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Sef
October 24th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Problem in Precise Pangolin 12.04 with the Broadband 43xx Wireless Card: Unable to download firmware for wireless. (Also works for 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04)

From the 'Additional Drivers' section:


This package contains Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-,BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-basedhardware.Possible Solutions:

Solution 1: After installing with the alternate cd, I needed a cable and after updating, I was able to download the STA driver through the 'Additional Drivers' section.

Solution 2: Another option is here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#Installing%20STA%20drivers).

Solution 3: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close (This has been removed starting with 11.10 - Oneiric Ocelot. It may be installed with the Ubuntu Software Manager.)

Kontza found the solution (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+bug/651010) (post #3), so thank him for it.

This solution fixed this problem on my Dell Inspiron 1545 with a Broadcom 4312 card. (Card Tech Specs: 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01))

konsta82
October 24th, 2010, 10:57 PM
I already installed it,with all dependencies on my dell 1525 but in's not working on Kubuntu. On same laptop,ubuntu partition,evetything is fine.
Wired,isn't it ?!?

johnnytm
October 26th, 2010, 01:32 AM
I also have an Inspiron 1545, with the same bcm4312 wireless card. I have never used the b43 driver, nor have I ever used fwcutter. All I have ver done is connect the wired connection right after install and enabled the sta driver. Any other time, even in prior releases, The b43 driver has caused me nothing but trouble and complication. I am really confused as to why so many people have had problems using the STA driver when it has always been such a straightforward simple solution.

Shepski4
October 26th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Thank you!

david.earney
October 29th, 2010, 03:08 PM
I am new to Linux, and Ubuntu. Two nights ago while on irc.freenode.com #kubuntu I was assisted by EagleScreen in fixing this problem. He has the same BCM4312.

I was using the b43 driver by default in the install, and while my wireless NIC could detect networks, it could not complete the authentication process.

Updating to the STA driver, and restarting fixed all, and now I'm starting to get happy about the switch to Linux.

Now, if I can just find a fix for Bluetooth.....but that's another thread.

This fix worked on my Dell Latitude e6500.

Darkmagic
October 31st, 2010, 01:56 AM
I also have an Inspiron 1545, with the same bcm4312 wireless card. I have never used the b43 driver, nor have I ever used fwcutter. All I have ver done is connect the wired connection right after install and enabled the sta driver. Any other time, even in prior releases, The b43 driver has caused me nothing but trouble and complication. I am really confused as to why so many people have had problems using the STA driver when it has always been such a straightforward simple solution.

How did you install the STA driver and enabled it? Could you show me the steps (or maybe a link)?

johnnytm
October 31st, 2010, 02:57 AM
How did you install the STA driver and enabled it? Could you show me the steps (or maybe a link)?
I never really did anything Right after I installed Ubuntu I connected my ethernet card. awith the wored connection active now I went to system-->administration-->additional drivers My computer then did a search for availabe drivers and 2 drivers showed up, there was a b43 driver and the sta driver. I clicked o the sta driver and then pressed the activate button. After that all worked well. But I would recommend NOT using the b43 driver unless absolute last resort. I had that problem before. If you want the link where you can download the drivers from t not a problem, But the driver would have to be built first. Try this first though

sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install patch
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
if it still doesn't work you can try

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
One line at a time of course

vsh3r
November 1st, 2010, 04:17 AM
Hi,

Is anyone else seeing some connectivity issues with the Broadcom BCM43224? Is seems to connect just rather slowly compared to when I start the system with OSX.

V$H.

solnyshok
November 1st, 2010, 08:51 PM
sudo iwconfig eth1 rate 54Mb

where eth1 is my wireless card
that fixes connection speed. but Icannot go higher for N speeds

kerosine
November 2nd, 2010, 12:05 PM
this solution doesn't work in my case.:(

sadeghi
November 3rd, 2010, 04:51 AM
After upgrading to 10.10 my wireless was gone. The wireless indicator was on but no success at connecting to network.
But after the following changes everything was fine:


sudo rmmod bc44
sudo rmmod bc43
sudo rmmod wl
sudo modprobe wl

blindfury37
November 4th, 2010, 01:29 AM
I just recently installed 10.10 and new to ubuntu.
I have a Dell Inspiron 600m with a broadcom 4306.

I was able to use another guide I found on here to get the wifi card working and it connects to open networks and WEP networks fine but I can't get it to connect to any WPA/WPA2 networks. Does anyone know any fixes for this?

Thanks in advance.

vsh3r
November 4th, 2010, 02:23 AM
Hi,

My Broadcom WIFI will not reconnect to a *NEW NETWORK* after returning from Sleep Mode it will only reconnect to the old network. However, if I reboot the computer it will connect.

To reproduce this problem all you have to do is close your laptop lid and then when you open your laptop try to connect to a different network then the one that you first connected to.

V$H.
:mad:

nklnsk
November 4th, 2010, 10:54 PM
I have same problem on my lenovo g550 with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01). When I first instal 10.10. I couldn't connect, and one night when I turn on my laptop, wireless just get connect (it was few weeks ago). Today I lost connection again.
I red and try everything you said but still without connection. Im on wire now.

vsh3r
November 4th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Hi,

I'm going to contact broadcom about this. I noticed that on Broadcom just upgrade an update to their drivers on 10/18/2010.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

The drivers that come with Ubuntu 10.10 are BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01).

From the command line it is possible to reinstall/update the drivers with the following command.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

The version that I see here is 5.60.48.36 and the version that is on their website is 5.60.246.2.

This may mean that we have to download the file from their website rather then doing an apt-get. Has anyone tried the drivers at

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

How do we update the files on apt-get to reflect the latest broadcom drivers on their website?

Give me a few and I'll build the latest broadcom drivers and let everyone know how that goes.

:popcorn:

V$H.

vsh3r
November 4th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Hi,

I rebuilt the broadcom wl.ko module and am using it to do this posting.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

If you were already running a previous version of wl, you'll want to provide
a clean transition from the older driver. (The path to previous driver is
usually /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/net/wireless)

# rmmod wl
# mv <path-to-prev-driver>/wl.ko <path-to-prev-driver>/wl.ko.orig
# cp wl.ko <path-to-prev-driver>/wl.ko
# depmod
# modprobe wl

Works for me... I'll let people know over the next few days it I see some of those same connectivity issues. :)

Hopefully Ubuntu Update Manager will not overwrite the module? :mad:

:guitar:

V$H.

Darkmagic
November 5th, 2010, 01:15 AM
I never really did anything Right after I installed Ubuntu I connected my ethernet card. awith the wored connection active now I went to system-->administration-->additional drivers My computer then did a search for availabe drivers and 2 drivers showed up, there was a b43 driver and the sta driver. I clicked o the sta driver and then pressed the activate button. After that all worked well. But I would recommend NOT using the b43 driver unless absolute last resort. I had that problem before. If you want the link where you can download the drivers from t not a problem, But the driver would have to be built first. Try this first though

sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install patch
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
if it still doesn't work you can try

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
One line at a time of course

Thank you!

vsh3r
November 5th, 2010, 06:25 AM
Hi,

The packages available with apt-get and Ubuntu are not up-to-date with the release files at Broadcoms website the most recent stable release build is 5.60.246.2 not 5.60.48.36.

V$H.

Roasted
November 5th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Hi,

I'm going to contact broadcom about this. I noticed that on Broadcom just upgrade an update to their drivers on 10/18/2010.

V$H.

Good luck. Their support sucks. They haven't ever responded to me in the half dozen times I contacted them.

I solved my continual Broadcom 43xx card problems by getting an Intel Wireless N card on some web site I found via Google Shopping. Total cost? 15 dollah. All issues gone. :guitar:

modblues
November 7th, 2010, 10:18 PM
Hi, I'm using a Broadcom 4311 wireless card, but my Ethernet (also Broadcom) ISN'T WORKING.

Therefore I can't do anything update related in Ubuntu 10.10, only try downloading debian packages in Windows and hoping it works.

So far I have dried the fw43cutter thing, ndiswrapper and direct download from Broadcom, and maybe I'm doing them wrong but NOT ONCE have I seen ANY drivers in the "Additional Drivers" box.

A lot of people have fixed this by getting online through ethernet. Is there no way a debian package or something can be put online that will fix the jockey problem?

BTW I am very new to Linux, so please don't just say something like "reinstall xorg.conf and blacklist your w43"....

Marcelo Ramone
November 7th, 2010, 10:33 PM
Solution: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close

Thank you, is solved!

anspideog
November 9th, 2010, 08:20 PM
I am currently pulling my hair out over this issue.
My wireless is massively unstable since installing Ubuntu, and is now working about 5% of the time. I am a newbie and must admit I understand only about a quarter of what's being said on the forums... Need help in plain English please!

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1525 (I've got a Vista dual boot going on) but my wireless chipset is BCM4315 (not 4312 as seems common here).

I've tried the fixes on this thread so far without success. I'm obviously doing something wrong but I don't have a clue what.

Is anyone else using the BCM4315 chipset?

EDIT:
I've just checked in Terminal and actually it turns out my Chipset IS BCM4312. Go Figure.

Still need help though!

vsh3r
November 10th, 2010, 12:39 AM
Can you please post what your errors are in your /var/log/messages file? or you can view your error messages in system->administration->logs

V$H.

cucu007
November 12th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Too many connectivity issues with BCm4312 using 10.10, i will try to compile the latest kernel and load the latest broadcom drivers to see if I see any improvement. The connection keeps dropping from the Access point and it appears that the driver I am using does not like the WPA2 security since the connection keeps dropping every minute. All sort of issues with this device and drive, I will report back when I finish compiling the latest source and adding the latest module from broadcom if it even compiles. :)

TBABill
November 12th, 2010, 05:34 PM
All 4 of my laptops with the BCM4312 run flawlessly on 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 using the STA driver. Why would the b43 be chosen instead, other than that it is listed first in the options list when going to system>administration>hardware? Wireless dropping seems very common with the 4312 and the b43 driver, but the STA has none of those issues that I found. And requires nothing more than connecting via ethernet, clicking STA, activate, reboot. I have 2 Dell computers and 2 Acers and they all go through exactly the same steps to configure and none of them drop signal/disconnect.

cucu007
November 12th, 2010, 06:49 PM
All 4 of my laptops with the BCM4312 run flawlessly on 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 using the STA driver. Why would the b43 be chosen instead, other than that it is listed first in the options list when going to system>administration>hardware? Wireless dropping seems very common with the 4312 and the b43 driver, but the STA has none of those issues that I found. And requires nothing more than connecting via ethernet, clicking STA, activate, reboot. I have 2 Dell computers and 2 Acers and they all go through exactly the same steps to configure and none of them drop signal/disconnect.


Well, I got tired after compiling and loading the latest driver from broadcom. I decided to hack my bios in the Lenovo G550 to allow any miniPCI to be loaded in the slot. IBM/Lenovo has some nasty routine in the bios that prohibit users from changing the minpPCI adapter to another brand. I swap the damm thing after some testing and I am running the Intel Pro 4965 flawlessly now. Ubuntu 10.10 is running great now. If anyone has the G550 and wish to change the adapter drop me a PM. I don't think broadcom and this release and in pair yet.

marjeo
November 13th, 2010, 08:40 AM
I am using Windows XP now but I am planning to change my OS to Ubuntu because of many reasons. I tried Ubuntu by running it through my USB Flashdrive. It worked well and satisfied me except for one thing, the Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN (BCM43XX) (Adapter type Ethernet 802.3) of my HP Mini 1001TU is NOT working with Broadcom STA 802.11 of Linux.

What am I gonna do? Is it possible to solve this problem?

If i install Ubuntu, i wont have internet connection because i really solely to my wireless connection.

Please help me...

TBABill
November 13th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Which Broadcom do you have? There are several drivers available depending upon your model. I was specifying the STA for the BCM4312, but it is not the proper driver for some of the other models.

jmullagh
November 13th, 2010, 10:43 PM
Thank you, is solved!

Currently, this solved my issue as well however, you also have to, in Synaptic, remove the bcm43 driver which is, in Synaptic, 'firmware-b43-installer' the same time you install 'firmware-b43-lpphy-installer'. If you don't the system seems to get confused and reverts to the original driver driving you up the wall.... again. Good Luck !!! :)

gnulab
November 14th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Solution: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close


Doesn't work for me. I'm using HP Probook 4420s.



The b43 driver has caused me nothing but trouble and complication. I am really confused as to why so many people have had problems using the STA driver when it has always been such a straightforward simple solution.

This solution works.

You'll need to uninstall any other solutions especially in the Synaptic Package Manager before the STA route will work.

Connect your laptop using a LAN cable in order to get the STA driver.
System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers

heytracy
November 16th, 2010, 11:37 AM
I just tried this & had my wireless back- momentarily...:sad:

Now, it's back to showing 100% signal- but no internet?

I'm new to this- so if there's some sort of report or such that I can send to help clarify what's happening- please advise.


Cheers!

Dell Mini 910
2GB RAM
16GB STEC SSD
Ubuntu Netbook 10.10
Broadcom 4312

colio
November 17th, 2010, 04:24 AM
Have tried everything in these posts and still no luck. I have a 4312 and bottom line is when I click on network manager the wireless options are all blacked out. I've re-booted several times after trying the commands and suggestions, again with no luck.

I can download the latest drivers from Broadcom as someone suggested but being a newbie I have no idea how to "build" them. Growing very frustrated with all this since my wireless was working last week prior to updates...

heytracy
November 17th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Currently, this solved my issue as well however, you also have to, in Synaptic, remove the bcm43 driver which is, in Synaptic, 'firmware-b43-installer' the same time you install 'firmware-b43-lpphy-installer'. If you don't the system seems to get confused and reverts to the original driver driving you up the wall.... again. Good Luck !!! :)

Tried this- the lpphy is the only one installed (the other was removed already). Now what?

I just don't understand how it can work & then not? In fact, when it's "on" the range & speed is better than in XP. It even picked up my networked hub. The network details show it's been assigned an IP address from the router.

My dilemma is getting it to work properly because I'm having my kids take this with them on an overseas trip- it'll be our only connection...I hate the thought of reverting back to XP but I won't have a choice if I can't get the wireless going.

:(

uttaradhaka
November 17th, 2010, 06:41 AM
I have a broadcom 4321 card and had been using XP for a while on a Dell Mini 10v netbook. But, the wireless did not work properly. It used to connect, and then disconnect on its own.
Then, I decided to install Ubuntu 10.10 in hopes that it would solve the problem. But, it has not. Connection comes and goes at will. Also, I am using a Windows 7 computer with connectify installed to act as the wireless hotspot. It uses WPA encryption.

I am using the STA driver 5.60.48, which is not the latest, but is the only one available in the repositories.

I can't download the latest drivers from the Broadcom website and compile them myself. Then, what can I do to fix this problem? Please help.

I really really really need help soon. Please. I read this whole thread and tried them out, but no use.

Any help whatsoever will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

colio
November 17th, 2010, 03:29 PM
What exactly has to happen to get the latest driver in the repositories?

uttaradhaka
November 18th, 2010, 05:59 PM
What exactly has to happen to get the latest driver in the repositories?

Well I don't know exactly. I guess the update has to go through some kind of verification process and then it'll get to the repositories.

Honestly, I think the process should be a bit faster because its already been a while since the update has been release on the official website, so it should be coming on to the repositories soon; hopefully..

Really hoping for a fix the this wireless problem really soon.

faheyd
November 19th, 2010, 02:58 AM
Thank you, is solved!

OK, on my Mac Powerbook G4, I had to bring up Synaptics, 'search button' look for b43, remove any of those packages.
Then, reinstall b43-fwcutter and the b43 legacy fw installer
magic, I then have wireless connection to my WPA network

TenLeftFingers
November 21st, 2010, 02:42 AM
NVM, I've started a fresh thread about this since my problem exists on Lucid also.

bulagump
November 24th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Coolio,

Did you get this fixed yet? I had the same problem with my PC but somehow I reinstalled some packages, and installed some new packages, restarted, my PC, and it worked.

I am not an expert in Linux at all...everything I did was either in System --> Administration --> Additional Drivers, or System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager

1. ) Under Additional Drivers, I removed and reinstalled the proprietary driver ( not sure if this actually helped or not )
2.) Under the package manager, I installed broadcom-sta-common ( no idea if I needed it, but it said it supported my device, so I installed it )
3.) I also installed firmware-b43-installer ( again, not sure if this helped )
4.) Also, you can check to make sure the following are already installed:
bcmw-kernel-source, broadcom-sta-source,b43-cutter, and bcmwl-modaliases
If they are not installed, install them. I don't know if all of them are needed, but I have all of them installed. Again, not sure if all of these steps are needed, but something in this process worked for me.

5.) The last thing I did was reinstall the network-manager package. This is the software that I believe is responsible for GUI interface that allows you to select your wireless network ( which you currently can't even do! )


You should be able to do 2-5 in the synaptic package manager tool . Once all this is done, restart the computer, and hopefully your wireless will be working...

Podas okys
November 24th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Hi, Everyone on the Forum,

I am more than less a newbie to Linuxiana. I installed Ubuntu 10.10 (build: 2.6.35-23-generic-pae) onto a Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook, alongside with Win 7. No wireless extensions can be detected, although wireless was functioning properly before I upgraded to 2.6.35-23-generic-pae. In System>Administration>Additional Drives I have these 2 options: 1. Broadcom B43 Wireless driver: "Disabled"; 2. Broadcom STA Wireless driver: "Enabled but not in use".
As probably the only solution remaining, I was trying to "untar" and build Broadcom's Linux hybrid wireless driver, but with no success. (My wireless card, a Broadcom 4315 (rev 01), is not listed among the Supported Devices for this "hybrid wl", the 802.11 Linux STA driver, although it says "cards not listed may also work") Can anybody help me? either showing how to "untar" the "hybrid-portsrc_x86-32_v5.60.246.2.tar.gz" tar-file, or else, tell me how I can "put in use" the otherwise "enabled" Broadcom STA Wireless driver?I will be grateful for any help. I'm desperate...


Thanks,
Podas okys

nklnsk
November 24th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Nope, still can not work :(

@ bulagump: did everything you said, but my wireless on my lenovo 550 wont work.
Hope solution will come soon.

Zummy
November 25th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I am 100% lost on how to get this internet running on my computer, I have no option of wired internet, so I am stressing to the point of giving up (after a couple of days). So now I am finally manning up and asking for help haha.

