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Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 04:53 PM
Hello,

I have a fresh install of 11.04. I am trying to install the "additional drivers" Broadcom STA wireless on my dell laptop. The drivers worked correctly pre-install on the boot up test run, but now they won't activate or uninstall.

On activation attempt, it says :

Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at ... the log.

The log reads:


2011-05-03 11:49:06,603 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-05-03 11:49:06,637 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-05-03 11:49:06,679 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-05-03 11:49:42,641 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-05-03 11:49:45,941 WARNING: modinfo for module wl failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module wl

2011-05-03 11:49:45,942 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver
2011-05-03 11:49:45,994 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-05-03 11:49:47,573 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-05-03 11:49:47,600 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-05-03 11:49:47,645 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted

And on uninstall it says files must be repaired, and the repair option fails as well.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

northd_tech
May 3rd, 2011, 05:07 PM
First, let's see what kind of Broadcom wireless you have. Will you post the results of the following terminal commands?


lspci | grep work

sudo lshw -C network

lsmod

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 05:14 PM
lspci | grep work:

0
3:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

sudo lshw -C network:


*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f0500000-f0503fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet
vendor: Atheros Communications
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: c1
serial: f0:4d:a2:59:e2:bd
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 100Mbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.1.0-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.143 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:43 memory:f0400000-f043ffff ioport:2000(size=128)

lsmod:


Module Size Used by
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
joydev 17322 0
binfmt_misc 13213 1
rfcomm 38125 8
sco 17779 2
bnep 17785 2
l2cap 48656 16 rfcomm,bnep
btusb 18160 2
bluetooth 65565 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27479 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 255820 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
dell_laptop 13515 0
dell_wmi 12601 0
i915 450979 8
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
uvcvideo 66851 0
snd 55295 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
psmouse 59039 0
intel_ips 17769 0
videodev 75143 1 uvcvideo
serio_raw 12990 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
drm 184133 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
video 18951 1 i915
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 43946 0
usbhid 41704 0
hid 77084 1 usbhid
uas 17676 0
ahci 21591 2
libahci 25548 1 ahci
atl1c 36237 0

Thank you

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 05:29 PM
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

rfkill list all

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 05:31 PM
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4:


03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)


rfkill list all:


0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 05:42 PM
cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf | grep b43



dmesg | grep b43

thanks

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 05:48 PM
cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf | grep b43:


# replaced by b43 and ssb.


dmesg | grep b43:

No message, just new line

Thanks

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 06:04 PM
please open sysnaptic package manager and type in "bcm"
then take a screenshot like I did dont worry that should not match up. but please let us see what is installed on you system
thanks

northd_tech
May 3rd, 2011, 06:12 PM
Danny, yours is a Broadcom 4313 wireless, and that is one specifically mentioned for the Broadcom STA Linux driver:


These packages contain Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-based hardware. There are different tars for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 CPU architectures. Make sure that you download the appropriate tar because the hybrid binary file must be of the appropriate architecture type. The hybrid binary file is agnostic to the specific version of the Linux kernel because it is designed to perform all interactions with the operating system through operating-system-specific files and an operating system abstraction layer file. All Linux operating-system-specific code is provided in source form, making it possible to retarget to different kernel versions and fix operating system related issues.

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

If you feel ready to compile your own kernel module, the appropriate sourcecode is at that link (but they are different for 32-bit and 64-bit versions).

If you would prefer to try using the Synaptic Package Manager (under System > Administration> ), then my working Broadcom "4328" using the STA driver shows these packages currently installed:


bcmwl-kernel-source
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source
b43-fwcutter
bcmwl-modaliases

You should be able to see those by typing "broadcom" in the "Quick search" bar in Synaptic PM. A right-click should give you a menu to "Mark for installation" for those packages.

If you run into any error messages, it would be good to save them or take screenshot(s) and post them here.

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 06:18 PM
Danny, yours is a Broadcom 4313 wireless, and that is one specifically mentioned for the Broadcom STA Linux driver:

3:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)



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

If you feel ready to compile your own kernel module, the appropriate sourcecode is at that link (but they are different for 32-bit and 64-bit versions).

If you would prefer to try using the Synaptic Package Manager (under System > Administration> ), then my working Broadcom "4328" using the STA driver shows these packages currently installed:



You should be able to see those by typing "broadcom" in the "Quick search" bar in Synaptic PM. A right-click should give you a menu to "Mark for installation" for those packages.

If you run into any error messages, it would be good to save them or take screenshot(s) and post them here.

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 06:20 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k255/Danny830x/Screenshot-1.png

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 06:26 PM
Tried to install these 2, as they were the only ones you had listed that I do not have installed:
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source


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

This seems like it's going to be problem after problem. Thanks anyway guys, but I give up.

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 06:31 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k255/Danny830x/Screenshot-1.png
make sure that you are connected to the internet then mark the b43fcutter & firmware-b43-lpphy-installer for removal then press the apply button then reboot then try to install broadcom-sta-common & broadcom-sta-source
and the firmware b43 installer then

sudo apt-get update
then

sudo apt-get upgrade
then

sudo reboot

lboorse2
May 3rd, 2011, 06:36 PM
I had success getting this to work by marking these five packages for reinstallation in the synaptic package manager:

bcmwl-kernel-source
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source
b43-fwcutter
bcmwl-modaliases

Then applying and most importantly rebooting. Once I rebooted, my wireless card began functioning. I have the bcm4313 on an Acer Aspire laptop.

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 06:41 PM
I had success getting this to work by marking these five packages for reinstallation in the synaptic package manager:

bcmwl-kernel-source
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source
b43-fwcutter
bcmwl-modaliases

Then applying and most importantly rebooting. Once I rebooted, my wireless card began functioning. I have the bcm4313 on an Acer Aspire laptop.
this should work also - the
bcmwl-modaliases as this and the bcmwl-kernel-source are the same thing. you should make sure that you have the same driver as him you do this by looking at the part in bold
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 the 14e4 part is extremely important please see http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 hope that this clears up some stuff

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 07:26 PM
Thinking this was going to be a huge problem, I attempted to uninstall. However, something happened with my GRUB bootloader (dual boot) and I had to reinstall to fix it. Upon reinstall, wireless works correctly.

Strange. Thanks for the help though, appreciate it.

northd_tech
May 3rd, 2011, 07:37 PM
Thinking this was going to be a huge problem, I attempted to uninstall. However, something happened with my GRUB bootloader (dual boot) and I had to reinstall to fix it. Upon reinstall, wireless works correctly.

Strange. Thanks for the help though, appreciate it.

Danny, you still might have the wireless drop out again after restarting your computer. If so, it is usually just a matter of adding (or changing) 2 or 3 lines in your "blacklist" and /etc/modules files.

It might be a good idea to post the results of these 4 terminal commands from your new install:


cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

ls /etc/modprobe.d/

cat /etc/modules

lsmod

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 07:59 PM
Yes it dropped out after installing the update.

