Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: clean start with wireless config

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Beans
    2

    clean start with wireless config

    Hi,

    I had put in a broadcom 4318 (airforce) card and it showed up in network tools as wlan6 with multicast disabled, inactive, and etc. the bf cutter tool also showed up in hardware drivers.

    However, after trying to get the card functional - it no longer shows up in network tools nor is bf cutter in the hardware section.

    I tried installing broadcom's proprietary driver among some other solutions. I'm running karmic 9.10.

    Any suggestions on how to start with a clean slate and get my wlan6 to appear again, so I can install this proprietary driver or use driverloader?

    Thanks,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Beans
    21
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: clean start with wireless config

    Usually the 'wlan6' interface is a result of the driver doing at least some of its job. If you don't have a driver the system might not assign an interface to the card. So I'm guessing that when you had wlan6 with the card showing in network tools, a driver was handling the card already (maybe a built-in driver). Is this a PCI card you are talking about?
    if so can you run lspci in a command window?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Beans
    2,601

    Re: clean start with wireless config

    Quote Originally Posted by jcastilow View Post
    Hi,

    I had put in a broadcom 4318 (airforce) card and it showed up in network tools as wlan6 with multicast disabled, inactive, and etc. the bf cutter tool also showed up in hardware drivers.

    However, after trying to get the card functional - it no longer shows up in network tools nor is bf cutter in the hardware section.

    I tried installing broadcom's proprietary driver among some other solutions. I'm running karmic 9.10.

    Any suggestions on how to start with a clean slate and get my wlan6 to appear again, so I can install this proprietary driver or use driverloader?

    Thanks,
    Well, if you have tried multiple drivers (b43,wl) you could have conflicting modules loaded-resulting in nothing good. you might want to post the outputs of

    Code:
    lsmod
    sudo lshw -C network
    (that is LSMOD and LSHW in lowercase, C in upper) so we can see what happened.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •