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[SOLVED] Wireless works then doesn't

Postby stormadvisor on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:03 pm

All,
I have been through the posts here many times and done all the how-to's and it works..........then stops.
I am using a BCM4313 in an HP Pavilion DM3. Right now I am looking at the wonderful green swirls with 2 green dots.......Then disconnect.
I have reinstalled even and I get the same thing. I do see the available networks so the radio is working. Attached is a screenshot of that fact.

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storm stormadvisor # inxi -S
System:    Host storm Kernel 3.0.0-1-486 i686 (32 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition

storm stormadvisor # inxi -N
Network:   Card-1 Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver r8169
           Card-2 Broadcom BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller driver wl

storm stormadvisor # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth2      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:72 Mb/s   Tx-Power:24 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Managementmode:All packets received
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=-92 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:6  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:42  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

storm stormadvisor # lspci -nn | grep Network
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)


What did I set wrong. I know it's a setting but which one. I have even gone so far as a reinstall and I messed it up again. That time it worked for 2 days before doing this.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Wireless works then doesn't

Postby stz*j on Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:45 am

Hi, I'm running BCM4312, similar enough :) I don't really know much detail about your problem, like was it after an upgrade or something else? Or is this a fresh install? Anyways, try running the below script, it fixes pretty much all my wireless problems magically (actually it just does some driver reinstall thing that might not be related to your problem at all).

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    #! /bin/bash
    # Install the wifi drivers for Broadcom 4312 wifi
    # Add contrib non-free to the app source list befor using - Note this may not
    # be necessary on LMDE
    ############################################################################

    ## Update the list of available packages. Install the module-assistant and
    ##   wireless-tools packages:

       sudo apt-get update
       sudo apt-get install module-assistant wireless-tools

    ## Build and install a broadcom-sta-modules-* package for your system,
    ##   using Module-Assistant:

      sudo m-a a-i broadcom-sta

    ## Rebuild your initial ramdisk, to blacklist modules defined at
    ##   /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf within initramfs:

      sudo update-initramfs -u -k $(uname -r)

    ## Unload conflicting modules:

     ## sudo modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb

    ## Load the wl module:

      sudo modprobe wl

    ## Verify your device has an available interface:

      sudo iwconfig

    ## Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

    ## At this point I don't think that the wl driver will load on startup so

    sudo echo wl >> /etc/modules

Just copy into a text file, make it executable and run it. You might need wired internet though, since it fetches some packages. Even if that doesn't solve your problem, keep it handy somewhere, in case you need to reinstall your driver other time :lol: Kinda forgot where I got this script from, I think it was somewhere in the forum, maybe you've seen it before?

Some extra details as to how the problem popped up would really help :D
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Re: Wireless works then doesn't

Postby stormadvisor on Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:27 am

stz*j,
Thanks for the reply. I did your suggestion and nothing changed.

As to how it came up, I cannot answer that. I think it was working after updating but then stopped. I did do the updates wirelessly.
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Re: Wireless works then doesn't

Postby stormadvisor on Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:24 pm

Well I guess I'm alone on this. I still don't have and answer. I've re-tried everything..... again. Same thing. Watching a swirl going around and around.
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Re: Wireless works then doesn't

Postby stz*j on Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:35 am

Oh, I'm really sorry, but I'm quite unsure on how to approach this problem now, maybe someone else has more experience to help you with this issue.

Hmm, just an idea, maybe you could install an alternative networking manager? Try installing wicd (or something else from the package manager, your pick), maybe you can use it until your network manager gets fixed :D And if that doesn't work, then maybe you have a bigger problem than a faulty network manager, just saying that it's a possibility, maybe it's not a software problem at all.
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Re: Wireless works then doesn't

Postby stormadvisor on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:11 pm

I don't know what happened but it works. I did another install (3) and everything works. I did everything the same for each. Thanks
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