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Since upgrading to 12.10 while it was in beta, I have been unable to connect to wifi, which I was able to do while using 12.04. My laptop is an Acer extensa 5635z.

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having same problem..… – talha06 Nov 14 '12 at 9:10

Maybe fwcutter would help

To install fwcutter:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install fwcutter

It mainly works for BCM hardware

You can also install fwcutter legacy driver if you are unable find them. Unfortunately you will need to google it

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pls help with guide to getting fwcutter legacy driver as was unable to install it. aare@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install fwcutter Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package fwcutter – aare Nov 15 '12 at 0:09

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