nm Natty 8.3 wireless not working on Acer AO721

I have an Acer Aspire One 721. I installed 10.10 netbook from a live-cd, then added edubuntu for the kids.
To work around  kernel bug # 24032, I set the kernel option "nohpet".

With 8.1, network connections were always off after power up or resume. I had hit Fn-F3 hot-keys to turn on the wireless transmitter, and I had to enable wireless in the network-manager applet each time. Also, the applet was only available to the first user to login on this computer, usually me, so the wife and grandkids could not enable the network when they logged in.

 I upgraded from network-manager 8.1 to test 8.3 from a Natty repository.

Now, network manager will operate the wired ethernet correctly, but on power-up the wireless transmitter LED is always off, and Fn-F3 won't turn it on. After resume, the transmitter is always on and Fn-F3 won't turn it off, but network manager has wireless disabled in the applet. Even though the transmitter is now on, Enabling wireless in the applet has no effect; network manager doesn't appear to scan for wireless signals and no connection is made.

After messing with it a bit (enabling and disabling wireless, unplugging and plugging in ethernet), the Fn-F3 keys will turn LED on and off, but still no wireless connection.

Does anyone have any suggestions? should I report a bug?

This is my interfaces file:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# auto eth0
# iface eth0 inet dhcp
And this is from the terminal:
steve@Aspiration:~$ sudo lshw -C network
PCI (sysfs) 
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet
       vendor: Atheros Communications
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: c0
       serial: 20:6a:8a:13:55:76
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion= firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:43 memory:d0200000-d023ffff ioport:a000(size=128)
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM43225 802.11b/g/n
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 01
       serial: 5c:ac:4c:81:b2:4a
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion= latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
       resources: irq:17 memory:d0300000-d0303fff
steve@Aspiration:~$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11  Access Point: Not-Associated  
          Link Quality:5  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0

steve@Aspiration:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 20:6a:8a:13:55:76 
          inet6 addr: fe80::226a:8aff:fe13:5576/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:4926 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4812 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:7
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4021022 (4.0 MB)  TX bytes:604082 (604.0 KB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB)  TX bytes:1200 (1.2 KB)


Hope someone can help!

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