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I am using a Vostro 1310. I got it to work a few times, but then I wired it in because the connection for wireless was unreliable and I was ...
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    Won't connect to the wireless internet.


    I am using a Vostro 1310. I got it to work a few times, but then I wired it in because the connection for wireless was unreliable and I was doing a time sensitive activity online. Now the computer won't even register that I have a Wireless card. It is built in, and I am using Ubuntu 10.10.

    lspci:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
    08:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
    08:05.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 02)
    08:05.3 Mass storage controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 01)
    lsmod:

    Module Size Used by
    ndiswrapper 245044 0
    iptable_filter 1778 1
    ip_tables 19139 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 24423 2 iptable_filter,ip_tables
    binfmt_misc 7984 1
    parport_pc 30086 0
    ppdev 6804 0
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 300173 1
    joydev 11395 0
    i915 334721 4
    snd_hda_intel 26147 2
    snd_hda_codec 100951 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    drm_kms_helper 32836 1 i915
    snd_hwdep 6660 1 snd_hda_codec
    drm 206198 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    snd_pcm 89104 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 5932 0
    snd_rawmidi 22207 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 7291 1 snd_seq_midi
    uvcvideo 62379 0
    snd_seq 57512 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer 23850 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    videodev 49359 1 uvcvideo
    snd_seq_device 6912 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    psmouse 62080 0
    v4l1_compat 15519 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    i2c_algo_bit 6208 1 i915
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 12614 1 videodev
    snd 64181 13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,sn d_seq_device
    serio_raw 4910 0
    intel_agp 32334 2 i915
    video 22176 1 i915
    soundcore 1240 1 snd
    lp 10201 0
    dell_wmi 3372 0
    dell_laptop 6722 0
    snd_page_alloc 8588 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    output 2527 1 video
    parport 37032 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    dcdbas 6910 1 dell_laptop
    firewire_ohci 24839 0
    sdhci_pci 8115 0
    sdhci 18400 1 sdhci_pci
    led_class 3393 1 sdhci
    firewire_core 54327 1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t 1739 1 firewire_core
    ahci 22210 1
    libahci 26148 1 ahci
    r8169 42254 0
    mii 5261 1 r8169
    I did the dmesg | grep firmware search but nothing came up for it.


    uname -r

    2.6.35-28-generic
    Thank you so much in advance for any assistance you can provide me.

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    You need the broadcom sta wl driver.

    Instructions here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ng STA drivers

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    Ok I did that, and I connected, but like before, it won't stay online. How do I make it stay online?

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    I just saw you have ndiswrapper loading. That could be interfering with the correct driver. Unload and blacklist that
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    echo "blacklist ndiswrapper" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

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