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Bad Boy Bubby
April 23rd, 2008, 06:57 PM
It seems to have detected and setup my card but says its disabled for wireless :/

simon@simon-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for simon:
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:0b:02.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:c0:9f:85:0c:ec
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
description: Network controller
product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:0b:03.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:90:4b:af:af:c3
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

at the third network section it says disabled how do i enable this ?

it is a broadcom 4306 card i think


Bad Boy Bubby
April 24th, 2008, 10:16 AM
hehe i got it working

i had to conenct to the internet using another wireless card i had and install the b43-fwcutter package this had not been installed originally, i think it should have been.

It installed and configured all now working ok

the only thing i think may be wrong is the card speed 11b instead of 11g but I will look into this later


thanks to me :D