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oseney
January 2nd, 2009, 01:23 PM
Am having trouble with activating my laptop pcmcia card - Belkin fsd7011uk on Dell latitude ls. I have just installed xubuntu 8.04 . A new driver was available, B43, which I installed with its firmware. I had to tell it the network name (essid?) and it then connected to my router. Interrogating the router via another PC on its network confirmed this connection. However, on running Firefox, I found no internet connection and it would not even find the router on 192.168.1.1 .

Is this Firefox's fault? BTW, when I use an ethernet cable connection direct to the router, the internet starts coming through immediately. This is how I'm sending this post.

[I previously installed ndiswrapper and used it to wrap the windows driver which came with the card. This worked too, found the router, but again not found by Firefox. This refers to my first installation of Xubuntu which I subsquently overlaid with a second installation having fouled up something. The other comments refer to this second installation (ndiswrapper is not installed this time). The B43 driver appears not to have been available first time round.]

Here are the results of gnusci post (thread closed?) recommended terminal commands:

me3@me3-laptop:~$ lspci -nn | grep 'Wireless Brand'
me3@me3-laptop:~$
me3@me3-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1211
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
00:10.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems WinModem 56k (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph 256AV] (rev 20)
01:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicMedia 256AV Audio] (rev 20)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ lsusb | grep 'Wireless Brand'
me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"oseney isleland"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

me3@me3-laptop:~$ ifconfig wlan0
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:50:f3:f3:6b
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ lsmod | grep "wlan_module_name"
me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep "wlan_module_name"
me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for me3:
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
vendor: 3Com Corporation
physical id: d
bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
logical name: eth0
version: 78
serial: 00:b0:d0:a4:09:a4
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=3c59x duplex=full ip=192.168.1.3 latency=80 link=yes maxlatency=10 mingnt=10 module=3c59x multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
*-network
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:11:50:f3:f3:6b
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ iwlist scan wlan0
iwlist: unknown command `wlan0' (check 'iwlist --help').
me3@me3-laptop:~$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
me3@me3-laptop:~$

me3@me3-laptop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 5268
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:11:50:f3:f3:6b
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:11:50:f3:f3:6b
Sending on Socket/fallback
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.wlan0.pid with pid 134519072
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:11:50:f3:f3:6b
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:11:50:f3:f3:6b
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
[ OK ]
me3@me3-laptop:~$

superprash2003
January 2nd, 2009, 05:54 PM
try setting up static ip under preferences->network connections->wireless.. set ip to 192.168.1.10 and gateway to 192.168.1.1

oseney
January 2nd, 2009, 06:32 PM
try setting up static ip under preferences->network connections->wireless.. set ip to 192.168.1.10 and gateway to 192.168.1.1

Thanks - but - my version of Firefox is 3.0.5 and has edit>preferences>advanced>network>settings with no options to insert your advised settings, only proxy setups.
Am I looking in the right place?
btw - I have found that my router says the laptop is on the network even though I have deliberately given the wrong WEP password. This may be the problem - it's not really on the network at all and Firefox knows this. What do you think?

superprash2003
January 3rd, 2009, 03:30 PM
no, im talking under system->admin->network .. this should help http://www.prash-babu.com/2008/09/internet-works-on-one-pc-but-not-on_12.html