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    wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Hi,

    I have a lenovo thinpad x131 with AMD processor. Just installed 12.04 on it and despite my efforts to find drivers and other things I can't enable the wireless. Wireless option do not appear on the network manager either.

    Some help would be very appreciated.

    I am posting the following commands hoping to provide enough info:


    Code:
     rfkill list  
    
     
    
     0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth  
    
     	Soft blocked: no  
     	Hard blocked: no  
     1: hci0: Bluetooth  
     	Soft blocked: no  
     	Hard blocked: no  
     
    
     
    
     
    
     
    
     iwconfig  
    
     
    
     eth0      no wireless extensions.  
     
    
     lo        no wireless extensions.  
     
    
     
    
     
    
     
    
     sudo lshw -C network
    
     
    
     *-network                
    
            description: Network controller  
            product: BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n  
            vendor: Broadcom Corporation  
            physical id: 0  
            bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0  
            version: 00  
            width: 64 bits  
            clock: 33MHz  
            capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list  
            configuration: driver=bcma-pci-bridge latency=0  
            resources: irq:17 memory:f0a00000-f0a03fff  
       *-network  
            description: Ethernet interface  
            product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller  
            vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.  
            physical id: 0  
            bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0  
            logical name: eth0  
            version: 07  
            serial: 08:9e:01:33:1c:d2  
            size: 10Mbit/s  
     
    
     
    
     
    
     
    
     nm-tool  
    
     
    
     NetworkManager Tool  
     
    
     State: disconnected  
     
    
     - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------  
       Type:              Wired  
       Driver:            r8169  
       State:             unavailable  
       Default:           no  
       HW Address:        08:9E:01:33:1C:D2  
     
    
       Capabilities:  
         Carrier Detect:  yes  
     
    
       Wired Properties  
         Carrier:         off


    Thank you for looking into it!
    Last edited by wildmanne39; October 29th, 2013 at 11:10 PM. Reason: added code tags

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Hi,please post the output of..
    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    thanks.
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Thank you for your reply.

    The 0280 in the following reading is highlighted in red.



    lspci -nn | grep 0280

    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4359]

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Hi,please do..
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    thanks.
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Thanks!

    The only thing is that I only have a wifi. I am using my old computer to go online (it's running an older version of ubuntu). I don't have a wired connection.
    I was hoping to download the required update packages with the old computer, then tranfer them over to the new computer with a USB stick and install them from there. I did try to download the drivers from realtek.com but no luck. I just don't know how to do it!

    I'll have to go find a wired connection somewhere, unless there is another relatively easy way to get the right updates using the older lap top and transfer them over?

    Thanks!

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Hi,please click --SystemSettings..Hardware/additional drivers.
    that sta driver "may" work.meantime, i am in search of a zipped
    broadcom-kernel-source file to attach.
    thanks.
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Hi, if you can somehow aquire a wired connection.
    then do..
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    thanks.
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadaka View Post
    Hi,please click --SystemSettings..Hardware/additional drivers.
    that sta driver "may" work.meantime, i am in search of a zipped
    broadcom-kernel-source file to attach.
    thanks.
    It says: "no proprietary drivers aare in use in this system"

    thanks

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadaka View Post
    Hi, if you can somehow aquire a wired connection.
    then do..
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    thanks.
    I'm going to check the library for a wired connection,

    Thank you

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    Re: wireless not working on new ubuntu 12.04 install

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