View Full Version : [ubuntu] wifi driver not seems to be working

November 23rd, 2010, 09:00 AM
I have been working on this for a long time now and not much progress, but i have a large amount of information i will give to you all to help with diagnosis.

1) Broadcom STA wireless driver
---- Installed the driver for my driver
---- System-> Administration-> hardware
---- "This driver is activated by not currently in use."

2) I updated my system to most recent with sudo apt-get update or what-not

3) I was following the STA information on the following website:
---- Seems to be a temporary resolve as when i reboot, the driver seems to be uninstalled.

4) lsmod has shown me that the modules are not loaded when the laptop restarts.
---- I am not really sure on how to make it a perma- loaded module.

5) when i use iwconfig
---- there is no wifi elements at all, only lo and eth1 as my computer is hooked up via cable to type this.
-------- lo = local loopback
-------- eth1 = ethernet cable.

This is all of the information in which i have at the moment, it seems that i have issue piping, or erm.. making the wireless card do its jjob and appear under the something like wfi1 or whatever it is for iwconfig so that i can connect to internet regularly.

Let me know if there is more information, but i was thinking this would be enough.

Also, when doing the update, im pretty sure that it updated to the most current version of UBUNTU.



November 24th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Please do:
sudo modprobe b43
iwconfigDo you now have a wireless interface? Can you connect? If so, let's make it load automagically; please do:
sudo su
echo b43 >> /etc/modules
exitIf b43 is not the module or this doesn't fix the problem, please post back with:
dmesg | grep -e b43 -e wlThanks.

November 24th, 2010, 04:31 AM
I am not 100% sure if it worked as every time i reboot, i enter sudo modprobe as i have written prior.

The output from what you told me was as follows:

[ 16.429583] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 16.446724] wl 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LK4E] -> GSI 19 (level, high) -> IRQ 19
[ 16.446731] wl 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 18.980237] wl 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 118.161846] wl 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LK4E] -> GSI 19 (level, high) -> IRQ 19
[ 118.161862] wl 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64

November 24th, 2010, 04:34 AM
It seems to work, i rebooted and it seemed to run that module and allow for wireless connection. Now i need to adjust it to work with the campus wifi as it uses some stupid stuff but ill figure that out later. :)

Thanks alot!


November 24th, 2010, 05:03 AM
every time i reboot, i enter sudo modprobe as i have written prior.

Then please do:
sudo su
echo wl >> /etc/modules