wireless not working on acer aspire 1430z, new install of natty

Asked by Crystal on 2011-05-12

Hi,

I just got an acer aspire laptop/netbook and can't get natty to recognize the wireless card even after reinstalling STA broadcom drivers under additional drivers.

Help!

I ran:
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|witch|wl'; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo lsmod

And got: (if this helps)

Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libhal1 libhd16
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  hwinfo libhal1 libhd16
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 818 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,269 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhal1 i386 0.5.14-5+svn1 [74.4 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhd16 i386 16.0-2 [698 kB]
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe hwinfo i386 16.0-2 [46.1 kB]
Fetched 818 kB in 1s (497 kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package libhal1.
(Reading database ... 144079 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libhal1 (from .../libhal1_0.5.14-5+svn1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libhd16.
Unpacking libhd16 (from .../libhd16_16.0-2_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package hwinfo.
Unpacking hwinfo (from .../hwinfo_16.0-2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libhal1 (0.5.14-5+svn1) ...
Setting up libhd16 (16.0-2) ...
Setting up hwinfo (16.0-2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet
       vendor: Atheros Communications
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: c0
       serial: 20:6a:8a:2a:c5:b5
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.1.0-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.73 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:43 memory:d3400000-d343ffff ioport:2000(size=128)
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM43225 802.11b/g/n
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 01
       serial: 88:9f:fa:1c:99:d6
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.100.82.38 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
       resources: irq:17 memory:d2400000-d2403fff
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: yes
 Hard blocked: no
1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: C0:83:0A:4B:20:41
                    ESSID:"2WIRE262"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-15 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD8C0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010210470010303030303431313031393031373236321021000B32576972652C20496E632E1023000F3336303048475620476174657761791024000F3336303048475620476174657761791042000C3431313031393031373236321054000800060050F20400011011000A686F6D65706F7274616C10080002008E
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
          Cell 02 - Address: D8:5D:4C:EA:28:9A
                    ESSID:"TP-LINK_EA289A"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.427 GHz (Channel 4)
                    Quality:1/5 Signal level:-86 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD0E0050F204104A0001101044000102
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
          Cell 03 - Address: 00:16:B6:C6:A9:E4
                    ESSID:"Bachelor Pad"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:1/5 Signal level:-85 dBm Noise level:-91 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
          Cell 04 - Address: 00:1F:B3:B1:83:59
                    ESSID:"2WIRE694"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:1/5 Signal level:-87 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    IE: Unknown: DD0E0050F204104A0001101044000102
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller [8086:3b64] (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b09] (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3b29] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem [8086:3b32] (rev 05)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1073] (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4357] (rev 01)
ff:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 05)
ff:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 05)
ff:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 05)
ff:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 05)
ff:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 05)
ff:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d13] (rev 05)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b1d8 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0138 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
============================================================
                                  system Aspire 1430 (Calpella_CRB)
/0 bus JV10_CS
/0/0 memory 1MiB BIOS
/0/18 memory 3GiB System Memory
/0/18/0 memory 2GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 80
/0/18/1 memory DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 800 MHz (
/0/18/2 memory 1GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 80
/0/18/3 memory DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 800 MHz (
/0/2d processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU
/0/2d/2e memory 3MiB L3 cache
/0/2d/30 memory 256KiB L2 cache
/0/2d/31 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/2d/4.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.3 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.4 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.5 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.6 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.7 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.8 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.9 processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.a processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.b processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.c processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.d processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.e processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.f processor Logical CPU
/0/2d/4.10 processor Logical CPU
/0/2f memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/100 bridge Core Processor DRAM Controller
/0/100/2 display Core Processor Integrated Graph
/0/100/16 communication 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HE
/0/100/1a bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset US
/0/100/1b multimedia 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Hi
/0/100/1c bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PC
/0/100/1c/0 eth0 network AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet
/0/100/1c.1 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PC
/0/100/1c.1/0 eth1 network BCM43225 802.11b/g/n
/0/100/1d bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset US
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Int
/0/100/1f.2 scsi0 storage 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 320GB WDC WD3200BPVT-2
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 295GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 2805MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 2805MiB Linux swap / Solaris pa
/0/100/1f.3 bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SM
/0/100/1f.6 generic 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Th
/0/101 bridge Core Processor QuickPath Archit
/0/102 bridge Core Processor QuickPath Archit
/0/103 bridge Core Processor QPI Link 0
/0/104 bridge Core Processor QPI Physical 0
/0/105 bridge Core Processor Reserved
/0/106 bridge Core Processor Reserved
/0/1 scsi4 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk SCSI Disk
/1 power OEM_Define5
/2 power CRB Battery 0
Linux clap 2.6.38-8-generic-pae #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 05:17:09 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[ 0.386812] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 0.622836] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.622842] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.644541] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.644558] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.644595] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.648240] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.650442] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.650567] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #1
[ 0.661434] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
[ 0.792361] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input1
[ 0.793251] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
[ 0.817698] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 1.172609] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.182669] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy suspend method
[ 1.182672] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy resume method
[ 1.199906] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.219861] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.238247] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.2.0 loaded
[ 1.238251] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 1.241698] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.511410] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.644133] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.727153] Switching to clocksource tsc
[ 1.755153] usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.887561] hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.958983] usb 1-1.6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 2.074161] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
[ 2.083759] scsi4 : usb-storage 1-1.6:1.0
[ 2.084184] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 2.162727] usb 2-1.5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 11.310451] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 11.519661] intel ips 0000:00:1f.6: No CPUID match found.
[ 11.688639] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device 1.3M WebCam (04f2:b1d8)
[ 11.698399] input: 1.3M WebCam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.5/2-1.5:1.0/input/input4
[ 11.698658] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 12.011271] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 12.025501] wl 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 12.025513] wl 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 12.210756] eth1: Broadcom BCM4357 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.100.82.38
[ 12.252848] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 170x48
[ 12.819269] input: HDA Intel Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 12.819785] input: HDA Intel Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 13.015655] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 23.516891] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not-Associated
          Link Quality:5 Signal level:0 Noise level:245
          Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist brcm80211
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2105: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
21: PCI 100.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.QKmS0_CoRGC
  Parent ID: z8Q3.LBVrWgefi_F
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Attansic Ethernet controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x1969 "Attansic Technology Corp."
  Device: pci 0x1073
  SubVendor: pci 0x1025 "Acer Incorporated [ALI]"
  SubDevice: pci 0x040e
  Revision: 0xc0
  Driver: "atl1c"
  Driver Modules: "atl1c"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xd3400000-0xd343ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0x2000-0x2fff (rw)
  IRQ: 43 (18912 events)
  HW Address: 20:6a:8a:2a:c5:b5
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001969d00001073sv00001025sd0000040Ebc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: atl1c is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe atl1c"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)