Here's what I got
(this is a lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 command)

Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 902.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)

This is using a live CD of Ubuntu 10.10 without internet, so what files/drivers do I need to put on an external harddrive to install? Is the firmware/b43-fwcutter already pre installed? I'm completely lost, please help. Thanks :D

Podas okys
November 25th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Certain - but not all - kernels of Ubuntu 10.10 (2.6.35-23-generic-pae in my case) seem to be in a so far unsolvable conflict with some Broadcom WL chipsets. Until the necessary updates to solve this conflict are available in the repositories for download, I will, unwillingly though, go back to Windows.

Hoping for the best at the soonest possible,

Podas okys

Podas okys
November 25th, 2010, 10:12 PM
After removing Broadcom STA wireless driver via the Synaptic Manager, I activated Broadcom B43 wireless driver, and my wireless straightaway rose from its dead. After rebooting, however, the wireless went away. I repeated the above action, and wl "came back".
What is strange that in System > Additional Drives NEITHER of the two proprietary drivers appear activated! Still, wireless works - until the next reboot.
What shall I do to keep wl working after I restart my machine?

Podas okys

bulagump
November 26th, 2010, 09:54 PM
nklnsk,

I am sorry that did not work for you. I have an aspire 3680

y789
November 27th, 2010, 12:20 AM
I spent hours reading forums, searching internet, but still there is a problem. I tried ndiswrapper, doesn't work. I tried anything, but still, there is no notification for wireless network.

Before I trow my laptop out of my window, scream and wake my neighbours and kill the ubuntu-developers: maybe someone can help me? I mean, really help me?

I have a Dell inspiron 1545, 64 bit.
lspci says:

09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)


So, i tried to install ndiswrapper, founded the right bcmwl6 driver: didn't do anything./
hardware presents: yes
but i cant select wireless.

additional drivers says:
'green light' broadcom sta wirless driver

This driver is activated but not currently in use.

Thank you in advance for helping!

dylbud
November 27th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Thanks to everyone here for posting all their various solutions. I just reinstalled everything on my computer, XP and Ubuntu 10.04. I also have the 4312 chip.

The first solution listed here didn't work for me because the packages firmware-b43-lpphy-installer and firmware-b43-installer are not in my repository. Even after apt-get update they are not there.

I tried everything else here, including last but not least downloading the driver from Broadcom at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php.

I followed all the instruction in the readme file to the letter. It was the only thing that worked.

Thanks.

Podas okys
November 27th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Thanks to everyone here for posting all their various solutions. I just reinstalled everything on my computer, XP and Ubuntu 10.04. I also have the 4312 chip.

The first solution listed here didn't work for me because the packages firmware-b43-lpphy-installer and firmware-b43-installer are not in my repository. Even after apt-get update they are not there.

I tried everything else here, including last but not least downloading the driver from Broadcom at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php.

I followed all the instruction in the readme file to the letter. It was the only thing that worked.

Thanks.

Dear Dylbud,
could you please let me know which "path" is exactly meant in this line of the readme file for Broadcom's 802.11 Linux STA diver: "# tar xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc_x86-32_v5.60.246.6.tar.gz"?
Thanks a lot,
Podas okys

tiredofguessingusernames
November 28th, 2010, 07:12 AM
What shall I do to keep wl working after I restart my machine?

Podas okys

Have you tried "sudo modprobe wl" after the restart? I have a similar problem - and that solved it.

If the modprobe command works, you can add "wl" to /etc/modules to have the wl module loaded at startup (I haven't tried adding it yet, as I have other wireless issues).

dylbud
November 28th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Hey Podas okys.

Upon review, it appears I lied. I did not follow all the instructions to the letter, but skipped this entire first step. All you're doing here is creating a folder and upcompressing the file into it. From my understanding, it doesn't matter where this folder is. However, I put mine in /usr/local/src as per the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo -- it says to create it, if it's not there, but mine was. And it was empty. So that's a good place to do it.

Once you uncompress the file to the folder you want it in, then use a terminal to navigate to that folder and start running the commands starting at step 2 under Build Instructions of the ReadMe file.

Good luck!

sporty87
November 29th, 2010, 05:16 AM
Well I'm still pulling my hair out. I have a Dell Latitude D600 with Broadcom's B4306 Rev 2 chip. b43Legacy driver installed in UBUNTU 10.10 and was able to activate it one time and now all I get is an message stating: "INSTALL ARCHIVES () FAILED"
this is what I see under iwconfig.

*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:90:4b:16:05:41
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43legacy driverversion=2.6.35-23-generic firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

As you can see the network is DISABLED. I cannot find firmware for this chip even from Broadcoms web site.

Any suggestions.

sporty87
November 29th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Still playing with wireless on UBUNTU 10.10, see above post, tried uninstalling and reinstalling B43-fwcutter and get this error message:
E: firmware-b43legacy-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

What's up with this?????? Pretty new at this but had this wireless working on 10.4 then I upgraded to 10.10 and haven't been able to connect to the wireless since. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but obviously something isn't correct. BUT WHAT!!!!!!!

sporty87
December 1st, 2010, 12:07 AM
I got tired of fighting UBUNTU 10.10 - SO I went back to UBUNTU 10.4.1 which had no problem and automatically loaded the b43legacy fwcutter and my wireless worked just fine. I think there is a problem in 10.10 where the kernel and program are not communicating or some part is missing. I needed my computer to work and I'm to green behind the ears to know what else I could do to fix this problem.

Podas okys
December 2nd, 2010, 12:28 AM
Hey Podas okys.

Upon review, it appears I lied. I did not follow all the instructions to the letter, but skipped this entire first step. All you're doing here is creating a folder and upcompressing the file into it. From my understanding, it doesn't matter where this folder is. However, I put mine in /usr/local/src as per the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo -- it says to create it, if it's not there, but mine was. And it was empty. So that's a good place to do it.

Once you uncompress the file to the folder you want it in, then use a terminal to navigate to that folder and start running the commands starting at step 2 under Build Instructions of the ReadMe file.

Good luck!

To Everyone with the Broadcom~Maverick problem,

I eventually re-installed Ubuntu 10.10 (Linux kernel 2.6.35-23-generic - instead of what I had: 2.6.35-23-generic-pae), installed 802.11 Linux STA driver from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php, and everything started to work again and still works flawlessly.
So my problem is SOLVED, at last.
Thanks everybody for advices and descriptions of their problem, esp. Tiredofguessingusernames & Dylbud.

Good luck!

Podas okys

SyphonX67
December 2nd, 2010, 03:08 AM
Hi, I have a Broadcom BCM4312 on an HP Pavillion Dv2945se. I'm running 10.10 64 bit, and the wireless card used to work. Now it has just stopped working and it has not worked since. I installed Ubuntu 9.10, and the card worked fine. Then upgraded to 10.04, again successful. As soon as I update to 10.10 however, no luck. This is quite frustrating. I enable wireless, but the light on my wifi card is still red, meaning the card is not working. In the proprietary drivers area, it says that the STA (and B43) drivers are working fine, the light is green and that they are currently in use, when they clearly are not. If anyone has any suggestions to a noob like me, please.

zdenal
December 2nd, 2010, 10:27 AM
I had same problems with Broadcom driver on Lucid and Maverick.

In my post

http://polach.cc/broadcom-wifi-adapter-wpa-access-fix-on-ubuntu-ii

I summarize some facts so you can check

a) If your Broadcom card is supported by the wl.ko driver
b) Use step by step HowTo to try fix your wireless problem

Hope this helps..

cariboo
December 2nd, 2010, 07:44 PM
Hi, I have a Broadcom BCM4312 on an HP Pavillion Dv2945se. I'm running 10.10 64 bit, and the wireless card used to work. Now it has just stopped working and it has not worked since. I installed Ubuntu 9.10, and the card worked fine. Then upgraded to 10.04, again successful. As soon as I update to 10.10 however, no luck. This is quite frustrating. I enable wireless, but the light on my wifi card is still red, meaning the card is not working. In the proprietary drivers area, it says that the STA (and B43) drivers are working fine, the light is green and that they are currently in use, when they clearly are not. If anyone has any suggestions to a noob like me, please.

I've got the same device in one of my systems. After installing Natty, I couldn't get a wireless connection, even though it works in Natty on another partition. Natty isn't different form Maverick yet, so this solution should work for you.

When I ran:


sudo lshw -C network

It was showing the card was disabled, looking at the output I noticed there wasn't any firmware installed, to rectify the problem, I had to install firmware-b43-installer, it's in the repositories. Once the firmware was installed it shows:


firmware=410.2160

Now the device works like it should.

SyphonX67
December 2nd, 2010, 10:02 PM
Alright, I'll give it a shot, thanks

SyphonX67
December 2nd, 2010, 10:30 PM
apparently my box says that I have a BCM4315 now, it changed....

Anyways, I tried both solutions, and unfortunately, neither of them have worked

chicoharv
December 3rd, 2010, 01:37 AM
I have no wireless since I upgraded from 10.4 t0 10.10. Unfortunatly I have the dreaded bcm4318 card. It used to work on 10.4 by useing fwcutter and bc43xx. I have tried everything, including STA, still noy working.Anybody got any suggestions for this bcm4318. When I query it shows the bcm4318 as unclaimed. Both ACER laptops. Grrrr. Help.

lowkye
December 4th, 2010, 12:27 AM
My card is a BCM43225 and fuctions fine running 10.10, I just used the supplied drivers on the CD. My problem is it's logical name is eth1 and I can't change it to wlan*, as aircrack-ng will not recognize it as wireless interface. I've edited the name in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules but 10.10 just adds another line with eth1 as it's name, this did work fine in 10.04.

carlingb
December 16th, 2010, 02:51 AM
so, (lenovo s10-3t) my driver is also pretending to work (green light, no "network DISABLED" or any of that) BUT it doesn't recognize any wireless networks. ran sudo lshw -C network and got:


*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 00:26:82:58:9e:d0
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:17 memory:f0200000-f0203fff


so, it's pretending to work, but is not working at all. it won't even take if i put in the information as though it's a hidden network. it's not a problem with the wifi, it's working on all the other computers in our house.

i've tried reinstalling everything, including ubuntu entirely, nothing is working. i also tried the firmware fix posted by cariboo907, no dice. i think it's because the computer thinks it's working or something? but it's not.

any help would be SO appreciated.

guntu
December 20th, 2010, 06:46 PM
this solution doesn't work in my case.:(


try this:

Make sure you have an internet connection by connecting directly with a DSL cable from your computer to your modem.

1) Log in to Ubuntu
2) Open the "Synaptic"
System > Administration > "Synaptic Package Manager"
3) Click on "Reload". When finished,
4) Click "Mark All Upgrades". When finished,
5) Click "Apply". Wait for the programme to finish installing all the updates. Then,
6) Restart your computer.
7) Open Synaptic again.
:cool: In the search window, type: bcmwl-kernel-source
9) a) If it's not found, then you need to download it and install it. Here's how:
1) Go to : http://packages.ubuntu.com/da/karmic...-kernel-source (http://packages.ubuntu.com/da/karmic/bcmwl-kernel-source)
2) Choose your architecture: amd64 or i386 . My HP Pavillion dv2000 laptop is amd64 - FYI.
3) Select a server near you. I'm in Europe so I chose the one from France.
4) Download it.
5) Navigate to the folder where you saved the file to.
6) Double click on it and it will install it for you.

b- If it finds it, right click on it (bcmwl-kernel-source) and if you see the option to update it "Mark for update", then selected and then click on "Apply" to update it.
b- It it finds it but you can't select "update", that's fine, that means you have the lattest version. Simply close the window.

10) Open "Hardware Drivers". System > Administration > "Hardware Drivers"
11) If you see that the " Broadcom STA proprietary wireless driver" wireless driver is installed (active), click on it and click on "Remove". When finished,
12) Locate the driver called "Broadcome 43 wireless driver" and click on "Activate".
12) Once it's finished installing this driver, you should see the wireless networks available around you when clicking on the wireless icon on the top bar.

And that's it!

topbayder
December 22nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
this doesnt work for the 4313. :(

everything i have tried hasn't managed to get this working for me. I haven't tried this though http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php and basically i have given up. so if anyone else tries that link and it works let me know please lol

i know they have released the open source code for the drivers and its all in the workshop to be added to synaptic but does anyone have any idea of when this will come? i simply cant handle doing it any other way. i just want to click a couple of buttons :) im just not smart enough for all the coding/shell work/scripting.

tjones00
December 23rd, 2010, 12:53 AM
Neither driver is working for me 4312 in a HP Mini 1033CL. Ubuntu 10.10 32b.

I've tried the STA and B43. Tried purging the STA and a reinstall that didn't work either.

Both drivers can see the network but can't login the security is WPA WPA2 personal.

I had limited success using the firmware-b43-lpphy-installer it connected once but dropped after about 20seconds and then failed to reconnect.

In Ubuntu 10.04 the STA driver worked fine on this machine.

Update:

Finally figured out someone decided to move their wireless channels to overlap mine. Both sta and b43 are working.

paulsjv
December 26th, 2010, 08:40 PM
so, (lenovo s10-3t) my driver is also pretending to work (green light, no "network DISABLED" or any of that) BUT it doesn't recognize any wireless networks. ran sudo lshw -C network and got:


*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 00:26:82:58:9e:d0
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:17 memory:f0200000-f0203fff


so, it's pretending to work, but is not working at all. it won't even take if i put in the information as though it's a hidden network. it's not a problem with the wifi, it's working on all the other computers in our house.

i've tried reinstalling everything, including ubuntu entirely, nothing is working. i also tried the firmware fix posted by cariboo907, no dice. i think it's because the computer thinks it's working or something? but it's not.

any help would be SO appreciated.

So glad you posted this because I'm having the same problem. The only difference I am having is that the wireless was working the other day after I installed the Broadcom drivers etc. I go today and boot up the machine and it won't connect at all. I go through hidden network and it won't connect.

I'm at a loss any help would be awesome!

ThomasNovin
December 27th, 2010, 09:52 PM
The STA driver worked without any problem on my system (which has a BCM47279).

However, I don't get any good speed, certainly not 802.11n. Does anyone know if the updated driver you can get from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php has support for 802.11n? Doesn't seem like it looking through the README + some of the source-files.

I can see in the README that the latest version (2010-12-22) fixes some problems that are mentioned in this thread though.

ThomasNovin
December 27th, 2010, 10:05 PM
The STA driver worked without any problem on my system (which has a BCM47279).

However, I don't get any good speed, certainly not 802.11n. Does anyone know if the updated driver you can get from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php has support for 802.11n? Doesn't seem like it looking through the README + some of the source-files.

I can see in the README that the latest version (2010-12-22) fixes some problems that are mentioned in this thread though.

Noted that just to upgrade when you already have the STA driver active was very simple. After the upgrade I went from a 5.5-8Mbps connection to 72Mbps :) So I can warmly recommend upgrading the driver to latest release.

evanferneski
December 28th, 2010, 04:03 AM
Thank you soo much you have no idea how grateful I am for this post. Yesterday I wanted to help out my sister with her netbook as the windows installation was so bogged down. I didn't want to reinstall it seeing as within 2 weeks it would be just as bad.

so after installing ubuntu for netbooks, i spent literally, without exageration, 6 hours trying to get the wireless card to work! i googled EVERYTHING and tried EVERYTHING. i found about 5 threads on the issue all of which had solutions that didnt work for me. finally after deciding to post a new thread, i came across this (which odly enough did not show up at all in the google searches). this was SO easy and so quick it fixed it immediately! thank you so much

this solution worked for my Acer Aspire One D250 which had the B4312 in case anyone else is wondering if this worked

PatchesTheCaveman
December 29th, 2010, 06:25 AM
Just FYI: the 2.6.35-24-generic kernel update seems to break the STA driver, at least on my machine. So if you update your system and it stops working, try selecting the 2.6.35-23-generic kernel from your GRUB menu and it should go back to working fine.

I posted another thread to see if I can try and get this resolved. :-s

ohmboys
December 31st, 2010, 12:15 AM
i have tried everything to work my b43-fwcutter i have had HP before worked fine on my laptop i downloaded b43 driver .. went to /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/ & i install the firmware.sh i remember that was the way i did it before .. after installation i run modprobe -r b43 ssb wl .. modprobe b43 .. iwlist scan .. i get nothing but eth1 which i already have a driver on my laptop dell latitude d600 .. ipw2200 .. i need wlan0 driver so i can get mon0 or something or atheros .. i just dont remember the steps i donno if i have to move b43-fwcutter folder to somewhere else .. i've been trying for past 10 days its just not working for me i read some of your posts it seems like u know what you are saying .. i will post my lsmod .. & everything you need please help me here .. i think i also downloaded after all updates upgrades bcmwl-kernel-source i donno what file it went to cant find it cant find the code to find the version .. i just need some help to have a b43 driver to work .. here is my lsmod


root@ubuntu:/home/dflpride# lsmod
Module Size Used by
b44 25574 0
ssb 38902 1 b44
mii 4381 1 b44
wl 1959598 0
binfmt_misc 6587 1
rfcomm 33421 4
sco 7885 2
bridge 45614 0
stp 1655 1 bridge
bnep 9436 2
l2cap 30624 16 rfcomm,bnep
snd_intel8x0 25588 2
snd_ac97_codec 100646 1 snd_intel8x0
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
ac97_bus 1002 1 snd_ac97_codec
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
vga16fb 11385 0
snd_pcm 70694 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26722 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
radeon 676897 3
pcmcia 30784 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
ttm 49943 1 radeon
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
drm_kms_helper 29329 1 radeon
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
drm 162409 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
joydev 8740 0
yenta_socket 20408 4
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 radeon
ipw2200 135216 0
rsrc_nonstatic 10015 1 yenta_socket
snd 54180 14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
libipw 39896 1 ipw2200
pcmcia_core 32964 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ppdev 5259 0
video 17375 0
soundcore 6620 1 snd
dell_wmi 1793 0
parport_pc 25962 1
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
intel_agp 24375 1
output 1871 1 video
lib80211 5046 3 wl,ipw2200,libipw
psmouse 63245 0
btusb 10957 2
agpgart 31724 3 ttm,drm,intel_agp
dcdbas 5422 0
lp 7028 0
shpchp 28820 0
bluetooth 49892 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
serio_raw 3978 0
parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
tg3 109324 0

root@ubuntu:/home/dflpride# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05) ..

i donno what more information you need just ask me to run the code & i will send it to you but i think im following every step possible on the internet but its kind of not working for me i went to system / admin / hardware drivers .. all of them are emply im using UBUNTU 10.__ THE LATEST ONE .. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON ..

