I know there has been a million and one posts about the broadcom issue and I can assure you, I believe I have read about 80% of them. I was really hoping to find the solution with out having to submit yet another post on this subject.
Here is what I have as far as hardware goes:
Compaq Presario V2000
- PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium M 710 -- 1.4 GHz
- RAM 2 GB
- HD 80 GIG
- Duel booting XP Pro with Ultimate Edition 2.8(I understand this is built from Ubuntu 10.10...Correct me if I am wrong)(wireless works fine in XP)
- lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 yeilds the following:
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
I have followed to the tee this guidance:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/bcm43xx#b43
I tried the installing b43 drivers with internet (using ethernet)
I tried installing off the DVD using the no internet option
I even tried installing the STA drivers even though I know the 4318 chipset is not mentioned as a supported chipset. (I read where someone had luck with this)
All of these were loaded/extracted with no errors via terminal following the guidance to the letter.
Now here is a problem I have not read that anyone else has run into. (maybe I just missed it)
When I go: System > Administration > Additional Drivers the only additional driver that shows up is "Software Modem"
I can't for the life of me figure out why the b43 and STA drivers are not showing up to activate.
I can install drivers all day long, if I can't activate them, it really does become a moot point.
Thank you in advance for all of you that take the time to respond.
I wish you all the happiest of holidays and a great 2011!!!!
All the best,