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 08:09 PM
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

ls /etc/modprobe.d:


alsa-base.conf blacklist-firewire.conf blacklist-rare-network.conf
blacklist-ath_pci.conf blacklist-framebuffer.conf blacklist-watchdog.conf
blacklist-bcm43.conf blacklist-modem.conf
blacklist.conf blacklist-oss.conf

cat /etc/modules:


# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

lp


lsmod:


Module Size Used by
michael_mic 12540 4
arc4 12473 2
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
binfmt_misc 13213 1
joydev 17322 0
rfcomm 38125 8
sco 17779 2
bnep 17785 2
l2cap 48656 16 rfcomm,bnep
btusb 18160 2
bluetooth 65565 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
lib80211_crypt_tkip 17203 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27479 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 255820 1
wl 2642531 0
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
i915 450979 8
dell_wmi 12601 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
dell_laptop 13515 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
uvcvideo 66851 0
psmouse 59039 0
videodev 75143 1 uvcvideo
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
serio_raw 12990 0
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
lib80211 14570 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
snd 55295 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm 184133 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
intel_ips 17769 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
video 18951 1 i915
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usbhid 41704 0
usb_storage 43946 0
hid 77084 1 usbhid
uas 17676 0
ahci 21591 2
atl1c 36237 0
libahci 25548 1 ahci

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 08:45 PM
redo post #13 then after rebooting let us see a


dmesg | grep b43

thanks

Danny830x
May 3rd, 2011, 10:28 PM
Post #13 seems to have fixed me again.

dmesg | grep b43

does nothing except return to a new line, but the wireless is working.

Thanks everyone.

josephmills
May 3rd, 2011, 10:33 PM
Post #13 seems to have fixed me again.

dmesg | grep b43

does nothing except return to a new line, but the wireless is working.

Thanks everyone.

dont reboot yet lets see


ls /lib/firmware | grep ucode



ls /lib/firmware/b43

Danny830x
May 4th, 2011, 03:45 AM
Yeah I spoke too soon, again. The wireless works if I start Ubuntu with the wired connection. I can then switch to wireless, otherwise I get no wireless.

ls /lib/firmware | grep ucode:


iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode
iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
iwlwifi-100-5.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode
iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode
iwlwifi-6000g2b-5.ucode
iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode

sudo ls /lib/firmware/b43:


a0g0bsinitvals5.fw a0g1initvals5.fw lp0bsinitvals13.fw n0initvals11.fw
a0g0bsinitvals9.fw a0g1initvals9.fw lp0bsinitvals14.fw pcm5.fw
a0g0initvals5.fw b0g0bsinitvals13.fw lp0bsinitvals15.fw ucode11.fw
a0g0initvals9.fw b0g0bsinitvals5.fw lp0initvals13.fw ucode13.fw
a0g1bsinitvals13.fw b0g0bsinitvals9.fw lp0initvals14.fw ucode14.fw
a0g1bsinitvals5.fw b0g0initvals13.fw lp0initvals15.fw ucode15.fw
a0g1bsinitvals9.fw b0g0initvals5.fw n0absinitvals11.fw ucode5.fw
a0g1initvals13.fw b0g0initvals9.fw n0bsinitvals11.fw ucode9.fw


I ran these terminals with the wireless working. If I need to do them when the wireless doesn't work to figure out what's wrong, let me know.

Thanks!

josephmills
May 4th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Yeah I spoke too soon, again. The wireless works if I start Ubuntu with the wired connection. I can then switch to wireless, otherwise I get no wireless.

ls /lib/firmware | grep ucode:



sudo ls /lib/firmware/b43:



I ran these terminals with the wireless working. If I need to do them when the wireless doesn't work to figure out what's wrong, let me know.

Thanks! with the wireless working lets see a

dmesg | grep b43

thanks

northd_tech
May 4th, 2011, 07:32 AM
It might also help to post a known working wireless result of:


lsmodand possibly a known "broken"/non-working version of the same "lsmod" terminal command (but this is less important if it's not easily available).

EDIT: and maybe one of these for the known working wireless:


dmesg | grep wl

Danny830x
May 4th, 2011, 06:38 PM
WHILE WIRELESS WORKING:

dmesg | grep b43:

Returned nothing, just a new line

lsmod:



Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 13213 1
rfcomm 38125 8
michael_mic 12540 4
arc4 12473 2
sco 17779 2
bnep 17785 2
l2cap 48656 16 rfcomm,bnep
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27479 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 255820 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
joydev 17322 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
lib80211_crypt_tkip 17203 0
snd 55295 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
wl 2642531 0
i915 450979 8
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
soundcore 12600 1 snd
uvcvideo 66851 0
videodev 75143 1 uvcvideo
psmouse 59039 0
drm 184133 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
serio_raw 12990 0
dell_laptop 13515 0
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lib80211 14570 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
dell_wmi 12601 0
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
btusb 18160 2
bluetooth 65565 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
video 18951 1 i915
intel_ips 17769 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usbhid 41704 0
hid 77084 1 usbhid
ahci 21591 2
libahci 25548 1 ahci
atl1c 36237 0

dmesg | grep w1:


[ 2.814945] generic-usb 0003:413C:8162.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [HID 413c:8162] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.1.2/input0

If necessary, I can try to get the same things without the wireless working shortly.

josephmills
May 4th, 2011, 08:10 PM
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

then lets see a


dmesg | grep b43

if you still get nothing just let us see


dmesg

marioubalde
May 5th, 2011, 12:49 AM
I hope I'm not being impertinent posting to this thread, but I seem to be having a similar problem with my Dell Latitude D630. I've found various threads on this same issue both here and on other forums, and I've tried numerous fixes (including ones suggested previously in this thread) but because I seem to better understand what's happening on this thread, I was hoping I could jump in and get some advice as well.

I simply can't get the wireless up and running, and it was no problem on 10.10, or previous versions. Regarding the first question on this thread, this is what I get after a clean install of 11.04 and then updating everything: the Broadcom STA wireless driver is installed and in use, but wireless isn't working.

For: lspci | grep work
I get:
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

For: sudo lshw -C network
I get:
*-network UNCLAIMED
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: latency=0
resources: memory:f1ffc000-f1ffffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1c:23:35:26:94
size: 1Gbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 duplex=full firmware=5755m-v3.29 ip=192.168.1.6 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
resources: irq:44 memory:f1ef0000-f1efffff

For lsmod
I get:
Module Size Used by
sha256_generic 20911 2
cryptd 19801 0
aes_i586 16956 313
aes_generic 38023 1 aes_i586
dm_crypt 22463 1
vesafb 13449 1
rfcomm 38125 8
nvidia 9766978 44
snd_hda_codec_idt 60537 1
binfmt_misc 13213 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 4
snd_hda_codec 90901 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
joydev 17322 0
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
sco 17779 2
bnep 17785 2
pcmcia 39671 0
l2cap 48656 16 rfcomm,bnep
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
dell_wmi 12601 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ppdev 12849 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
btusb 18160 2
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
dell_laptop 13515 0
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27230 0
wl 2642531 0
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
bluetooth 65565 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
snd 55295 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
psmouse 73312 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw 12990 0
lib80211 14570 1 wl
parport_pc 32111 1
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usbhid 41704 0
hid 77084 1 usbhid
firewire_ohci 31504 0
tg3 131476 0
firewire_core 56138 1 firewire_ohci
usb_storage 43946 2
uas 17676 0
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
video 18951 0

I know mine is a 4311, not a 4313, but since, as northd_tech noted yesterday they should use the same driver, I hope I'm barking up the correct tree.

Also attached is the screenshot from the Synaptics Package Manager.

If there is anything else I can provide to help diagnose the problem, please let me know. I appreciate whatever help the collective mind provides.

