N210 Plus - Boradcom Wireless not working - Ubuntu 10.04

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N210 Plus - Boradcom Wireless not working - Ubuntu 10.04

Postby Timmy » 31/08/2010, 14:53

Hi,

I have recently bought a Samsung N210 Plus and tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix on it. Everything else seems to be working fine, but I encountered serious problems while trying to get the wireless drivers to work. My version of the notebook is shipped with a broadcom chip for wireless, whereby most models seem to have either a realtek chip or a chip from a third vendor (which I can't remember right now).

I've tried regular fixes:

Installing the package via synaptic (bcmwl-kernel-source)

Installing the same package manually from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

Installing the same package with additional instructions as described here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390979

Tried another thing as described here at the end of the page:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390979&page=2

Tried to install older driver package as instructed here:

http://polach.cc/howto-fix-broadcom-wif ... lucid-lynx

(Package refused to build.)

Most of the solutions listed further down below on the list here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390979&page=7

And I tried Ndiswrapper. It failed to load the drivers even if the files should be right and the program recognized the wireless.

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As far as I've understood, the problem seems to be with WPA&WPA2 encryption. The wireless detects the network but it isn't able to log onto the network. The network at least is fully functionable; the same computer logs in Windows7 without problems to the same network.

Is someone experiencing the same kind of problems and is there a fix for it?

Any help will be appreciated - I am not the biggest Windows enthusiast on the world, but if wireless doesn't work, a netbook doesn't have much of a point.

Thanks in advance!

Timmy

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