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

PatchesTheCaveman
December 31st, 2010, 02:16 AM
Hi ohmboys!

You have an Intel wireless card. The b43 driver is for Broadcom cards. It will not work on your machine.

It sounds like you're trying to enable monitoring mode on your wireless card (most likely for aircrack-ng). You do not need a special driver to do this. The default Ubuntu driver for your Intel wireless card can be used for that purpose.

For assistance in getting your card in monitoring mode and using aircrack-ng, I suggest you inquire on their forum:
http://forum.aircrack-ng.org/

They will have a lot more people who are familar with that software and the necessary steps to get monitoring mode working properly.

Good luck!

Felliph3
January 2nd, 2011, 06:16 AM
My HP dv9000 has the wifi working in 10.10. HOWEVER, every time I boot, come back from a suspend, log in, etc the wifi takes 1 minute to start to connect!

I have tried to find a solution for weeks and nothing. The network manager wont scan for networks for about a minute b4 it start to reconnect. Someone has to know the answer, PLEASE help! =(

andrek
January 2nd, 2011, 05:41 PM
This is driving me batshit insane. It hasn't occurred to me before. None of these solutions worked for me and I JUST want to install the STA drivers. I also tried installing natty packages (bcmwl-kernel-source) and the one from broadcom site. NOTHING WORKS. Any ideas, what log should I look for?

Installing Natty alpha fixes the issue. Installing the STA driver from Additional Drivers JUST WORKS.

bevangg
January 4th, 2011, 05:19 PM
I have an HP mini 110c with a broadcom 3412 wireless card running Maverick. The card picks up networks but will not connect, constantly tries to acquire a network address.This problem started when I turned off the wifi with the switch on the netbook. I have tried almost everything suggested on the forums and nothing works.

PatchesTheCaveman
January 4th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Hi bevangg. Happy New Year!

To figure out what's going on, we need to collect some diagnostic information. Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal on your top panel. In the black box that appears, type each of the following commands, then press Enter:

lspci -vnn
lshw -C network
ifconfig -a
uname -r
sudo iwconfig

Once you've done that, copy and paste what appears in a reply to this thread. We'll take a look at it and see what we can do.

bevangg
January 5th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Hi Patches from Arizona love the handle and many thanks for your timely reply. I have tried to attach text file with the outputs of all the commands that you listed.For some reason the server refused to accept this file in any format so I have had to resort to copy and pasting the whole shooting match in this post.
PS The plot thickens... The netbook connected immediately to the wlan in the Pub. I have noticed that it seems to think it is trying to connect to the Pub network wherever it is. This must be a clue to what is going on here!
I hope this makes sense to somebody.
bevan@Mini-110c-1000:~$ lspci -vnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fe180000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at dc80 [size=8]
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fe140000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at fe080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
Memory at fe138000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
Memory behind bridge: fe200000-fe2fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000003f800000-000000003f9fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: fe300000-fe3fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000003fa00000-000000003fbfffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: fe400000-febfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000003fc00000-000000003fdfffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at d880 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at d800 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at d480 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at fe137c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: leds-ss4200, iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at d400 [size=8]
I/O ports at d080 [size=4]
I/O ports at d000 [size=8]
I/O ports at cc80 [size=4]
I/O ports at cc00 [size=16]
Memory at fe137800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1508]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fe2fc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8132 Fast Ethernet [1969:1062] (rev c0)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308f]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
Memory at fe3c0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at ec80 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: atl1c
Kernel modules: atl1c

03:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Broadcom Corporation BCM70012 Video Decoder [Crystal HD] [14e4:1612] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:2612]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
Memory at febf0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at fe400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: Broadcom 70012 Decoder
Kernel modules: crystalhd

bevan@Mini-110c-1000:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Network controller
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:fe2fc000-fe2fffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: AR8132 Fast Ethernet
vendor: Atheros Communications
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: c0
serial: 00:25:b3:65:a5:39
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.2-NAPI firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.14 latency=0 multicast=yes
resources: irq:45 memory:fe3c0000-fe3fffff ioport:ec80(size=128)
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:26:5e:08:95:bf
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=2.6.35-24-generic firmware=N/A multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
bevan@Mini-110c-1000:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:25:b3:65:a5:39
inet addr:192.168.0.14 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::225:b3ff:fe65:a539/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:844 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:488 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:566765 (566.7 KB) TX bytes:66783 (66.7 KB)
Interrupt:45

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:2884 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2884 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:225448 (225.4 KB) TX bytes:225448 (225.4 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:5e:08:95:bf
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:25284 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19091 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:27853706 (27.8 MB) TX bytes:2743566 (2.7 MB)

bevan@Mini-110c-1000:~$ uname -r
2.6.35-24-generic
bevan@Mini-110c-1000:~$ sudo iwconfig
[sudo] password for bevan:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

bevan@Mini-110c-1000:~$
Thanks to all for bothering to look at this and trying to help.
I dont know why these yellow faces have appeared in the text above.

BBoy

zippi07
January 6th, 2011, 09:18 PM
I have a strange symptome on my BCM4312.

My connection speed drops from 17Mbps to 5Mbps when I pull the cord of my laptop and run it on battery (tested with speedtest). It also seems to have some trouble connecting to websites. But it does so eventually, but slowly.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 with BCM4312

Before ubuntu 10.10 my wirelesscard worked fine. That is, I ran it with the B43-driver together with ndiswrapper. After installing Ubuntu 10.10 my speed dropped to about 5Mbps. A wired connection gives me about 25Mbps.
I thought I fixed it by completely reinstalling the system and trying the STA driver instead. It worked right away. No need of nsdiswrapper.

But now I lose my speed when I go on battery. And Im not really satisfied with 17Mbps.

Any thoughts on this??


*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 70:1a:04:7f:bc:86
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 ip=94.224.251.191 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:17 memory:f6cfc000-f6cfffff

iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:5 Signal level:207 Noise level:170
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

uname -mr
2.6.35-22-generic x86_64

bkratz
January 6th, 2011, 10:22 PM
@zippi07--

The version of the STA driver you have is about 5 versions old. The repository has not been updated, see the readme on this page for more information.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

It may not make a difference for your particular problems, but it might?

zippi07
January 6th, 2011, 11:44 PM
@zippi07--

The version of the STA driver you have is about 5 versions old. The repository has not been updated, see the readme on this page for more information.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

It may not make a difference for your particular problems, but it might?

I tried it: compiled a new STA driver.

But the endresult is the same:
17Mbps on netpower; 5Mbps on battery

Thanks for the tip. But no luck.

nm_geo
January 12th, 2011, 03:49 AM
I have an HP mini 110c with a broadcom 3412 wireless card running Maverick. The card picks up networks but will not connect, constantly tries to acquire a network address.This problem started when I turned off the wifi with the switch on the netbook. I have tried almost everything suggested on the forums and nothing works.

from your sudo lshw -C network


*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0The only way I can simulate this is by turning my switch off and I can not just turn it back on I must reboot with it in the
correct position.

It appears your switch is still disabled. If you can't tell turn it one way boot up (no wireless) then try the other way and reboot. You may need to check your BIOS as well.

KosakiHook
January 16th, 2011, 06:41 PM
I have a Compaq 2195us with integrated Broadcom 802.11b/g wireless, driver version 3.70.17.0. I don't have much experience with Linux, but I tried both Puppy Linux and Ubuntu 10.10, and I simply cannot get the wireless to work. This is the only thing holding me back from switching or installing Linux on this machine. Any help would be appreciated on how to get the wireless working. Are there any other drivers to try out? The driver on my Compaq is supposedly the latest.

KosakiHook
January 16th, 2011, 06:41 PM
I have a Compaq 2195us with integrated Broadcom 802.11b/g wireless, driver version 3.70.17.0. I don't have much experience with Linux, but I tried both Puppy Linux and Ubuntu 10.10, and I simply cannot get the wireless to work. This is the only thing holding me back from switching or installing Linux on this machine. Any help would be appreciated on how to get the wireless working. Are there any other drivers to try out? The driver on my Compaq is supposedly the latest.

KosakiHook
January 16th, 2011, 06:46 PM
I have a Compaq 2195us with integrated Broadcom 802.11b/g wireless, driver version 3.70.17.0. I don't have much experience with Linux, but I tried both Puppy Linux and Ubuntu 10.10, and I simply cannot get the wireless to work. This is the only thing holding me back from switching or installing Linux on this machine. Any help would be appreciated on how to get the wireless working. Are there any other drivers to try out? The driver on my Compaq is supposedly the latest.

SyphonX67
January 18th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Hello, my BCM4312 is still not working on unity 10.10 32bit. Is there anyway I could load the driver from a live CD of 9.10 or 10.04? the card works seamlessly on those two versions. Otherwise, I'm forced to use a wired connection, which is not really an option for me.

Pablo W
January 19th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Thanks vsh3r, for your detailed #16 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10073108&postcount=16) and #15 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10073069&postcount=15) posts.

I think I have the same problem you had: no wireless in my HP Mini 5105 SSD netbook, runing Ubuntu 10.10 with a wireless Broadcom BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n card with 5.60.48.36 driver version.

I have uderstood that I should to replace the old driver (version 5.60.48.36) with the new one available from the Broadcom website at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php I also know that I have a 32 bit netbook and I have already downloaded the new driver. Being a newbie, I find it a bit hard to understand your instructions. My question is: how do I replace the old driver with the new one?

Detailed information on my netbook follow.

I have a HP Mini 5105 SSD netbook, runing Ubuntu 10.10 with 2Gb RAM. My wireless card is a Broadcom BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n. Its driver is enabled and running. The wired network connection runs fine too.

The problem:
Wireless stopped working. When I right click on the network icon, the “enable network” option is clicked, but the "enable wireless" option is listed in dark grey and cannot be clicked on. I have recently updated my kernel version to 2.6.35-24-generic.


What I have already tried:
Thanks to this post (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10312711&postcount=5) and this one too (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1653568&page=3) I got to know there seems to be a problem with the 2.6.35-24-generic kernel. I have gone into the GRUB menu (it took some time to find out that you have to keep the Shift key pressed during startup for the GRUB menu to show), chosen the older kernel version (2.6.35-23-generic) and then removed the faulty one. Nevertheless, nothing has changed. I still cannot enable the wireless.

The outcome to lshw -C network is:

pablo@pablo-netbook:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 00:26:82:38:d8:61
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-e8003fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8072 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:20:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 18:a9:05:93:3b:86
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.28 firmware=N/A latency=0 multicast=yes
resources: irq:44 memory:e0000000-e0003fff ioport:2000(size=256) memory:7fc00000-7fc1ffff
pablo@pablo-netbook:~$


I’m sorry to say I am a newbie who can hardly understand other than plain language instructions. Any help will be appreciated.

dufourf
January 22nd, 2011, 04:12 PM
Hello,

I am having problems connecting my Eee 1015PEM (broadcom 4313) to a WPA Enterprise network, and extensive use of my limited Google-fu failed me.

I have already downloaded the very latest driver from broadcom and installed it, under Kubuntu 10.10, Kubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10, to no avail. I also tried the repo's older driver, to no effect.

I can connect to unencrypted networks just fine, but my university's WPA2 enterprise PEAP MSCHAPv2 (with Thawte premium server cert) just does not authenticate (at least, that's what the error message is, under WICD it tells me that I got a wrong password, which is not the case) even though the settings are correct.

Is there any solution to this? I absolutely need to get this working, as SSH from outside that specific network is forbidden, and I need to log into those computers...

Thank you for your help in advance.

jchw
January 23rd, 2011, 11:33 PM
A couple of days ago I had my BCM 4312 card working OK but then I had to reinstall and since then I have not got it to work again. I have tried all the advice on the forum without success including installing Ndiswrapper.

I have now downloaded the driver and have three files on my desktop. Can anyone guide me as to what to do with these three files to install them?

superduperlinuxperson
January 25th, 2011, 03:04 AM
Hi!!!

This is how I did it:


To find out if your wireless card is supported, on terminal run lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
Look at the part that says 14e4
Supported chips (for this driver):
this list includes other drivers :)
14e4:4301
supported
BCM4301?
b43legacy
14e4:4301
supported
BCM4303
b43legacy
14e4:4306
supported
BCM4306/2
b43legacy
14e4:4320
supported
BCM4306/2
b43legacy
14e4:4307
supported
BCM4306/3
b43
14e4:4311
supported
BCM4311
b43/wl
14e4:4312
supported (802.11g only)
BCM4312
b43
14e4:4312
not supported - ID is duplicated
BCM4312
b43/wl
14e4:4313
partially supported 2.6.33 and later
b43/wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4315
partially supported 2.6.33 and later (PIO mode)
BCM4312
b43/wl
14e4:4318
supported
BCM4318
b43
14e4:4319
supported
BCM4311?
b43
14e4:4320
supported
BCM4306/3
b43
14e4:4320 (USB)
not supported by b43/b43legacy
rndis_wlan (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/rndis_wlan)
14e4:4321
not supported
wl
14e4:4324
not supported?
wl
14e4:4323 (USB)
not supported
ndiswrapper
14e4:4325
not supported
wl
14e4:4327
not supported
wl
14e4:4328
not supported
BCM4321
wl
14e4:4329
not supported
BCM4321
wl/brcmfmac via brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:432a
not supported
wl
14e4:432b
not supported
BCM4322
wl
14e4:432c
not supported
wl
14e4:432d
not supported
wl
14e4:4353
not supported
BCM43224
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4357
not supported
BCM43225
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4727
partially supported 2.6.33 and later
BCM4313
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:5354
supported ?
b43
On the device that you installed it on, go to the pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter and double click on it and click install

On a computer with Internet access download these things: http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o (http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o)and http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
Extract them to the Desktop
Run following commands on Terminal:
$ cd Desktop
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o
Turn your wireless off, then on (with the switch), and then click on the icon at the top and your done.
If you get an error on the first command on the Terminal, just skip it!:P

panzerboyNZ
January 31st, 2011, 09:04 AM
I had the wireless working after a new install of 10.10 but then I ran the update manager and updated everything it wanted to and now the wireless doesn't work. The system->admin->aditional drivers no longer finds the broadcom driver. I tried the instructions above but nothing. This is a brand new install and I'm loathed to re-install because then I'll have wasted all the bandwidth I paid for with the update.
I don't uderstand what STA or ndiswrapper are.
I'm assuming some other wireless driver may be interferring after the update?

regards,
Jeremy Thomson

panzerboyNZ
January 31st, 2011, 09:43 AM
Oops! I suppose I'd bettwr let y'all know what Wireless I have
*-network:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: b
bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=64
resources: memory:e2000000-e2001fff

panzerboyNZ
January 31st, 2011, 11:22 AM
Okay got the BCM4318 working. I did a full install but this time I was connected to the internet via cable. I ticked the option to install & update and when searching for driver found the Broadcom driver. Activated and had to put the internet cable back in do download the firmware.
Wifi back up and running!
Took a deep breath and then ran the update, after reboot the Wifi stayed.
I wonder if other folks have had problems by installing disconnected?

regards,
Jeremy Thomson

Dutchy71
February 7th, 2011, 01:48 PM
Hi all,

I have a Lenovo S10e netbook with a Broadcom BCM4312 (rev 01) wireless network controller and a Broadcom Netlink BCM5906M (rev 02) ethernet controller. Unfortunately both wired/wireless access isn't working for me since upgrading from Win XP to Ubuntu 10.10. Therefore updates as per the solutions in this forum aren't on the table for me.

Are there any alternative solutions to this issue? Please note this is my second day as a Linux user. My first day began with a successful upgrade from Win Vista to Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion laptop. It was a seemless and a very pleasant experience. This current situation has been much less pleasant. :(

Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated. Cheers.

jvtrain
February 11th, 2011, 06:18 AM
Hi!!!

This is how I did it:


To find out if your wireless card is supported, on terminal run lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
Look at the part that says 14e4
Supported chips (for this driver):
this list includes other drivers :)
14e4:4301
supported
BCM4301?
b43legacy
14e4:4301
supported
BCM4303
b43legacy
14e4:4306
supported
BCM4306/2
b43legacy
14e4:4320
supported
BCM4306/2
b43legacy
14e4:4307
supported
BCM4306/3
b43
14e4:4311
supported
BCM4311
b43/wl
14e4:4312
supported (802.11g only)
BCM4312
b43
14e4:4312
not supported - ID is duplicated
BCM4312
b43/wl
14e4:4313
partially supported 2.6.33 and later
b43/wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4315
partially supported 2.6.33 and later (PIO mode)
BCM4312
b43/wl
14e4:4318
supported
BCM4318
b43
14e4:4319
supported
BCM4311?
b43
14e4:4320
supported
BCM4306/3
b43
14e4:4320 (USB)
not supported by b43/b43legacy
rndis_wlan (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/rndis_wlan)
14e4:4321
not supported
wl
14e4:4324
not supported?
wl
14e4:4323 (USB)
not supported
ndiswrapper
14e4:4325
not supported
wl
14e4:4327
not supported
wl
14e4:4328
not supported
BCM4321
wl
14e4:4329
not supported
BCM4321
wl/brcmfmac via brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:432a
not supported
wl
14e4:432b
not supported
BCM4322
wl
14e4:432c
not supported
wl
14e4:432d
not supported
wl
14e4:4353
not supported
BCM43224
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4357
not supported
BCM43225
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4727
partially supported 2.6.33 and later
BCM4313
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:5354
supported ?
b43
On the device that you installed it on, go to the pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter and double click on it and click install

On a computer with Internet access download these things: http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o (http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o)and http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
Extract them to the Desktop
Run following commands on Terminal:
$ cd Desktop
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o
Turn your wireless off, then on (with the switch), and then click on the icon at the top and your done.
If you get an error on the first command on the Terminal, just skip it!:P




I <3 U.

New install of 10.10 with no wireless. Followed your steps after much searching. Instead of turning wireless off/on, I restarted ubuntu and when I rebooted, the magical "Wireless Networks Available" brought a smile to my face.