Thanks,
Mario

josephmills
May 5th, 2011, 01:37 AM
I hope I'm not being impertinent posting to this thread, but I seem to be having a similar problem with my Dell Latitude D630. I've found various threads on this same issue both here and on other forums, and I've tried numerous fixes (including ones suggested previously in this thread) but because I seem to better understand what's happening on this thread, I was hoping I could jump in and get some advice as well.

I simply can't get the wireless up and running, and it was no problem on 10.10, or previous versions. Regarding the first question on this thread, this is what I get after a clean install of 11.04 and then updating everything: the Broadcom STA wireless driver is installed and in use, but wireless isn't working.

For: lspci | grep work
I get:
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

For: sudo lshw -C network
I get:
*-network UNCLAIMED
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: latency=0
resources: memory:f1ffc000-f1ffffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1c:23:35:26:94
size: 1Gbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 duplex=full firmware=5755m-v3.29 ip=192.168.1.6 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
resources: irq:44 memory:f1ef0000-f1efffff

For lsmod
I get:
Module Size Used by
sha256_generic 20911 2
cryptd 19801 0
aes_i586 16956 313
aes_generic 38023 1 aes_i586
dm_crypt 22463 1
vesafb 13449 1
rfcomm 38125 8
nvidia 9766978 44
snd_hda_codec_idt 60537 1
binfmt_misc 13213 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 4
snd_hda_codec 90901 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
joydev 17322 0
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
sco 17779 2
bnep 17785 2
pcmcia 39671 0
l2cap 48656 16 rfcomm,bnep
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
dell_wmi 12601 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ppdev 12849 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
btusb 18160 2
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
dell_laptop 13515 0
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27230 0
wl 2642531 0
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
bluetooth 65565 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
snd 55295 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
psmouse 73312 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw 12990 0
lib80211 14570 1 wl
parport_pc 32111 1
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usbhid 41704 0
hid 77084 1 usbhid
firewire_ohci 31504 0
tg3 131476 0
firewire_core 56138 1 firewire_ohci
usb_storage 43946 2
uas 17676 0
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
video 18951 0

I know mine is a 4311, not a 4313, but since, as northd_tech noted yesterday they should use the same driver, I hope I'm barking up the correct tree.

Also attached is the screenshot from the Synaptics Package Manager.

If there is anything else I can provide to help diagnose the problem, please let me know. I appreciate whatever help the collective mind provides.

Thanks,
Mario

lets make sure that you have the same card


lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

thanks

cwwilson721
May 5th, 2011, 03:02 AM
On this page (http://linuxfloat.org/ubuntu-1104broadcom-wireless-card-not-working), it has a REAL good, quick, short fix. (At least for my Acer Aspire 4520)

In a nutshell:

I have the same wireless network card; i.e. "Broadcom Corporation BCM4311" (possibly your model may be different, which can be determined by "lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4" command in the terminal), and the same problem (no wireless connection, even I cannot see the list of wireless networks) after the 11.04 upgrade.My problem is solved after removing "bcmwl-kernel-source" by using Synaptic Package Manager, then installing "firmware-b43-installer" and "b43-fwcutter" again by Synaptic Package Manager. After a restart, my wireless network connection works. I hope it solves your problem, too.

Basically, same as #13 above, but a bit shorter, with the exact packages to remove and the exact ones to reinstall. Like a rifle shot compared to a shotgun.

Let's see if it helps anyone else.

marioubalde
May 5th, 2011, 04:57 AM
First off to Mr. Wilson. Your fix was my fix, and after attempting all the other suggestions and extensive searching, I think you found one of the few posts I didn't find. Your discovery did the trick for me, and I hope it works for others with this problem. Thank you very much.

That said, I wanted to respond to jospehmills in case my situation is relevant/helpful to Danny who, I believe is still facing some challenges:

For:

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
I get:

09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1673] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

I appreciate everyone's advice and hope to provide some myself someday soon, as I get more familiar with Ubuntu.

Good night,
Mario


On this page (http://linuxfloat.org/ubuntu-1104broadcom-wireless-card-not-working), it has a REAL good, quick, short fix. (At least for my Acer Aspire 4520)

In a nutshell:


Basically, same as #13 above, but a bit shorter, with the exact packages to remove and the exact ones to reinstall. Like a rifle shot compared to a shotgun.

Let's see if it helps anyone else. <--- Why yes it does!

adityaduggal
May 5th, 2011, 06:11 AM
Hi,

I am facing a similar problem of activating wifi in my notebook HP6515b which has 2 network controllers
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
10:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1693] (rev 02)

Now as you can see only one is being shown but I am sure there is another wifi one as well as it was showing before I did an install of STA drivers from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

Now the wifi broadcom is BCM4311 rev02 as I remember from the old commands and I am sure about that.

I have just recently installed UBUNTU 11.04 from windows 7 and I am in desperate need of help as I am new to the world of linux and terminal command line and this is my first post.

All the commands I have found from searching the net and I hope that some one could help me activating the wifi card in UBUNTU as it is working in Windows 7 x64.

BrianB2
May 7th, 2011, 10:47 AM
I seem to hit this kind of problem whenever I install a new ubuntu release or upgrade a working system on my laptops. I thought I knew a lot, but decided to play safe and make a standalone clean install of natty 11.04 before risking an upgrade to my working maverick 10.10 system. I was astonished when I hit this problem and was irritated when my long list of workarounds didn't solve it.

Googling dredged up lots of confusing and confused hits, many of them out of date if you are using natty. The answers are out there, and this thread seems to be the best place to anchor my comments because all the techniques and useful links are already posted above mine.

To quote the Broadcom web site, the 802.11 Linux STA driver is what you must
use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-based hardware. If you have accidentally or deliberately installed some or all of anything else to do with broadcom wireless drivers, you might well find yourself in trouble.

Firstly, search (with Synaptic or whatever you like) for all packages that mention broadcom, b43 and bcm. UNINSTALL THEM ALL and don't move on until every one is SUCCESSFULLY uninstalled.

If any failures occur, you need to read the messages carefully to identify the particular script that is failing. It will be in /var/lib/dpkg/info/. Read the script and try to work out what it was trying to do (often delete something that isn't there). Confirm the objective has already been achieved, or achieve it by hand. Then insert a simple exit statement into the script just before the point of failure. Run the "completely remove including configuration files" again and it will work. (Your modified script will also be removed, so it won't pollute a fresh install).

When you have a system without any broadcom wireless packages installed, reboot. (Don't worry if you see messages telling you a broadcom wireless driver has failed.)

Now install ONLY ONE package - bcmwl-kernel-source. Check the install log (synaptic details) to verify the process was entirely successful: the dkms module should be compiled against the current kernel and update-initramfs should have worked successfully.

Reboot. The new STA driver should detect your wireless card and initialise it successfully. Network Manager should show you the available wireless networks and you can get on with enjoying the new release.

BrianB2
May 7th, 2011, 02:10 PM
I seem to hit this kind of problem whenever I install a new ubuntu release or upgrade a working system on my laptops.

I forgot to mention... the only thing I did that might have got me into this mess in the first place was to click on the "Additional Hardware Drivers" icon and try to activate the broadcom STA wireless driver. I suggest you keep well away from it if you are recovering from a messed-up system!

ZosoPage
May 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
I am having this problem also on my Latitude D620. I have tried the above on a new install, staying away from the "proprietary driver" toolbar, installing only the bcm kernal, and have not been able to get wireless to work. It is weird since wireless worked on 10.10 fine.. how did Ubuntu go backwards?

