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I've recently had some issues with my wireless. Ubuntu is detecting the wifi card and the kernel module is loaded and I can even turn the wifi on and off from the menu up in the top right (this is in gnome shell, but the behavior is the same in Unity). However, I can't get a single wifi network to show up and I can't connect to any wifi network by manually entering the SSID.

If I boot into OS X, the wifi works fine.

Here's what I have from iwconfig:

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off

here's lspci:

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 02)

I'm not sure what other info might be needed. I haven't tried a whole lot since I haven't seen these particular symptoms anywhere else. I have restarted the laptop numerous times, logged out and in, reloaded the kernel module (b43) all to no avail.

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closed as too localized by Eric Carvalho, Raja, Luis Alvarado Apr 28 '13 at 15:02

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Did the wireless stop working right after the upgrade to 12.04? Because, if so, then my laptop did the same thing. –  B Johnson Apr 27 '12 at 14:55
It seems that there is a correlation, but I was using 12.04 beta for a while without issues. I didn't have this problem before 12.04 though. I can't really pinpoint what day I got updates that might have caused this. It also seems like the issue has more or less gone away, but I'm not 100% sure yet ... –  gregghz Apr 30 '12 at 15:14
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