Incidentally:
BCM4318

Dutchy71
February 11th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Many thanks jvtrain (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1241086). That worked a treat. Thanks again for the prompt and very helpful response. The Linux community is alive and well. :D

initialhit
February 13th, 2011, 12:11 PM
For those who did know there is also sometimes an issue with rfkill on broadcom wireless cards... to fix it just simply install the rfkill package... then see if anything is being blocked or disabled by rfkill and if it is unblock using the package. Note that this requires some knowledge of CLI ;)

daneel6672
February 13th, 2011, 03:18 PM
I have a Lenovo S12 and I've spent many, many hours going through the many fixes in this thread and elsewhere. Wireless is still not working.

Here's the output of lspci -vnn



07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:04b5]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at c2100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: wl
Kernel modules: wl, ssb


and iwconfig give me something that looks promising


eth1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:off
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Managementmode:All packets received
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=0 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


The output of dmesg looks promising too



[ 28.230609] wl 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[L1E4] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[ 28.230630] wl 0000:07:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 32.934494] lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'TKIP'
[ 32.934849] eth1: Broadcom BCM4315 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.60.48.36


But crucially when I try to scan for networks I get



sudo iwlist eth1 scanning
eth1 Failed to read scan data : Invalid argument


I tried looking at rfkill to see if that was the problem but it doesn't mention wireless



rfkill list
2: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no


When I switch the wireless button on and off this is what happens:



rfkill event
1297605973.937877: idx 2 type 2 op 0 soft 0 hard 0

Switch off...

1297605983.922479: idx 2 type 2 op 1 soft 0 hard 0

Switch on

1297605988.246922: idx 3 type 2 op 0 soft 0 hard 0
1297605988.251869: idx 3 type 2 op 2 soft 0 hard 0

Switch off

1297605991.067578: idx 3 type 2 op 1 soft 0 hard 0

Switch on

1297605994.133275: idx 4 type 2 op 0 soft 0 hard 0
1297605994.133353: idx 4 type 2 op 2 soft 0 hard 0


Here's the output of lshw -C network



sudo lshw -C network
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: c4:17:fe:fa:b1:f1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
resources: irq:19 memory:c2100000-c2103fff


I've tried ndiswrapper and although that seems to load okay iwlist still does not work and when I use wireshark I see no packets being sent on wlan0 when I run dhclient. At least with wl I can see packets being sent out over the eth1 interface.

Not sure what else to try.

ThomasNovin
February 14th, 2011, 07:22 PM
For those of you who are running the STA driver provided by Broadcom (same as in Maverick 10.10 although newer version) and also experience that the network is very slow after resuming from suspend, try this.

Unload the 'wl' module along with suspend and the re-load it along with resume.

To do this automatically, create a file in /etc/pm/sleep.d/ called 05_broadcom_wl and make it executable (owned by root and mode 0755) with this content:


#!/bin/bash

. /usr/lib/pm-utils/functions

case "$1" in
suspend|hibernate)
modunload wl
;;

resume|thaw)
modreload wl
;;
esac


Works great for me! Now the wireless is always fast and I haven't had a single problem since I did this "trick".

se7ensamurai
February 17th, 2011, 06:58 AM
I never really did anything Right after I installed Ubuntu I connected my ethernet card. awith the wored connection active now I went to system-->administration-->additional drivers My computer then did a search for availabe drivers and 2 drivers showed up, there was a b43 driver and the sta driver. I clicked o the sta driver and then pressed the activate button. ...

Just wanted to let you know that I got an Inspiron 1546 today, and the STA drivers mentiond above worked beautifully. Thanks to johnnytm for his straightforward explanation! :p

ELEE
February 23rd, 2011, 07:57 PM
For what it is worth I am really new at solving this stuff just try to search and read.
I spent hours on this over the last few days and finally this morning.

I have an older laptop (I split the drive so I can boot XP or Ubuntu... can't run Quickbooks on Wine:()

HP Pavilion zv5000 (zv5466c)
with
BCM4306 802.11b/g Wirless LAN Controller (rev 03)

I found this place of Documentation on another thread and followed this code and it worked.

Ubuntu Documentation > Community Documentation > WifiDocsDriverbcm43xx

TERMINAL COMMANDS

~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
~$ sudo modprobe wl
My only problem was realizing it was w(little L) NOT w(number One) in the last two commands.

I hope this helps someone.

Thanks to all who give.

Long live Linux... may I grow wise before I die.

mr best buy
February 25th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Problem in Maverik Meerkat, 10.10, with the Broadband 43xx Wireless Card: Unable to download firmware for wireless.

Error Message:



Solution: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close

Kontza found the solution (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+bug/651010) (post #3), so thank him for it.

This solution fixed this problem on my Dell Inspiron 1545 with a Broadcom 4312 card. (Card Tech Specs: 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01))

Ok, follow instruction, found as expected. It cannot be installed because I have no internet connection and no ethernet port on my computer. I have it on my install disk but do not know how to install it from my install disk. I found the package on install disk and when i tried to install it from the disk, it informed me I was not on the internet HELP. I AM NEW

mr best buy
February 25th, 2011, 03:04 PM
I never really did anything Right after I installed Ubuntu I connected my ethernet card. awith the wored connection active now I went to system-->administration-->additional drivers My computer then did a search for availabe drivers and 2 drivers showed up, there was a b43 driver and the sta driver. I clicked o the sta driver and then pressed the activate button. After that all worked well. But I would recommend NOT using the b43 driver unless absolute last resort. I had that problem before. If you want the link where you can download the drivers from t not a problem, But the driver would have to be built first. Try this first though

sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install patch
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
if it still doesn't work you can try

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
One line at a time of course

It wont happen because I have no wired connection. I have the file on the install disk, but do not have the knowledge to install it from the install disk

mr best buy
February 25th, 2011, 04:43 PM
I never really did anything Right after I installed Ubuntu I connected my ethernet card. awith the wored connection active now I went to system-->administration-->additional drivers My computer then did a search for availabe drivers and 2 drivers showed up, there was a b43 driver and the sta driver. I clicked o the sta driver and then pressed the activate button. After that all worked well. But I would recommend NOT using the b43 driver unless absolute last resort. I had that problem before. If you want the link where you can download the drivers from t not a problem, But the driver would have to be built first. Try this first though

sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install patch
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
if it still doesn't work you can try

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
One line at a time of course

tried both ways and came up with error 1. I had the netnet before I had to reinstall, and I had the internet during the install.
but now now. what can I do?

bonewhat
March 1st, 2011, 11:10 AM
Dell Latitude XT2 with BCM4322 (0x432b) and Ubuntu 10.10

The proprietary driver (STA) shipped with 10.10 disconnected at random and quite often rendering it unusable.


As someone has been mentioned earlier in this thread there is a new and updated driver available at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php .

Current version available at their website is 5.100.82.3
Version shipped with Ubuntu 10.10 is 5.60.48.36

The numbers spoke for themselves so I tried installing the drivers from the site.

Synopsis of the steps:
- I removed anything installed that showed up after searching for "broadcom" in Synaptic Package Manager.
- Followed the instructions in the readme.txt provided on the page.

The instructions shamelessly mentioned a previously installed wl.ko, in my case it was something else. Check the current installed drivers with "ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/net/wireless" (note: dont touch lib80211*)


Been up and running flawlessly for half a day now.
/success !

heavyhanded
March 2nd, 2011, 05:41 PM
I thought I'd try out ubuntu 10.10 on my acer aspire one d250 to see how things were going these days with ubuntu.

No wireless of the bat, and none of the solutions in the repository worked for me. The "install additional drivers" tool seemed to make my wireless interface disappear completely.

I ended up downloading the driver from broadcom and compiling it. This works.

I'm surprised there are so many problems with the broadcom drivers still.

Didn't think I'd be using "make" as one of the first linux commands in 2011 haha. Not exactly user freindly.

Read the README.txt on the broadcom site and follow the instructions and you should be ok if you can interpret the commands. I had to change a few things for it to work for me.

Sef
March 2nd, 2011, 07:30 PM
Originally Posted by Sef
Problem in Maverik Meerkat, 10.10, with the Broadband 43xx Wireless Card: Unable to download firmware for wireless.

Error Message:




Solution: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close

Kontza found the solution (post #3), so thank him for it.

This solution fixed this problem on my Dell Inspiron 1545 with a Broadcom 4312 card. (Card Tech Specs: 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01))

Ok, follow instruction, found as expected. It cannot be installed because I have no internet connection and no ethernet port on my computer. I have it on my install disk but do not know how to install it from my install disk. I found the package on install disk and when i tried to install it from the disk, it informed me I was not on the internet HELP. I AM NEW

If you have a computer that has access to the net, then you can go here (http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/) and find them. I do not have the time now to get which subcategory they are in. You would download the packages, make sure that you have all the dependencies needed, and burn them to a disk and then put the disk into the machine without internet.

Try Lucid - an older version or natty, which is in testing mode, so expect a lot of bugs.

false_chicken
March 3rd, 2011, 07:26 PM
I have this same netbook. The aspire one D250. Can I get a link to the wireless driver? Or some info about how to get it to work? I just installed 10.10 desktop and I have no wireless connection.

JCollierDavis
March 3rd, 2011, 11:00 PM
Ok, follow instruction, found as expected. It cannot be installed because I have no internet connection and no ethernet port on my computer. I have it on my install disk but do not know how to install it from my install disk. I found the package on install disk and when i tried to install it from the disk, it informed me I was not on the internet HELP. I AM NEW

There's some good instructions on Ubuntu Documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx) on installing drivers from the install media by adding a CD as a repository (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu).

Essentially in your software sources, CDROM appears as a choice. It's probably unchecked now. Check it and it should ask for the Disc when you do an update.

I'm having the same problem as you except my LAN port doesn't do anything when the wire's plugged in.

solocommand
March 3rd, 2011, 11:02 PM
Just wanted to say thanks for the information here, saved me a lot of time and trouble :) Worked great for my BCM4312 chipset.

heavyhanded
March 4th, 2011, 11:17 PM
The Broadcom driver is here:
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

Follow the readme carefully if you go this route. If you don't blacklist the old drivers it wont work once you reboot.

Like I said, it worked for me on an acer aspire one d250 with the (BCM4312 I believe) but YMMV.

Well at least Broadcom is releasing proper linux drivers these days... no more ndiswrapper BS.

Birdman19
March 5th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Well i have the Bcm 4318 802.11 b/g airforce one wireless card and it doesnt want to send or receive signals i have the driver installed that ubuntu recomends. But it still wont do anything sept basicly say hey im here and i work but im not going to do anything.

edit: Im running desktop ubuntu on my laptop a hp dv5000 it has an BCM4318 airforce one 54g 802.11b/g wireless modem. I have tried the steps on the first page and they will not get my wireless card to work i can see networks and try to connect but it wont connect. Is there any way i could use these steps or some other steps to get my card up and running

ptn107
March 8th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Anyone who's having trouble with maverick's wl driver (5.60.48.36) should try natty's (5.100.82.38) driver:

get the 32-bit package here (http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2_i386.deb)
get the 64-bit package here (http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb)

bourgtai
March 8th, 2011, 08:38 AM
I'm running on a Compaq Presario 2100 with a Broadcom 4306 card, and on the outset it wouldn't connect to my wireless network with the B43legacy wireless driver. I tried several of the solutions outlined by various members of this fine forum, but to no avail. And, in fact, after trying one solution, the "additional drivers" program stopped trying to activate the legacy driver, stopped returning an error code, and told me to look in /var/log/jockey or some such for details. This file proved to be completely unreadable.

I'm honestly on the verge of reverting to Windows XP. It's slow and it's ugly, but by God, I can use it away from my desk.

coccu
March 13th, 2011, 09:58 PM
Anyone who's having trouble with maverick's wl driver (5.60.48.36) should try natty's (5.100.82.38) driver:

get the 32-bit package here (http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2_i386.deb)
get the 64-bit package here (http://mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu//pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb)


The link you provided doesn't work! can you point me to another mirror?
Thnx

bkratz
March 13th, 2011, 10:24 PM
@coccu

Found the two (deb files) of them here


https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/amd64/bcmwl-kernel-source/5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2/+buildjob/2157341

graffiX
March 14th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Is everyone that is saying this "works" just using b and g speed? I can get basic networking but can't get N speed.

I have tried what feels like hundreds of combinations, including updating to the natty STA.

Thanks

Sef
March 16th, 2011, 07:33 AM
Is everyone that is saying this "works" just using b and g speed? I can get basic networking but can't get N speed.


If a computer that is only b/g is on or added to the network, then the speed will only be b/g speed. If you are running N speed, it will drop to b/g speed. (Which one will depend on the card. The network will only go as fast as the slowest card.)

coccu
March 16th, 2011, 02:14 PM
@coccu

Found the two (deb files) of them here


https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/amd64/bcmwl-kernel-source/5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu2/+buildjob/2157341


Thanks you bkratz and all.

I got it up and running now. It's much more stable than the version came w/ 10.10. I'll keep you posted if there is issue running N network.

graffiX
March 17th, 2011, 03:31 AM
If a computer that is only b/g is on or added to the network, then the speed will only be b/g speed. If you are running N speed, it will drop to b/g speed. (Which one will depend on the card. The network will only go as fast as the slowest card.)

Thanks for the input Sef. But this doesn't correlate to my setup. I am the only device on the network. I have the router set to N only. I can actually connect with no security settings, but even with the router 1 foot away from my laptop I only get 52 mbit/s.

If there are security settings, it doesn't let me connect at all.

shinchan75034
March 18th, 2011, 06:05 AM
Hi, can anyone help me out? I can't seem to find the fix that works for me. I have BCM4311 wireless card. when I did
sudo lshw -C network
and it shows the card being disabled.

My laptop does not have a switch for wireless.

Broadcom STA wireless driver is activated and currently in use.

My system is a Dell Inspiron E1505, running Ubuntu Studio 10.10 Maverick.

Network Settings connections tab are all greyed out.

Your help is appreciated.

gigaforce1111
March 18th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Hi all,

I have the following card:
Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
I can't find solution for the wireless problem I have.
I tried what you offered in the first post and no good.
When I install the driver (b43) from the "Additional Drivers" menu and don't restart, the wireless works.
After restart the wireless is not listed on the network manager and doesn't work.
I don't have physical switch and the key combination start and stop only the bluetooth.
In the bios the switch is enabled.

Please Help!
Thanks in advance!

gtari
March 19th, 2011, 07:55 PM
hello i have notebook acer aspire 5610z and i instaled the last relase of ubuntu but the problem its in wifi i have card Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 802.11b/g i try all soltion but not success any of the driver want work my wifi .can i get help .thank you

bkratz
March 19th, 2011, 10:08 PM
hello i have notebook acer aspire 5610z and i instaled the last relase of ubuntu but the problem its in wifi i have card Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 802.11b/g i try all soltion but not success any of the driver want work my wifi .can i get help .thank you



A person in the absolute beginners forum posted a utube video in response to this device. Here is the link to the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAHN-YnmrLw


and post 47 of this thread

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700025&highlight=BCM4318&page=5

gtari
March 20th, 2011, 01:08 AM
A person in the absolute beginners forum posted a utube video in response to this device. Here is the link to the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAHN-YnmrLw


and post 47 of this thread

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700025&highlight=BCM4318&page=5



thankyou so much all ok and work perfect

gigaforce1111
March 20th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Hi all,

I have the following card:
Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
I can't find solution for the wireless problem I have.
I tried what you offered in the first post and no good.
When I install the driver (b43) from the "Additional Drivers" menu and don't restart, the wireless works.
After restart the wireless is not listed on the network manager and doesn't work.
I don't have physical switch and the key combination start and stop only the bluetooth.
In the bios the switch is enabled.

Please Help!
Thanks in advance!

Found solution here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1708831

david.flights
March 25th, 2011, 01:13 PM
Hello - I am running a Asus EEEpc 1015PE with Ubuntu 10.10.

When I try this solution below:

Kontza found the solution (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+bug/651010) (post #3), so thank him for it.

This is my output in Synaptic:

E: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I am unable to access wireless internet. Have tried many solutions. Any help welcome.

DarkTide
March 26th, 2011, 12:40 PM
I have this same netbook. The aspire one D250. Can I get a link to the wireless driver? Or some info about how to get it to work? I just installed 10.10 desktop and I have no wireless connection.

lostmonster
March 27th, 2011, 02:27 AM
I have a BCM4321 wireless card and this solution did not work. I downloaded the appropriate driver for the wireless card, but I do not know where to put the file or how to install it/activate it.

I am running a dualboot system; win7 was already installed, installed ubuntu 10.10 on a partition.

wireless card works fine on windows. I am a beginner to ubuntu but i can follow steps.

Sef
March 27th, 2011, 06:27 AM
I have a BCM4321 wireless card and this solution did not work. I downloaded the appropriate driver for the wireless card, but I do not know where to put the file or how to install it/activate it.


Which solutions have you tried? Mine does not require any downloading and installing except from the repositories, but others do require you to download and install. Unless we know what you have tried and problems that you have, we cannot help you more, so please be as specific as possible. Thank you.

Xbuntu1
March 27th, 2011, 09:04 AM
Hello - I am running a Asus EEEpc 1015PE with Ubuntu 10.10.

When I try this solution below:

Kontza found the solution (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+bug/651010) (post #3), so thank him for it.

This is my output in Synaptic:

E: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I am unable to access wireless internet. Have tried many solutions. Any help welcome.


u must first upadate ur software from update manager, then from synaptic remove every driver installed for broadcom chipset ...and then finally install only b43-fwcutter and b43-lpphy-installer....this should work

Xbuntu1
March 27th, 2011, 09:09 AM
it is really easy to activate the drivers once you know it...you can check this link (http://easiertechsolutions.blogspot.com/) on how to activate drivers,,,it has lot of snapshots

graffiX
March 30th, 2011, 09:14 AM
Which solutions have you tried? Mine does not require any downloading and installing except from the repositories, but others do require you to download and install. Unless we know what you have tried and problems that you have, we cannot help you more, so please be as specific as possible. Thank you.


Sef do you get N speeds? I am still unable to get any decent speed.

I have resorted to using a router in client mode to reach the other access point downstairs.... hardly elegant!

d3v1150m471c
March 30th, 2011, 10:07 AM
good to know when i upgrade. aircrack is useless without this driver on that card.

Tman5293
April 3rd, 2011, 08:27 PM
Didn't know how to delete my post but I have resolved the problem.

Sef
April 4th, 2011, 04:04 AM
graffiX: Sef do you get N speeds?

No. My card is b/g.


Tman5293: Didn't know how to delete my post but I have resolved the problem.

