Broadcom Wi-Fi card not working
nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Wed Mar 18 05:12:53 CDT 2009
O. Sinclair wrote:
> As Mario says, make sure the driver is ticked and enabled in the
> Hardware Drivers on the System menu. Then reboot and try again. You may
> have to change from/to wlan instead of eth or vice versa.
One of the problems is that I can check the box to 'use' the driver but I cannot change the
'Status' from 'Not being Used' -- how does one do that?
> Mario Limonciello wrote:
>> Hi Nigel:
>> To use the Broadcom card, you generally want to use the 'wl' driver
>> instead. It's available after an update to 8.04.1 or 8.04.2 on Hardy.
>> You have to go into Kubuntu's equivalent of the Hardware Drivers
>> application to enable it.
>> It's also available on 8.10 or 9.04 a6.
>> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>> My wife has a Vostro A860 that came pre-installed with Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron). I wiped it and
>>> installed Kubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron).
>>> The wireless was working great but then it died (stopped, then started, after a reboot, and died
>>> 5 minutes later). The wireless card was an Atheros.
>>> I contacted Dell support and they sent a technician who replaced the Atheros with a Broadcom
>>> Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01).
>>> But after installing the drivers and ndsiwrapper following the guide:
>>> which didn't get it working, so I then tried:
>>> (I had to google the cache page)
>>> which also didn't get it working.
>>> I know that the new card does work as I popped it into my Inspiron 1525 which has a identical
>>> card. 'My' card is now in the Vostro and doesn't work.
>>> How can I wipe my efforts at installing all the above stuff and start afresh?
>>> Could it be that the problem is not the card at all but something on the motherboard?
>>> I do intend to install Jaunty soon but it is still only Alpha 6 -- would it help me anyway?
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