I posted this question on SuperUser and was told to look up the specs for [my] specific wireless card and see if there is a Linux driver for it.... Essentially I have an issue with my wireless configuration and it could be because of a bad or non-existent driver for my wireless card.
I'm new to Ubuntu (I have 12.04 installed) and can't seem to find the exact model of my wireless card, and similarly, which driver I need for it. I tried running
lsmod but couldn't decipher if what I need is already loaded.
So I ask: how can I tell what device driver is needed to support the wireless card that my laptop shipped with? Thanks in advance!
lspci -nn | grep 0280 produces the following output:
02:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4359]
Searching these forums for the
14e4:4359 driver, I found this post which seems to be very similar to the problem that I am having. However, seeing that my question is concerned with 12.04, and the other question is with 12.10, and seeing that the other question is not the exactly the same scenario as what I'm describing, is more than 3 months old, and was never definitively answered, I argue that this is not a duplicate!
Like that other question, running
sudo iwconfig produces the following output on my machine:
lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. tun0 no wireless extensions.
sudo modprobe wl produces:
FATAL: Module wl not found.
dmesg | grep wl produces:
[ 2.232664] ACPI Error: [EABF] Namespace lookup failure, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS (20110623/dswload2-316)