I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit on a HP Pavilion dm4. It has a Broadcom 4313 Wireless Adapter and a Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Ethernet Adapter.
I haven't been able to get consistent internet access from either the wireless or wired connection. On startup, or after restarting the router, I am able to load a couple of websites, but after that the internet stops working (though the wirless/ethernet continue to indicate that they are connected). Strangely, I am still able to do things with the websites I have already loaded - for example, loading/sending messages in gmail. It's just loading certain new websites that is the issue. Also, I still see available wireless networks.
This the relevant output from
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1469 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42 I/O ports at 2000 [size=256] Memory at c0404000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K] Memory at c0400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: r8168 Kernel modules: r8168 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 145c Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17 Memory at c2400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: wl Kernel modules: wl, bcma, brcmsmac
I've tried blacklisting the different wireless drivers, but nothing seems to work, even if I try to force it to use the brcmsmac driver, which I've read elsewhere should be the correct one. For the ethernet, I also tried installing the latest driver (r8168 instead of r8169) and blacklisting the old one.
I'm dual booting windows 7 on the same laptop, but have no issues with either the wireless or ethernet connections.