That's strange. We may need to try a different driver. The one you were using was called 'b43'; let's try the STA driver instead, which is called 'wl'. To install the STA driver, type:
Alternatively, you should be able to install the driver graphically using the utility at System>Administration>Hardware Drivers.Code:sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --fix-missing bcmwl-kernel-source bcmwl-modaliases
You will need to be connected to the Internet for this to work, so please make sure you can browse websites before trying to install the STA driver.
Once the driver is installed, reboot. If the wireless still doesn't work, try typing "sudo ifconfig eth1 up". If it still doesn't work even after that, please post:
Sorry this is turning out to be difficult, but thanks for your patience.Code:ifconfig iwconfig lshw -C Network dmesg | grep -e b43 -e wl -e eth
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:720 (720.0 B) TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)
lshw -C Network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
resources: irq:17 memory:efdfc000-efdfffff
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 latency=64 multicast=yes
resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
dmesg | grep -e b43 wl -e eth
grep: wl: No such file or directory
Do you have an Ubuntu installation CD? If so, you can install the driver from there. First you need to put your CD in the drive, then go to System>Administration>Software Sources and, under the "Ubuntu Software" tab, enable the use of your CD as a repository. After that, try running again:
If this doesn't work, you may also be able to get your wired Internet working by typing:Code:sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source bcmwl-modaliases
After typing those commands, try opening Web pages. If that works, you can download the STA driver using:Code:sudo ifconfig eth0 up sudo dhclient eth0
Code:sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source bcmwl-modaliases
selected CD ROM as repository,this is what I got...
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source bcmwl-modaliases
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
bcmwl-kernel-source is already the newest version.
bcmwl-modaliases is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (126.96.36.199+bdcom-0ubuntu3) ...
Removing old bcmwl-188.8.131.52+bdcom DKMS files...
Deleting module version: 184.108.40.206+bdcom
completely from the DKMS tree.
Loading new bcmwl-220.127.116.11+bdcom DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 2.6.32-21-generic
Building for architecture i686
Building initial module for 2.6.32-21-generic
/usr/sbin/dkms: line 35: patch: command not found
Error! Application of patch 0001-MODULE_LICENSE.patch failed.
Check /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/18.104.22.168+bdcom/build/ for more information.
dpkg: error processing bcmwl-kernel-source (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 6
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
SUDO IFCONFIG ETH0 UP
sudo dhclient eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:15:c5:70:71:20
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:15:c5:70:71:20
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
It looks like it didn't work on the first try because the package 'patch' was not installed, which it apparently needs. Please make sure your Ubuntu CD is still enabled to be used as a repository, then try:
Code:sudo apt-get install build-essential patch sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source bcmwl-modaliases
Hi rbisawa, on Pytheas post hes asked to enter:
sudo apt-get update
My problem is that I dont have access to any network since my wired and wireless cards are not recognized.
How did you do?
julio prada: we can find a way to activate your wireless even if you don't have wired Internet access, but first let's make sure your situation is actually the same as that of the other posters in this thread. Please post the output of these commands so we know which hardware you have, etc.:
If you have different hardware and a different problem, I'll ask you please to start a new thread so that this one doesn't become too convoluted, and I'll help you in your new thread.Code:lspci -nn lshw -C Network dmesg | grep wlan
Also, keep in mind that you can save the output of the commands to a text file, then use a USB disk or CD to transfer the file to a computer with Internet access, so that you can copy the output to this forum.