View Full Version : [ubuntu] no wired connection

November 27th, 2010, 04:53 PM
So I had Ubuntu installed on my computer for several months and I wanted to try mint, so I downloaded and installed. I of course lost my wireless driver as expected, so I hooked right up to my router, and got nothing.

So I said no way, i'll just go back to ubuntu, of course my wireless router is gone, but I'm already hooked up to the router so it won't be a big deal. I have the same problem. I try turning the wireless off on my netbook (with ubuntu) and connecting, nothing. I call my isp and they won't help me because I'm using linux. :x

here's what I'm really wondering, is there a way to download the wireless driver I need in full?

I downloaded the package at http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/b/b43-fwcutter/firmware-b43-installer_4.150.10.5-4_all.deb
but I guess that what I got is not the whole thing because when I try to install it it complains I don't have internet access required for additional packages.

November 27th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Lets get some info first.From terminal----

less /etc/network/interfaces
If you post the results of each of those we can start to trouble shoot your issue

November 27th, 2010, 07:28 PM
I can't copy and paste but I think this is the important line from lspci

01:0a.0 Network controller: broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g wireless LAN controller (rev 02)

less /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:54:1f:c9:6f
inet6 addr: fe80: :223:54ff:felf:c96f/64 Scope:Link
RXvpackets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:25 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes 7066 (7.0 KB)
Interrupt: 26 Base address:0x2000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.01 mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collision:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5600 (5.6 KB) TX bytes:(5600 (5.6 KB)

November 27th, 2010, 08:13 PM
You'll need to edit
gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
Add at the end of the file

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

sudo ifconfig eth0 up
Test connection or reboot if that fails.
This is to get your wired connection not wireless.
If that is truly what you want then you'll need a network adapater working to download proper drivers for your Broadcom wireless.

November 28th, 2010, 05:41 AM
I tried that but it still didn't work. I really think its my router so I downloaded easytether on my phone and downloaded the driver through my phone. Now wireless works so I don't really care about the wired connection thanks so much for your time though