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    Question [SOLVED] Wireless Failure, need help.

    I have a HP Pavilion zv6000 laptop, running Hardy Heron.

    I am not able to see any wireless networks in Ubuntu. I click on System >> Administration >> Hardware Drivers, and this is what I see.

    (1)


    I click on the "enabled" check mark next to my wireless card (seems like an obvious solution), then I get this:

    (2)


    I click on "enable" then get this:

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    I then go to restart. When I do, I am in the same situation, and the above screens will do the exact same thing. help!

    -TheOnlyMerlin
    Last edited by TheOnlyMerlin; June 17th, 2008 at 07:21 AM. Reason: Picture error.

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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    Sorry, apparently where I had the pictures posted didn't work out well. They should be visible now.

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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    Make sure you have all the repos enabled in System→Administration→Software Sources.
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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    Under software sources I have:
    "Ubuntu Software" Tab
    "Downloadable from the internet" all check except for "source code" (main, universe, restricted, multiverse)
    And I have "Cdrom with Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron'" checked under "Installable from CD-ROM / DVD"
    Under "Third Party Software" Tab
    {Checked} http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
    {Unchecked} http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner (source Code)

    Under "Updates" Tab
    Ubuntu Updates
    {Checked} Important Security Updates
    {Checked} Recommended Updates
    {Unchecked} Pre-released Updates
    {Unchecked} Unsupported Updates

    Automatic Updates
    {Checked} Check for updates: Daily
    {Only notify about available updates}

    Release Upgrade
    Show new distribution releases: Long term support releases only.

    Tell me if you need anything form the Authentication or statistics tabs.

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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    Hmmm. Ok, all that looks fine. Maybe it's not what I thought.
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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    Additionally, I have had this computer working wirelessly in Gutsy, but it doesn't work now in Hardy.

    Also, I don't have access to the internet until I can get wireless working. My LAN connection is broken. I cna probably get everything else I have working once I get internet.
    Last edited by TheOnlyMerlin; June 17th, 2008 at 08:51 AM.

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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    You could try manually using ndiswrapper to use the b43 wireless drivers.
    Download ndiswrapper and from a terminal type
    ndiswrapper -i /path/to/bcm/driver (This will be on your windows partition)

    Now type ndiswrapper -l (Ensure the BCM is on the list)

    Now type ndiswrapper -m (Load the driver)

    To ensure this happens automatically from now on,
    type sudo gedit /etc/modules
    and modify this file by typing
    "ndiswrapper" - without the quotes and then save.

    Reboot the machine and all should be ok.
    Its been a while since I've had to do that so just check ndiswrapper's FAQ's etc for some guidance also

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Wireless Failure, need help.

    Yay! Problem resolved! thanks!

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