I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my machine, but I am not able to use wi-fi in ubuntu. Actually there is a toggle button to turn on the wifi and when the wifi is ON an LED will glow. But all the time I presses that button it don't glow.
So I tried installing the driver form the solution suggested in question: How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560
since the wifi device on my machine is also
Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365]. I got the driver successfully installed but still I am not able to turn on the wifi means the LED not glows.
Also here are the output of some commands which might be helpful
lshw -C network
*-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: Broadcom Corporation vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f1900000-f1907fff
lo no wireless extensions. usb0 no wireless extensions.
here usb0 is what I am using with my mobile connected with data cable to access internet.
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Also one more thing when I toggle the wifi button off the
rfkill list gives both in blocked mode.
Please help... Thanks.