Please post how you solved your problem, so that others may benefit from your experience.

bigbooboo
April 5th, 2011, 08:52 PM
Hi there,

Excuse my jumping in and commenting with something that some may think is completely irrelevant.

I'm a complete newbie on Ubuntu 10.10 having migrated from Kubuntu which drove me insane with the tiny tiny bugs. I'm still getting to terms with simple terminal commands! Thankfully Ubuntu just seems so solid and great to use so far.

I searched for hours and days on how to actually get my wireless up and running. I had the Broadcom STA drivers installed but couldn't get wireless. I use a Dell 1564 core i3 laptop and stupidly didn't realise that the usual Fn+F2 key combination doesn't activate the wireless network. The key combination for activating the wireless is actually CTRL + F2 (although I may have pressed CTRL+Fn+F2, but don't wanna check in-case something silly happens). There seem to be numerous posts about wireless drivers but none pointed this simple error out except for this user on this forum:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ubuntu-63/wireless-became-disabled-how-do-i-enable-858357/

Just thought I'd contribute and maybe this might help someone who does actually have the drivers installed and running.

Sorry to impose

xXkanfirXx
April 5th, 2011, 10:23 PM
I'm new to Ubuntu as well... just installed it. Running 10.10 on a Dell Latitude D620. Everything is working great except I'm confused because it seems that it can find my wireless and I tried connecting it and it says its connected, but Firefox and anything else that's Internet related (update manager) won't work. It's a Broadcom BCM4312.

Tman5293
April 5th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Please post how you solved your problem, so that others may benefit from your experience.

I have one of the older B43 cards. Mine is actually a 4306/3. I was having trouble getting the drivers to work properly. I had just gone to "Additional Drivers" and installed the B43 drivers provided by the Ubuntu repositories. But after they installed and I rebooted my laptop, the wireless card was working but no networks were showing up in the network manager applet. So after several attempts at fixing this problem, which included installing different drivers and reinstalling Ubuntu all together, I discovered that the wireless card light on the front of my laptop never turns off regardless of whether the card itself is on or off! I found this out because in my complete frustration I decided to click the wireless button on the front of my laptop and then networks started popping up. Therefore ending my frustration and solving my problem.

Not sure how my little story/rant will help anybody but there it is. :)

mbayabo
April 6th, 2011, 10:14 AM
I have a bit of a problem with my Broadcom 43xx Card. "WMP54gs"

I installed the driver by doing the following:


sudo apt-get update
# then i went to System > Additional Drivers and installed the suggested driver


it works okay, but the problem is that it constantly disconnects me from the internet. has anyone found a solution to this? I've read a few posts about broadcom drivers not being perfect but most of those posts complain about how they have no wireless at all.

xXkanfirXx
April 6th, 2011, 08:43 PM
Still having issues with my wireless working. Broadcom BCM4312. Connects to my wireless network but Internet doesn't work. Any help would be much appreciated.

rsborn
April 7th, 2011, 11:05 AM
@mbayabo (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1273665)

I have the same issue as you and have not really found a fix. I tried adjusting some power management settings that appeared promising at first but I still have frequent disconnects. Just to ensure we are talking about the same thing, here are the symptoms I encounter:

When attached to an open access point (no WEP, no WPA, etc)
- Disconnects happen but everything reconnects silently, no user interaction required

When attached to a WEP/WPA/WPA2 access point
- Disconnects and sometimes reconnects silently
- Other times I have to re-click connect (my password/keys are saved in profile so no reentry necessary

There seems to be no contributing factor, I have seen it disconnect under heavy load as well as virtually no load. There has also been times that it has gone a whole day with no disconnect.

I do run a VMWare image of a windows 7 machine but that does not seem to make it any worse either (although of course when I lose wireless, windows goes to "limited connectivity mode")

My hardware is a Dell Precision M4500 i7
LSPCI output for the card is:
Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4353] (rev 01)

TossTheTV
April 10th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Download "Ndisgtk" in Software Manager (Ndiswrapper in Synaptic)
gtk = graphic front end :popcorn:

On Ubuntu will show up in System > Administration as "Windows Wireless Drivers"
I think Linux Mint comes with this preinstalled..

If wireless networks don't show up right off the bat (with superb reception by the way), then open the program and direct it to the .inf file in the Broadcom drivers folder of your windows partition. If you dont' have windows then at least download the Broadcom WinXp drivers, extract, and shove them in Home folder or something.

Broadcom has terrible support!! Their STA drivers are poor and don't support all the models that the Mini 210 comes from.

In terminal type:

lspci -n | grep 14e4 To see what Broadcom model you have. Will be 43xx. The 4315 for example isn't supported yet! The netbook has only been out for 2 + years!
These are supported: 4311 4312 4313 4313 4321 4322
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

You will most likely boost your reception by using NDISwrapper even if your model is supported and already working. You shouldn't have to uninstall the linux drivers or anything.. If you could already see wireless networks but not join them for any length of time, it is not a driver issue but a linux (Ubuntu) one. Search a fix, there are a few possible causes. Might just need an rfkill, etc

I'm sick of fixing this netbook for a friend. Sata drivers for XP weren't fun either!

staind94
April 13th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Hello, after a long while, I have returned to Ubuntu. My recent Windows corruption has led me to Ubuntu and so far am excited for the transition. I am currently running Ubuntu 32bit 10.10. I have noticed like all other Ubuntu builds from 9.10 to now, my wireless internet doesn't work... is it because of my wireless card? Its a Broadcom 4318 Airforce. Will be very willing to provide as much info as needed.

Thanks in advance!

TossTheTV
April 15th, 2011, 01:08 AM
Download Ndisgtk in software manager!
Then go to Administration > Windows Wireless Drivers
and point it to the folder of Broadcom drivers you downloaded from their website (for Windows Xp/7). Try both 32 & 64bit.

AlanR8
April 15th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Howdy

Have posted this elsewhere but I think it's worth a repost.

On my Compaq Mini 10, Broadcom BCM4312.

All connects OOTB with Natty that has probably updated to the latest Beta over the last couple of weeks. Peachy when connected via the mains but on battery power the network/internet performance is DIRE.

ANY suggestions would help.

It would appear to me that the card seems to have power saving on whilst on battery but not on mains supply. How can I check and how can I disable power save in the future......

minivan
April 22nd, 2011, 12:49 AM
Thanks for these tips. I was installing 10.10 on a friends laptop and ran into this problem with the Broadcom 4318 driver. I installed the additional drivers (system - administration - addtional drivers) I also downloaded from the Ubuntu software center, the Windows Wireless Drivers. I still had a problem. I rebooted several times and nothing. The funny thing I was able to join my neighbors unprotected linksys router but not my own WEP one. Then I did the ( Solution: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close) only in my case I had to do a reinstall since it was already installed but when I reinstalled it worked! I hope this makes sense since I am not a tech savvy person. I spent a good part of this afternoon on this but reinstalling worked for me. The laptop is a Gateway mx6027.

Rafa_Akd
April 24th, 2011, 12:17 AM
Thanks for these tips. I was installing 10.10 on a friends laptop and ran into this problem with the Broadcom 4318 driver. I installed the additional drivers (system - administration - addtional drivers) I also downloaded from the Ubuntu software center, the Windows Wireless Drivers. I still had a problem. I rebooted several times and nothing. The funny thing I was able to join my neighbors unprotected linksys router but not my own WEP one. Then I did the ( Solution: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close) only in my case I had to do a reinstall since it was already installed but when I reinstalled it worked! I hope this makes sense since I am not a tech savvy person. I spent a good part of this afternoon on this but reinstalling worked for me. The laptop is a Gateway mx6027.

I tried to di this but when I instaled it, there came an error:

Aborting.
dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-lpphy-installer (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
Setting up hotot (1:0.9.6~hg775-0ubuntu0ppa1~maverick1) ...
Setting up libtiff4 (3.9.4-2ubuntu0.4) ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
Setting up firmware-b43-lpphy-installer (4.174.64.19-4) ...
Not supported card here (PCI id 14e4:4311)!
Use proper b43 or b43legacy firmware.
Aborting.
dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-lpphy-installer (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
firmware-b43-lpphy-installer

Anyone knows why?

Thank you

My device is a BM4311 and I'm using a HP Pavillon 2423

Bye

badboyz107
April 25th, 2011, 04:09 PM
Hey if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. I have tried to run maverik netbook remix on my laptop as a stopgap solution, my wife dropped it and crashed the HD tht was running windows vista (bleh). I have a new drive on order and will put Ubuntu on it to run it.

This laptop is a Dell Inspiron wth the BCM4312 wireless, and I have tried EVERYTHING on here reference that refereence that set. Nothing works, AT ALL, and I'm at the end of my wits. Am I going to have the same problem when I try to install the full version of Maverik when my drive comes in??

I have used Ubuntu off and on for several years now but my knowledge of terminal and all that is slim. I can post exactly what I have done in terminal so far exactly according to this site. Damn I hate not being able to solve problems myself but this is kind of urgent!

help.ubuntu.com/community/wifidocs/driver/bcm43xx



ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe wl

badboyz107
April 26th, 2011, 05:27 AM
Hi!!!

This is how I did it:


To find out if your wireless card is supported, on terminal run lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
Look at the part that says 14e4
Supported chips (for this driver):
this list includes other drivers :)
14e4:4301
supported
BCM4301?
b43legacy
14e4:4301
supported
BCM4303
b43legacy
14e4:4306
supported
BCM4306/2
b43legacy
14e4:4320
supported
BCM4306/2
b43legacy
14e4:4307
supported
BCM4306/3
b43
14e4:4311
supported
BCM4311
b43/wl
14e4:4312
supported (802.11g only)
BCM4312
b43
14e4:4312
not supported - ID is duplicated
BCM4312
b43/wl
14e4:4313
partially supported 2.6.33 and later
b43/wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4315
partially supported 2.6.33 and later (PIO mode)
BCM4312
b43/wl
14e4:4318
supported
BCM4318
b43
14e4:4319
supported
BCM4311?
b43
14e4:4320
supported
BCM4306/3
b43
14e4:4320 (USB)
not supported by b43/b43legacy
rndis_wlan (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/rndis_wlan)
14e4:4321
not supported
wl
14e4:4324
not supported?
wl
14e4:4323 (USB)
not supported
ndiswrapper
14e4:4325
not supported
wl
14e4:4327
not supported
wl
14e4:4328
not supported
BCM4321
wl
14e4:4329
not supported
BCM4321
wl/brcmfmac via brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:432a
not supported
wl
14e4:432b
not supported
BCM4322
wl
14e4:432c
not supported
wl
14e4:432d
not supported
wl
14e4:4353
not supported
BCM43224
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4357
not supported
BCM43225
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:4727
partially supported 2.6.33 and later
BCM4313
wl/brcm80211 (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211)
14e4:5354
supported ?
b43
On the device that you installed it on, go to the pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter and double click on it and click install

On a computer with Internet access download these things: http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o (http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o)and http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
Extract them to the Desktop
Run following commands on Terminal:
$ cd Desktop
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o
Turn your wireless off, then on (with the switch), and then click on the icon at the top and your done.
If you get an error on the first command on the Terminal, just skip it!:P




Okay so after doing everything listed above I have wireless network signal, note I said signal. I can see all the networks around me, but I cannot connect to any of them now.

WHAT do I need to post or give someone around here to help me out???

badboyz107
April 26th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Okkkaaayyy

So I'm not sure what happened but I was just about ready to go strip it all out, all the broadcom related stuff, like it says to do in this post
http://polach.cc/broadcom-wifi-adapter-wpa-access-fix-on-ubuntu-ii

When I went to Synaptic and searched Broadcom I found 3 packages that were not selected/installed.
bcm5700-source
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source

I applied all 3 of these pakages and up came my wireless. As in came up instantly. WTF????

Glad it works was getting ready to shell out cash for Widowz 7

cdoebbler
April 26th, 2011, 03:29 PM
I have a Compaq-HP 110c with a Broadcom 4312 modem. Clicking on wireless icon in top bar shows my wireless (WEP protected) network available. When I try to connect I get password screen and type in password, but it does not connect. Tried connection on Vista laptop and it works fine.

I tried all the responses above that were relevant (15 pages worth) over five days, but still not luck. My wireless network shows up but my Mini 110c just does not connect.

Clicking on "Connection Information" in drop down menu under icon gets message "No valid connections found!"

Ifconfig response is:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:55:cd:7f:75
inet addr:192.168.1.36 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::226:55ff:fecd:7f75/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:19678 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13459 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:15441320 (15.4 MB) TX bytes:2683028 (2.6 MB)
Interrupt:43

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 0c:60:76:5e:40:18
inet6 addr: fe80::e60:76ff:fe5e:4018/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:68 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:7114
TX packets:68 errors:16 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:7684 (7.6 KB) TX bytes:9860 (9.8 KB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0xc000

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: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)

jasonmanchu
April 27th, 2011, 03:50 AM
If you have broadcom 4312 you should be able to get it working without ndiswrapper or b43 cutter. you can use the sta proprietary drivers. i explain the page here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1738740

also try these commands:

sudo lshw -C network

lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

acornty
April 29th, 2011, 03:30 AM
i love you. SO MUCH! thank you so much for this! i tried it on ubuntu 11.04 and it worked like a charm! thanks again!

graffiX
April 30th, 2011, 12:56 AM
When you guys say "it's working" do you mean you're getting N speed? My 4321 "works" but I don't get N speed at all. I'm floating around 25 mbps sitting 3 feet from the access point. Thanks for any insight.

magowiz
April 30th, 2011, 01:34 AM
I just installed Natty on an HP Pavillon dv6000 equipped with Broadcom 4311.
The setup correctly loaded the sta driver, which appears to be activated and running. Yet the wife adapter is dead: the on/off switch on the front panel is NOT switching the adapter on/off, and no Wifi is searched

dtusek
April 30th, 2011, 04:16 PM
I just installed Natty on an HP Pavillon dv6000 equipped with Broadcom 4311.
The setup correctly loaded the sta driver, which appears to be activated and running. Yet the wife adapter is dead: the on/off switch on the front panel is NOT switching the adapter on/off, and no Wifi is searched


after upgrade to 11.04 I have the same problem with Broadcom 4311

MrD_scifi
April 30th, 2011, 07:51 PM
I have 4311 also and STA says it is activated in additional drivers, but in the network manager it does not show wireless as working at all. Interesting "upgrade" this is from 10.10.

Idaho Dan
May 1st, 2011, 03:00 AM
4318 here, I got nothing.
I'll keep looking though because I'm stubborn.

Sef
May 1st, 2011, 03:23 PM
I have 4311 also and STA says it is activated in additional drivers, but in the network manager it does not show wireless as working at all. Interesting "upgrade" this is from 10.10.

Did you uninstall the all the proprietary drivers before upgrading? If not, that is likely the cause of your problem.

northd_tech
May 1st, 2011, 04:04 PM
4318 here, I got nothing.
I'll keep looking though because I'm stubborn.

Hi Idaho Dan,

You might want to take a look at posts #27 and #28 on the following thread for a Broadcom 4318:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1737629&highlight=broadcom+4318&page=3

EDIT: And just for everyone's convenience, here is the link to Broadcom's STA driver download page:

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

jingglang
May 1st, 2011, 04:38 PM
My Axioo CNWP-015 has Broadcom 4312 LP-PHY network card. In my case installing firmware-b43-lpphy-installer from synaptic did the trick. In the middle of installation progress, it downloaded the appropriate driver.

misetusame
May 1st, 2011, 06:48 PM
Whao, so many suggestions out there, and I don't get which ones apply to me.

I have a Lenovo S12 with Broadcom BCM4312.

The STA driver is installed since 10.10 and is enabled.

In 10.10, the wireless didn't start automatically, but I was able to just click "Enable Wireless" in network manager.

Now in 11.04, however, the Enable Wireless option is just disabled.

Any pointers on what I should try next?

northd_tech
May 1st, 2011, 07:13 PM
Whao, so many suggestions out there, and I don't get which ones apply to me.

I have a Lenovo S12 with Broadcom BCM4312.

The STA driver is installed since 10.10 and is enabled.

In 10.10, the wireless didn't start automatically, but I was able to just click "Enable Wireless" in network manager.

Now in 11.04, however, the Enable Wireless option is just disabled.

Any pointers on what I should try next?

Let's see what modules you have loaded (or what is not getting loaded properly). Can you post the results of the following terminal commands, misetusame?


lsmod

dmesg | grep b43

dmesg | grep wl

ifconfig

iwconfig

techborn
May 1st, 2011, 07:20 PM
Ok so i think I have found this issue out - atleast for me

I did what Sef said to do in the very first post on this thread

Solution 1: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close

Kontza found the solution (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+bug/651010) (post #3), so thank him for it.

This solution fixed this problem on my Dell Inspiron 1545 with a Broadcom 4312 card. (Card Tech Specs: 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01))

Solution 2: Another option is here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#Installing%20STA%20drivers).

Update: The Live USB of Natty Narwhal (11.04) automatically detected that I needed the STA driver. After installing it and rebooting, the wireless worked. (No cable was needed for this.)

Update 2: After installing with the alternate cd, I needed a cable and after updating, I was able to download the STA driver through the 'Additional Drivers' section.






_________
But that didnt work for me so I was hooked up via Ethernet and I decided to try ndiswrapper or what ever its called. that didnt work either, I pretty much tried everything, beleave me I had to reinstall Ubuntu 6 times. no jokes!
However I did finally get it to work like i said i followed the first step (didnt work) then i remembered that i didnt activate the STA driver or wheat ever its called, so i went systems->admin>additional drivers and clicked it , then to my surprise i had 2 additional drivers and instead of clicking the STA i clicked on B43 additional driver, rebooted and it WORKED, I was connecting right when it finished booting up.

FYI i run Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix on a Lenovo S10. My Wireless chip is also broadcom 4312.

number61971
May 1st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Like misetusame (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1040621), I have a Lenovo S12 -- which appears to use the 4312 card -- and wireless worked just fine in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. I just tried upgrading to 11.04 this morning and it is totally useless.

Previously I used the STA driver. The 11.04 version of this driver appears to be totally broken. The wireless card isn't even recognized.

After much searching, I have attempted two different ways of installing the b43 drivers, one using the packages available via Synaptic, and one attempting to build the driver from source. Neither worked. (Both of these methods were obtained from topics in these forums.)