BrianB2
May 9th, 2011, 09:18 AM
I am having this problem also on my Latitude D620. I have tried the above on a new install, staying away from the "proprietary driver" toolbar, installing only the bcm kernal, and have not been able to get wireless to work.Have you gone through ALL the diagnostic steps mentioned earlier in this post? Why haven't you reported to us what hardware you have, etc? Knowing the Dell model might help other users with the same problem, but anyone who might help you only wants to know the chipset, how it connects to the system bus, what drivers have loaded, etc.

It is weird since wireless worked on 10.10 fine.. how did Ubuntu go backwards?Well, firstly the packaging has changed more-or-less every ubuntu release so (without knowing for sure) I suspect there are underlying changes from broadcom (firmware capabilities, new chipsets), as well as kernel structural changes (e.g. it changed to a compiled dkms module recently). I confess one of the reasons I chose not to beta test natty was because I couldn't spare the time to struggle with the wireless changes until the rest of the release stabilised. Sounds as if you didn't beta test either...

Radiotic
May 9th, 2011, 10:37 PM
On this page (http://linuxfloat.org/ubuntu-1104broadcom-wireless-card-not-working), it has a REAL good, quick, short fix. (At least for my Acer Aspire 4520)


I was having the problem where the Broadcom STA Wireless Driver was installed an working, but no wireless options were being displayed in the panel (just wired network). I checked through cwwilson721's link and found a link to a blog which had a fix that worked for me. Here's the link (http://computerandu.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/how-to-solve-no-wireless-networks-in-ubuntu-11-04/).

My solution involved:

Removing bcmwl-kernel-source
Downloading the drivers (links are in that blog post) via wired connection
Installing with Ubuntu Software Center
Powering off my computer (not restarting)
Powering back on


There are a couple of other fixes on that post too, if this one doesn't work.

I learned a lot from this thread, thanks all.

ZosoPage
May 10th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Have you gone through ALL the diagnostic steps mentioned earlier in this post? Why haven't you reported to us what hardware you have, etc? Knowing the Dell model might help other users with the same problem, but anyone who might help you only wants to know the chipset, how it connects to the system bus, what drivers have loaded, etc.
Well, firstly the packaging has changed more-or-less every ubuntu release so (without knowing for sure) I suspect there are underlying changes from broadcom (firmware capabilities, new chipsets), as well as kernel structural changes (e.g. it changed to a compiled dkms module recently). I confess one of the reasons I chose not to beta test natty was because I couldn't spare the time to struggle with the wireless changes until the rest of the release stabilised. Sounds as if you didn't beta test either...

Brian,

I didn't mean to insult you. I have tried the steps that you listed... I even made sure I did a clean install and stayed away from the "additional drivers" area.
No, I am not the biggest ubuntu know it all out there, but I have been using it for 2 years now as my primary OS.. I have been playing with it since 2005, off an on.
The reason I said it was going backwards was not to insult Ubuntu, it was simply stating that on this laptop, I have not had any issues for those 2 years and found it weird that wireless quit working on this revision.

mychal@mychal-Latitude-D620:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (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.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (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.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (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.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (rev a1)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
mychal@mychal-Latitude-D620:~$

pulpbleacher
May 10th, 2011, 03:32 AM
> Running Natty 11.4 on a Dell Inspiron 1720 w/ Broadcom 4321 WiFi.
I've been running Linux Os's for over a decade and had my fair share of trouble and this one, thankfully, was easy to figure out using some Linux-logic :)
I remember when video drivers gave us daily fits or trying to get a printer driver to work!!... glad those days are behind us.

This is what worked for me and my circle of geeks after upgrading to Natty 11.4:

a) Make sure you are not connected to the internet via a wired ethernet connection. (This hasn't worked for us: trying to uninstall bcm-kernel-source with an 'active' connection which will usually lead to an error; continuing to "complete removal" will generate a system software error message).
Also,using the 'additional drivers' app and selecting the Broadcom updated driver will not work. We got an error message which lead me to check synaptics.

b) Open synaptics package manager/type bcm in the search box/select/mark for install- b43-fwcutter then firmware-b43-installer will auto select/apply/wait for changes/ then restart.

Your OS should pick up the wifi on reboot and display available networks (you will notice the indicator light on your machine). If you do not have a active wifi connection or fail to connect to yours then you failed to setup your router correctly and that's a different issue.
Hope this helps out.
Pb

nm_geo
May 10th, 2011, 04:08 AM
I am having this problem also on my Latitude D620. I have tried the above on a new install, staying away from the "proprietary driver" toolbar, installing only the bcm kernal, and have not been able to get wireless to work. It is weird since wireless worked on 10.10 fine.. how did Ubuntu go backwards?

ZosoPage

I also have a D620 and tested Natty 11.04 from the start. I have two working versions on this laptop. Now first things first you need to know the PCI-ID of your chipset.

Copy and paste in terminal then paste results.


lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

Good site for B43 driver http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

nm_geo
May 10th, 2011, 05:39 AM
Good idea josephmills..

Here we go with a little explanation. I have tested Natty 11.04 on my Dell D620 from the first Alpha and I was able to use the the STA driver at first, but kernel upgrades cause the STA driver to fail for me. So I ended up using the b43 driver as you will see.


bigdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$ lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1600] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)

igdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
bigdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$

bigdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$ lsmod | grep b43
b43 296610 0
mac80211 257001 1 b43
cfg80211 156212 2 b43,mac80211
ssb 45942 1 b43
bigdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$

bigdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$ dmesg | grep b43
[ 1.523316] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 1.523330] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 14.382966] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
[ 14.512249] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[ 14.512278] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[ 14.512306] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 16.040057] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
bigdad@bigdad-Latitude-D620:~$
What I have installed for my wireless:
firmware-b43-installer (please note I do not have the lpphy-installer) with14e4:4312
b43-fwcutter

BrianB2
May 10th, 2011, 12:14 PM
I didn't mean to insult you. I have tried the steps that you listed... I even made sure I did a clean install and stayed away from the "additional drivers" area.
No, I am not the biggest ubuntu know it all out there, but I have been using it for 2 years now as my primary OS.. I have been playing with it since 2005, off an on.
I didn't intend to sound offended, either. I was just pointing out that, based on your experience, you ought to have gone through this thread to work out which diagnostic output has been requested by the most knowledgeable contributors (not me, I hasten to add), and then post all that data concisely, so it is easy for people to see whether they can help - without them having to ask the same generalised follow-up questions every time.


0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

So it looks like you should be using the STA driver. josephmills and nm_geo's recent posts (lucky you) are asking you to run one of the diagnostic commands mentioned earlier in the thread... save them time and effort by reporting the others too, if applicable.

