Jan. 27th, 2013

ratcreature: Tech-Voodoo: RatCreature waves a dead chicken over a computer. (voodoo)
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I use Ubuntu 12.04 and the wireless used to work out of the box, but it has now stopped working. I did one of those regular, automated security package updates yesterday, so I assume the problems started with that. My wireless card is "Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727]" and I use that proprietary driver, broadcom-sta. I have tried de- and reinstalling the driver with that additional driver tool Ubuntu has but that doesn't change anything. It still shows the wireless networks in the menu, but when I click to connect to my router it just blinks for a while and then disconnects.

The syslog shows me this after I try connecting:Read more... )

Does anyone know what went wrong and how I can fix this?

ETA: I found this post on an Ubuntu forum by someone who had the same problem with this wireless chip after the recent update and switching my wireless driver over from the "wl" one to the "brcmsmac" one seems to have restored my wireless as well. The key on my laptop indicating wireless doesn't work with this driver like it did before, but the wireless itself works now. Now I only have to make sure that this will be the driver that's loaded automatically, at least until this kernel/firmware incompatibility is fixed in another update.

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