This is absolutely crippling, of course, and renders the system totally unusable. I've been using Ubuntu for years, and am used to hiccups upon major upgrades, but this is atrocious. Was this driver really tested? And how can neither the STA nor the b43 drivers function?

ubunwhat
May 2nd, 2011, 12:56 AM
Hoping someone can offer some help for me. I am running a Compaq Presario and, of course, lost my wireless when I upgraded. I have tried to re-install the installer and received the following error message:


E: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

So... I can't fix it that way. It's an internal card so the USB fix is a bit lost on me. Really, any help, even if it's silly, is better than sitting here with absolutely no idea what to do next.

Rifester
May 2nd, 2011, 01:08 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700897

I have a Lenovo S10-2 with the Broadcom 4312 card. My wireless broke during testing 11.04 in March. It looks like it was released with the same feature... This thread may help you solve your problem. I am no longer using the STA driver.

ubunwhat
May 2nd, 2011, 01:19 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700897

I have a Lenovo S10-2 with the Broadcom 4312 card. My wireless broke during testing 11.04 in March. It looks like it was released with the same feature... This thread may help you solve your problem. I am no longer using the STA driver.


Way over my head. I'm fairly new to Linux. They lost me with blacklists and gdeb-something. Am I supposed to add a blacklist or comment out the one I have? I can't uninstall my current driver. I tried, but I got an error message. I also cannot install new drivers as I get error messages there as well. So, can't uninstall, can't re-install. Can't... Oh hell, I'm just screwed.

Rifester
May 2nd, 2011, 01:32 AM
I could try to walk you through it if you wish... If you are not feeling very confident, it may be best to install either the LTS 10.04 or 10.10. I am very sorry that you are having to deal with this as I know how frustrating it is. This should have been fixed prior to release and may take some time to be corrected with updates. There are bug reports filed at Launchpad, let them know this problem effects you as well.

ubunwhat
May 2nd, 2011, 01:48 AM
I could try to walk you through it if you wish... If you are not feeling very confident, it may be best to install either the LTS 10.04 or 10.10. I am very sorry that you are having to deal with this as I know how frustrating it is. This should have been fixed prior to release and may take some time to be corrected with updates. There are bug reports filed at Launchpad, let them know this problem effects you as well.

If you could just explain something to me it would help greatly. I cannot uninstall the old STA driver without getting an error message:

SystemError: installArchives() failed

And any attempts to install newer or different versions of the broadcom driver fail as well. Is this supposed to be happening? By that, I mean, is this the problem that everyone else is running into, or is there a problem with my installation itself on top of the broadcom issue? I'm willing to pick my way through this whatever it takes. I absolutely have to have this machine working tomorrow and starting over is not an option as I have servers, development environments, and other projects that would take weeks to set up again. This is my fault entirely for not backing up first and just trusting the system, but I have to find a way to put humpty dumpty back together again tonight. I would feel better about this if I new that I am in the same boat as everyone else. Can you please just explain the problem here in basic terms?

Rifester
May 2nd, 2011, 01:57 AM
How are you trying to remove the packages? Are you using Synaptic or a terminal?

ubunwhat
May 2nd, 2011, 02:00 AM
How are you trying to remove the packages? Are you using Synaptic or a terminal?

Synaptic for now. Actually, in trying to remove the STA I simply clicked on additional drivers and this one came up as both active and running. When I clicked remove I got the aforementioned error message. I have also tried the terminal using commands I found on launchpad, but met no success there either. Specifically:


sudo apt-get remove --purge firmware-b43-installer
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

I also tried removing anything broadcom or STA related in Synaptic but got no love there either. I can't recall the exact error message but could recreate it if needed.

Rifester
May 2nd, 2011, 02:13 AM
"sudo apt-get remove --purge firmware-b43-installer
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/)" ,
"is another process using it?"

Yes, this is because either Synaptic or Software Center are running. I cannot assure you that what fixed my problem will fix yours. Do you know what wireless card you are using?
Open a terminal and enter: lspci and the post the results...

If your card matches mine : Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01) The instructions from nm_geo in the thread I posted should work.

ubunwhat
May 2nd, 2011, 02:15 AM
Results:


lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
08:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

Rifester
May 2nd, 2011, 02:27 AM
You have a different card: Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

I have another computer with the same exact card you have, unfortunately I am running Fedora 15/Gnome 3 on that computer. It uses the open source broadcom driver and works flawlessly out of the box. I know you said you did not back anything up, but is your installation on the entire drive or is your data/home on another partition? If you installed with your data on another partition it would not take long at all to get your wireless working by downgrading the installed version. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I hope this gets sorted out quickly.

ubunwhat
May 2nd, 2011, 02:36 AM
You have a different card: Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

I have another computer with the same exact card you have, unfortunately I am running Fedora 15/Gnome 3 on that computer. It uses the open source broadcom driver and works flawlessly out of the box. I know you said you did not back anything up, but is your installation on the entire drive or is your data/home on another partition? If you installed with your data on another partition it would not take long at all to get your wireless working by downgrading the installed version. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I hope this gets sorted out quickly.

Rife, I want to seriously and sincerely thank you for your help. Once I got my mind right and just picked my way through the fix in the link that you suggested everything fell into place. You were right. The fix on that link worked perfectly and all is well again here. Beyond that, with so many people having this problem and so many trolls out there more concerned about mocking them than helping them, you stepped up and did a service. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. You saved my bacon tonight. Much, much good karma your way, my friend.

Rifester
May 2nd, 2011, 02:39 AM
Thank you my friend! Somebody helped me and I got the opportunity to help you. This is the way things should work! For what it is worth the STA driver has always worked fine for me on the 4311 card (the same one that you have). Things are screwed up this release. I appreciate your response, I wanted to suggest that you try the fix but was not sure it would work with your card. Good job!

misetusame
May 2nd, 2011, 01:34 PM
To follow up on my previous message (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10751841&postcount=162), BCM4312 on my Lenovo S12 is now working again.

What I did:
Booted into Windows. Noticed is wasn't connecting here either. Did a Windows Update, and Broadcom driver was updated. Restarted and had to press Fn+F5 to re-enable wireless. This got it back working in Windows. After restarting in Ubuntu, it immediately connected for me.

Background:
I had the STA driver installed. In 10.10, I would have to click "Enable Wireless" in network manager to get the wireless to start. After upgrading to 11.04, the "Enable Wireless" was simply greyed out, and I therefore could no longer get it to connect.

number61971
May 2nd, 2011, 06:25 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700897

I have a Lenovo S10-2 with the Broadcom 4312 card. My wireless broke during testing 11.04 in March. It looks like it was released with the same feature... This thread may help you solve your problem. I am no longer using the STA driver.
That was actually the first topic I found in trying to solve the problem. Nothing I tried in there worked. As I stated, I tried using the b43 driver instead of the STA driver, and it still didn't work.

I should also add that I attempted to use the previous STA driver from 10.10 Maverick -- no dice. Same story when I tried to use the previous b43 driver from 10.10 Maverick -- no dice.

The ONLY solution has been to reinstall Ubuntu 10.10. :confused:

nm_geo
May 3rd, 2011, 12:51 AM
Let's see I have the following flavors running on the b43 driver on the same old Dell D620 laptop and I do have the BCM4312 chipset.

2 - installs of Natty fully updated
1 - Xubuntu Natty
1 - Lucid 10.04 (my main version)

And on same laptop with STA driver
1 - Maverick

I always try the STA driver first just to see if it will install properly, if it doesn't I remove all blacklists (etc/modprobe.d) on the b43 and ssb and install b43 and it's firmware. If you try the STA driver or had it working it will blacklist b43 and ssb.

Run this in terminal to see what you might have blacklisted


cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '8180|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl| lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3 |rt6|rt7|witch|wl'Yeah windoze XP for things I have to do also.

rdunnion
May 3rd, 2011, 01:37 AM
For what it's worth I had to run
sudo modprobe b43 to get the driver working after installing the bcmwl-kernel-source package. I then added 'b43' to /etc/modules to load the driver at boot.

nm_geo
May 3rd, 2011, 03:22 AM
For what it's worth I had to run
sudo modprobe b43 to get the driver working after installing the bcmwl-kernel-source package. I then added 'b43' to /etc/modules to load the driver at boot.

I am confused here?? The bcmwl-kernel-source is the STA driver package and the b43 is a different driver. Could you do put this in terminal please


sudo lshw -C network

and paste here.

sci.fi.jerry
May 3rd, 2011, 05:31 AM
had problems finding a solution for my BCM4318 card. here is how i did it

removed fwcutter and bcm kernel source

install bcm kernel source

then installed via apt - firmware-b43

worked

--------
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source or remove it then reinstall it clean
sudo apt-get remove b43-fwcutter
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

-----------
if your wireless isnt working on restart just run:
modprobe b43

i tried lots of steps listed in the forum posts. None worked. This is the only way Ive found that works with no problems

my pc= dell inspiron 1300

laurenblah
May 3rd, 2011, 07:37 PM
I just installed Natty on an HP Pavillon dv6000 equipped with Broadcom 4311.
The setup correctly loaded the sta driver, which appears to be activated and running. Yet the wife adapter is dead: the on/off switch on the front panel is NOT switching the adapter on/off, and no Wifi is searched


I think I'm having a similar problem. I'm not familiar with Linux only put it on my computer since Windows crashed. I updated from 10.04 to this one and my wireless won't work. Won't locate any wireless when I know I have one and the on/off switch stays orange when it should be blue.

Also, opening different windows will have a big white spot and sometimes if I resize the window a lot it'll finally show the window.

I have HP Pavilion dv6000 broadcom corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN

Thank you to anyone who can help me out.

avenditt
May 3rd, 2011, 09:55 PM
None of these solutions work for me. I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 with a dell inspiron 1520. I have a Broadcom wireless and ethernet card. The ethernet works fine, the wireless doesn't. When I install bcmwl-kernel-source and restart my computer my ethernet will also not work, until I do a

sudo modprobe wl

the output of lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)

So its only seeing my ethernet card. Any ideas?

avenditt
May 3rd, 2011, 10:26 PM
The plot thickens...I try to perform the steps here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

it seems that I have to remove the ssb module. But when I do a

sudo rmmod ssb

it returns

ERROR: Module ssb is in use by b44

So it seems my ethernet card needs it?

bkratz
May 3rd, 2011, 11:03 PM
None of these solutions work for me. I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 with a dell inspiron 1520. I have a Broadcom wireless and ethernet card. The ethernet works fine, the wireless doesn't. When I install bcmwl-kernel-source and restart my computer my ethernet will also not work, until I do a

sudo modprobe wl

the output of lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)

So its only seeing my ethernet card. Any ideas?


Apparently the wl driver is not being loaded at boot time.

Try


gksudo gedit /etc/modules

and see if it says both wl and lp or just lp. If just lp we will probably have to add the wl here so it will load when booting. Also, the b44 driver requires ssb so no you can't blacklist it.

westie457
May 3rd, 2011, 11:08 PM
I also had this problem of wireless not working with the Broadcom STA Wireless driver after up-grading to 'Natty Narwhal' on my Acer laptop with a Broadcom 4311 wifi module. A big thank you to all who posted before me even though the suggestions put forward did not work. However I found a work around this problem and I hope others may find it useful.
The solution in my case worked using a network cable and 'Synaptic Package Manager'. This is what I did:-
1) In Additional drivers I de-activated the STA driver
2) In 'Synaptic' I then removed them completely.
3) Went back into Synaptic and found 'b43-fwcutter' and 'firmware-b43-installer'. I installed both packages because I was not sure which one was needed.
4) After a reboot wireless signed in to the router and the cable removed

avenditt
May 3rd, 2011, 11:40 PM
Apparently the wl driver is not being loaded at boot time.

Try


gksudo gedit /etc/modulesand see if it says both wl and lp or just lp. If just lp we will probably have to add the wl here so it will load when booting. Also, the b44 driver requires ssb so no you can't blacklist it.

So I opened the /etc/modules file and there was only Ip and rtc there. I added the wl and still no wireless.

bkratz
May 3rd, 2011, 11:42 PM
Did you reboot?

avenditt
May 3rd, 2011, 11:45 PM
I also had this problem of wireless not working with the Broadcom STA Wireless driver after up-grading to 'Natty Narwhal' on my Acer laptop with a Broadcom 4311 wifi module. A big thank you to all who posted before me even though the suggestions put forward did not work. However I found a work around this problem and I hope others may find it useful.
The solution in my case worked using a network cable and 'Synaptic Package Manager'. This is what I did:-
1) In Additional drivers I de-activated the STA driver
2) In 'Synaptic' I then removed them completely.
3) Went back into Synaptic and found 'b43-fwcutter' and 'firmware-b43-installer'. I installed both packages because I was not sure which one was needed.
4) After a reboot wireless signed in to the router and the cable removed

This won't work for me. It doesn't display the STA driver in 'Additional drivers' even after i've installed the bcmwl-kernel-source file.

avenditt
May 3rd, 2011, 11:48 PM
Yes I rebooted. Just to be clear before when I said my ethernet was working until I did a
sudo modprobe wl

it was my ethernet that got working, *not* my wireless. My wireless still doesn't work.

Currenly, I have bcmwl-kernel-source installed and for some reason my ethernet is actually working even after reboot now. However, still wireless is not working.

bkratz
May 3rd, 2011, 11:54 PM
Yes I rebooted. Just to be clear before when I said my ethernet was working until I did a
sudo modprobe wl

it was my ethernet that got working, *not* my wireless. My wireless still doesn't work.

Currenly, I have bcmwl-kernel-source installed and for some reason my ethernet is actually working even after reboot now. However, still wireless is not working.

Well adding the command we did simply does the same as your sudo modprobe wl, what I don't understand is why that has any effect on the wired connection. The STA driver (wl) is for the wireless. How about showing us the contents of

lsmod

use the code tags<> to make the list shorter and more readable and also the contents of

cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

By the way that was LSMOD in lowercase.

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 12:02 AM
lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 7984 1
parport_pc 30086 0
ppdev 6804 0
wl 1965231 0
nvidia 10221046 42
joydev 11395 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 64699 1
r852 11348 0
sm_common 4441 1 r852
nand 38430 2 r852,sm_common
snd_hda_intel 26147 4
snd_hda_codec 100951 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 6660 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 89104 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 5932 0
snd_rawmidi 22207 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 7291 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 57512 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 23850 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6912 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
dell_wmi 3372 0
uvcvideo 62379 0
lib80211 6175 1 wl
dell_laptop 6722 0
nand_ids 4443 1 nand
nand_ecc 4406 1 nand
mtd 21479 2 sm_common,nand
dcdbas 6910 1 dell_laptop
videodev 49359 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 15519 2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd 64181 16 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_se q_device
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 12614 1 videodev
psmouse 62080 0
serio_raw 4910 0
soundcore 1240 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 8588 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 10201 0
parport 37032 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usbhid 42030 0
hid 84710 1 usbhid
uvesafb 25058 1
b44 31306 0
firewire_ohci 24839 0
firewire_core 54327 1 firewire_ohci
sdhci_pci 8115 0
sdhci 18400 1 sdhci_pci
ahci 22210 2
led_class 3393 1 sdhci
ssb 46201 1 b44
crc_itu_t 1739 1 firewire_core
mii 5261 1 b44
libahci 26148 1 ahci
video 22176 0
output 2527 1 video
intel_agp 32334 0

cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.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

# ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a
# nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010)
blacklist pcspkr

# 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

bkratz
May 4th, 2011, 12:18 AM
Sorry, but I really don't see anything that stands out. You didn't happen to turn off the wireless card in the bios or anything like that?

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 12:36 AM
No. Checked BIOS, everything seems to be set to the factory default.

Its very weird I had wireless and wired working with 10.10 before. I upgraded to 11.04 and wired worked but after enabling the sta driver neither wired nor wireless worked. Couldn't figure out what happened so I re-installed 10.10 and now the wireless doesn't work here either.

Gye50
May 4th, 2011, 01:22 AM
After spending 2 days working out a solution for installing my Broadcom compatible Linksys wireless card in a Dell Inpsiron laptop, i thought some might benefit from my brief experience with Ubuntu version 11.04. When i first installed 11.04 it seemed that the card should be installed in the same way it worked with versions 10.04 LTS and 10.10 which was fairly easy with a wired ethernet connection. Just go to the System > Proprietary Drivers menu and let the search begin for the wireless drivers. Not so. Nothing was found by 11.04. Network manager showed that wireless firmware was not installed.

So i proceeded to try a number of suggestions found on this forum and slowly i gathered some information about how all of this should work and followed these steps:

1) Uninstalled and removed all failed attempts to install the drivers by using the same process whether it be by the Synaptic Package Manager or the Ubuntu Software Center.

2) Determined the number and type of Broadcom wireless card i had by entering a command in the terminal which showed it was a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless LAN controller. This forum has many suggestions on what to type in.

3) Went to the Synaptic Package Manager and searched for "firmware-b43" which brought up several files so i read the descriptions of each file to find the one that was for my BCM4318 card.

4) Then installed the firmware-b43-installer file but it said it also needed the b43-fwcutter file so i added that to the install process.

5) Rebooted and disconnected the ethernet connection so the laptop would use the wireless card to search for the network which it did and after i selected my router and entered the password everything has been fine.

Only complaint is that 11.04 prompts me for a keyring security code before it connects and that this process is much harder than just downloading the Broadcom proprietary drivers. Guess Broadcom stopped supplying these for Linux.

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 02:19 AM
No. Checked BIOS, everything seems to be set to the factory default.

Its very weird I had wireless and wired working with 10.10 before. I upgraded to 11.04 and wired worked but after enabling the sta driver neither wired nor wireless worked. Couldn't figure out what happened so I re-installed 10.10 and now the wireless doesn't work here either.

I think you will find the STA driver has blacklisted the ssb module and your wired connection needs it. I am not on my linux box with my network commands, but i will be right back. C u in a Minute

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 02:29 AM
Avenditt

if you are still around try this string of code just copy and paste in terminal then paste here.


cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '8180|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl| lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3 |rt6|rt7|ssb|witch|wl'

If we find what I think the ssb and b43 will be listed as blacklisted.

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 02:55 AM
cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '8180|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl| lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3 |rt6|rt7|ssb|witch|wl'
# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist ssb
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
options iwlagn 11n_disable=1

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 03:05 AM
Yeah it looks like your ssb module is blacklist and your wired b44 driver needs it. First things first you need to get rid of that blacklist on ssb and I would recommend on the b43 driver too. We need to place a # sign in front of those blacklist lines. You need to become sudo and use gedit to correct those file and save them. Here is the easiest way I know


gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/*The file you seek is created by the STA driver install and listed in the cat command above. The line should look like # blacklist ssb then save the file.

