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samathyr
August 20th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Hi everyone!

I am quite new with Ubuntu, and after a summer using it I think it's great but I have a very big problem. Now I am starting the university year and I really need wireless in my laptop. I have been looking to so many posts in everywhere about this, doing step by step what they show and I have never get this working. This situation is pretty bad for me.

I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop with AMD64 Turion.

The one which looks better is this:
http://penkin.wordpress.com/2008/03/28/ubuntu-804-broadcom-wireless/

But still, I don't get anything and here is no error poping up, just the wireless light is always red. I am really desperate and I feel I have tried every single solution available throught google and forums like this one. Can you help me?

In other case... I really need this working, if not, Someone knows some technician or some computer shop in OSLO (Norway) where I can go and set this up by paying?

shak541
August 20th, 2008, 05:50 PM
that guide will probably not work for you.. I have an hp dv6622CA and well.. i have flawless wireless. use this guide and tell me if it works for you:
http://invaleed.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/install-bcm94311mcg-wlan-mini-pci-ubuntu-710/

sergiom99
August 20th, 2008, 07:17 PM
which is your laptop exact model? and the wifi card?
please post the output of the command 'lspci'.

I set it up without any problems (twice) following this howto:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=575750

it works great with my BCM4328

Coward
August 20th, 2008, 07:38 PM
This is what I used.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty_No-Fluff

LateNiteTV
August 20th, 2008, 07:46 PM
what is it.. i think the broadcom9430 or something... no support that i know of. wifi support under any *nix is pretty crappy right now. on my freebsd ive had to use ndiswrapper to make wireless work. maybe theres something like that for linux...? google is your friend.

sergiom99
August 20th, 2008, 08:10 PM
well, to help you in an efficient way, we first need to know which card do you have. lspci output will tell us that.

I got mine working perfectly with the basic howto I posted.
Good luck!

samathyr
August 20th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Sorry, here is the detailed information


00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] (rev
a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTra nsport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Con troller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscella neous Control
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
07:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
07:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapte r (rev 19)
07:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 0a)
07:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (re v 05)
07:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
luis@ubuntu:~$

Thanks!

sergiom99
August 20th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Hola Luis,
yes its the same card that Dark_stang has, so everything you need is in his tutorial:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=575750

Let us know how it works.
saludos-

samathyr
August 20th, 2008, 10:20 PM
I tried with your way, sergio, and stills...


root@ubuntu:/home/luis# dir
b43-fwcutter-011 Desktop tmpha0Mo9.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2 Documents tmpHjoNxa.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2.1 Firefox_wallpaper.png tmpHrbgBW.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2.2 gretl tmpIHzUGa.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2.3 Incoming\ Files tmpmx6wae.wav
Baskets_2008-07-31.tar.gz LimeWire tmpPPM7ty.wav
BBA2Y Music tmppTNqmp.wav
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0 myfile.syn~ tmpUN1eDO.wav
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2 Pictures Videos
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2.1 Programs wifi
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2.2 tmp6C8GUq.wav Workout\ preparation
checkgmail tmp_BDQ6Y.wav Workout\ preparation~
cxoffice tmpCCD__Q.wav
root@ubuntu:/home/luis# cd wifi
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# dir
bcm1xsup.dll bcmwl5.sys bcmwls.ini is.exe setup.iss
bcm43xx64.cat bcmwliss.dll bcmwlu00.exe launcher.ini sp34152.cva
bcm43xx.cat bcmwlnpf.sys data1.cab layout.bin
Bcmnpf64.sys bcmwlpkt.dll data1.hdr setup.exe
bcmwl564.sys bcmwls32.exe data2.cab Setup.ini
bcmwl5.inf bcmwls64.exe ikernel.ex_ setup.inx
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
installing bcmwl5 ...
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo ndiswrapper -m
module configuration already contains alias directive

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module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo gedit /etc/modules


The only strange thing is "module configuration already contains alias directive". Be aware that I am telling you the truth when I say I have tested every single method. My Blacklist and Startup text files had "ndiswrapper" already. I am so desperate... Seriously, If I am not fixing this before the next week I will hire a technician. I have been 2 months struggling with this.

sergiom99
August 20th, 2008, 10:48 PM
well, i dont have my laptop now, so I cannot check things.
Before paying for it (and probably the tech-guy will just follow up a how-to in the forums) you might try to make a clean install and start from scratch, just following the tuto I told you.
First time I tried lots of things and couldn't remember every single file I touched. so i installed again and got things working.
I only reinstalled again when upgrade to HH f**ed some things up. And again, this tuto helped me a lot. (Thanks Dark_stang for it!)

shak541
August 21st, 2008, 02:21 AM
follow my post... i have the same wifi card!!! see my post above. it will take about 5 min top for your first time.. :D its easy as can be. :D

Ayuthia
August 21st, 2008, 04:22 AM
I tried with your way, sergio, and stills...


