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    wifi antenna not detected

    Hey guys, I recently got a HP P6540FY desktop computer. I want to install 500GB of the 1TB partition, but when I try the live-cd, no networks show up under the network manager. I'm on Windows 7 now, so I can post any additional information if necessary. Thanks.

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    Re: wifi antenna not detected

    I have a boatload of HPs (I work for them) and haven't had any problems with Lucid finding the networking, WiFi or cabled when upgrading.

    There is a problem with a new Lucid install though. The problem is that due to an oversight, Lucid/10.04 does not have fakeroot on the install CD so in order to get the wifi going you will need to connect to a hard-wire network cable to get the files you need. Without fakeroot neither the proprietary driver or NDISWrapper will work.
    Last edited by Guilden_NL; August 24th, 2010 at 01:26 AM.
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    Re: wifi antenna not detected

    Well that's extremely inconvenient. I'll just bring my modem up here for a few minutes before installing Linux, then.

    To be clear, the name of the download i need to find is "fakeroot"?

    --edit--

    I'm on live-cd right now, brought my modem upstairs. I installed fakeroot, but I'm not sure where to go from here. I updated Ubuntu, and now in network manager, under Wireless Networks it says, "Device not ready." Any ideas?
    Last edited by adobrakic; August 24th, 2010 at 02:26 AM.

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    Re: wifi antenna not detected

    While you're connected to the internet through your wired connection, try going to System > Admistration > Hardware drivers and see if anything shows up there. Sometimes you have to restart before your driver will pop up.

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    Re: wifi antenna not detected

    I tried Hardware Drivers already, all that comes up is my graphics card. I figured I'd have to reboot, so I went ahead and began installing Linux on the second partition. I'll report back once it's installed and I'm off the live-cd, since it might work after installing and rebooting.

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    Re: wifi antenna not detected

    okay, i'm on ubuntu right now. the network still isnt showing up, and nothing under Hardware Drivers either.

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    Re: wifi antenna not detected

    It won't show up under Hardware Drivers as it doesn't need proprietary drivers.

    Let's go back to the beginning - you installed Ubuntu from the Live CD? You mentioned that you "updated it" - what do you mean? Which steps did you take? The latest versions of LiveCD apparently have fakeroot, but I can't vouch for that since I've upgraded all of my systems quite a while ago.

    Try this while plugged into the network:
    1. sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-modaliases
    2. sudo apt-get install bcmwl-modaliases broadcom-sta-common
    3. Reboot


    Good lucK! Hopefully this will properly install the Broadcom driver and will get your WiFi going.
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