b43 driver blacklisted by bcmwl-kernel-source -> eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21 -> Wireless Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01) not working on Dell Inspiron 1501 in Ubuntu 11.10

Asked by Perry Fleming on 2011-10-31

$ 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|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; 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|wmi|witch|wl'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod
[sudo] password for perry:
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Question information

Language:
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Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu b43-fwcutter Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
Lalatendu Mohanty
Solved:
2011-11-01
Last query:
2011-11-01
Last reply:
2011-11-01
Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

Please respond with Y to the continue question, and paste the results here.
You could also search this site for 1501 and see what other solutions have been suggested to similar problems.
Most likely, you did not add the needed firmware, which is available when you install package b43-fwcutter (answer y to the download offer), or package firmware-b43-installer. If you have added any other dirvers like the Broadcom STA driver, you should uninstall/deactivate it, remove any lines exactly like "blacklist b43" from any file in /etc/modprobe.d

Perry Fleming (pflem67) said : #2

Aaargh!

I selected Y and didn't copy.

I've been unable to successfully add the firmware, which WAS available when ATTEMPTING to install package b43-fwcutter.

Sorry...this was what I got:

[sudo] password for perry:
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  *-network
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:18 memory:c0200000-c0203fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:1d:09:b4:55:25
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.2 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:21 memory:c0300000-c0301fff
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a37]
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a38]
00:12.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387]
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389]
00:13.3 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a]
00:13.4 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b]
00:13.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c]
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M] [1002:5975]
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
08:01.0 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)
08:01.1 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 01)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c315 Logitech, Inc. Classic New Touch Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0461:4d81 Primax Electronics, Ltd
H/W path Device Class Description
========================================================
                                 system Portable Computer
/0 bus 0UW744
/0/1 memory 105KiB BIOS
/0/5 processor Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 36
/0/5/6 memory 256KiB L2 cache
/0/5/0 memory 128KiB L1 cache
/0/5/1 memory 256KiB L2 cache
/0/19 memory 1536MiB System Memory
/0/19/0 memory 512MiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/19/1 memory 1GiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/100 bridge RS480 Host Bridge
/0/100/1 bridge RS480 PCI Bridge
/0/100/1/5 display RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
/0/100/5 bridge RS480 PCI Bridge
/0/100/6 bridge RS480 PCI Bridge
/0/100/6/0 network BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
/0/100/12 scsi2 storage SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
/0/100/12/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 60GB TOSHIBA MK6037GS
/0/100/12/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 54GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/12/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 1405MiB Extended partition
/0/100/12/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 1405MiB Linux swap / Solaris partit
/0/100/13 bus SB600 USB (OHCI0)
/0/100/13.1 bus SB600 USB (OHCI1)
/0/100/13.2 bus SB600 USB (OHCI2)
/0/100/13.3 bus SB600 USB (OHCI3)
/0/100/13.4 bus SB600 USB (OHCI4)
/0/100/13.5 bus SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
/0/100/14 bus SBx00 SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.1 scsi0 storage SB600 IDE
/0/100/14.1/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk CDRW/DVD GCCT10N
/0/100/14.2 multimedia SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
/0/100/14.3 bridge SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
/0/100/14.4 bridge SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
/0/100/14.4/0 eth0 network BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
/0/100/14.4/1 generic R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Ad
/0/100/14.4/1.1 generic R5C843 MMC Host Controller
/0/101 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTranspor
/0/102 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
/0/103 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controll
/0/104 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous
/1 power Sanyo DELLJN1499
Linux perry-Inspiron-1501 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:50:42 UTC 2011 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] Found optimal setting for mtrr clean up
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00f8530] f8530
[ 0.004642] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 0.028001] ..... (found apic 0 pin 0) ...
[ 0.076076] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 0.084746] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
[ 0.088406] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.088409] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.089149] ACPI Error: Needed type [Reference], found [Device] f5021f90 (20110413/exresop-104)
[ 0.089163] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0._OSC] (Node f5029dc8), AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE (20110413/psparse-536)
[ 0.093977] ACPI Error: Needed type [Reference], found [Device] f5021f90 (20110413/exresop-104)
[ 0.093990] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0._OSC] (Node f5029dc8), AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE (20110413/psparse-536)
[ 0.094050] ACPI Error: Needed type [Reference], found [Device] f5021f90 (20110413/exresop-104)
[ 0.094062] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0._OSC] (Node f5029dc8), AE_AML_OPERAND_TYPE (20110413/psparse-536)
[ 0.099694] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.099709] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.099738] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.110627] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 10 devices
[ 0.147363] Switching to clocksource acpi_pm
[ 0.147734] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.246485] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input2
[ 0.247055] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.252513] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.261858] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: applying AMD SB600/SB700 USB freeze workaround
[ 0.311503] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.403696] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.488272] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.584563] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.683929] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.712612] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.768646] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.960884] powernow-k8: Found 1 Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3600+ (1 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 0.960992] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.988175] usb 2-1: new low speed USB device number 2 using ohci_hcd
[ 1.174166] input: Logitech Logitech USB Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input5
[ 1.174369] generic-usb 0003:046D:C315.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Logitech Logitech USB Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:13.0-1/input0
[ 1.174627] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 1.174631] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[ 1.424028] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device number 2 using ohci_hcd
[ 1.589968] sdhci-pci 0000:08:01.0: SDHCI controller found [1180:0822] (rev 19)
[ 1.596717] input: USB Optical Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/input/input6
[ 1.596854] generic-usb 0003:0461:4D81.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [USB Optical Mouse] on usb-0000:00:13.1-1/input0
[ 1.597881] mmc0: no vmmc regulator found
[ 1.606652] sdhci-pci 0000:08:01.1: SDHCI controller found [1180:0843] (rev 1)
[ 1.606726] mmc1: no vmmc regulator found
[ 2.184028] ata3: applying SB600 PMP SRST workaround and retrying
[ 18.411722] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 18.675676] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
[ 19.186069] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 19.776598] wl 0000:05:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 19.776608] wl 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 19.779120] eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21
[ 19.957912] b43-pci-bridge 0000:05:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 19.976272] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x11, vendor 0x4243)
[ 19.976286] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 19.976294] ssb: Core 2 found: USB 1.1 Host (cc 0x817, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 19.976302] ssb: Core 3 found: PCI-E (cc 0x820, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.099117] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:05:00.0
[ 20.136090] ssb: Core 0 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.136101] ssb: Core 1 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.136111] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.232269] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:08:00.0
[ 20.253304] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:1d:09:b4:55:25
[ 20.363672] input: HDA ATI SB Mic at Ext Right Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input9
[ 20.370609] input: HDA ATI SB HP Out at Ext Right Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input10
[ 21.039680] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 21.157565] [drm] Radeon display connector VGA-1: Found valid EDID
[ 21.209978] [drm] Radeon display connector LVDS-1: Found valid EDID
[ 21.345326] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
[ 23.816209] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 23.816215] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
[ 23.819611] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 33.936020] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
 Release Date: 09/28/2006
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: Inspiron 1501
 Serial Number: DTSX8F1
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: 0UW744
 Serial Number: .DTSX8F1.CN486437BS2133.
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Serial Number: DTSX8F1
 Manufacturer: AMD
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Sanyo DELLJN1499
 SBDS Serial Number: 0037
 SBDS Manufacture Date: 1980-00-00
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# 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
install wl modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb; modprobe --ignore-install wl ; modprobe --ignore-install b44
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2385: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/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
29: PCI 500.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: Ddhb.AUabv0M9SM3
  Parent ID: H0_h.bsmdjgJdggA
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:06.0/0000:05:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:05:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0007 "Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Memory Range: 0xc0200000-0xc0203fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 18 (2 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  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: #11 (PCI bridge)

