Okay, with very little fuss I got the bcm43xx driver working on my gateway M675 laptop. Once I got the firmware ripped, it setup like a breeze.
After some minor trial and error, I got it to come up on boot automatically and I was surprised how fast it linked with the router and got an IP address (this takes minutes on Win).
However, that was at home this weekend. Now I am at work and not using the wireless. It tries to come up, but since my SSID is not available it aborts and I get an IP address from the ethernet cable.
Last night I go home and fire up the laptop. Nothing. It tries to get an IP address but fails. I boot to windows and that works with the wireless, so I know it's not a hardware issue. I open the Network configuration tool and delete the device. When I re-add it, nothing. So I remove the device, reboot, then readd it and it works. Weird.
Now I'm back at work and of course, the wireless doesn't boot. I'm wondering if it will work when I get home again.
Any ideas why this would happen? The key, SSID, and all looked fine in the config tool and the files.
All help appreciated,