I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143CTO) and I'm having problems getting my wireless NIC to work, as far as I can tell the drivers and firmware are all installed and the device is working.
I have searched around and have done all the fixes I can find online, this is my first 'real' experience with Linux, so patience is appreciated, as is any help I can get. I also had this problem with Linux Mint 11.
It appears that the model of my card is BCM43224, but it doesn't show up anywhere in the with any commands?
*-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface product: Broadcom Corporation vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0 logical name: eth2 version: 01 serial: ac:81:12:3e:1d:ca width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=22.214.171.124 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn resources: irq:19 memory:e1d00000-e1d03fff
09:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 0576 (rev 01)
I have tried the Broadcom STA drivers and have also tried the command:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
sudo rfkill list
0: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Yet, sudo lshw still shows it as disabled!
Nothing I can find just seems to work. Any help at all is appreciated and I will try any suggestions as-long as you can provide me with the command :)