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[ubuntu] Dell Inspiron 1150 bcm4306 wireless troubles

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have tried everything while googling and such to try to get my laptop to connect to the internet wirelessly through its bcm4306 integrated/controller wireless card. I've done my homework and here they are lspci, ifconfig, iwconfig, and lshw -C network: Code: natel@natel-laptop:~$ lshw -C network WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.   *-network:0                  description: Ethernet interface       product: BCM4401 100Base-T       vendor: Broadcom Corporation       physical id: 1       bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0       logical name: eth0       version: 01       serial: 00:0f:1f:29:0d:1d       width: 32 bits       clock: 33MHz       capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 ip=192.168.1.108 latency=32 multicast=yes       resources: irq:7 memory:fcffe000-fcffffff memory:1c000000-1c003fff(prefetchable)   *-network:1       description: Network controller       product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller       vendor: Broadcom Corporation       physical id: 2       bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0       version: 03       width: 32 bits       clock: 33MHz       capabilities: bus_master       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32       resources: irq:11 memory:fcffc000-fcffdfff   *-network DISABLED       description: Wireless interface       physical id: 1       logical name: wlan0       serial: 00:0b:7d:07:71:ea       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless       configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg natel@natel-laptop:~$ Code: natel@natel-laptop:~$ iwconfig lo        no wireless extensions. eth0      no wireless extensions. wmaster0  no wireless extensions. wlan0    IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""            Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated            Tx-Power=0 dBm            Retry  long limit:7  RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off           Power Management:off           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0  Missed beacon:0 Code: natel@natel-laptop:~$ ifconfig eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0f:1f:29:0d:1d            inet addr:192.168.1.108  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0           inet6 addr: fe80::20f:1fff:fe29:d1d/64 Scope:Link           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1           RX packets:448 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0           TX packets:86 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000           RX bytes:76151 (76.1 KB)  TX bytes:8693 (8.6 KB)           Interrupt:7 lo        Link encap:Local Loopback            inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1           RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0           TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0           RX bytes:240 (240.0 B)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 B) Code: natel@natel-laptop:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02) 00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02) 00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02) 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01) 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01) 00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01) 02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01) 02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03) 02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller I have seen resolutions for bcm4318 and such but nothing for bcm4306 even though they are on the same machine. (HowTos)