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xXOtherPeoplesWasteXx
June 23rd, 2008, 11:58 AM
Ok so I'm really new to Ubuntu/Linux.
Like within the last few days.
First install was a breeze. But
--No wireless--
I live on wifi so --No Wired-- either
Ok so I followed several tutorials on
fw-cutter,
ndiswrapper,
blacklisting,
just about everything.
Some things I am UNABLE to do without a wired connection.
So I decided before posting this to Install Ubuntu again
Clean Install --Fresh--
So heres what I'm having trouble with:
--Broadcom4318 wireless driver--
This thing is driving me nuts.
I need some help on getting this thing working
right now Im on my other computer
So I'll be able to respond quickly.
Just remember I have no wired connection.
Nor do I have a wireless connection on
Ubuntu.8.04 Hardy 2.6.24-16
If there is any other info you need
before we get started on this
Just let me know.

Thank you in advance if anyone does decide to help me.

xXOtherPeoplesWasteXx
June 23rd, 2008, 07:52 PM
--bump--

xXOtherPeoplesWasteXx
June 25th, 2008, 01:24 AM
~clearing throat~
Sorry had to

pokipoki08
June 25th, 2008, 01:38 AM
Use sypnatic to remove Network Manager (including the gnome counterpart) and wicd.

Try these commands at the terminal & post the output here


dmesg | grep ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -l


dmesg | grep wlan
cat /var/log/messages | grep wlan


ifconfig
cat /etc/network/interfaces


iwlist wlan0 scan
iwconfig wlan0

Are you trying to connect to an encrypted wireless network? Is it WEP or WPA?

xXOtherPeoplesWasteXx
June 25th, 2008, 03:07 AM
EDIT

When I rebooted after doing the first on I got some type of error that read (No Operating System) --fixed it though
and here is the new post -which came out different(?)


eric@dell:~$ dmesg | grep ndiswrapper
eric@dell:~$ ndiswrapper -l
The program 'ndiswrapper' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common
bash: ndiswrapper: command not found
eric@dell:~$ dmesg | grep wlan
eric@dell:~$ cat /var/log/messages | grep wlan
eric@dell:~$ ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1356 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1356 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:68836 (67.2 KB) TX bytes:68836 (67.2 KB)

eric@dell:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

eric@dell:~$ iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 No scan results

eric@dell:~$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



And for the time being my wireless network is OPEN –no passwords or any of that

pokipoki08
June 25th, 2008, 04:43 AM
Your wifi adapter doesn't seem to be detected by the kernel.

I suggest you follow this thread below to enable the wifi modules

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766560&highlight=4318

Or you can go the ndiswrapper route.

xXOtherPeoplesWasteXx
June 25th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Your wifi adapter doesn't seem to be detected by the kernel.

I suggest you follow this thread below to enable the wifi modules

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766560&highlight=4318

Or you can go the ndiswrapper route.


Ok I'll give it a shot.
Thanks for the nod.

If I get it going you will be the first to know

xXOtherPeoplesWasteXx
June 25th, 2008, 08:35 AM
I'm online --wireless--
Thank you for the help!!