BrianB2
May 10th, 2011, 01:49 PM
So what does this all mean<snip>Thanks very much for your clear summary, Joseph. My Dell Studio 1558 is currently working fine with:
brian@bacchus:~$ lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)


brian@bacchus:~$ sudo dpkg --list | grep "b43\|bcm"
ii bcmwl-kernel-source 5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu3 Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
brian@bacchus:~$


brian@bacchus:~$ dmesg | grep -i broadcom
[ 15.724797] eth1: Broadcom BCM4315 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.100.82.38
brian@bacchus:~$ dmesg | grep "b43\|wl"
[ 15.262173] wl 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 15.262270] wl 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[12866.583572] wl 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[12867.893547] wl 0000:04:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0xf (was 0x100, writing 0x107)
[12867.894093] wl 0000:04:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x4 (was 0x4, writing 0xf0500004)
[12867.894186] wl 0000:04:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x3 (was 0x0, writing 0x10)
[12867.894367] wl 0000:04:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x100000, writing 0x100106)
[12867.903890] wl 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[12867.903984] wl 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
brian@bacchus:~$

josephmills
May 10th, 2011, 04:04 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
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

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
IMPOTANT
If you have a card that reads Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
you need the firmware-b43-lpphy-installer not the firmware-b43-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

baibhav
May 11th, 2011, 04:20 AM
Try this it solved mine
Baibhav.com.np (http://www.baibhav.com.np/article/6-computer-tips-a-tricks/25-broadcom-wireless-card-is-not-working-in-ubuntu-1104-solved.html#comments)

jchw
May 13th, 2011, 01:48 AM
I apologise if this is off the thread but I think it may be related.

A few days ago I was trying unsuccessfully to get my wireless card to work, reading endless threads and suggestions and since then I have lost access to my USB drives. I have 4 memory sticks and all 4 work in Mint but do not work in Ubuntu.

Is it possible that in trying to get the wifi card to work I may have blacklisted my USB drives? I have an eMachines E525 laptop and use a 32G memory stick for backups to which I have now lost access. I have been trying on and off for 10 months to get the wifi working but to no avail but the USB issue is higher priority now

Here is the output to sudo modprobe usb-storage

john@john-eMachines-E525:~$ [sudo] password for john:
[sudo]: command not found
john@john-eMachines-E525:~$ WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING:: command not found
john@john-eMachines-E525:~$ john@john-eMachines-E525:~$

Any thought on where to go from here would be much appreciated.

wampa78
May 13th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Thanks for you suggestion Radiotic. It worked like a charm on my d620

zoftware
May 14th, 2011, 01:25 AM
Posts #41 thru #47 do not work for a HP Pavilion zd8000 with the BCM4306.

josephmills
May 14th, 2011, 01:28 AM
Posts #41 thru #47 do not work for a HP Pavilion zd8000 with the BCM4306.

what I dont belive you please post and look at the trouble shooting guide on # 44 and if you read it For real you know not to put the 4306 in it place please read then comment

virtualcourtney
May 20th, 2011, 12:47 AM
Just wanted to chime in with thanks for this thread; in particular, post #44 got me straightened out in terms of which packages I needed to go with (Broadcom 4315 here). Thanks to everyone who has helped, and especially josephmills!

josephmills
May 20th, 2011, 12:50 AM
Just wanted to chime in with thanks for this thread; in particular, post #44 got me straightened out in terms of which packages I needed to go with (Broadcom 4315 here). Thanks to everyone who has helped, and especially josephmills!

you are welcome thanks for saying thanks and happy wireless

Guyson
June 4th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Hey,

I have a Dell Vostro 1520 and it has a Broadcom wireless card. I was having problems much like other people in this forum and despite following post #44 wireless was still not working.



$ lspci -vnn|grep -i broad
0e:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)


I followed the advice in the following link about removing the 'dell-laptop' module and that unblocked my wireless instantly.

http://nileshtrivedi.com/ubuntu-1004-on-dell-vostro-1520.html

Also, I installed bcmwl-kernel-source_5.60.48.36+bdcom0ubuntu5_amd64.deb after manually downloading it as suggested on another link ...I'd post that link but I currently don't have it handy. I suspect that any version of this package would work though as I do believe in this case the problem was strictly the dell-laptop module.

So in short, follow post #44, and if that doesn't help, black list the dell-laptop module.

PS. Thanks everyone!

ve3pkc
June 5th, 2011, 11:15 PM
The information in these postings has been very helpful to me. My Dell D620 has the following Broadcom information:

Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1600] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

I followed the Ubuntu document WifiDocsDriverbcm43xx for installation of the STA driver. I completed steps 1 & 2 with no luck. I then removed the driver. I then tried the installation step for the bc43 driver on 11.04. This involved installing "firmware-b43-installer". When I selected this in the Synaptic Package Manager it automatically selected the b43-fwcutter as well. I installed them and rebooted. The wireless immediately came up correctly.
Regards
J.Clark/Toronto

GrandVizier
June 17th, 2011, 03:28 PM
I was directed to follow the steps in post #44 from my own thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10928235
And it hasn't worked for me

I've got the PC ID [14e4:4357], and in Synaptic I have the following installed:

b43-fwcutter
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source
firmware-b43-installer


rfkill didn't seem to work

jeff@hardcore:~$ rfkill unblock all
jeff@hardcore:~$ rfkill unblock wifi
jeff@hardcore:~$ rfkill unblock wlan
jeff@hardcore:~$ rfkill unblock wifi or rfkill unblock wlan
jeff@hardcore:~$ rfkill list
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
1: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no


and when I try
lsmod | grep b43
&
dmesg | grep b43
I get no results, no error, nothing

chili555
June 17th, 2011, 04:01 PM
and when I try
lsmod | grep b43
&
dmesg | grep b43
I get no results, no error, nothingExcellent! That's perfect. How about:
lsmod | grep wl
sudo rmmod -f acer-wmi
sudo rfkill unblock allNow is your wireless working? If so, we'll need to tweak two files to make it persistent.

jsgosselin
June 17th, 2011, 04:09 PM
I've seen a lot of bugs/threads on the module acer-wmi blocking wireless...maybe it's your problem and you just need to blacklist this module as a workaround.

GrandVizier
June 17th, 2011, 04:14 PM
that seems to have worked, what's the trick to make this persistent

chili555
June 17th, 2011, 04:36 PM
that seems to have worked, what's the trick to make this persistentPlease see post #6 here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1783905&highlight=acer-wmi

arjun709
June 22nd, 2011, 12:53 PM
i heve installed the broadcom wireless driver but the problem is that every time i shutdown my computer the driver doesnt come in use then i have to remove the diver and again activate it in order to have wifi access how can this problem be resolved?

chili555
June 22nd, 2011, 02:21 PM
i heve installed the broadcom wireless driver but the problem is that every time i shutdown my computer the driver doesnt come in use then i have to remove the diver and again activate it in order to have wifi access how can this problem be resolved?Please try this in a terminal:
sudo su
echo wl >> /etc/modules
exitDoes it start on boot now? If not, we can dig a little deeper.

tomasijeaux
June 24th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Thank you so much! I was following your guide for BCM4311 without internet connection and after reboot wifi works fine. bless you!

superduperlinuxperson
June 24th, 2011, 07:12 PM
follow these instructions : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

fox-mulder
June 25th, 2011, 02:20 PM
bah

fox-mulder
June 25th, 2011, 02:40 PM
meh

MitchbSC
July 10th, 2011, 10:10 PM
Post #37 was the key for me as well as commenting out blacklist statements in 2 files in /etc/modprobe.d .

I have been fighting a Broadcom 4311 with Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron E1505 and a Dell Latitude D620. I just got the D620 working this afternoon.

