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justin23
May 1st, 2009, 02:06 PM
I have been using Ubuntu 9.4 64bit. On the first install wireless worked just fine. Had to uninstall and reinstall now wireless is not working. Can someone help me with this?

1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop)

Dell inspiron 1501

2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset:

05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

3 ) check interface:

justin@justin:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

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

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

justin@justin:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:b9:6d:39:99
inet addr:192.168.2.4 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::219:b9ff:fe6d:3999/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2044 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1526 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2684605 (2.6 MB) TX bytes:163137 (163.1 KB)
Interrupt:21

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:92:b1:6c:24
inet6 addr: fe80::21a:92ff:feb1:6c24/64 Scope:Link
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)
Interrupt:18

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)



4 ) Check for modules:

lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 18572 1
ppdev 16904 0
radeon 357792 2
drm 123232 3 radeon
bridge 63904 0
stp 11140 1 bridge
bnep 22912 2
input_polldev 12688 0
joydev 20864 0
lp 19588 0
parport 49584 2 ppdev,lp
snd_hda_intel 557364 3
snd_pcm_oss 52352 0
snd_mixer_oss 24960 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 99336 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 11524 0
snd_seq_oss 41984 0
snd_seq_midi 15744 0
snd_rawmidi 33920 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 16512 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
dcdbas 16944 0
snd_seq 66272 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 34064 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 16276 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
b44 41616 0
psmouse 64028 0
snd 78792 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
soundcore 16800 1 snd
ssb 46724 1 b44
serio_raw 14468 0
pcspkr 11136 0
ricoh_mmc 12544 0
sdhci_pci 16896 0
sdhci 27396 1 sdhci_pci
i2c_piix4 20112 0
k8temp 13440 0
snd_page_alloc 18704 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp 44572 0
mii 14464 1 b44
ieee80211_crypt_tkip 17920 0
wl 1496016 0
ieee80211_crypt 14596 2 ieee80211_crypt_tkip,wl
video 29204 0
output 11648 1 video
fbcon 49792 0
tileblit 11264 1 fbcon
font 17024 1 fbcon
bitblit 14464 1 fbcon
softcursor 10368 1 bitblit

5 ) Kernel boot messages

"/usr/sbin/tcpdump" name2="default" pid=1980
[ 18.723258] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 18.723261] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 18.758235] Bridge firewalling registered
[ 20.735699] pci 0000:01:05.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
[ 20.735710] pci 0000:01:05.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 20.970356] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[ 21.045545] [drm] Initialized radeon 1.29.0 20080528 on minor 0
[ 21.184036] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 21.502798] [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
[ 21.503068] [drm] Loading R300 Microcode
[ 21.503088] [drm] Num pipes: 4
[ 21.503094] [drm] writeback test succeeded in 1 usecs
[ 24.780087] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 27.816197] b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
[ 27.816201] b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
[ 27.816788] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 29.172021] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
[ 38.236027] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 83.060035] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -213471672 ns)
[ 306.108098] APIC error on CPU0: 00(40)
[ 590.864025] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 667.667118] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)

6 ) Network configuration

justin@justin:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 00:1a:92:b1:6c:24
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.10.79.10 latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:19:b9:6d:39:99
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.2.4 latency=64 link=yes module=ssb multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: e6:b4:89:e4:c8:a1
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

7 ) Scan for networks:

justin@justin:~$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

8 ) Ubuntu Version:

justin@justin:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 9.04

10 ) Restarting the network:


justin@justin:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.