root@ubuntu:/home/luis# dir
b43-fwcutter-011 Desktop tmpha0Mo9.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2 Documents tmpHjoNxa.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2.1 Firefox_wallpaper.png tmpHrbgBW.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2.2 gretl tmpIHzUGa.wav
b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2.3 Incoming\ Files tmpmx6wae.wav
Baskets_2008-07-31.tar.gz LimeWire tmpPPM7ty.wav
BBA2Y Music tmppTNqmp.wav
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0 myfile.syn~ tmpUN1eDO.wav
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2 Pictures Videos
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2.1 Programs wifi
broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2.2 tmp6C8GUq.wav Workout\ preparation
checkgmail tmp_BDQ6Y.wav Workout\ preparation~
cxoffice tmpCCD__Q.wav
root@ubuntu:/home/luis# cd wifi
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# dir
bcm1xsup.dll bcmwl5.sys bcmwls.ini is.exe setup.iss
bcm43xx64.cat bcmwliss.dll bcmwlu00.exe launcher.ini sp34152.cva
bcm43xx.cat bcmwlnpf.sys data1.cab layout.bin
Bcmnpf64.sys bcmwlpkt.dll data1.hdr setup.exe
bcmwl564.sys bcmwls32.exe data2.cab Setup.ini
bcmwl5.inf bcmwls64.exe ikernel.ex_ setup.inx
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
installing bcmwl5 ...
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo ndiswrapper -m
module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

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module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

module configuration already contains alias directive

root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
root@ubuntu:/home/luis/wifi# sudo gedit /etc/modules


The only strange thing is "module configuration already contains alias directive". Be aware that I am telling you the truth when I say I have tested every single method. My Blacklist and Startup text files had "ndiswrapper" already. I am so desperate... Seriously, If I am not fixing this before the next week I will hire a technician. I have been 2 months struggling with this.
Here are some commands to try and see if your wireless card will turn on. They will only work for the current session:
b43:

sudo modprobe -r b43 b43legacy b44 ssb ndiswrapper wl bcm43xx
sudo modprobe b43
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo iwlist scan
After you do the ifconfig wlan0 up, the blue light should come on (it looks like you have installed the firmware for it). The last command should produce a list of wireless sites in your laptop's range.

NDISwrapper:

sudo modprobe -r b43 b43legacy b44 ssb ndiswrapper wl bcm43xx
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo iwlist scan
This should get your wireless up and running using the ndiswrapper driver.

If one of these options do work, let us know which one and please post the results of the following:

cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist|grep -i -e b43 -e ssb -e bcm43xx -e ndiswrapper -e wl
cat /etc/modules|grep -i -e b43 -e ssb -e bcm43xx -e ndiswrapper -e wl
cat /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper|grep install
These commands will help us see what you have done to the module configuration files.

For ndiswrapper, some guides have you create a script. Did you do that? If so, we might need to modify it. If you can attach that script, it would also be helpful.

Just in case you did not know, these commands need to be done in the Terminal.

If you are still unable to get your wireless going, please supply the results of the following from the Terminal:

lshw -C network
ls /lib/firmware
ndiswrapper -v
ndiswrapper -l
These commands will help us see what modules are being used, if the firmware has been installed, what version of ndiswrapper you are using, and if the device is present for ndiswrapper.

I also have a dv6000 series laptop with the 4311 rev 01 card. I have been able to get the bcm43xx, b43, ndiswrapper, and wl drivers to work with this card so I am pretty sure that we should be able to get yours up and running soon. Broadcom cards are sometimes hard to figure outthe first time around.

Ayuthia
August 21st, 2008, 04:27 AM
that guide will probably not work for you.. I have an hp dv6622CA and well.. i have flawless wireless. use this guide and tell me if it works for you:
http://invaleed.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/install-bcm94311mcg-wlan-mini-pci-ubuntu-710/

I just went to shak541's link and found that it is for Gutsy and not Hardy. This guide will most likely not work because it does not deal with the b43 and ssb module that is introduced in the Hardy kernel (2.6.24). Also ndiswrapper 1.49 does not compile in Hardy. You need to use a version that is 1.50 or higher.

shak541
August 21st, 2008, 04:41 AM
ohh ok... sorry about that guys. :(

samathyr
August 26th, 2008, 01:29 PM
OHHHH MY GOD!! OHHHHH I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! OHHHH YESSSS!!!

I have been some days without any kind of internet and OH MY GOD!!! Sounds bad but this was becoming a major problem for my daily life.

This days I have been looking for USB Wireless in some retail stores like Expert or Elkj°p here in Norway (other dissapointment thing was the fact that I am from Spain and the cost of IT stuff here is almost double!!), almost bought one, but I decided to review this and

IT WORKED!!

Now I have the perfect laptop! I am so happy :D

What I did was what Ayuthia said about b43:


sudo modprobe -r b43 b43legacy b44 ssb ndiswrapper wl bcm43xx
sudo modprobe b43
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo iwlist scan

The first impression was pretty bad:

luis@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 b43legacy b44 ssb ndiswrapper wl bcm43xx
[sudo] password for luis:
FATAL: Module wl not found.


but after try with the following one:

luis@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe b43

I saw the blue light!!!!


luis@ubuntu:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
luis@ubuntu:~$ sudo iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:14:6A:16:CE:70
ESSID:"nsm_student"
Mode:Master
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=83/100 Signal level=-47 dBm Noise level=-66 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=000002e461d52da9
Cell 02 - Address: 00:14:6A:16:DC:D3
ESSID:""
Mode:Master
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=53/100 Signal leve


A long list of connections (I am at the university right now)
And then I used the Network Manager (besides the clock) to connect to the University's Network, and I am posting from THERE!!!!!!!! THANKS !!!

I am going to celebrate this! Some special dinner tonight!
Thank you all, and specially Ayuthia and sergiom99!

sergiom99
August 26th, 2008, 03:35 PM
glad you make it luis!
it was not that hard, and never worth to pay for it in the first place.

bookmark the links we gave you for future reference and if you need to re-install Ubuntu, just follow them and you're done.

Felicitaciones y bienvenido!