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 03:19 AM
Yeah it looks like your ssb module is blacklist and your wired b44 driver needs it. First things first you need to get rid of that blacklist on ssb and I would recommend on the b43 driver too. We need to place a # sign in front of those blacklist lines. You need to become sudo and use gedit to correct those file and save them. Here is the easiest way I know


gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/*The file you seek is created by the STA driver install and listed in the cat command above. The line should look like # blacklist ssb then save the file.


Ok, I found the file
blacklist-bcm43.conf

I commented out blacklist ssb and blacklist b43....I rebooted, still no wireless.

there's also a blacklist b43-legacy and a blacklist bcm43xx

should I comment those out as well?

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 03:26 AM
Ok, I found the file
blacklist-bcm43.conf

I commented out blacklist ssb and blacklist b43....I rebooted, still no wireless.

there's also a blacklist b43-legacy and a blacklist bcm43xx

should I comment those out as well?

no need to do that let's try something else now that you have those blacklist clear.

Are you connected to the wired now?


sudo lshw -C network

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 03:47 AM
no need to do that let's try something else now that you have those blacklist clear.

Are you connected to the wired now?


sudo lshw -C network



*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1d:09:c0:7d:e2
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=142.151.171.197 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:17 memory:f9dfe000-f9dfffff


yes I am connected to the wired network

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 03:53 AM
Well at least the wired is working again. I see no wireless info.

Try


lspciand then paste. Hit the # sign in the reply 2 line 3rd from right and paste the results in the middle of the CODES that are created.

Also


rfkill list

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 04:02 AM
Well at least the wired is working again. I see no wireless info.

Try


lspciand then paste. Hit the # sign in the reply 2 line 3rd from right and paste the results in the middle of the CODES that are created.

Also


rfkill list


lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GS] (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)



rfkill list
0: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no


ya, thats better than typing out explicitly the tags.

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 04:09 AM
You had wireless before correct? Sorry, I forgot what type box you have too laptop or desktop? I might be missing something but I see no wireless.

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 04:11 AM
You had wireless before correct? Sorry, I forgot what type box you have too laptop or desktop? I might be missing something but I see no wireless.

Yes, I definitely had wireless working before with 10.10. Everything started to go wrong when I upgraded to 11.04. I tried to install the STA driver then both the wired and wireless internet didn't work. So I installed 10.10 and for some reason the wireless doesn't work here either now. You think my wireless card might be shot or something?

I have a laptop. Dell Inspiron 1520.

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Yes, I definitely had wireless working before with 10.10. Everything started to go wrong when I upgraded to 11.04. I tried to install the STA driver then both the wired and wireless internet didn't work. So I installed 10.10 and for some reason the wireless doesn't work here either now. You think my wireless card might be shot or something?

it could be but I would not jump to that conclusion just yet. i have seen where some users just open their box and cleaned the card and it all started working. looking back i see you have a dell inspiron 1520. We have some more that we can look at too.


sudo apt-get install hwinfo grepThen


sudo hwinfo --netcard

avenditt
May 4th, 2011, 04:24 AM
it could be but I would not jump to that conclusion just yet. i have seen where some users just open their box and cleaned the card and it all started working. looking back i see you have a dell inspiron 1520. We have some more that we can look at too.


sudo apt-get install hwinfo grepThen


sudo hwinfo --netcard


sudo hwinfo --netcard
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2875: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
26: PCI 300.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
[Created at pci.318]
Unique ID: rBUF.DyZpBwGvIn5
Parent ID: 6NW+.5nvCr7YV8cA
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
Device: pci 0x170c "BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
SubDevice: pci 0x01f1
Revision: 0x02
Driver: "b44"
Driver Modules: "ssb", "b44"
Device File: eth0
Memory Range: 0xf9dfe000-0xf9dfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 17 (188298 events)
HW Address: 00:1d:09:c0:7d:e2
Link detected: yes
Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d0000170Csv00001028sd000001F1bc02sc00 i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: b44 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe b44"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #20 (PCI bridge)

nm_geo
May 4th, 2011, 04:28 AM
Yes we see no wireless. I saw you checked the bios earlier but that might still be something to check. Here is my hwinfo


bigdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo hwinfo --netcard
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2693: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
24: PCI c00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.318]
Unique ID: y9sn.jJPmv8UzN_1
Parent ID: qTvu.f86JBt6kfy7
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:0c:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card"
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
Device: pci 0x4312 "BCM4312 802.11a/b/g"
SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
SubDevice: pci 0x0007 "Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card"
Revision: 0x01
Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
Driver Modules: "ssb"
Device File: wlan0
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xefdfc000-0xefdfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 17 (126512 events)
HW Address: 00:19:7d:c5:67:29
Link detected: yes
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472 2.484
WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004312sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80 i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ssb is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)

25: PCI 900.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
[Created at pci.318]
Unique ID: rBUF.9a4JKShdn02
Parent ID: hoOk.hz_o80M8jj8
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:09:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:09:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express"
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
Device: pci 0x1600 "NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express"
SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
SubDevice: pci 0x01c2
Revision: 0x02
Driver: "tg3"
Driver Modules: "tg3"
Device File: eth0
Memory Range: 0xefcf0000-0xefcfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 44 (3 events)
HW Address: 00:18:8b:c1:24:e5
Link detected: no
Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00001600sv00001028sd000001C2bc02sc00 i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: tg3 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe tg3"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)
See the wireless stuff
Sorry but I am out of ideas ... for now
Got to get

rafsyanrodzi
May 4th, 2011, 01:09 PM
referring to solution1,
mine shows no files found.
referring to solution 2,
mine shows no files found.
hellpppppppppp

madvinegar
May 4th, 2011, 02:13 PM
I also had this problem of wireless not working with the Broadcom STA Wireless driver after up-grading to 'Natty Narwhal' on my Acer laptop with a Broadcom 4311 wifi module. A big thank you to all who posted before me even though the suggestions put forward did not work. However I found a work around this problem and I hope others may find it useful.
The solution in my case worked using a network cable and 'Synaptic Package Manager'. This is what I did:-
1) In Additional drivers I de-activated the STA driver
2) In 'Synaptic' I then removed them completely.
3) Went back into Synaptic and found 'b43-fwcutter' and 'firmware-b43-installer'. I installed both packages because I was not sure which one was needed.
4) After a reboot wireless signed in to the router and the cable removed



Super thank you my friend. It worked for me!:D

TombstoneX
May 4th, 2011, 11:01 PM
No wireless networking. Was working properly prior to 11.04.

Here are my outputs:



sudo lshw -C network


*-network
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
resources: irq:17 memory:efdfc000-efdfffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:18:8b:ae:84:fa
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/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=192.168.1.167 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff

sudo hwinfo --netcard


> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 1728: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
24: PCI c00.0: 0280 Network controller
[Created at pci.318]
Unique ID: zb5c.AUabv0M9SM3
Parent ID: qTvu.KxZ2I+vnJeF
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:0c:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN"
SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
SubDevice: pci 0x0007 "Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
Revision: 0x01
Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
Driver Modules: "ssb"
Memory Range: 0xefdfc000-0xefdfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 17 (6110 events)
Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80 i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ssb is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
Driver Info #1:
Driver Status: wl is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)

25: PCI 300.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
[Created at pci.318]
Unique ID: rBUF.fjPIa6PWQp7
Parent ID: 6NW+.mbQGvmFGPp7
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Dell Inspiron 9400 Laptop"
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
Device: pci 0x170c "BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
SubDevice: pci 0x01cd "Inspiron 9400 Laptop"
Revision: 0x02
Driver: "b44"
Driver Modules: "ssb", "b44"
Device File: eth0
Memory Range: 0xef9fe000-0xef9fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 17 (6110 events)
HW Address: 00:18:8b:ae:84:fa
Link detected: yes
Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d0000170Csv00001028sd000001CDbc02sc00 i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: b44 is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe b44"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #20 (PCI bridge)

zilmar
May 5th, 2011, 06:41 PM
I've tried the solutions in the first post but I couldn't get my wireless to work.

I found another solution to this.
I installed the package bcmwl-kernel-source_5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu5_i386.deb and my problem was gone.

skwon
May 5th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Hi,

Is anyone else seeing some connectivity issues with the Broadcom BCM43224? Is seems to connect just rather slowly compared to when I start the system with OSX.

V$H.


I have exact same problem with the same bcm...
I cant seem to find the right solution for it... help???

skwon
May 5th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Hi,

Is anyone else seeing some connectivity issues with the Broadcom BCM43224? Is seems to connect just rather slowly compared to when I start the system with OSX.

V$H.


Problem in Natty Narwhal - 11.04 with the Broadband 43xx Wireless Card: Unable to download firmware for wireless. (Also works for 10.10 and 10.04)

From the 'Additional Drivers' section:



Error Message:

Solution 1: System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Search: firmware-b43-lpphy-installer > Click Mark > Click install > Close

Kontza found the solution (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+bug/651010) (post #3), so thank him for it.

This solution fixed this problem on my Dell Inspiron 1545 with a Broadcom 4312 card. (Card Tech Specs: 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01))

Solution 2: Another option is here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#Installing%20STA%20drivers).

Update: The Live USB of Natty Narwhal (11.04) automatically detected that I needed the STA driver. After installing it and rebooting, the wireless worked. (No cable was needed for this.)

Update 2: After installing with the alternate cd, I needed a cable and after updating, I was able to download the STA driver through the 'Additional Drivers' section.

After following these instructions, I rebooted my netbook, and the wireless light finally lit on!
However, my wirless still wont search... help!

my card is BCM 43225 with STA card

narmire
May 5th, 2011, 07:43 PM
So I have a BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY wireless card, and upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 last week. Since then I have been having problems with my wireless card. Originally I had the STA drivers installed, but they stopped working after about 24 hours (the exact issue that everyone else seems to be having). So I installed the b43 drivers, and it seemed to work as I could get wireless on my home network. Unfortunately that seems to be the only network I can get my wireless to work with. Everywhere else I can usually see wireless networks, and try to connect, but the connection always times out.

I've been working on this for almost a week now, so any help would be greatly appreciated :)

tw1199
May 6th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Also having a similar problem with my wireless.
Dell Inspiron 1501, with BCM4311.
It worked great with b43 and restricted drivers in 10.10, but after upgrading to 11.04 the wireless was dead.
Both drivers reported alive but disabled. Followed forum directions for diagnosis but without joy.

Followed westie457 / madvinegar's solution and now it is back alive. Thanks for the directions - greatly appreciated!

Ubuntu team - Perhaps a wise, clever and knowledgeable contributor could figure out what changed/broke between versions and could diagnose? It has the profile of a subtle but fatal little adjustment.
... As always, keep up the great work!

GvAU
May 6th, 2011, 09:36 AM
I have a system with a Linksys WMP54GS wireless card which has a BCM4306 (rev 3) Broadcom chip in it. My network uses WPA2 (personal) security. This setup was always a hassle to configure under Ubuntu 8.04LTS and earlier systems (and Fedora before that).

Last weekend I successfully upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04LTS and my Linksys card worked correctly without any special reconfiguration action by me.

Emboldened by this success and a bit keen to try Unity I thought I would upgrade to 11.04 Natty Narwhal. The result (after struggling thru some black screen problems on bootup) was no wifi!

After many unsuccessful attempts to fix the problem using suggestions etc in this forum I have kind of followed the instructions here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#b43%20-%20Internet%20access) to get it working.

Please note that I had a working cable connection which helped.

The steps involved were:

1. I used Synaptic to remove b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer (I had earlier tried firmware-b43-lpphy-installer but removed it when it was not helpful).

2. Then I did:
~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

3. Followed by these two commands:
~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb
~$ sudo modprobe b43

4. Followed by a shutdown and then a reboot. On reboot the card came up and recognised local wifi networks.

5. I then clicked on the NetworkManager to create an entry for my wifi, select WPA2, add the password, etc. and connected to my network ok. Shutdown and reboot and it was still working ok! :)

Other points:

I suspect that my Linksys card needs to be configured correctly on system boot as attempts to reconfigure at other times are problematic.

I had earlier tried installing b43-fwcutter and then installing firmware-b43-installer but using this two step approach did not seem to work (or maybe it was that I had not run the two modprobes).

I don't know what ssb is or why it should be included in the first modprobe but it worked so I will leave well enough alone for now.

I hope this is helpful to others.

Cheers
Gerry

backflip
May 6th, 2011, 04:45 PM
I also had this problem of wireless not working with the Broadcom STA Wireless driver after up-grading to 'Natty Narwhal' on my Acer laptop with a Broadcom 4311 wifi module. A big thank you to all who posted before me even though the suggestions put forward did not work. However I found a work around this problem and I hope others may find it useful.
The solution in my case worked using a network cable and 'Synaptic Package Manager'. This is what I did:-
1) In Additional drivers I de-activated the STA driver
2) In 'Synaptic' I then removed them completely.
3) Went back into Synaptic and found 'b43-fwcutter' and 'firmware-b43-installer'. I installed both packages because I was not sure which one was needed.
4) After a reboot wireless signed in to the router and the cable removed

Thank you so much, after much hair tugging I tried your solution and it worked perfectly on my Inspiron 6400.

TombstoneX
May 6th, 2011, 09:19 PM
OS: Ubuntu 11.04
Notebook: Dell Inspiron 9400
Wireless Card: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN


This worked perfectly for me.




The solution in my case worked using a network cable and 'Synaptic Package Manager'. This is what I did:-
1) In Additional drivers I de-activated the STA driver
2) In 'Synaptic' I then removed them completely. (I never did this step)
3) Went back into Synaptic and found 'b43-fwcutter' and 'firmware-b43-installer'. I installed both packages because I was not sure which one was needed.
4) After a reboot wireless signed in to the router and the cable removed

silvertwilight
May 6th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Thanks for finding a solution. Acer Aspire 3000 with the bcm4318
chip. Wired connection and followed suggestions. Worked to get
wireless going. I run both MS WINXP and Ubuntu on the laptop.
If you think you have downloaded and installed the software/firmware
recommendations and nothing happens, do a search on bcm in the
Synaptic Network manager to pull up related files. I had to check
the box and install one of the above files and wireless worked
after that.

MZBKA
May 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Would anybody be willing to help me follow the readme guide here:
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

I have a BC 4313 and the guide seems to be what has helped everybody with this wireless card, but I am new to linux. I don't know how to install the .tar.gz file I've downloaded from Broadcom's website. In particular, I don't know what <PATH> means in


tar xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc_x86-32_v5.100.82.38.tar.gz

I'm on at HP Pavilon g4
BCM4313 802.11b/g/n

Thanks a lot in advance.

ArinSky
May 7th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Guys, make sure you are removing blacklists.

In your /etc/modprobe.d folder there are sets of blacklists. Often the STA driver will install a blacklist on the 43xx and all other broadcom drivers to make sure there won't be a conflict. I tried for hours doing the correct steps as posted in this, but it wouldn't work until I looked through the blacklists and found that the 43xx I was trying to install was indeed blacklisted in about 4 spots.

This also helped me fix my video card, ironically, as this update also forced me to downgrade to the nvidia 173 driver and it was having the same issue because of blacklists xD

theiron
May 8th, 2011, 01:47 AM
A little late to the party, I had issues upgrading to 11.04 from 10.10 using the ISO from a USB stick while offline completely. I ended up downgrading to 10.10 and got that working again without the STA, just the B43 Firmware updated.

That said, I've been timid of upgrading again until I hear from on high that all is solved, but I stumbled onto the following:

On another laptop, I had both wired and wireless connected during the upgrade, and the upgrade didn't change that. So, may I suggest that them's thinking about upgrading do so with the network connections hooked up like you would normally, and it should retain the changes that were made to the previous rev.

I will be performing the upgrade again tonight, with the wireless connected, which was not the case when I tried prior.

MrD_scifi
May 9th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Dell Inspiron 1520, Broadcom 4311

on fresh install of 11.04:

1) attach ethernet lead
2) in "additional drivers", turn off STA driver that was auto installed after vanilla 11.04 install
3) in synaptic package manager, remove bcmwl-kernel-source, every b43/broadcom entry, finding them by using the "search" button on those two terms and not the "quick filter"
4) restart computer
5) open terminal,"sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source"
6) restart computer and enjoy the wifi.

marty331
May 9th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Dell Inspiron 1520, Broadcom 4311

on fresh install of 11.04:

1) attach ethernet lead
2) in "additional drivers", turn off STA driver that was auto installed after vanilla 11.04 install
3) in synaptic package manager, remove bcmwl-kernel-source, every b43/broadcom entry, finding them by using the "search" button on those two terms and not the "quick filter"
4) restart computer
5) open terminal,"sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source"
6) restart computer and enjoy the wifi.


I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the Broadcom 4312. Do you have any idea if this will work with my setup? I installed Natty and was thoroughly disappointed that I could not get wifi to work, so I did a clean install of 10.10. Also, I could not get Virtual Box to work, I use a windoz box on there for logging into one of my clients that has made it difficult for Linux.

Thanks,
marty

GuitarzanHV
May 9th, 2011, 09:01 PM
I haven't had any luck with my own thread, so I'll try posting on here.

Upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron 4010 with a Broadcom 4313 card.
For me, the wifi only works if I start the computer with ethernet plugged in. Sometimes if I go to another building on campus, the wifi will come back on, but on reboot its gone again. Tried using the b43 driver, no avail. Output of lshw, nm-tool, and rfkill list for working and non-working connections are below.

My own thread is here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1753493

marty331
May 9th, 2011, 09:39 PM
I haven't had any luck with my own thread, so I'll try posting on here.

Upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron 4010 with a Broadcom 4313 card.
For me, the wifi only works if I start the computer with ethernet plugged in. Sometimes if I go to another building on campus, the wifi will come back on, but on reboot its gone again. Tried using the b43 driver, no avail. Output of lshw, nm-tool, and rfkill list for working and non-working connections are below.

My own thread is here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1753493


Have you tried MrD_scifi (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=975266)'s recommendation above? I am going to try doing an upgrade tonight and will see if it works on my Dell 1525 with Broadcom 4213.

GuitarzanHV
May 9th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Have you tried MrD_scifi (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=975266)'s recommendation above? I am going to try doing an upgrade tonight and will see if it works on my Dell 1525 with Broadcom 4213.

