Upgrade Acrer Aspire 5100 to 11.04 and wireless card not working

Michael Miles Amiga5 at live.com
Mon Apr 16 01:07:20 UTC 2012


Had the same problem with another card.
Remove the card
Boot machine
Turn machine off
Put card back and it will be there

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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of stan
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:51 PM
To: Ubuntu Linux List
Subject: Re: Upgrade Acrer Aspire 5100 to 11.04 and wireless card not
working

Replying to my own email here so it will get in the archive.

Girst I upgraded to 11.10, not 11.04. Second further Googling revelaed:

http://nfolamp.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/ubuntu-11-10-getting-wireless-bcm431
1-working/

Following tthe directions it it to install the firmware loader for tthis
chip, and delete teh incorect module, resulted in working wireless on this
machine again.

Thanks to all the people that makje this system work so well!

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 06:39:09PM -0400, stan wrote:
> I upgraded my Acer Aspire 5100 to 11.04, and the wireless network 
> card, which "just wrked" in the older version of Ubuntu no longer 
> works. ifconfig -a does not show any evidence of it.
> 
> I found this article:
> 
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1813577
> 
> And played arounda bit based on it. Therre is a difrence with the way 
> things are on my mahcine. The results of "lshw -C network" show my 
> card as
> Unclaimed:
> 
> root at ssmokey:~# lshw -C network
>   *-network UNCLAIMED     
>   description: Network controller
>   product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
> 
> I did go ahead and remove the module mentioned in that article with:
> 
> rmmod -f acer-wmi
> 
> But it still shows as unclaimed.
> 
> What can I do to mke this work. Supidly I did this just before I have 
> to take a trip out of town, and need this amchine to work (of course(.
> 
> Thanks for any advice on this
> 
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