22: PCI 200.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: JNkJ.+_yeFkco2S1
  Parent ID: qTvu.N0OLUpt3ml0
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:02:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom WLAN controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4357
  SubVendor: pci 0x105b "Foxconn International, Inc."
  SubDevice: pci 0xe021
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "wl"
  Driver Modules: "wl"
  Device File: eth1
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xd2400000-0xd2403fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (105 events)
  HW Address: 88:9f:fa:1c:99:d6
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462
  WLAN bitrates: 1 2 5.5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 WEP256 WEP128 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004357sv0000105Bsd0000E021bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: brcm80211 is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe brcm80211"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: wl is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 13213 1
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
joydev 17322 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27479 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 255820 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
lib80211_crypt_tkip 17203 0
wl 2642531 0
i915 450979 3
snd 55295 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 12600 1 snd
lib80211 14570 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
psmouse 59039 0
acer_wmi 23123 0
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
sparse_keymap 13666 1 acer_wmi
uvcvideo 66851 0
videodev 75143 1 uvcvideo
drm 184133 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
serio_raw 12990 0
intel_ips 17769 0
video 18951 1 i915
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 43946 0
uas 17676 0
ahci 21591 2
atl1c 36237 0
libahci 25548 1 ahci

THANK YOU!

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu b43-fwcutter Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Crystal
Solved:
2011-05-12
Last query:
2011-05-12
Last reply:
2011-05-12

Install wicd and tell it to use eth1 as the wireless (if it doesn't already pickup wireless networks)

Crystal (clstal) said : #2

Installed wicd, it's using eth1 as wireless and appears to be connected, however, firefox isn't able to use the connection. ?

Network manager is still running concurrently and says there's no wireless (when I check "enable wireless" "wireless is disabled" is still greyed-out and no connections are offered).

Can you ping 8.8.8.8?

Crystal (clstal) said : #4

Actionparsnip,

Nope. Network unavailable.

Crystal (clstal) said : #5

Nope, unless I'm connected via ethernet.

Crystal (clstal) said : #6

I've restarted twice now since installing wicd, and on this second reinstall - the wireless works! It's slow and keeps going down (I'm sitting next to the router, so it's not a strength of signal issue) but this is further than I've previously got!

Just before the last reboot I ran
gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and added this line
blacklist acer-wmi

(Trying random things from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Aspire1810TZ/Karmic in the hopes that something fixes this issue -- either wicd or this seems to have done the trick!)

Thank you!

Crystal (clstal) said : #7

This seems to be it - I removed that blacklist and it refused to recognize the wireless again. Put it back on there and it's working again.

I'm thrilled to have a wirelss connection, but will now be hoping for a fix of the connect-disconnect-connect problem.

Thank you so much for your help!!