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June 27th, 2008, 02:19 PM
I'm having trouble with my wireless card. It's a Broadcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]. Ubuntu seems to be recognizing that I have a wireless card but from what I can tell it may be messing something up. This is a laptop with a built in wireless card. when I click on the network stuff on my top panel, it seems like it cannot find any wireless networks in range though there is one.

When I run lshw I recieve this information


description : Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless Lan Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corperation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:06:02:0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency= 64 module=ssb

However, I also have this info lower down


description: Wireless interface
physcial id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:14:a5:6c:89:be
capabiliteis: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

So best I can tell maybe there is some problem with the real card not having a logical name in the system. Again, I don't know a lot about this, but when I've run this command,

sudo -lshw -businfo -c network, I get this

pci@0000:06:02.0 network BCM4318 [Airforce Once 54g] 802.11g W
pci@0000:06:06.0 eth0 network RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
wlan0 network Wireless interface

which seems to back up my suspicion. The driver being used is FWcutter. Would be greatful to anyone who can help.