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I had experienced the same problems some days ago. There was this commit http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/iwlwifi/linux-firmware.git/ updating intel 7260 firmware.
The state that's being changed is probably in the network adapter itself. Wireless adapters especially tend to be complex programmable computers in and of themselves, and it's likely that b43 is leaving the adapter in a state where it doesn't know how to talk to wl. Beyond that, you'd need deep understanding of how these drivers work to say what exactly is ...
I have had a similar problem on Debian before. I found a few ways to try to fix it. The first is to disable all Ethernet connections and make sure no start up script initiates any Ethernet connections. Then setup WiFi on start-up to automatically connect to your WiFi endpoint. You could try this in a start-up script: service network-manager restart ...
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