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Just bought this little Asus 10 inch laptop that came with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything at my home was fine: Wireless identified and connected.
As soon as I went to my girlfriend's house the trouble started.
I couldn't connect to wireless (authentication... times out and asks for authentication)
I started doing internet searching, tried a few solutions posted on line using terminal commands. No solutions. I decided to upgraded to 12.10-13.04 and that left me with a worse problem: I can no longer see ANY networks what so ever.
Wireless card is ON, with out a doubt. Wired connection works.
I have been fumbling with driver versions to no .avail, and have no idea which driver I am currently running
I have a vague idea of what terminal lines to run:
lshw: resources: irq:17 memory:f7d00000-f7dfffff *-network description: Wireless interface product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: eth2 version: 01 serial: dc:85:de:56:c4:ea width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=126.96.36.199 (r326264) latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg resources: irq:17 memory:f7d00000-f7d03fff iwconfig: eth1 no wireless extensions. eth2 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off lo no wireless extensions.
I am new and excited to start my Ubuntu and Linux life and this is only the first of my few hic cups i am sure! :) Thanks all
UPDATE: Report from 2nd answer
talon@Black1015E:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source [sudo] password for talon: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'bcmwl-kernel-source' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. talon@Black1015E:~$ wget http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_188.8.131.52+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb --2013-10-22 18:50:32-- http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_184.108.40.206+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb Resolving us.archive.ubuntu.com (us.archive.ubuntu.com)... 2001:67c:1562::15, 2001:67c:1562::13, 2001:67c:1562::14, ... Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com (us.archive.ubuntu.com)|2001:67c:1562::15|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 1181334 (1.1M) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘bcmwl-kernel-source_220.127.116.11+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb’ 100%[======================================>] 1,181,334 3.37MB/s in 0.3s 2013-10-22 18:50:33 (3.37 MB/s) - ‘bcmwl-kernel-source_18.104.22.168+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb’ saved [1181334/1181334] talon@Black1015E:~$ arvh No command 'arvh' found, did you mean: Command 'arch' from package 'coreutils' (main) arvh: command not found talon@Black1015E:~$ arch x86_64 talon@Black1015E:~$ sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb Selecting previously unselected package bcmwl-kernel-source. (Reading database ... 171895 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source (from bcmwl-kernel-source_22.214.171.124+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ... Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (126.96.36.199+bdcom-0ubuntu3) ... Loading new bcmwl-188.8.131.52+bdcom DKMS files... First Installation: checking all kernels... Building only for 3.8.0-32-generic Building for architecture x86_64 Building initial module for 3.8.0-32-generic Done. wl: Running module version sanity check. - Original module - No original module exists within this kernel - Installation - Installing to /lib/modules/3.8.0-32-generic/updates/dkms/ depmod........ DKMS: install completed. Error: Module b43 is not currently loaded Error: Module b43legacy is not currently loaded Error: Module ssb is not currently loaded Error: Module bcm43xx is not currently loaded Error: Module brcm80211 is not currently loaded Error: Module brcmfmac is not currently loaded update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-32-generic