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Exasperated with Ubuntu 12.04 and BCM4311 driver.

HP2133 (was SUSE 10) Installed 12.04 in March. It ran well until November with no updates) then updates killed my wireless controller. Trolled forums & other for fix.


sudo -apt-get ing & gedit ing.

Finally got it working (on full update with STA driver) Hwew!—thought that was it, only to fail again after 3-4 days.

Tried all the fixes again but sudo -apt-get ing & gedit ing does not fix.

I'm not without experience either: first 'boot-loader' I/P from 20 switch panel, seq to 4096 bit core-store: run to I/P larger processes from paper tape reader. Gone thru acoustic-coupled networks-to-billboards (before 'the net') pre-DOS, DOS, Windows 3.1 & all the others.

This is a tough problem. Any advice?

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What is your exact wireless card? Please run lspci -nn and post the wireless only details. –  chili555 Dec 10 '12 at 21:11
possible duplicate of How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) –  Luis Alvarado Dec 10 '12 at 21:14
lspci - nwc [14e4:4312] Broadcom Corp BCM4311 802.11a/b/g rev 02 ethernet [0200] BCM extreme BCM5788 [14e4:169c] re 03 –  user113910 Dec 10 '12 at 22:10
rfkill list all: no blocks iwconfig: lo + eth0 no wl ext –  user113910 Dec 10 '12 at 22:26
sudo lshw -C network *-network UUNCLAIMED –  user113910 Dec 10 '12 at 22:31
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