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    Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 in this laptop. I can connect to our wireless Internet in the other operating system (Windows XP), but the only way I can go online in Ubuntu is by plugging it into the cable modem.

    Could someone help me, please? _ΓL*

    Here is a some information that I was able to compile:
    >To "nm-applet":
    Code:
    kalayaan001@Kalayaan-MM061:~$ nm-applet
    An instance of nm-applet is already running.
    
    ** (nm-applet:1727): WARNING **: <WARN>  constructor(): Couldn't initialize the D-Bus manager.
    How can we initialize the D-Bus manager?

    > To "nm-tool":
    Code:
    kalayaan001@Kalayaan-MM061:~$ nm-tool
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: disconnected
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            b44
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:19:B9:85:01:CA
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           10 Mb/s
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    > To "rfkill list":
    Code:
    kalayaan001@Kalayaan-MM061:~$ rfkill list
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: no
    > To "lspci":
    Code:
    kalayaan001@Kalayaan-MM061:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
    03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
    I hope that the information (and their division) helped.

    Thanks for your time.

    Take care,
    RedStarYellowSun

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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    yea...even i've been trying to solve the issue, but no luck. I've tried every possible solutions Hopefully somebody will solve the issue

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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    There have been posted several bug reports concerning wirefree in Launchpad recently. I would stay with 10.10 for at least a month more.
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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    It might have something to do with the broadcom drivers. This might help
    Perseverance will succeed (usually)
    ubuntu user -32597 - linux user - 526569
    Wireless Info Script
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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by rajush View Post
    yea...even i've been trying to solve the issue, but no luck. I've tried every possible solutions Hopefully somebody will solve the issue
    Thanks for trying, though.

    It seems that I am far from the only one experiencing this problem. Hopefully, a solution does come-up soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    There have been posted several bug reports concerning wirefree in Launchpad recently. I would stay with 10.10 for at least a month more.
    That sounds wise. If a solution is not found soon, I'll downgrade to 10.10.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hippytaff View Post
    It might have something to do with the broadcom drivers. This might help
    That seems plausible.

    Everyone, thanks for the reply! It is much appreciated.

    Take care,
    RedStarYellowSun
    Last edited by RedStarYellowSun; May 3rd, 2011 at 01:35 AM.

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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by RedStarYellowSun View Post
    Thanks for trying, though.

    It seems that I am far from the only one experiencing this problem. Hopefully, a solution does come-up soon.
    your not the only one with that problem on this type of machine. I can access the wireless network but if i do a softlock using the Fn-f2 keys i'm unable to unlock it without restarting the computer. It almost seems like the driver's softunlock feature is broken since i'm able to lock it.

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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightstalker363 View Post
    your not the only one with that problem on this type of machine. I can access the wireless network but if i do a softlock using the Fn-f2 keys i'm unable to unlock it without restarting the computer. It almost seems like the driver's softunlock feature is broken since i'm able to lock it.
    I posted my problem Ask Ubuntu and got some progress, though not the solution... at lest, not yet.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/39508...eless-networks

    Have you tried Ask Ubuntu yet? They might be able to help you out, too.

    Take care,
    RedStarYellowSun

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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    disable/remove the broadcom sta driver

    install firmware-b43-installer

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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    From askubuntu.com

    • open the 'Synaptic Package Manager' and search for 'bcm'
    • uninstall the 'bcm-kernel-source' package
    • make sure that the 'firmware-b43-installer' and the 'b43-fwcutter' packages are installed
    • reboot

    Worked for me, system: Dell Inspiron E1505. The site also listed the step of modifying the blacklist conf file which I did and then had to undo to get it to work.

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    Re: Dell Inspiron E1505: No Wireless Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by RedStarYellowSun View Post
    I posted my problem Ask Ubuntu and got some progress, though not the solution... at lest, not yet.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/39508...eless-networks

    Have you tried Ask Ubuntu yet? They might be able to help you out, too.

    Take care,
    RedStarYellowSun

    Since you have the B44 wired driver you need the ssb module. I would recommend you install b43-fwcutter and the firmware-b43-installer. The two previous poster gave you good information.
    The STA driver and the ssb module do not play nice together.
    In addition you might have some blacklist issues that you may need to fix.

    Copy and paste this in terminal and then paste back here.

    Code:
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '8180|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|ssb|witch|wl'
    Boot Info Script
    Ubuntu User number is # 32763
    Linux User number is # 527179

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