[ubuntu] Broadcomm b43 driver fails to turn on wireless

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Fairly new install on my Macbookpro 6,2 laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 32bit(idk why I did 32 and not 64). My wireless would randomly drop internet (it would stay connected to my router, but lost internet connectivity). To fix this I tried using the b43 driver (sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter, and also I tried form the software center). At first I thought it was working from there but I never made sure that the OS used b43 and not brcmsmac. So I added bcma and brcmsmac to the blacklist (/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf) and adding b43 to /etc/modules. Next I ran 'sudo modprob (Hardware)