I've been setting up my Ubuntu (on a Macbook Pro, 64 bit), and I've run into a bit of a snag with wireless.
The first time I started up Ubuntu, the first thing I did was connect to my router via ethernet and run the following commands to install the drivers for my wireless card. These commands are
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mpodroid/mactel sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
I then ran added the line
and then created the file /etc/pm/config.d/modules, editing it to include
I then rebooted. I've actually installed Ubuntu on this very computer five or six times now, so this is almost standard procedure for me.
Anyways, I clicked on the wireless pop-up in the top-right corner. None of the networks showed up. Suspicious, I clicked "connect to a hidden network," entered my network's name and password, and what do you know? I was able to connect to my home network. The other local networks also showed up in the drop-down menu.
When I restarted later however, none of the networks showed up. I went to "connect to a hidden network" again, chose the right profile, and I was able to connect. Again, the other local networks showed up.
I figured that it was just a temporary problem- I set the settings to autoconnect to my home network. When I rebooted the next time however the same problem occurred, even though the "connect on startup" box in the home network was still checked.
The network can't be hidden, as I can connect to it using Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OSX, and they've all recognized it without me having to manually input the network name.
I'm baffled here. Any help?