30: PCI 800.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.HQwXbECfpC4
  Parent ID: qscc.ULOo3yhA66C
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:08:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:08:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x170c "BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x01f5
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b44"
  Driver Modules: "ssb", "b44"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xc0300000-0xc0301fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 21 (5586 events)
  HW Address: 00:1d:09:b4:55:25
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d0000170Csv00001028sd000001F5bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: b44 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe b44"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #23 (PCI bridge)
Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See http://procps.sf.net/faq.html
root 542 0.0 0.3 26624 4508 ? Ssl 19:11 0:00 NetworkManager
root 1183 0.0 0.0 2736 1188 ? S 19:11 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-a4602b6b-e473-4587-96e4-df6cb33232f9-eth0.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
perry 2397 0.0 0.0 4188 780 pts/0 S+ 19:41 0:00 egrep --color=auto icd|etwork
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 32114 0
ppdev 12849 0
joydev 17393 0
bnep 17923 2
rfcomm 38408 0
bluetooth 148839 10 bnep,rfcomm
dell_wmi 12601 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 dell_wmi
snd_hda_codec_idt 60049 1
b44 31443 0
ssb 50682 1 b44
snd_hda_intel 24262 4
snd_hda_codec 91754 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
dell_laptop 13519 0
snd_pcm 80468 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
dcdbas 14098 1 dell_laptop
wl 2646601 0
radeon 925020 4
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25241 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
psmouse 73673 0
serio_raw 12990 0
snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 55902 16 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ttm 65224 1 radeon
k8temp 12905 0
drm_kms_helper 32889 1 radeon
soundcore 12600 1 snd
sp5100_tco 13495 0
drm 192226 6 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_piix4 13093 0
binfmt_misc 17292 1
i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 radeon
lib80211 14570 1 wl
shpchp 32356 0
ati_agp 13242 0
wmi 18744 1 dell_wmi
video 18908 0
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
sdhci_pci 13658 0
sdhci 27360 1 sdhci_pci
ahci 21634 2
pata_atiixp 12967 0
libahci 25727 1 ahci
usbhid 41905 0
hid 77367 1 usbhid
perry@perry-Inspiron-1501:~$

Best Lalatendu Mohanty (then4way) said : #3

we need to install the correct driver for this wireless card. Then we need to remove the “incorrect” driver (bcmwl) which Ubuntu installed by default.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
$ sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
$ sudo reboot

Perry Fleming (pflem67) said : #4

It works! Thanks!