Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    England
    Beans
    2,726

    Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    So I have a new laptop for work with Ubuntu on and I had to install the Broadcom drivers to even get the wireless to show up, the problem however is it drops out a lot for no apparent reason.

    What's my best course of action?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    India
    Beans
    8,149
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    Quote Originally Posted by ELD View Post
    What's my best course of action?
    ..post the report of 'wireless_script' : http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=13024222
    Varun
    Help others by marking threads as [SOLVED], if they are. (See how)
    Wireless Script | Use Code Tags

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    England
    Beans
    2,726

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    That gives me a blank file on each run

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    India
    Beans
    8,149
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    I've heard that many times now, although each time the users come back with a success report.. not sure if it's a user mistake or a script bug.

    May I see the terminal output please? Plus the output of (from the same terminal) -
    Code:
    ls -l wireless*
    Varun
    Help others by marking threads as [SOLVED], if they are. (See how)
    Wireless Script | Use Code Tags

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    England
    Beans
    2,726

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    I did it exactly as you asked, here's the output:
    liam@liam-Lenovo-G500 ~ $ ls -l wireless*
    -rw-r--r-- 1 liam liam 1 Jun 7 17:00 wireless-info.txt
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 liam liam 15521 Jun 7 17:00 wireless_script

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    hi, please open a terminal ctrl/alt/t and do..
    Code:
    cat wireless-info.txt
    *If there is any data in that file...COPY and
    paste here.
    thanks.
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    England
    Beans
    2,726

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    Nothing like I said the file is empty.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    England
    Beans
    2,726

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    FYI i just ran it again and terminal shows this error:
    sed: -e expression #1, char 311: unknown command: `V'

    But the script still claims it goes though regardless which I guess is the issue.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    India
    Beans
    8,149
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    Maybe a resulting character is confusing the script. Please try the regular one, linked to "Wireless Script" link in my signature.
    Varun
    Help others by marking threads as [SOLVED], if they are. (See how)
    Wireless Script | Use Code Tags

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    England
    Beans
    2,726

    Re: Broadcom wifi in laptop keeps dropping out

    One the linked worked: http://pastebin.com/8rbTs0XT

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •