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    Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    When someone finds a fix to the no wireless problem with ubuntu 11.10 using Dell laptops and Broadcom please e-mail it to me at cnelson@planetorange.com

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1521. I did a fresh install of 11.10 and everything else id fine, but there is no wireless option.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Hi, if you want help we will need some information.

    Please post the results of:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    Code:
    lsmod
    Code:
    sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e b43 -e wl -e firmware -e wlan0 | tail -n35
    here by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    $ sudo lshw -C network
    *-network
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
    resources: irq:17 memory:efdfc000-efdfffff
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: 02
    serial: 00:15:c5:7b:2f:9e
    size: 10Mbit/s
    capacity: 100Mbit/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=half latency=64 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10Mbit/s
    resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
    $ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Inspiron E1405 [1028:01d8]
    Kernel driver in use: b44
    --
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    $ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth1 no wireless extensions.

    $ rfkill list all
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    $ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_iso8859_1 12617 1
    nls_cp437 12751 1
    vfat 17308 1
    fat 55577 1 vfat
    usb_storage 44173 1
    uas 17699 0
    parport_pc 32114 0
    ppdev 12849 0
    rfcomm 38408 0
    bnep 17923 2
    bluetooth 148839 10 rfcomm,bnep
    binfmt_misc 17292 1
    snd_hda_codec_idt 60049 1
    joydev 17393 0
    snd_hda_intel 24262 2
    snd_hda_codec 91754 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 80468 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_rawmidi 25241 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    dell_wmi 12601 0
    sparse_keymap 13658 1 dell_wmi
    dell_laptop 13519 0
    dcdbas 14098 1 dell_laptop
    b44 31443 0
    snd_timer 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    i915 505108 3
    psmouse 73673 0
    serio_raw 12990 0
    ssb 50682 1 b44
    snd 55902 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_se q_device
    drm_kms_helper 32889 1 i915
    drm 192226 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
    soundcore 12600 1 snd
    r852 17901 0
    sm_common 16737 1 r852
    nand 49707 2 r852,sm_common
    nand_ids 8547 1 nand
    nand_bch 13003 1 nand
    bch 21757 1 nand_bch
    nand_ecc 13070 1 nand
    wl 2646601 0
    wmi 18744 1 dell_wmi
    snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    mtd 35852 2 sm_common,nand
    video 18908 1 i915
    lib80211 14570 1 wl
    lp 17455 0
    parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    mmc_block 22393 0
    firewire_ohci 35854 0
    firewire_core 56937 1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
    sdhci_pci 13658 0
    sdhci 27360 1 sdhci_pci
    $ sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e b43 -e wl -e firmware -e wlan0 | tail -n35
    Oct 15 22:50:58 miramar kernel: [ 18.647296] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
    Oct 15 22:50:58 miramar kernel: [ 18.681012] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    Oct 15 22:50:58 miramar kernel: [ 18.681022] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Oct 15 22:50:58 miramar kernel: [ 18.749355] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Oct 15 22:51:00 miramar NetworkManager[796]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
    Oct 16 06:34:19 miramar kernel: [ 22.843593] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
    Oct 16 06:34:19 miramar kernel: [ 22.940430] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    Oct 16 06:34:19 miramar kernel: [ 22.940440] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Oct 16 06:34:19 miramar kernel: [ 23.652690] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Oct 16 06:34:21 miramar NetworkManager[769]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
    Oct 16 07:00:48 miramar kernel: [ 22.553440] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
    Oct 16 07:00:48 miramar kernel: [ 22.630706] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    Oct 16 07:00:48 miramar kernel: [ 22.630717] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Oct 16 07:00:48 miramar kernel: [ 22.691491] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Oct 16 07:00:48 miramar NetworkManager[755]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
    $

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Hi, it looks like you installed the driver for this card in additional drivers if so please do this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then run this command and watch for errors.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    After it intalls disconnect your wired connection and restart your computer.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, it looks like you installed the driver for this card in additional drivers if so please do this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then run this command and watch for errors.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    After it intalls disconnect your wired connection and restart your computer.
    I may not be the original poster, but this fixed my similar situation. Thanks so much!!!

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    From broadcom with 3.0 kernels

    http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/bcma.txt
    Remember hence where you come and pass it down.
    Ubuntu Forums member #899097 and Ubuntu Member:
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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    i have a dell laptop and a broadcom wireless card, i will be giving this a try tommorow at work and let everyone knows, cause this problem seems to be with dell laptops

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Hi notoriousmic24, I am glad it worked for you.
    Enjoy

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Hi Sofaires, whether is works or not depends on the wireless card you have not the brand of the computer.

    Please post the results of:
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    Code:
    lsmod
    by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 no wireless

    Hi I'm new to Linux and my wireless is not working it worked with 11.04 any how i thought i would save you some time by posting some information that you might ask for. tell me if you need anything else
    Thanks.

    Code:
      *-network              
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
           vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: //I took this out for this post.
           size: 100Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.28 duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.106 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
           resources: irq:43 memory:d3100000-d3103fff ioport:3000(size=256)
      *-network UNCLAIMED
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:d2000000-d2003fff
    
    lspci -nnk | grep -ia2 net
        Kernel driver in use: radeon
        Kernel modules: radeon
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4357] (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
        Kernel driver in use: sky2
        Kernel modules: sky2
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1507]
        Kernel modules: ssb
    
    iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    rfkill list all
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    bnep                   17923  2
    rfcomm                 38408  0
    bluetooth             148839  10 bnep,rfcomm
    parport_pc             32114  0
    ppdev                  12849  0
    binfmt_misc            17292  1
    snd_hda_codec_idt      60049  1
    snd_hda_intel          28358  2
    radeon                961723  3
    snd_hda_codec          91754  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    joydev                 17393  0
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80468  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    ttm                    65224  1 radeon
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0
    drm_kms_helper         32889  1 radeon
    drm                   196322  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    snd_rawmidi            25241  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    sp5100_tco             13495  0
    snd_seq                51567  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    psmouse                63474  0
    hp_wmi                 13652  0
    i2c_piix4              13093  0
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 radeon
    k10temp                12990  0
    snd_timer              28932  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    55902  13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    lp                     17455  0
    video                  18908  0
    sparse_keymap          13658  1 hp_wmi
    serio_raw              12990  0
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         14108  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    wmi                    18744  1 hp_wmi
    shpchp                 32356  0
    parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    sky2                   49304  0
    ahci                   21634  2
    libahci                25761  1 ahci
    
    sudo cat /var/log/syslog |grep -e b43 -e wl -e firmware -e wlan0 |tail -n35
    
    Oct 16 19:54:58 midnight-Compaq-515 kernel: [    0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard Compaq 515/308C, BIOS 68GVV Ver. F.0F 12/17/2009
    Oct 16 19:55:02 midnight-Compaq-515 NetworkManager[871]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
    also i don't know if this will help but get the additional drivers pop up and when i click on the broadcom STA wireless driver (i thought that perhaps this would install the driver need) I get a message to check a log and the log has this

    2011-10-16 20:32:38,582 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-10-16 20:32:38,657 DEBUG: fglrx.enabled(fglrx): target_alt None current_alt /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/ld.so.conf other target alt None other current alt None
    2011-10-16 20:32:38,657 DEBUG: fglrx is not the alternative in use

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