Airport Extreme not given working option

Bug #1860002 reported by ray klassen
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Release: 18.04

ubuntu-drivers-common:
  Installed: 1:0.5.2.5
  Candidate: 1:0.5.2.5
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.5.2.5 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:0.5.2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

Recently repurposed Macbook Pro (7,1) as ubuntu station.
Wireless wasn't working. ubuntu-drivers recommended bcmwl-kernel-source.
Installed as recommended.

Not reliable on boot. Mostly wlp2s0 Scan_results error (-22).

After some research discovered that firmware-b43-installer supports chipset on this Mac.

from
apt-cache show firmware-b43-installer
<snip>
 Supported chipsets:
  * BCM4306/3;
  * BCM4311;
  * BCM4318;
  * BCM4321;
  * BCM4322 (only 14e4:432b);
  * BCM4312 (with Low-Power a.k.a. LP-PHY).
</snip>

After purging bcmwl-kernel-source, installing firmware-b43-installer, wireless works fine.

suggest that firmware-b43-installer be a listed option for bcm4322 (14e4:432b) in ubuntu-drivers

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: ubuntu-drivers-common 1:0.5.2.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-37.40~18.04.1-generic 5.0.21
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.9
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Thu Jan 16 07:18:07 2020
InstallationDate: Installed on 2020-01-14 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20190805)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-drivers-common
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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ray klassen (rayklassen) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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