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My wireless card isn't turning on. Not seeing any networks at all.

iwconifg show
lo no wireless extensions
eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:5 Signal level:0 Noise Level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc: 0
etho0 no wireless extensions

I have an HP Pavillion dv2000 laptop.
I installed Linux Mint 13 Maya.
I have a Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP_PHY network card

So far I have enabled the driver that Mint provided in the addition drivers menu. It shows Broadcom STA wireless driver and includes my network card in the list of supported drivers.

My wireless still works fine on the windows partition.
Jul 17 '12
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4,677 Recognized Expert Moderator Specialist
Yeah, so it looks like Mint has quite a few issues with Broadcom wireless configs.

The easiest solution may be to switch distros, but that is sacrilege for most Linux users ;)

Please open a Terminal and type in the following
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. inxi -N
and that should tell us if it's 4311, 4312, 4313, or something else entirely.

Depending if it is one of the three above or not, there are two possible solutions I have found.
Jul 19 '12 #11
82 New Member
Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver:wl
Card-2: NVIDIA MCP67 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
Jul 19 '12 #12
82 New Member
I just fixed it... rfkill unblock all
Jul 19 '12 #13
4,677 Recognized Expert Moderator Specialist
Awesome, glad you figured it out! From what I can see, that might not be persistent through a reboot, so if you get sick of putting that in every time, you can try the following (as your card is a 4312)

Linux - Configure Broadcom STA Wireless Drivers (via Tech1w.com)
Jul 20 '12 #14

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