggest you copy /lib/firmware/b43 to a CD or USB key. If you have to reinstall, create a directory:
sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43Then copy the firmware file to your user directory and then:
sudo cp ~/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43Reboot and enjoy. You can try it out by running a live CD. Running live, instead of rebooting, you'll need to do:
sudo rmmod -f b43 ssb
sudo modprobe b43Your wireless should spring to life.

candtalan
May 7th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Bug #730290
mentions

firmware-b43-installer
as being not named ......

and using this name in the software centre, and installing using a wired connection, the wireless then started working even without a restart of laptop.

Laptop Dell Inspiron 1300
Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

Aroundtt
May 9th, 2011, 07:12 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1742147

This fixed my broadcom.

Oh and after you install the packages, re-run the Additional Drivers program before you reboot.


thanks lots my old 600m (bcm4318 & dell 1370 wlan)wireless is working now
thanks again from Trindad

and hi to all (newbies) like me):P

dantonel
May 13th, 2011, 11:31 PM
Can you see the Wireless card while doing ifconfig -a?

If not, it may be the same as my problem, which I resolved.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1744976

I reinstalled the 10.10 STA drivers, the 11.04 seem to be bugged.


I am having a very similar issue except my wireless card is not showing up during an ifconfig -a.

HP Pavillion dv8213cl

Please advise,

- Dominic

Gorban
May 19th, 2011, 10:34 PM
I made it work with Broadcom 4318.
The firmware-b43-installer and b43-fwcutter packages are installed. All other bcm packages are removed, including broadcom-sta-common and bcm-kernel-source (i searched "bcm" in Synaptic).
I don't have any /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf file.
The command

sudo modprobe --ignore-install b43

made the wireless work. But after reboot, the wireless was again not working.
Then i discovered the /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf file. I removed it, then the wireless worked after reboot.

josephmills
May 19th, 2011, 10:36 PM
I made it work with Broadcom 4318.
The firmware-b43-installer and b43-fwcutter packages are installed. All other bcm packages are removed, including broadcom-sta-common and bcm-kernel-source (i searched "bcm" in Synaptic).
I don't have any /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf file.
The command

sudo modprobe --ignore-install b43

made the wireless work. But after reboot, the wireless was again not working.
Then i discovered the /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf file. I removed it, then the wireless worked after reboot.

sounds like a firmware issue code we see
dmesg | grep b43

WarrenSH
August 24th, 2011, 04:31 AM
I'm having the same issues and I did the below...


If it works fine if you issue the command, then it's healthy. Let's automate it:
sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
exitReboot, without the ethernet cable, and let us know how the wireless is working.

After the restart it still did not work for me.

I did this in the terminal lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation and this is the outcome


Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

bkratz
August 24th, 2011, 10:29 AM
I'm having the same issues and I did the below...



After the restart it still did not work for me.

I did this in the terminal lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation and this is the outcome


Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)



In previous efforts did you ever try the STA driver? If you did it might have blacklisted your ability to use the correct b43 driver.
You might want to try



egrep -e b43 -e ssb /etc/modprobe.d/*


and see if it shows up as blacklisted. Post the results back here.

gabak
September 29th, 2011, 11:45 AM
If you have a wired connection, make sure you have the universe repositories enabled and install synaptic package manager. Once you have synaptic installed search for firmware-b43-installer, right-click to mark it for installation, then click apply. After the packages have downloaded, open the install terminal, and watch to see if the firmware is installed properly. If the firmware installed properly all you should have to do is reboot, and once at the desktop you should have working wireless.




related post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1737629

Broadcom wireless is not working. It worked in 10.10 out of the box!

Ubuntu 11.04 x64


I've already tried solutions from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677 , posts #23, #27 and http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/amd64/bcmwl-kernel-source/5.60.246.2+bdcom-0ubuntu3 http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/bcmwl-kernel-source
Later I tried solutions from the topic linked above http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1737629 (downgrading STA driver and firmware (?) and uninstalling b43 fwcutter and firmware installer). It didn't work as a permanent solution so I updated to the latest STA driver and firmware following these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#b43%20-%20Internet%20access


Current situation


...@nx6125:~$ lspci | grep work
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)



...@nx6125:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for hg1:
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
logical name: eth0
version: 03
serial: 00:0f:b0:74:9e:36
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 firmware=5788-v3.26 latency=64 link=no mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:23 memory:d0000000-d000ffff
*-network:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: latency=64
resources: memory:d0010000-d0011fff



...@nx6125:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 17565 1
snd_atiixp_modem 19128 5
snd_atiixp 20072 2
snd_ac97_codec 134270 2 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp
ac97_bus 12730 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 96625 5 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
pcmcia 49166 0
snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
joydev 17606 0
radeon 982197 2
snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ttm 76664 1 radeon
snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27846 0
tifm_7xx1 13042 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18372 1 yenta_socket
tifm_core 15654 1 tifm_7xx1
drm_kms_helper 42136 1 radeon
psmouse 73535 0
hp_wmi 13706 0
serio_raw 13166 0
video 19438 0
drm 227495 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13400 1 radeon
pcmcia_core 22569 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
edac_core 53845 0
sparse_keymap 13898 1 hp_wmi
ppdev 17113 0
snd 67382 20 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm ,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
parport_pc 36959 1
i2c_piix4 13303 0
edac_mce_amd 23464 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18529 3 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
shpchp 37297 0
k8temp 13016 0
lp 17825 0
parport 46458 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usbhid 46956 0
hid 91020 1 usbhid
sdhci_pci 13989 0
firewire_ohci 40370 0
sdhci 27387 1 sdhci_pci
firewire_core 62646 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
tg3 141750 0
pata_atiixp 13165 3



...@nx6125:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub



...@nx6125:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0f:b0:74:9e:36
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:23

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:740 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:740 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:56384 (56.3 KB) TX bytes:56384 (56.3 KB)



...@nx6125:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.




...@nx6125:~$ dmesg | grep b43
...@nx6125:~$ sudo modprobe b43
...@nx6125:~$



Important notes!
- after dmesg | grep b43 I get no return
- after sudo modprobe b43 the LED for the wireless lights up and the whole wireless networking starts to work (networks get listed in the applet, it gets connected to the chosen network and starts to work)
- after computer restart it's all down again
- all the returns above has been acquired right after computer restart i.e. with wireless not working)

Krllll
May 8th, 2012, 09:58 PM
If you have a wired connection, make sure you have the universe repositories enabled and install synaptic package manager. Once you have synaptic installed search for firmware-b43-installer, right-click to mark it for installation, then click apply. After the packages have downloaded, open the install terminal, and watch to see if the firmware is installed properly. If the firmware installed properly all you should have to do is reboot, and once at the desktop you should have working wireless.

This one worked in (X)ubuntu 12.04 for broadcom4318 after I first uninstalled all bcm drivers etc. and turned wireless disabled in bios. Then starting up with no broadcom firmware and secondly starting up with turning wireless enabled in BIOS I made a "clean" install. Installing b43 firmware and checking all blacklists, wireless is working just fine. Thank you all. :KS