Here are my notes from today:

Use only these two packages:

b43-fwcutter
firmware-b43-installer

Remove packages and disable Broadcom STA:

bcmwl-kernel-source
broadcom-sta-source and broadcom-sta-common
Synaptic Package Manager -> Additional Drivers -> Broadcom STA wireless driver (disable)

Follow post #37 in this thread and the steps on the link provided in post #37.

http://computerandu.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/how-to-solve-no-wireless-networks-in-ubuntu-11-04/

Paraphrasing post #37, "My solution involved:"

Removing bcmwl-kernel-source
Downloading the drivers (links are in that blog post) via wired connection
Installing with Ubuntu Software Center
Powering off my computer (not restarting)
Powering back on


The wirelless on the D620 still wouldn't activate. The end of the link mentioned commenting out blacklists. It seems a Broadcom STA file was left behind and was likely blacklisting the 4311 on my D620. So, in the /etc/modprobe.d directory, comment out all blacklist entries in all files for:

in blacklist.conf: bcm43xx
in broadcom-sta-common.conf: b43legacy
in broadcom-sta-common.conf: b43
in broadcom-sta-common.conf: ssb

The wireless on the D620 has survived rebooting. I need to reinstall Ubuntu 11.04 on the Inspiron E1505 and see if this process works on it. I had the E1505 hacked up and was at the end in a situation where I would have to enable/disable networking to get the operating system to recognize and enable wireless.

Thank you all for the most helpful thread.

InSymmetry
July 11th, 2011, 07:39 PM
I just installed Ubuntu on a HP Pavilion and after reading many threads about the Broadcom STA driver I still can't get online wirelessly. After going to system>Admin>Additional drivers and activating the Broadcom STA wireless driver my computer no longer shows any wireless capability (before it would show wireless in gray). I am now following the thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390979 to see if this will work.

Can anyone help with this? I would love to get my computer on wirelessly.

Thanks!

chili555
July 12th, 2011, 12:50 AM
I just installed Ubuntu on a HP Pavilion and after reading many threads about the Broadcom STA driver I still can't get online wirelessly. After going to system>Admin>Additional drivers and activating the Broadcom STA wireless driver my computer no longer shows any wireless capability (before it would show wireless in gray). I am now following the thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390979 to see if this will work.

Can anyone help with this? I would love to get my computer on wirelessly.

Thanks!This thread is about worn out. Would you mind please posting your own new thread and include:
lspci -nn | grep 0280
lsmod | grep -e b43 -e wlLeave a link here to your thread and I'll be right there.

Chimaster345
July 12th, 2011, 03:17 AM
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
When I try to do tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz it says it's not in the directory and a few other error messages.

chili555
July 12th, 2011, 03:19 PM
When I try to do tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz it says it's not in the directory and a few other error messages.Back up to here and try again:
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
Code:

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
Code:

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.
Code:

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"
Code:

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
Code:

sudo -s

then enter your password then
Code:

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

Chimaster345
July 12th, 2011, 03:37 PM
could not turn the page so i posted sorry

chili555
July 12th, 2011, 03:42 PM
could not turn the page so i posted sorryDoes this mean it's all fixed now or can we help you further?

Chimaster345
July 13th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Back up to here and try again:
Still doesnt work it gives the same error.

chili555
July 13th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Where did you download the .tar.gz file? To your desktop? Did you create the file wireless as was suggested? Did you move the tar.gz to the folder in your user directory called 'wireless?' Open a terminal and run and post:
ls wireless
ls /lib/firmwareThanks.

Chimaster345
July 13th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Where did you download the .tar.gz file? To your desktop? Did you create the file wireless as was suggested? Did you move the tar.gz to the folder in your user directory called 'wireless?' Open a terminal and run and post:
ls wireless
ls /lib/firmwareThanks.

ls Wireless
b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
ls /lib/firmware
2.6.38-8-generic i2400m-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf rt2661.bin
3com i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf rt2860.bin
acenic intelliport2.bin rt2870.bin
adaptec ipw2100-1.3.fw rt3070.bin
advansys ipw2100-1.3-i.fw rt3071.bin
agere_ap_fw.bin ipw2100-1.3-p.fw rt3090.bin
agere_sta_fw.bin ipw2200-bss.fw rt73.bin
aic94xx-seq.fw ipw2200-ibss.fw RTL8192E
ar3k ipw2200-sniffer.fw RTL8192SE
ar7010_1_1.fw iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode rtl_nic
ar7010.fw iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode rtlwifi
ar9170-1.fw iwlwifi-100-5.ucode s2250.fw
ar9170-2.fw iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode s2250_loader.fw
ar9170.fw iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode sb16
ar9271.fw iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode scripts
asihpi iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode slicoss
ath3k-1.fw iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode sun
atmel_at76c502_3com.bin iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode sxg
atmel_at76c502.bin iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
atmel_at76c502d.bin iwlwifi-6000g2a-5.ucode tehuti
atmel_at76c502e.bin iwlwifi-6000g2b-5.ucode ti_3410.fw
atmel_at76c504_2958.bin iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode ti_5052.fw
atmel_at76c504a_2958.bin iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode ti-connectivity
atmel_at76c504.bin kaweth tigon
atmel_at76c506.bin keyspan tlg2300_firmware.bin
atmsar11.fw keyspan_pda tr_smctr.bin
Autorun.inf korg ttusb-budget
av7110 lgs8g75.fw ueagle-atm
b43-all-fw.tar_.gz libertas usbdux
bnx2 matrox usbduxfast_firmware.bin
bnx2x-e1-4.8.53.0.fw mrvl usbdux_firmware.bin
bnx2x-e1-5.2.13.0.fw mts_cdma.fw v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw
bnx2x-e1-5.2.7.0.fw mts_edge.fw v4l-cx23418-apu.fw
bnx2x-e1h-4.8.53.0.fw mts_gsm.fw v4l-cx23418-cpu.fw
bnx2x-e1h-5.2.13.0.fw mts_mt9234mu.fw v4l-cx23418-dig.fw
bnx2x-e1h-5.2.7.0.fw mts_mt9234zba.fw v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw
brcm mwl8335_duplex.fw v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw
carl9170-1.fw mwl8k v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg
cis myricom v4l-cx23885-avcore-01.fw
cpia2 NPE-B v4l-cx23885-enc.fw
cxgb3 NPE-C v4l-cx25840.fw
dabusb ositech v4l-pvrusb2-24xxx-01.fw
dsp56k phanfw.bin v4l-pvrusb2-29xxx-01.fw
dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw ql2100_fw.bin vicam
dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw ql2200_fw.bin vntwusb.fw
e100 ql2300_fw.bin vxge
ea ql2322_fw.bin WHENCE.ubuntu
edgeport ql2400_fw.bin whiteheat.fw
emi26 ql2500_fw.bin whiteheat_loader.fw
emi62 qlogic wireless.gz
ess r128 yam
f2255usb.bin radeon yamaha
GPL-3 RECYCLER zd1201-ap.fw
hp rt2561.bin zd1201.fw
i2400m-fw-usb-1.4.sbcf rt2561s.bin zd1211

vikdak
July 13th, 2011, 07:26 PM
I spent a lot of time trying to make my BCM4313 work. In the end all I actually needed to was blacklist acer-wmi

chili555
July 13th, 2011, 08:48 PM
You are almost there. We see the tar.gz in the folder /lib/firmware:
ls /lib/firmware
2.6.38-8-generic i2400m-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf rt2661.bin
3com i6050-fw-usb-1.5.sbcf rt2860.bin
acenic intelliport2.bin rt2870.bin
adaptec ipw2100-1.3.fw rt3070.bin
<snip>
av7110 lgs8g75.fw ueagle-atm
b43-all-fw.tar_.gz libertas usbdux
bnx2 matrox usbduxfast_firmware.bin
bnx2x-e1-4.8.53.0.fw mrvl usbdux_firmware.bin
<snip>Let's enter the directory and extract it:
cd /lib/firmware
sudo -s
tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
exitAny complaints or errors? If not, reboot and enjoy your wireless.

