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marcoslai
May 4th, 2011, 01:40 PM
I just bought a used laptop - Dell Lattitute D620,installed 32bit Ubuntu 11.04 gnome,found my wifi is not working.
'Additional Driver' show that restricted driver is activated & in use,but I switch my wifi hardware button to 'on',the light didn't on,and there's only 'Auto eth0' sho in network manager,NO wireless option.........
How to fix it?
Found a sticker at the bottom of laptop showing my wifi chip is Broadcom brcm94311mcg.
Output of lspci :

marcoslai@marcoslai-Latitude-D620:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.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)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller (rev 40)
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)

mlabowicz
May 5th, 2011, 02:09 AM
+1, wifi doesn't work on my d620 either. Worked fine on 10.04 and 10.10. I guess I'll be downgrading...

josephmills
May 5th, 2011, 02:41 AM
could we all see a


sudo lshw | grep 14e4

thanks

mlabowicz
May 5th, 2011, 05:04 AM
PCI (sysfs) shows up for a few seconds and then I'm dropped back to the shell prompt. No other output...

marcoslai
May 5th, 2011, 10:20 AM
could we all see a


sudo lshw | grep 14e4

thanks

Hi fren,thanks for offering help,anyway,I've changed to Debian Squeeze amd64 last night,and did something follow a tutorial,my wifi work now.

mlabowicz
May 5th, 2011, 04:02 PM
I'm still interested in helping to find a solution. Please let me know if you need any logs, etc from me.

josephmills
May 5th, 2011, 04:48 PM
I'm still interested in helping to find a solution. Please let me know if you need any logs, etc from me.

sorry about that my bad it was a typo try

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
once again sorry

ZosoPage
May 7th, 2011, 02:24 PM
having the same issue, the command above shows no output, but here is the whole shabang...


mychal-latitude-d620
description: Portable Computer
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4
configuration: boot=normal chassis=portable uuid=44454C4C-5100-1036-8050-B8C04F514231
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 0JK187
vendor: Winbond Electronics
physical id: 0
serial: .8Q6PQB1.CN129616813716.
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Winbond Electronics
physical id: 0
version: A10
date: 05/16/2008
size: 64KiB
capacity: 512KiB
capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600 @ 2.16GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 400
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.14.8
serial: 0000-06E8-0000-0000-0000-0000
slot: Microprocessor
size: 1GHz
capacity: 1GHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 166MHz
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon bts aperfmperf pni monitor vmx est tm2 xtpr pdcm cpufreq
configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 id=0 threads=2
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 700
size: 32KiB
capacity: 32KiB
capabilities: internal write-back data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 701
size: 2MiB
capacity: 2MiB
clock: 66MHz (15.0ns)
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
*-logicalcpu:0
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.1
width: 32 bits
capabilities: logical
*-logicalcpu:1
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 0.2
width: 32 bits
capabilities: logical
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 1000
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 4GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
product: OCZ2MV6672G
vendor: 7F7F7F7FB0000000
physical id: 0
serial: 00000000
slot: DIMM_A
size: 2GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
product: OCZ2MV6672G
vendor: 7F7F7F7FB0000000
physical id: 1
serial: 00000000
slot: DIMM_B
size: 2GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:40 memory:ed000000-efefffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:ed000000-edffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ee000000-eeffffff memory:ef000000-ef01ffff
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
resources: irq:44 memory:efffc000-efffffff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:41 ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:e0000000-e01fffff ioport:e0200000(size=2097152)
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:42 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:ecf00000-ecffffff ioport:e0400000(size=2097152)
*-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:ecffc000-ecffffff
*-pci:3
description: PCI bridge
product: N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.2
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:43 ioport:4000(size=4096) memory:ece00000-ecefffff ioport:e0600000(size=2097152)
*-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: 00:15:c5:45:76:8c
size: 10Mbit/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=half firmware=5752-v3.19 ip=192.168.1.185 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10Mbit/s
resources: irq:45 memory:ecef0000-ecefffff
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:20 ioport:bf80(size=32)
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:21 ioport:bf60(size=32)
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:22 ioport:bf40(size=32)
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:23 ioport:bf20(size=32)
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:20 memory:ffa80000-ffa803ff
*-pci:4
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: e1
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
resources: irq:17 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:bfa0(size=16)
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: SAMSUNG HM251JI
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 2SS0
serial: S19CJD0S262847
size: 232GiB (250GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000de14e
*-volume:0
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: 63ee7707-200d-4679-90c0-ceddfb821e02
size: 229GiB
capacity: 229GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-05-01 15:46:03 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2011-05-01 15:57:35 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,commit=600,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2011-05-07 06:49:43 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 3325MiB
capacity: 3325MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 3325MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVD+-RW TS-L632D
vendor: TSSTcorp
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: DE03
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:10c0(size=32)
*-battery
product: DELL PD
vendor: SMP
physical id: 1
slot: Sys. Battery Bay
capacity: 66000mWh
configuration: voltage=11.1V
mychal@mychal-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo lshw | grep l4e4
mychal@mychal-Latitude-D620:~$

