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sleepwalka26
June 19th, 2008, 12:10 AM
I am using a HP DV8225NR laptop, usingUbuntu8.04. I have followed countless numbers of guides on how to get wifi working, and every time ended in the same scenario the " blue wifi light" comes on but i cannot connect via wifi. I have ndiswrapper-1.52 installed, bcm43xx blacklisted and i get

~$ ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device ( 14E4:4318 ) present (alternate driver: ssb)

Any ideas?

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Ayuthia
June 19th, 2008, 02:38 AM
I am using a HP DV8225NR laptop, using Ubuntu8.04. I have followed countless numbers of guides on how to get wifi working, and every time ended in the same scenario the "wifi light" comes on but no wifi. Any ideas?

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Can you open up your Terminal and post the results for:

lspci -nn
It will help us figure out your wireless card.

sleepwalka26
June 19th, 2008, 04:54 AM
~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a36]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374]
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371]
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller [1002:4370] (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem [0703]: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller [1002:4378] (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE) [1002:5955]
06:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
06:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller [104c:8031]
06:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:8032]
06:04.3 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller [104c:8033]
06:04.4 SD Host controller [0805]: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller [104c:8034]
06:06.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)

Ayuthia
June 25th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Ok. You might want to check lshw -C network and see which driver is being used. It should say ndiswrapper. If you see b43-pci-bridge, please try:

sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb bcm43xx ndiswrapper
sudo depmod -ae
sudo modprbe ndiswrapper

EDIT:
Can you also post your uname -r info? There have been some problems with the 4318 cards on some of the recent kernel releases.

sleepwalka26
June 26th, 2008, 07:15 AM
~$ uname -r
2.6.24-19-generic

sleepwalka26
June 27th, 2008, 03:20 AM
i used the codes u gave me, it got my wireless to work but everytime i shut down i gotta re enter it into my terminal... also i started out being able to connect to my router which is WPA protected but now it seems i cant connect to it for some reason

Ayuthia
June 27th, 2008, 01:54 PM
See if this works:

echo -e '#Hardy ssb/ndiswrapper workaround, added' `date` '\ninstall ndiswrapper modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb; modprobe --ignore-install ndiswrapper $CMDLINE_OPTS; modprobe ssb; modprobe b44;' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
It comes from this site:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty_No-Fluff

That will perform just about the same thing whenever the ndiswrapper module is loaded. So this should run when you start up. Hope it works!

Silvernail
June 28th, 2008, 08:51 PM
I am using a Compaq Presario and have somewhat the same problems.


dave@gadabout:~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb bcm43xx ndiswrapper
[sudo] password for dave:
dave@gadabout:~$ sudo depmod -ae
dave@gadabout:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
dave@gadabout:~$ lshw -C hardware
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
dave@gadabout:~$ sudo lshw -C network
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:08:08.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:16:d4:c5:d9:e0
size: 100MB/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=full ip=192.168.1.103 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
dave@gadabout:~$


Still no blue light. This went away when I upgraded to 8.04. Does the above look correct?

Dave

Silvernail
June 28th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Moderator....
Please delete my above message. I meant to post under its own thread.
Sorry about that.

jlv7ferrets
July 8th, 2008, 02:04 AM
Hey if anyone finds the answer the infinite problem, let me know step by step... i have been fighting with mine for the last 2 years, and until i know specifically what to do... sticking with lame-o windows... i thought about just swapping out my internal wifi card for one that miraculously works out of box... any suggestions... are greatly appreciated