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As titled, I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Inspiron 1501, and the wireless has refused to work thus far.

Below is what I have tried:

  • Activating the Broadcom driver via System Settings > Additional Driver
  • Using the below commands

    sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    
  • installing the cutter software

Sadly, none of them can get the wireless working. Is there anything else I can try?

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PLUG IN ETHERNET CABLE

Run these commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

THEN UNPLUG ETHERNET AND REBOOT

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