mlabowicz
May 9th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Here is the output on my laptop:

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)

josephmills
May 9th, 2011, 05:56 AM
lsmod | grep b43 and
dmesg | grep b43

mlabowicz
May 10th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Nothing was returned for either of these commands...

nm_geo
May 10th, 2011, 04:23 AM
Nothing was returned for either of these commands...

Have you tired to install the STA driver? By the way I have the same
laptop and two working versions of Natty 11.04 since Alpha testing. I was able to run the STA driver at first but now I use the b43 driver for my versions. Here is my PCI-ID info.

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 BCM4312 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)

Please note the PCI-ID is more important than the BCM43xx number.

Here is a link that just might help you

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

Thread #5 is the main part I don't want to type it again q:o)

divergex
September 25th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Sorry for the late reply, but my Dell D620 wireless works great after installing these two packages:

b43-fwcutter
firmware-b43-installer

They can be installed from the Software Center or through the command line:

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

A reboot is not necessary - after the install is complete you should have working wifi and the wifi light should light up as well.

denied
September 25th, 2011, 07:35 AM
Wow divergex, Great job on this one!! Worked perfectly! Now my mom can enjoy wireless internet =) Thanks a lot for this one!!

mrgs
September 25th, 2011, 10:02 AM
Thanks.

Divergex, it would be nice if you could post this modification in
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1543006

Spaard
October 30th, 2011, 08:38 PM
The Wifi in my Latitude D620 is not working with 11.10 worked before. I tried the sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer and still not working. Can any one assist?

razorxpress
December 3rd, 2011, 04:18 AM
I think Additional Hardware installs conflicting drivers. So you must install the correct one and uninstall the one that conflicts.


sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo reboot -n

After reboot if you have not disabled wireless switch (left side slider) and Enable Wireless from network icon, the green wifi icon should light up and start scanning wireless networks.

Thanks to this post (http://nfolamp.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/ubuntu-11-10-getting-wireless-bcm4311-working/)

Cheers!!

Neoxes
February 25th, 2012, 08:20 AM
i tried everything i could find and still no luck with my Dell D620

chili555
February 25th, 2012, 04:25 PM
i tried everything i could find and still no luck with my Dell D620Let's start with basics. Please run and post:
lsmod | grep -e b4 -e wl
lspci -nn | grep 0280
rfkill list allThanks.

Fodderuntu
March 12th, 2012, 09:52 AM
I think Additional Hardware installs conflicting drivers. So you must install the correct one and uninstall the one that conflicts.


sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo reboot -nAfter reboot if you have not disabled wireless switch (left side slider) and Enable Wireless from network icon, the green wifi icon should light up and start scanning wireless networks.

Thanks to this post (http://nfolamp.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/ubuntu-11-10-getting-wireless-bcm4311-working/)

Cheers!!

This worked perfectly for me on ubuntu 12.04! Thank you! Must do all 3 steps

Ycc
November 10th, 2012, 11:31 PM
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo reboot -n

Worked for me!
Thank you!

Edit, I forgot;

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

:)