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i get notebook dell n4050 with ubuntu 10.10 and wireless (wireless-bcm43142) was working great the i install 12.10 32bit, but wifi - wireless did't work anymore

i try this solve on the link belowe

Wireless Driver for ubuntu 12.10 32 bit on Dell inspiron 5520?

and i changed to 12.10 64bit ,but still not working ,

sudo lshw -class network


description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0 bus info:
pci@0000:07:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 05 serial:
d4:be:d9:2d:d3:86 size: 10Mbit/s capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress
msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt
10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation configuration:
autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-
NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw latency=0 link=no
multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s resources: irq:43
ioport:2000(size=256) memory:c1404000-c1404fff memory:c1400000-

   *-network UNCLAIMED     

description: Network controller
product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0 version: 01
width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources:

AND I TRY TO SEE rfkill list it didn't shown wireless as that

rfkill list

0: hci0: Blutooth

   soft blocked: no 

   hard blocked: no

just that , please i need wirless to work , and i will never comeback to windwos , i need help

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Please see the solution for 12.10 here: askubuntu.com/questions/175104/… –  chili555 Feb 7 '13 at 2:34
thanxxxxxxx chili555, i get 64bit and connected with wired then run what you said , finally it's working now , am very pleased thanks alot , i adore with linux :) , no stupid windows anymore :) –  mahmoud r sh wan Feb 7 '13 at 16:09
Awesome! Glad it's working. –  chili555 Feb 7 '13 at 16:53
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