Installation of Mint on a Dell D630 laptop results in no wireless. Applications --> Additional Drivers shows available drivers for the Broadcom wireless NIC; but activating those drivers results in the wlan0 device not even loading upon reboot. Inactivation of the drivers allows wlan0 to load, but then it doesn't see anything, even though syslog says it's listening via DHCPDISCOVER.
Installation of Wicd Network Manager shows that there are no SSIDs found. Here at work, I have lots of broadcast and non-broadcast SSIDs, I run the wireless networks, so I know they're there.
Anyone have any ideas?
System: Host: mint Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude D630
Mobo: Dell model: 0KU184 Bios: Dell version: A17 date: 01/04/2010
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU T9300 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx)
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 2501.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.2
Audio: Card: Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g driver: b43-pci-bridge
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 00:22:69:4c:0f:41
Card-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:21:70:b0:d3:fb
Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (3.7% used) 1: /dev/sda ST9160412ASG 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 145G used: 5.6G (5%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.28GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.5C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 145 Uptime: 17:31 Memory: 348.1/3522.0MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33