Chimaster345
July 14th, 2011, 02:33 PM
It worked thanks!

rsatheesh2002
July 14th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Hi

I am also having the same issue with my COMPAQ V3000 3228AU model laptop. UBUNTU 11.04

Done following Steps.

1 Go to software center and installed BCM 4311 driver
2.Go to /etc/modeprobe.d and open balcklist.conf and comment the entry blacklist bcm43xx wih # and save the conf file.
3 reboot
4. check the status of wifi "sudo rfkill list all" out put should be both soft locked and hard blocked should be "no"
5. Otherwise issue command "rfkill unblock all"
reboot you are done !!!

Happy Surfing

Sinsinnati
August 1st, 2011, 05:38 AM
I had to download "all.tar" from another computer and do the manual transfer, but when I go to put in the last command:

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

it returns:

tar: b43-all-fw.tar_.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

It would seem that I copied "all.tar" improperly, but "ls /lib/firmware" returns a list that includes it.

Sinsinnati
August 1st, 2011, 06:15 AM
I had to download "all.tar" from another computer and do the manual transfer, but when I go to put in the last command:

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

it returns:

tar: b43-all-fw.tar_.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

It would seem that I copied "all.tar" improperly, but "ls /lib/firmware" returns a list that includes it.

...That other computer is a Mac. Does it make sense that it's downloading the .tar file as "all.tar" instead of "b43-all-fw.tar_.gz"? When I change the file name to the one used in the instructions, the same final command returns:

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

Sinsinnati
August 1st, 2011, 06:50 AM
Mmm-k nevermind

I just opened Nautilus with 'sudo', manually extracted the .tar file and copy/pasted the two subsequent folders to /lib/firmware.

...and now I'm posting this from the newly connected Ubuntu box.

It's not fancy, but it's a solution.

duca963
November 13th, 2011, 03:47 PM
hi to all
i've the same problem on my lap dell D620 with ubuntu 11.10
until the version 10.04 the wireless work well ... but when i update to 11.10 it won't work

i follow all the steps josephmills wrote :


$ lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1600] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)

$ rfkill list

0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
2: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

$ lsmod | grep b43
$ dmesg | grep b43

- download : b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
- create in home the folder wireless
- move the downloaded file into the new folder wireless

$ sudo cp -r ~/wireless/* /lib/firmware/
$ cd /lib/firmware
$ sudo -s
$ tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
$ exit
$ sudo reboot

i reboot but

$ sudo lshw -C network

*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 802.11a/b/g
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: latency=0
resources: memory:ecffc000-ecffffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:18:8b:d5:e5:50
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.119 duplex=full firmware=5752-v3.19 ip=192.168.1.26 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:45 memory:ecef0000-ecefffff
... it won't go

please ... what i do wrong???

bkratz
November 13th, 2011, 05:05 PM
this works quite well in both 11.04 and 11.10

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4311_Natty_11.04

bluesquall
November 16th, 2011, 01:05 PM
I was working through all of these (and related) posts for getting Broadcom wireless back up on my HP 311 after upgrading from 10.04 to 11.10 -- nothing quite seemed to work. At one point I had the hardware switch for the wireless and bluetooth working fine, but there was no indication of any wireless interface in the connection pulldown from the menubar or by running iwconfig.

In the end, it was a conflict with the bcma kernel module.

I saw bcma in the module list when I was trying to figure out why b43 and wl weren't showing up, and this seems to be a known issue (launchpad bugs 872878 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/872878) and 875892 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/875892))

Details:


$ dmesg | grep "HP Mini"
[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP Mini 311-1000/3651, BIOS F.02 08/04/2009
$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
$ uname -mr
3.0.0-12-generic i686
$ lspci -vvnn | grep Broadcom
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4353] (rev 01)

Full solution:

note: most of these commands require sudo, but the convention around here seems to be that you leave that out

Messages in this thread (particularly #44) and the list of kernel-supported devices (http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Supported_devices) made me believe that I needed to use the (restricted) broadcom drivers. I may try again with the broadcom-sta packages, but I'm not clear on the difference and I want to make sure I document this first.

I restarted the whole process to make sure I didn't have problems with any lingering blacklist configurations:


$ apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
$ apt-get install broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
$ apt-get remove --purge broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
$ apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
$ apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
$ apt-get remove --purge b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
(you could manually edit files in /etc/modprobe.d instead, or probably do something with dpkg that I couldn't remember the syntax for).

Now we have scorched earth--build it back right this time:

$ apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
Some people apparently have to reinstall this a few times (e.g., through synaptic) but I didn't.

Remove all the modules, then reload wl:


$ modprobe -r b43 ssb wl bcma
$ modprobe wl
This is a lot faster than rebooting while you're trying to troubleshoot the issue--if your device plays nice with b43, reload that instead. I don't know which devices work with bcma.

Give your wireless a minute to find itself. On my machine, it showed up immediately in the connections pulldown at the top right in the menu bar, then I was able to connect about 30 seconds later. Confirm everything with iwconfig:



$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"sea_monkeys_on_the_moon"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: [redacted]
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Managementmode:All packets received
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-34 dBm Noise level=-92 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:1 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Proof in the pudding is that I'm now writing this without an ethernet cable plugged in to my poor little netbook.

Hope this helps some other people who find this thread looking for a solution.

dmp1ce
November 19th, 2011, 11:03 AM
Thank you! Comment #44 helped me with 14e4:4358 on a Gentoo install I have.

domskhel
November 25th, 2011, 08:34 PM
hi to all
i've the same problem on my lap dell D620 with ubuntu 11.10
until the version 10.04 the wireless work well ... but when i update to 11.10 it won't work

i follow all the steps josephmills wrote...
I've had the same issue! In Natty, I did this and it worked like a charm. With 11.10, it's being a nut and not fixing itself one iota. And I am sure I did things as correct as I possibly could have! I only have wireless, and I must use another computer... Not terrible, but it is a bit aggravating that I can't seem to get things to function properly, heh...

carobo
April 22nd, 2012, 06:32 PM
Hello everyone,

I have tested many things from this post and in particular post #44 (very well done by the way)
BUT still not working :confused:

I have installed and uninstalled many times the following packages:
bcmwl-kernel-source
broadcom-sta-common
broadcom-sta-source
b43-fwcutter
firmware-b43-installer

Some informations (OS: Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10):

# uname -mr
3.0.0-17-generic x86_64

#lspci -vvnn | grep Broadcom
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

# dmesg |grep wl
[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC/3387, BIOS F.01 08/04/2011
[ 18.313477] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.

# rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
1: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes

At first I was able to use the wireless ... but with a very poor bandwidth. I don't know what happens, but one day I couldn't event see the wireless on the lauch bar...

