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Before i begin: I know the network card is good, it works in Dapper I upgraded to Edgy and almost every thing broke (I used updater- i know its bocken ...
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    BCM43xx wireless issue, Ubuntu


    Before i begin: I know the network card is good, it works in Dapper

    I upgraded to Edgy and almost every thing broke (I used updater- i know its bocken but i didn't find out until AFTER it messed up my system)

    So I did a complete clean install of Xubuntu and followed the steps on the wiki https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...bcm43xx/Dapper

    No luck
    I can get the card to scan, but it will not see my network.
    I added the WPA data into /etc/network/interfaces
    still no luck
    i dont know what Im doing wrong.
    And the windows users in my house are snikering cuzz i spent more time trying to update (2 days to crash and burn) and now to install the wireless card then i spend formating and re-installing thier systems (which i do about every other month or so so they know how long it takes)

    Has anyone done this and got it to work? My card is a bcm4306, and i used the script sudo /usr/share/bcm43xx-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh to download the firmware and install

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    Can you post the output from
    Code:
    lsmod |grep -i ndis
    lsmod |grep -i bcm
    If for any reason both modules have loaded you will most likely have trouble.

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    vidd@ubuntu:~$ lsmod |grep -i ndis
    vidd@ubuntu:~$ lsmod |grep -i bcm
    bcm43xx 127252 0
    ieee80211softmac 33792 1 bcm43xx
    ieee80211 35272 2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
    vidd@ubuntu:~$

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    This issue is SOLVED
    I used Network Manager to set a STATIC IP, rebooted, changed to DCHP, rebooted again, BCM4306 now works with DCHP

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