Acer 5755g WI-FI issue

Wi-Fi doesn’t work see my outputs Thank you :slight_smile:
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: dc:0e:a1:12:58:52
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.123 duplex=full firmware=sb ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:16 memory:d1830000-d183ffff memory:d1840000-d184ffff memory:d1850000-d18507ff
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM43227 802.11b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:d1a00000-d1a03fff

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4358]
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e040]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 7
Memory at d1a00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]

0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal

-Aspire-5755G 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[ 0.390791] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 17.184338] psmouse serio1: >elantech: assuming hardware version 3 (with firmware version 0x450f01)

Output from: sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo modprobe wl

Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source ( …
Loading new bcmwl- DKMS files…
Building only for 3.5.0-17-generic
Building for architecture x86_64
Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
ERROR: Module b43 does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module b43legacy does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module ssb does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module brcm80211 does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module brcmfmac does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module brcmsmac does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module bcma does not exist in /proc/modules
FATAL: Module wl not found.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools …
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic

FATAL: Module wl not found.

Hi, philip.stefanov, and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Your adapter needs the “wl” (WL) driver for its Broadcom chip, but as it’s a source code package, it needs the kernel source (or at least the headers) to compile …

Make sure you’re connected to the internet by a wired (ethernet) connection to your router, then open a terminal (Crl+Alt+T) and run these 2 commands:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms bcmwl-kernel-source

then when that’s finished:

sudo modprobe wl

Your wireless should now spring to life … if it does but doesn’t survive a reboot, let us know and we’ll tell you how to load the wl driver at bootup.

If that doesn’t work … is 3.5.0-17-generic the default kernel for Ubuntu 12.10 ? … if not, how did you install it ?

Working like a charm
Thank you 8)