Thank you in advance for your help ;)

Caro

chili555
April 22nd, 2012, 07:22 PM
# rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yesPlease open a terminal and do:
sudo modprobe -r hp-wmi
sudo rfkill unblock allNow does it work? If so, we'll blacklist hp-wmi permanently.

carobo
April 22nd, 2012, 07:36 PM
# sudo modprobe -r hp-wmi
# sudo rfkill unblock all
# rfkill list
2: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes


It is not working ...

chili555
April 22nd, 2012, 07:39 PM
# sudo modprobe -r hp-wmi
# sudo rfkill unblock all
# rfkill list
2: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes


It is not working ...Then that suggests that the actual physical switch is off. Can you please check that?

carobo
April 22nd, 2012, 08:10 PM
I did'nt see anything that could looks like a physical switch on my laptop ... How should it looks like ?

Thank you for your help by the way :)

chili555
April 22nd, 2012, 08:36 PM
What is the make and model? I'll find it.

carobo
April 22nd, 2012, 08:49 PM
FOUND IT :p

For information my laptop is a Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC/3387

and the physical switch is a small aerial with 2 brackets on each side ... stupid botton :rolleyes:
Now I can go on my sofa :p

Thanks a lot chilli,
Caro

carobo
April 22nd, 2012, 11:42 PM
For information: the wireless is now much faster than before. If I guess well the driver was not appropriated ?

I still have one last annoying problem:
The wireless does not start automatically. I'm able to make it start by a combination of few commands:

#sudo modprobe -r hp-wmi
#sudo modprobe wl
#modprobe -r b43 ssb wl bcma
#sudo modprobe wl

or something like that (I don't understand the meaning of it)

I there a way to automatize this so I won't do it at each reboot ... ?

Many thanks,
Caro

chili555
April 23rd, 2012, 01:08 AM
Please try this:
sudo su
echo "blacklist hp-wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
exitReboot.

Now run:
lsmod | grep -e b43 -e ssbAre they still loading? If so, do:
sudo su
echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
exitReboot.

Now how is it running?

carobo
April 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
Hello Chili (I had to go to bed ...),

I blacklisted (progressivelly):
blacklist hp-wmi
blacklist b43


But still have the problem.

For information (what is working after reboot):
# modprobe -r b43 ssb wl bcma
# rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
# sudo modprobe wl
# rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no


:-k

chili555
April 23rd, 2012, 07:14 PM
Please reboot and before you do anything else, please run:
lsmod | grep -e b43 -e wlLet me know what's loaded and what's not and we'll proceed.

carobo
April 23rd, 2012, 07:23 PM
Here what I get



$ lsmod | grep -e b43 -e wl
wl 2568210 0
lib80211 14991 1 wl

chili555
April 23rd, 2012, 07:33 PM
It ought to take off and run perfectly without any commands. Let's see:
iwconfig
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
sudo iwlist eth1 scanThanks.

carobo
April 23rd, 2012, 08:26 PM
Should I do it while it is not working or not ?



Here the answer while wireless is running:



# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"soph_caro"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 0A:A9:15:1A:DE:08
Bit Rate=72 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Managementmode:All packets received
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-41 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:4 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


# sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


# sudo iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 0A:A9:15:1A:DE:08
ESSID:"soph_caro"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality:5/5 Signal level:-50 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 02 - Address: 26:F6:1B:74:07:90
ESSID:"freebox59"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
Quality:2/5 Signal level:-77 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 03 - Address: 0A:A9:15:1A:DE:0A
ESSID:"FreeWifi"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality:5/5 Signal level:-43 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 04 - Address: 26:F6:1B:74:07:93
ESSID:"freephonie"
Mode:Managed
Frequency=2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
Quality:2/5 Signal level:-76 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : 802.1x
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 05 - Address: A6:B5:FA:F7:AC:C8
ESSID:"freebox_FQIROV"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
Quality:2/5 Signal level:-76 dBm Noise level:-95 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : CCMP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 06 - Address: A6:B5:FA:F7:AC:CA
ESSID:"FreeWifi"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
Quality:2/5 Signal level:-77 dBm Noise level:-95 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 07 - Address: A6:B5:FA:F7:AC:CB
ESSID:"freephonie"
Mode:Managed
Frequency=2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
Quality:2/5 Signal level:-76 dBm Noise level:-95 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : 802.1x
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 08 - Address: B0:75:D5:16:AF:34
ESSID:"Livebox-AF34"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:4/5 Signal level:-60 dBm Noise level:-86 dBm
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: Unknown: DD920050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010 00000000000010000000B075D516AF34102100035A54451023 000F4C697665626F7820465454482076321024001A61643638 33365F4144534C5F5048595F30783030303030303030104200 074C4D5A313130361054000800060050F20400011011000D46 5446525341332E363332313110080002008A103C000101
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Cell 09 - Address: B4:B3:62:39:1D:6E
ESSID:"margot"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality:2/5 Signal level:-71 dBm Noise level:-86 dBm
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: Unknown: DD920050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010 00000000000010000000B4B362391D6E102100035A54451023 000F4C697665626F7820465454482076321024001A61643638 33365F4144534C5F5048595F30783030303030303030104200 074C4D5A313130361054000800060050F20400011011000D46 5446525341332E363332313110080002008A103C000101
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Cell 10 - Address: 00:16:41:0C:DE:52
ESSID:"Wanadoo_76c5"
Mode:Managed
Frequency:2.457 GHz (Channel 10)
Quality:1/5 Signal level:-82 dBm Noise level:-90 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Cell 11 - Address: 00:1A:6B:06:10:3F
ESSID:"Livebox-75f6"
Mode:Managed
Frequency=2.457 GHz (Channel 10)
Quality:1/5 Signal level:-87 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s

chili555
April 23rd, 2012, 09:24 PM
Should I do it while it is not working or not ?Right after a fresh reboot, before any commands, please.
Here the answer while wireless is running:Looks perfect.

carobo
April 24th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Right after a fresh reboot, before any commands, please.
After a fresh reboot it does:



$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


$ sudo iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning.


$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

ph4nt0m117
April 24th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Madwifi.

Just sayin.

chili555
April 24th, 2012, 10:39 PM
After a fresh reboot it does:

I'm trying to pin down what is different between a fresh boot and the condition after you run the commands. After a fresh boot, is b43 loaded?
lsmod | grep b43Does rfkill show any blocks?
rfkill list allIs wl loaded?
lsmod | grep wlMaybe is it simply the act of unloading wl, unblock all and reloading wl. If we can figure it out we can add the command(s) to rc.local and make it automatic.

carobo
April 27th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Here the responses:



$ lsmod | grep b43
$
$ lsmod | grep wl
wl 2568210 0
lib80211 14991 1 wl
$ rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
$ lsmod | grep wl
wl 2568210 0
lib80211 14991 1 wl
$ lsmod | grep b43
$
Here what I made to make it work again:


$sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl bcma
$ sudo modprobe wl
Sometimes I have to put the following command twice:



$ sudo modprobe wl

chili555
April 27th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Here what I made to make it work again:
Code:

$sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl bcma
$ sudo modprobe wl

Ah, ha!! Maybe we're getting there! On a clean boot, is bcma loaded?
lsmod | grep bcmaIf so, blacklist it:
sudo su
echo "blacklist bcma" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
exitReboot and run:
lsmod | grep -e wl -e b43 -e bcmaWhich are laoding? Hopefully, only wl. More importantly, does your wireless finally work?

carobo
April 27th, 2012, 08:49 PM
YES :)
I'll enjoy it right now !

:popcorn:


Thanks a lot for your patience Chili,
Bonne soirée,
Caro

chili555
April 27th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Awesome! I'm glad it's working...finally. Have fun!