Just switched to linux and can't get my wireless to work. Sorry if this should be in 'wireless networks forum but I thought 'newbie would be more appropriate because I don't know my head from my arse on this!
My wlan card is: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [Airforce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Tranciever
anyway I went to https://help.ubuntu.com/11.04/ubuntu...eshooting.html
and followed the steps as far as I could. I will outline below:
in terminal entered: nm-tool -device shows up but state: unavailable
entered: sudo lshw -C network -wireless device listed but 'network DISABLED'. Driver (b43) exists
to check driver entered: sudo lsmod -configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 (don't know what this means but apparently it's the important bit)
entered: sudo iwconfig -got this:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
Don't know what to do now, tried adding wireless connection (ssid)-didn't work. The only other suggestion I found was to make sure the wireless switch/button is on but when i press it nothing happens. usually when wireless is on the wireless light flashes or stays steady but no light comes on now. I don't know if that's because wireless isn't on or if it's because it's not recieving a signal.
Sorry this post is so long, I hope someone can help me!