Tried it. No go. What I found interesting though, was that I could use the internet without either the b43 or STA driver installed. It said in the lshw that the driver was "brcm80211" or something like that, I will check. Of course, still didn't work after restart. Going to try to load it after boot.

MrD_scifi
May 10th, 2011, 01:11 AM
okay, Linux Mint 11 RC is out, and both 32 and 64bit versions require you to install the B43 driver in Package Manager to get the 4311 wifi card working. On installing the OS, the STA driver is not activated as with Ubuntu 11.04. I just had a right mess about, finally figuring to just install the B43 driver and reset to get wifi. This is not going to help any new adopters of Ubuntu with these broadcom wifi cards.

STA driver does not appear to work for 4311 cards in Mint 11 RC. B43 driver does not work in vanilla Ubuntu 11.04 with my 14e4:4311 card

daz23
May 10th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Here's the fix for a dell d830 laptop with a Broadcom BCM4311, done quickly from command line.



sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter


reboot

westie457
May 10th, 2011, 11:45 PM
Have now got the STA driver working for BCM4311 Wireless. The answer for me was found here :-


//help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx


So far it is working without a reboot.

However if your card is not supported by the STA driver the previous work around should work.

Again many thanks to all who helped me even though they were helping others. All I did was read the threads for ideas and did trial and error to get wireless working.

Josh123
May 11th, 2011, 03:06 AM
So I have a BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY wireless card, and upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 last week. Since then I have been having problems with my wireless card. Originally I had the STA drivers installed, but they stopped working after about 24 hours (the exact issue that everyone else seems to be having). So I installed the b43 drivers, and it seemed to work as I could get wireless on my home network. Unfortunately that seems to be the only network I can get my wireless to work with. Everywhere else I can usually see wireless networks, and try to connect, but the connection always times out.

I've been working on this for almost a week now, so any help would be greatly appreciated :)

I have the same lpphy (aka low power) card and I went through all the hardships that you stated above.
b43 driver-
Install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer and b43-fwcutter. However this driver gives DMA error in some machines like mine. You can see that in dmesg.That prevents it from connecting to some routers. I had to put the wireless in PIO mode by creating b43.conf file in /etc/modprobe.d with following line-
options b43 pio=1 qos=0
My wireless started working. However b43 does not work seemlessly with this card. It showed network connected at lower speeds -- 1Mb/s to 18 Mb/s in the same room where my router is. In my case , connection dropped suddenly after couple of hours and would not re-connect. (I had to reboot or sudo modprobe -r b43 and sudo modprobe b43). This was very irritating.

sta driver- I found the solution by jedi-penguin given here-

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700897&page=2

the driver is here-
http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/bcmwl-kernel-source
Ultimately, I installed the Broadcom-STA driver of Ubuntu10.10 maverick.

My card is working at full speed now (54 Mb/s). Though I have to check whether connection drops after couple of hours, I feel that will not happen.

westie457
May 11th, 2011, 09:21 AM
Have now got the STA driver working for BCM4311 Wireless. The answer for me was found here :-


//help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx


So far it is working without a reboot.

However if your card is not supported by the STA driver the previous work around should work.

Again many thanks to all who helped me even though they were helping others. All I did was read the threads for ideas and did trial and error to get wireless working.
OOPS it broke after a reboot.

Have now reverted to my original solution and given up using the STA driver.

Many thanks to 'josephmills' on this thread here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1748245&page=5

It explained very clearly how to find what equipment you have and what drivers you need and how to install them

marty331
May 11th, 2011, 01:15 PM
I'm on a Dell 1525 with a Broadcom 4312.

This is what worked for me:
I followed MrD's suggestions and had to tweak it a little:
1) attach ethernet lead
2) in "additional drivers", turn off STA driver that was auto installed after vanilla 11.04 install
3) in synaptic package manager, remove bcmwl-kernel-source, every b43/broadcom entry, finding them by using the "search" button on those two terms and not the "quick filter"
4) restart computer
5) open terminal,"sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source"
6) restart computer and enjoy the wifi.
(at this point I did not have wifi going so then I continued on)
7) in synaptic package manager I searched (again search, not quick filter) for broadcom and installed the following: b43-fwcutter, broadcom-sta-common, broadcom-sta-source. Already installed was bcmwl-kernal-source, so I left that alone.
8) restart, yes again. I was still connected to ethernet but I hovered over my ethernet and opened the list of availalble networks and could see my wfie, so I disconnected the ethernet and connected to wifi.

I hope this helps someone!

Josh123
May 11th, 2011, 02:59 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700897&page=2

Ultimately, I installed the Broadcom-STA driver of Ubuntu10.10 maverick.
the driver is here-
http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/bcmwl-kernel-source


My card is working at full speed now (54 Mb/s). Though I have to check whether connection drops after couple of hours, I feel that will not happen.

My wireless is working well for ten hours. Cheers :)

MrD_scifi
May 11th, 2011, 03:03 PM
There seems to be a number of different fixes to this issue doesn't there? This might make fixing the issue globally for a number of Broadcom wifi card owners on different systems a lot harder to manage.

The fact my card operated with both STA and B43 drivers in the previous release is interesting.

josephmills
May 11th, 2011, 04:00 PM
hi there guys and girls:D I would just like to clear up a couple of things. If you think that you need the b43 or the b43sta, these are two different mods/drivers the first thing that you want to do is type in

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
this is what this code will do
ls stands for list
pci stands for pci cards in the computer
-vnn stands for find the model number
grep grep is a filter so it filters out the 14e4 thats why it is in a different color
14e4 is what grep (the filter)is looking for
so ls-->+<--pci=list pci cards
lspci -vnn= list pci cards with model number
lspci -vnn | = listpci cards with model number and stop
lspci -vnn | grep = list all pci cards with a model number and filter with grep
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 = list all pci cards with model number and a filter with grep using 14e4 for the filter.


So what does this all mean well the b43fwcutter onlyworks for the model numbers
14e4:4307
14e4:4311
14e4:4312 IMPORTANT if you have this card you need the firmwareb43-lpphy-installer for your firmware
14e4:4318
14e4:4319
14e4:4320
14e4:5354



If you have model number
14e4:0576
14e4:4313
14e4:4315
14e4:4328
14e4:4329
14e4:432a
14e4:432b
14e4:432c
14e4:432d
14e4:4353
14e4:4357
14e4:4358
14e4:4359
14e4:435a
14e4:4727
14e4:a99d

then you are going to need the broadcom-sta-source + broadcom-sta-common

both the b43fwcutter and the b43sta use the firmware-b43-installer
unless noted

If you have the model number

14e4:4301
14e4:4306
14e4:4320
14e4:4324

Then you are going to need the b43-fwcutter with the firmware-b43legacy-installer

IMPORTANT all of these card also need the bcmwl-kerrnel-source

Ok now that we have found our card and its model number and we know what mod/driver and firmware we need. Its time to install all of it.
Important for these next steps you will need a internet connection using a cat5 cable(ethernet) or whatever as long as you are on line. If are dealing only with wireless see section installing b43fwcutter with out internet connection.

First before installing we need to remove anything that is there right now so open up synaptic package manager and type in bcm into the search bar then click on the green box's and mark for removal then press the apply button now reboot the computer
after rebooting start to install the things that you need by opening up synaptic package manger and type in bcm follow the chart above to install the correct mods/driver and firmware then reboot again is your wireless working.


If not lets do some diagnostics please open your terminal and type in

rfkill list where rfstands for Radio frequency kill stands for umm... and list is to list all the Radio frequency
if there is a soft block or a hard block please do a
rfkill unblock all if that wont work try
rfkill unblock wifi or rfkill unblock wlan

Now that we know that nothing is blocked lets look at your mods/drivers

lsmod | grep b43 this will ls=list-->+<--mod=mods/driver so ls+mod=list all mods | means stop and grep is the filter and b43 is what grep is looking for
do you see you mods listed it would be nice if some of the people with working wireless could post there lsmod + there model number of there card

If lsmod looks good lets move on to the firmware

dmesg | grep b43 so dmesg looks up what the linux kernel sees and grep is the filter IMPORTANT if you are useing the b43sta then you need top type in wl instead of b43

Are you geting any errors go re-install the firmware again this is the part that seems to be "the bug in the gar"

Installing b43fwcutter with out the internet connection

Ok so you have no internet connection on your Ubuntu box for what ever reason. but you need it. Well here is how to get it. These are the things that you are going to need.

1) a blank cd/dvd or a penn drive or external hard drive or some way to transfer files (phone?) whatever.

2) you are going to need another computer of some sorts to download your mods/firmware


Ok, now that you have thous two things lets move on.

download this file http://www.omattos.com/sites/default/files/b43-all-fw.tar_.gz

Then transfer it over to your Ubuntu box

Now in your Ubuntu Box [computer] please make your way to your Home folder

Once you are at your home folder right click on your home folder and make a new folder and call it wireless

Now that you have made a new folder called wireless in your home directory. It is time to move the downloaded file into the new folder called wireless

Next we need to move that folder to the firmware directory to do this open your terminal and type in

sudo cp -r ~/wireless/* /lib/firmware/

Now lets double check to make sure the download made it to the firmware directory. Too do this type this into the terminal

ls /lib/firmware
Do you see it there ? Good if not it did not moved. Go back to the last step and try again. But if you do see it lets move on to the next step

Ok so now that the download is in the firmware dir we are going to have to go there. To go there open your terminal and type in.

cd /lib/firmware
Now that you have moved lets double check to make sure this next code tells us where we are in the computer file dir. This next code stands for "print working directory"
pwd are you at /lib/firmware if so good if not go back one step

Now that we are in the firmware directory. We have to extract the download to do this type in

sudo -s then enter your password then

tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
then

exit

Now it is time to reboot

sudo reboot

Do you have wireless now ? If not you did some thing wrong.
If you have some troubles please post here and some one will help you out


Well I hope that this clears some stuff up about the b43fwcutter and the b43sta and also the b43-legacy have fun with your wire less! Please don't forget if you have one of these cards and they are working please post your lsmod and dmesg with model number of the card thanks again also I would like to say that I am working on a how to install with out the internet for the b43sta but do not have the hardware for it yet I am working on it. give me a couple of days thanks again and happy wireless :D
Joseph

MZBKA
May 11th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Dell Inspiron 1520, Broadcom 4311

on fresh install of 11.04:

1) attach ethernet lead
2) in "additional drivers", turn off STA driver that was auto installed after vanilla 11.04 install
3) in synaptic package manager, remove bcmwl-kernel-source, every b43/broadcom entry, finding them by using the "search" button on those two terms and not the "quick filter"
4) restart computer
5) open terminal,"sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source"
6) restart computer and enjoy the wifi.

This doesn't work with the 4313 wireless card. After the restart, the wireless stops working again. . .

Has anybody found a solution to the 4313 card? Or can anybody help me install the driver found on broadcom's website? The readme, which is not made for new linux users like me, is found here http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt

coffeecat
May 11th, 2011, 05:08 PM
BCM4313 802.11b/g/n


Your card *should* work in Natty out-of-the-box with the new open source brcm80211 kernel driver. At least it did for me with a different model HP machine, but with the same BCM4313 card.

I've not searched the whole of this thread, but I see that the brcm80211 driver hasn't been mentioned in recent posts. People, please be aware that there is a new FOSS driver that comes in the box and which supports a handful of Broadcom N chipsets (http://wlanbook.com/broadcom-wifi-driver-for-linux-11n-chips-now-open-source/). It's working fine with my WPA2-PSK home network.

MZBKA
May 11th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Your card *should* work in Natty out-of-the-box with the new open source brcm80211 kernel driver. At least it did for me with a different model HP machine, but with the same BCM4313 card.

I've not searched the whole of this thread, but I see that the brcm80211 driver hasn't been mentioned in recent posts. People, please be aware that there is a new FOSS driver that comes in the box and which supports a handful of Broadcom N chipsets (http://wlanbook.com/broadcom-wifi-driver-for-linux-11n-chips-now-open-source/). It's working fine with my WPA2-PSK home network.

Hi there. Thanks for your reply. The card did not work out of box. That's why I tried using the STA driver.

Edit: I'd be willing to try the brcm80211 kernel driver again though. How should I do this?

according to this http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211#Firmware_installation
the brcm80211 is untested on 64 bit linux. Maybe that's my problem?

coffeecat
May 11th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Edit: I'd be willing to try the brcm80211 kernel driver again though. How should I do this?

Simply run the live CD or live USB and see if you can connect wirelessly without installing anything. If it connects, then it's worth investigating why your permanent installation is not. If it doesn't connect, then clearly the brcm80211 driver is not going to work for you.


according to this http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211#Firmware_installation
the brcm80211 is untested on 64 bit linux. Maybe that's my problem?

That's a very good point. I used the 32-bit version for the HP netbook I tried. It is possible that this driver may not work as well, or not work at all, with 64-bit, although I'd be surprised if that were the case. Unfortunately, I can't test this because the HP netbook has an Intel Atom processor and I wouldn't get very far with a 64-bit live USB on it.

However, that might be something you might like to try if you're running 64-bit and wireless still doesn’t work in the live session. Try downloading the 32-bit ISO and running that and see if it makes a difference. It would be useful information.

MrD_scifi
May 11th, 2011, 09:55 PM
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 this is what this code will do



So what does this all mean well the b43fwcutter onlyworks for the model numbers
14e4:4307
14e4:4311
14e4:4312 IMPORTANT if you have this card you need the firmwareb43-lpphy-installer for your firmware
14e4:4318
14e4:4319
14e4:4320
14e4:5354



If you have model number
14e4:0576
14e4:4313
14e4:4315
14e4:4328
14e4:4329
14e4:432a
14e4:432b
14e4:432c
14e4:432d
14e4:4353
14e4:4357
14e4:4358
14e4:4359
14e4:435a
14e4:4727
14e4:a99d

then you are going to need the broadcom-sta-source + broadcom-sta-common

both the b43fwcutter and the b43sta use the firmware-b43-installer
unless noted



My card comes up as 14e4:4311 and it's the other way round for Ubuntu 11.04. B43 must be removed. STA must be installed after flushing everything. However, with Linux Mint 11RC your advice works for me. Unless I'm getting confused. I'm currently using Mint 11RC and I've checked package manager and I've got b43 installed and wifi working and I remember it was opposite for Ubuntu 11.04.

GuitarzanHV
May 12th, 2011, 02:47 AM
MZBKA,

I sense that we have the same problem, as I have the 4313 card on a Dell Inspiron and can't get wireless on reboot. I use the 64-bit, so I can confirm that the open-source driver brcm80211 will work, if the ethernet cable is plugged in at boot. Doesn't fix the problem for me, though.

Could this be a NetworkManager issue? How would one check that? After all, NM won't pick up an ethernet cable on my machine unless I restart.

apocripha
May 12th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Hello gentlemen,

I run a Zv6000, lucid lynx, with a bm 43xx card.
I upgraded to the fwcutter ages ago and all worked fine for nearly 2 years.

I accidentally put my computer into hibernation and now the wifi card won't power back on.
I had that exact same problem back in November, and I was able to find a solution, which boiled down to one command line. Sadly I did not write it down, and cannot find it again in the great ocean that is the internet.

Could a kind soul tell me how to turn on my wifi card?

Cheers.
EDIT: post n°47 in this thread might be onto something. I combined key fn with most of my F keys and somehow the card has turned back on.

MasterNetra
May 13th, 2011, 12:07 AM
This is the fix to the 43xx problem for 11.04, install maverick's version of bcmwl-kernel-source as 11.04's version is apparently broke.

Driver:http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/bcmwl-kernel-source

Also recommend locking it using synaptic to prevent accidental upgrade.

fox-mulder
May 13th, 2011, 10:14 PM
hi

i am so close to smash my laptop into peaces because of this BS, after installing Ubuntu 11.04 nothing works by all the freaking guides out there.

my laptop is a HP MINI 210 and i want to see the b43 right under STA name in additional drivers but no,,
why isnt there any logic in this issue, ??

everything worked in 10.10 what is the logic here? why so much hassle with the NEW Ubuntu? no logic..
did they change everything from 10.10 to 11.04??

lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

i did sudo aptitude purge firmware-b43-installer, okey so what next?
hmm sudo aptitude install b43-fwcutter... then I see a picture of a "configuring b43-cutter wtf? how did he get that window in terminal? wtf I am ripping my hair out as we speak im so tired of my self not managing this apperntly easy task,, !@#$% me..

please help me](*,)](*,)](*,)

and ofc,,,, the issue is that I want to use b43 driver but it isnt there.

marty331
May 13th, 2011, 11:10 PM
hi

i am so close to smash my laptop into peaces because of this BS, after installing Ubuntu 11.04 nothing works by all the freaking guides out there.

my laptop is a HP MINI 210 and i want to see the b43 right under STA name in additional drivers but no,,
why isnt there any logic in this issue, ??

everything worked in 10.10 what is the logic here? why so much hassle with the NEW Ubuntu? no logic..
did they change everything from 10.10 to 11.04??

lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

i did sudo aptitude purge firmware-b43-installer, okey so what next?
hmm sudo aptitude install b43-fwcutter... then I see a picture of a "configuring b43-cutter wtf? how did he get that window in terminal? wtf I am ripping my hair out as we speak im so tired of my self not managing this apperntly easy task,, !@#$% me..

please help me](*,)](*,)](*,)

and ofc,,,, the issue is that I want to use b43 driver but it isnt there.


Totally understand, but try this before you pull all your hair out!
This is what worked for me:
I followed MrD's suggestions and had to tweak it a little:
1) attach ethernet lead
2) in "additional drivers", turn off STA driver that was auto installed after vanilla 11.04 install
3) in synaptic package manager, remove bcmwl-kernel-source, every b43/broadcom entry, finding them by using the "search" button on those two terms and not the "quick filter"
4) restart computer
5) open terminal,"sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source"
6) restart computer and enjoy the wifi.
(at this point I did not have wifi going so then I continued on)
7) in synaptic package manager I searched (again search, not quick filter) for broadcom and installed the following: b43-fwcutter, broadcom-sta-common, broadcom-sta-source. Already installed was bcmwl-kernal-source, so I left that alone.
:cool: restart, yes again. I was still connected to ethernet but I hovered over my ethernet and opened the list of availalble networks and could see my wfie, so I disconnected the ethernet and connected to wifi.