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rdiaztushman
June 19th, 2008, 04:14 AM
Hello all!

New installation of Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Latitude D800. Installation went smoothly but now I can't get the wireless to connect to my router. It connected 45 minutes ago while I was running Windows XP, but now I've wiped Windows off my computer (intentially)

Here's the output from my terminal:



*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:0b:db:9b:49:b1
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi 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=3.86 duplex=full firmware=5705-v3.11 ip=192.168.1.2 latency=32 link=yes mingnt=64 module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:90:4b:2f:9b:94
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g


Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Ayuthia
June 19th, 2008, 04:35 AM
Hello all!

New installation of Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Latitude D800. Installation went smoothly but now I can't get the wireless to connect to my router. It connected 45 minutes ago while I was running Windows XP, but now I've wiped Windows off my computer (intentially)

Here's the output from my terminal:



Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

You could try the firmware first. Your card might be recognized in System->Administration->Hardware Drivers. Just enable the Broadcom card. If it is not there, open up the Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
It will ask you if you want to have it find the firmware for you. Just say yes and it will install it for you.

rdiaztushman
June 19th, 2008, 04:41 AM
Thanks so much for the quick reply. Here's the error message I got after running the code you said to run:



$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package b43-fwcutter


Thoughts?

Thanks again for your help - I hate to be such a pain.

Ayuthia
June 19th, 2008, 04:48 AM
Thanks so much for the quick reply. Here's the error message I got after running the code you said to run:



Thoughts?

Thanks again for your help - I hate to be such a pain.
I am guessing that you have a working internet connection right now in Ubuntu. If that is the case, have you ran any updates? If not, please type:

sudo apt-get updateand it should update from the repositories. Once it does that, you should be able to install it.

rdiaztushman
June 19th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Cheers to you, Ayuthia. The update followed by your initial magic code did the trick.

Thanks!

BTW, where can I find a useful wiki/document that describes exactly what all these words (sudo, apt-get, fwcutter) mean?

Thanks again, especially for being so prompt so late at night.

EXCiD3
June 19th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Heres the wiki page on Sudo and root: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo
This explains aptitude/apt-get and the repositories: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AddingRepositoriesHowto

Great place to get started on Ubuntu: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/ Explains LOTS of stuff :D

Ayuthia
June 19th, 2008, 05:20 AM
Cheers to you, Ayuthia. The update followed by your initial magic code did the trick.

Thanks!

BTW, where can I find a useful wiki/document that describes exactly what all these words (sudo, apt-get, fwcutter) mean?

Thanks again, especially for being so prompt so late at night.

The fwcutter stands for firmware cutter. The Linux Broadcom drivers need a portion of the firmware to make it work so that is why it is called fwcutter.

By the way, you don't necessarily need to use apt-get. You can also use Synaptic. I tend to use the Terminal a lot...

CoyoteMoss
October 13th, 2012, 11:55 AM
And how is it that you get updates if you can't connect to internet?

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October 13th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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