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January 8th, 2011, 02:17 PM
wingbolt@wingbolt-Inspiron-910:~$ sudo ishw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | head -n 25
[sudo] password for wingbolt:
sudo: ishw: command not found
0: compal-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: compal-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

dell mini 910 10.10
02:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

I am posting to this forum using wired connection from the computer I am fixing. :)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:70:d2:2d:e8
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::221:70ff:fed2:2de8/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:2296 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1613 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1748660 (1.7 MB) TX bytes:293665 (293.6 KB)
Interrupt:43 Base address:0xc000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2096 (2.0 KB) TX bytes:2096 (2.0 KB)

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off

route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 1 0 0 eth0 U 1000 0 0 eth0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

January 8th, 2011, 02:38 PM
ping -c 3
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

ping -c 3 www.opendns.com
PING www.opendns.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=58 time=36.2 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=2 ttl=58 time=57.2 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=3 ttl=58 time=33.9 ms

--- www.opendns.com ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 10174ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 33.975/42.469/57.211/10.465 ms

I've gone through several online threads and I'm not getting it. Sorry, I'm not doing well at the self taught Ubuntu kungfu.

January 8th, 2011, 04:17 PM
First try getting a wired connection and looking in System > Administration > Additional Drivers.

If that doesn`t help, try installing the b43-fwcutter package.