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    Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    I just recently installed ubuntu, my first experience with linux. I don't know if it isn't recognizing my wireless card or if it is another issue, but I am unable to view any wireless networks/connect to any. When I click on the network icon it says "wireless" with Device Not Ready underneath. I apologize for the length of the feedback I'm posting, but I was unsure what was/wasn't pertinent so I'm posting all of it. I also understand you fellows here deal with this type of thread a thousand times over so I greatly appreciate those of you who take time to help us lost folk! Thanks in advance.



    1. HP Pav. dv6000 -Ubuntu 9.10 i686

    2. lspci

    05:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection (rev 02)

    lsusb

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


    3. ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:b7:d6:72
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff
    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

    4. lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ipw2200 140292 0
    libipw 43148 1 ipw2200
    lib80211 6432 2 ipw2200,libipw
    arc4 1660 2
    ecb 2524 2
    b43 122136 0
    binfmt_misc 8356 1
    mac80211 181236 1 b43
    snd_hda_codec_conexant 20060 1
    snd_hda_intel 26920 2
    snd_hda_codec 75708 2 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 7200 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
    snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 75296 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
    joydev 10272 0
    snd_seq_oss 28576 0
    ppdev 6688 0
    snd_seq_midi 6432 0
    snd_rawmidi 22208 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    lp 8964 0
    parport 35340 2 ppdev,lp
    cfg80211 93052 2 b43,mac80211
    sdhci_pci 7100 0
    sdhci 17472 1 sdhci_pci
    snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    iptable_filter 3100 0
    led_class 4096 2 b43,sdhci
    ricoh_mmc 3676 0
    psmouse 56180 0
    serio_raw 5280 0
    snd 59204 16 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec ,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_s eq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_devic e
    soundcore 7264 1 snd
    ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables
    snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    fbcon 36640 72
    tileblit 2460 1 fbcon
    font 8124 1 fbcon
    bitblit 5372 1 fbcon
    softcursor 1756 1 bitblit
    usbhid 38208 0
    i915 221064 3
    ohci1394 29900 0
    e100 32452 0
    mii 5212 1 e100
    ieee1394 86596 1 ohci1394
    drm 159584 3 i915
    i2c_algo_bit 5760 1 i915
    ssb 35300 1 b43
    video 19380 1 i915
    intel_agp 27484 2 i915
    output 2780 1 video
    agpgart 34988 2 drm,intel_agp



    sudo lshw -C network
    *-network
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:d6000000-d6003fff
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 8
    bus info: pci@0000:05:08.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:16:36:b7:d6:72
    size: 10MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
    resources: irq:20 memory:d8000000-d8000fff ioport:4000(size=64)
    *-network DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 1
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:14:a5:db:1a:12
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

    iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Failed to read scan data : Network is down

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    *-network DISABLED
    Wonder why it's disabled. Do you have a little switch on your laptop that got nudged over to off by the cat? Please let us see:
    Code:
    rfkill list
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Wonder why it's disabled. Do you have a little switch on your laptop that got nudged over to off by the cat? Please let us see:
    Code:
    rfkill list
    Thanks.
    I do have that switch, but I made sure it was in the "on" position. As soon as I boot up though the light next to the switch shows the "disabled" color, and I can switch it back and forth with no affect. I'll be back momentarily with the results of the command you posted, thanks for the quick response!

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    $ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    Well, that looks entirely normal. Let's see if the kernel has any clues:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep b43
    dmesg | grep wlan
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    $ dmesg | grep b43
    [ 1.513714] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    [ 1.513733] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 8.928661] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
    [ 16.468124] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    [ 16.912406] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
    [ 16.915619] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
    [ 16.915624] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
    [ 16.915628] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
    [ 17.188112] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    [ 17.192041] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
    [ 17.196678] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
    [ 17.196684] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
    [ 17.196687] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.

    dmesg | grep wlan

    gave a blank response.

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
    There ya go! Here is the procedure from the referenced website. You will need internet connectivity, i.e. ethernet to do so.
    in latest versions of Ubuntu (all flavors) and Debian just need to install the b43-fwcutter package:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    when you are asked "Fetch and install firmware?" answer "Yes" (just press "Enter)
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    Hm...question. Is there anyway I can obtain the firmware outside of the ubuntu installation (other partition or computer) and transfer it there? My only available internet is my wireless router, so I'm stuck in a sort of catch22 wherein I need this software to get internet but need internet to get the software

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    I don't know of a way, but I'm searching. I suggest you do also.
    requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    Is the firmware on the other partition??? Can you copy it to a thumbdrive and then to your Ubuntu partition? Drag and drop it to your Home folder and then do:
    Code:
    sudo cp <firmware_files_you_found> /lib/firmware
    sudo chmod +r /lib/firmware/*
    sudo rmmod -f b43
    sudo modprobe b43
    Does your wireless now work?
    Last edited by chili555; January 28th, 2010 at 04:22 AM.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wireless Internet "Device Not Ready"

    This might do it!

    http://www.omattos.com/node/6
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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