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July 22nd, 2009, 03:24 AM
I bought the linksys wmp300n card, and cannot get it working.

I followed the directions posted in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=539208) and it still does not work....

can anyone help me?

July 22nd, 2009, 03:35 AM
What exactly did you try from the thread?

Firstly, With a clean install, I would go to system>admin>hardware drivers and see if a driver pops up there. If not, you will need to use ndiswapper and the windows driver.

But firstly, what have you tried, and what have you changed?

July 22nd, 2009, 03:38 AM
OK, first I tried the driver in hardware drivers, I activated it, but nothing came up... so I deactivated it and followed all the instructions from anewguy 3 or 4 posts in, and.... nothing...

July 22nd, 2009, 03:44 AM
Well I would go back to the driver in hardware drivers. If it is avaliable, try to stay away from ndiswrapper.

But first lets see what chipset you have. Open a terminal, and post the output of:

lspci -v | less

July 22nd, 2009, 03:46 AM
what info in particular (its very long)

July 22nd, 2009, 03:49 AM
Sorry, we need the section from that output concerning the wireless card. It cant be seen, as it should be near the bottom. Can you find it, or paste the entire output?

July 22nd, 2009, 03:50 AM
this it?

02:09.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG (rev 01)
Subsystem: Linksys Device 0060
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
Memory at fdef4000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

July 22nd, 2009, 03:54 AM
btw, I have jaunty...

July 22nd, 2009, 03:59 AM
Yes thats it thanks. You have a:

Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG (rev 01)

Please enter:


Does wlan0 (or similar) exist?

July 22nd, 2009, 04:01 AM
I assume you meant iwconfig....

I get
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

July 22nd, 2009, 04:02 AM
So you have ndiswapper installed atm?

If so enter:

ndiswrapper -l

So we can see what driver you have installed.

July 22nd, 2009, 04:04 AM
For ndiswrapper follow this:


July 22nd, 2009, 04:06 AM
ok i get this

WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-restricted, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-kernel-nkc, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ipw3945, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4329) present (alternate driver: ssb)

July 22nd, 2009, 04:13 AM
It appears that you have edited the old /etc/modprode.d/blacklist file instead of the new config file /etc/modprode.d/blacklist.conf HOWEVER, it appears that the driver has installed fine, and the hardware is correctly detected.

To have the driver installed fine, but no wlan0 is obscure. Please either reboot or enter this to the terminal and recheck if wlan0 has appeared:

sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper


post here your /etc/modprode.d/blacklist file, and /etc/modprode.d/blacklist.conf files also.

July 22nd, 2009, 04:18 AM
OK, I edited the new one, and will restart now... I'll tell you if there's any change... and thanx for your help...

July 22nd, 2009, 04:21 AM
well, no change...

July 22nd, 2009, 04:24 AM
Can you post what is in your blacklist and blacklsit.conf files?

the /etc/modprode.d/blacklist file shouldnt exist, delete it.

The /etc/modprode.d/blacklist.conf file should have this at the end, when using ndiswrapper:

blacklist bcm43xx

blacklist b43

blacklist b43legacy

blacklist ssb

July 22nd, 2009, 04:27 AM
theres nothing in blacklist (though I put that line in there and took it out once you told me I needed to edit the .conf one)

and this is in the .conf

# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.

# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
blacklist evbug

# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd

# replaced by e100
blacklist eepro100

# replaced by tulip
blacklist de4x5

# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
blacklist eth1394

# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
blacklist snd_intel8x0m

# Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
blacklist snd_aw2

# causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
blacklist i2c_i801

# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54

# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx

# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
blacklist garmin_gps

# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
blacklist asus_acpi

# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
blacklist snd_pcsp

# EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
# from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
# continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
# really needed.
blacklist amd76x_edac

# broadcom default no firmware, using ndiswrapper instead
blacklist BCM43XG

July 22nd, 2009, 04:29 AM
Ok please remove the "blacklist" file.

Then in blacklist.conf remove "# broadcom default no firmware, using ndiswrapper instead
blacklist BCM43XG"

and add the lines as I have said above in post #17, then reboot.

July 22nd, 2009, 04:40 AM
ok I did all that, however there is no change...

July 22nd, 2009, 04:45 AM
Hmm. Not sure now. Maybe one of the wireless guru's can shed some light on this. Kevdog?

The BCM43XG is hard to find info on. Doesnt sound like the best card. Can you take it back? Wireless is one thing with linux that you need to be carefull with, ensure your card is well supported before buying.

July 22nd, 2009, 04:46 AM
ye I guess I can take it back....

do you have a wireless n card you can suggest to me?

July 22nd, 2009, 04:53 AM
OOOOh yes. Get a D-Link DWA-510 (ver. A1).

Works out of the box. see here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsDlink

Pretty much the ralink chipsets have good support. Broadcom generally is harder to set up.

July 22nd, 2009, 04:57 AM
ok thanx... and thanx for trying to help with this one... I will return this if I dont fix it in two days....

July 22nd, 2009, 04:58 AM
Cheers, hope you work something out!

July 22nd, 2009, 05:32 AM
I dont know a lot about that card. Can you post the whole thing:
lsmod and lshw -C network

July 22nd, 2009, 05:42 AM
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 16776 1
bridge 56340 0
stp 10500 1 bridge
bnep 20224 2
vboxnetflt 91016 0
vboxdrv 117544 1 vboxnetflt
video 25360 0
output 11008 1 video
input_polldev 11912 0
ndiswrapper 193436 0
sbp2 30476 0
lp 17156 0
snd_hda_intel 434100 3
snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 82948 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
snd_seq_oss 37760 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29696 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
nvidia 9550692 36
psmouse 61972 0
snd 62628 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
ppdev 15620 0
i2c_nforce2 14980 0
agpgart 42696 1 nvidia
serio_raw 13316 0
soundcore 15200 1 snd
pcspkr 10496 0
k8temp 12416 0
parport_pc 40100 1
parport 42220 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
joydev 18368 0
usbhid 42336 0
forcedeth 61712 0
ssb 41220 0
floppy 64324 0
ohci1394 38576 0
ieee1394 94660 2 sbp2,ohci1394
vesafb 13828 0
fbcon 46112 0
tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
font 16384 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit

lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Network controller
product: BCM43XG
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 7a:f8:f7:13:5d:36
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes

July 24th, 2009, 12:16 AM
I see ndiswrapper and ssb modules loaded. What driver are you trying to use?

July 24th, 2009, 12:21 AM
I beleive its bcmwl5

I got it from here... http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=3284510&postcount=5