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I spent the last several days trying to figure this out, only finding results for the MacBook Pro 8,X model series.


  1. No wireless connectivity
  2. ifconfig shows only eth0 (wired ethernet) interface
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I finally found the solution here, although it too is posted for working for the MacBook Pro 8,2 series.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpodroid/mactel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

Then install the linux-backports-modules-cw-3.2-oneiric-generic or, if you have the pae kernel installed, the linux-backports-modules-cw-3.2-oneiric-generic-pae package.

Edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add the line:

blacklist ndiswrapper

Create or edit the file /etc/pm/config.d/modules and make sure the wireless modules (b43 and bcma) are blacklisted:


Reboot and the wireless should work.

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