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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote in [community profile] linux4all2013-01-27 11:30 am
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wireless stopped working

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:
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) starting connection 'clocktower'
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1/wireless): access point 'clocktower' has security, but secrets are required.
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: config -> need-auth (reason 'none') [50 60 0]
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: need-auth -> prepare (reason 'none') [60 40 0]
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1/wireless): connection 'clocktower' has security, and secrets exist. No new secrets needed.
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Config: added 'ssid' value 'clocktower'
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK'
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Config: added 'psk' value ''
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Config: set interface ap_scan to 1
Jan 27 11:21:13 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> scanning
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn wpa_supplicant[4245]: Trying to associate with 00:1c:4a:a5:cf:0b (SSID='clocktower' freq=2462 MHz)
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): supplicant interface state: scanning -> associating
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn wpa_supplicant[4245]: Associated with 00:1c:4a:a5:cf:0b
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): supplicant interface state: associating -> 4-way handshake
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn wpa_supplicant[4245]: WPA: Key negotiation completed with 00:1c:4a:a5:cf:0b [PTK=CCMP GTK=TKIP]
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn wpa_supplicant[4245]: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 00:1c:4a:a5:cf:0b completed (reauth) [id=0 id_str=]
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): supplicant interface state: 4-way handshake -> completed
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1/wireless) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful. Connected to wireless network 'clocktower'.
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: dhclient started with pid 13232
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Beginning IP6 addrconf.
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.1-ESV-R4
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: Copyright 2004-2011 Internet Systems Consortium.
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: All rights reserved.
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient:
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth1/70:f3:95:b1:c1:d1
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: Sending on LPF/eth1/70:f3:95:b1:c1:d1
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: Sending on Socket/fallback
Jan 27 11:21:16 talyn dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
Jan 27 11:21:19 talyn dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
Jan 27 11:21:25 talyn dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
Jan 27 11:21:27 talyn kernel: [ 2172.256044] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
Jan 27 11:21:36 talyn dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Jan 27 11:21:36 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): IP6 addrconf timed out or failed.
Jan 27 11:21:36 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Jan 27 11:21:36 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Jan 27 11:21:36 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Jan 27 11:21:44 talyn dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
Jan 27 11:21:56 talyn dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
Jan 27 11:22:01 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): DHCPv4 request timed out.
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 13232
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) failed for access point (clocktower)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Marking connection 'clocktower' invalid.
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) failed.
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Activation (eth1) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Policy set 'Kabelnetzwerkverbindung 1' (eth0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: Policy set 'Kabelnetzwerkverbindung 1' (eth0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn wpa_supplicant[4245]: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=00:00:00:00:00:00 reason=0
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn NetworkManager[829]: (eth1): supplicant interface state: completed -> disconnected
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.220429] cfg80211: All devices are disconnected, going to restore regulatory settings
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.220436] cfg80211: Restoring regulatory settings
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.220440] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225038] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2412 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225043] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225046] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2417 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225049] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225052] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2422 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225055] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225057] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2427 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225060] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225062] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2432 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225065] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225068] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2437 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225073] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225078] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2442 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225083] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225087] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2447 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225092] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225097] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2452 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225102] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225106] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2457 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225111] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225115] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2462 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225120] cfg80211: 2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225125] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2467 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225130] cfg80211: 2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225134] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2472 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225139] cfg80211: 2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225144] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 2484 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225149] cfg80211: 2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225153] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5170 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225157] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5180 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225162] cfg80211: 5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225166] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5190 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225171] cfg80211: 5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225176] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5200 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225181] cfg80211: 5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225185] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5210 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225190] cfg80211: 5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225194] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5220 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225199] cfg80211: 5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225203] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5230 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225208] cfg80211: 5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225212] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5240 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225217] cfg80211: 5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225222] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5260 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225225] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5280 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225229] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5300 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225232] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5320 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225235] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5500 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225239] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5520 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225242] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5540 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225245] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5560 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225249] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5580 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225252] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5600 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225255] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5620 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225258] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5640 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225262] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5660 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225265] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5680 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225269] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5700 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225272] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5745 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225277] cfg80211: 5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225282] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5765 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225287] cfg80211: 5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225291] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5785 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225296] cfg80211: 5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225300] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5805 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225305] cfg80211: 5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225309] cfg80211: Updating information on frequency 5825 MHz for a 20 MHz width channel with regulatory rule:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225314] cfg80211: 5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225318] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5920 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225321] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5940 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225324] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5960 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225327] cfg80211: Disabling freq 5980 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225330] cfg80211: Disabling freq 6000 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225333] cfg80211: Disabling freq 6020 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225336] cfg80211: Disabling freq 6040 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225340] cfg80211: Disabling freq 6060 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225343] cfg80211: Disabling freq 6080 MHz
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225349] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225353] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225358] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225362] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225367] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225372] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:02 talyn kernel: [ 2207.225376] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 27 11:22:08 talyn kernel: [ 2213.356190] cfg80211: Found new beacon on frequency: 2472 MHz (Ch 13) on phy1



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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[personal profile] blnchflr 2013-01-27 10:48 am (UTC)(link)
Just the other day, I accidentally deactivated wireless on Ubuntu 12.04, though I now wonder if it happened while I was updating?? I was fretting for seconds until I realized I had to activate it again by hitting the keyboard wireless key.

Just in case it's the same issue, I thought I'd throw it out there :)
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[personal profile] blnchflr 2013-01-27 11:52 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm, odd! Sorry, don't know what would help.
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[personal profile] dreamatdrew 2013-01-27 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
I KNOW this is going to sound hokey, but it looks like your router is not giving your box an IP address, and this is causing ubuntu (well, NetworkManager) to decide that the connection is invalid (which is semi-logical for an infrastructure mode connection, sort of). I would seriously consider resetting your router.
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[personal profile] moonplanet 2013-01-27 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Can you look in your router's admin panel to see if it actually sees your computer?

Maybe the problem is with NetworkManager? You could try to connect wirelessly with wicd maybe, but I think for Ubuntu, using NetworkManager is the preferred program...