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    Hey I downloaded ubuntu 11.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop and the wifi on it doesn't work. I'm running it in parallel with windows xp and the wifi works find on windows (as it has always done) but once I boot the laptop in ubuntu, it doesn't recognise anything, no driver, nothing.

    Can anyone please help me here to get the wifi working in ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu is pretty much useless to me if I can't get the wifi to work on it.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by tracing View Post
    Hey I downloaded ubuntu 11.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop and the wifi on it doesn't work. I'm running it in parallel with windows xp and the wifi works find on windows (as it has always done) but once I boot the laptop in ubuntu, it doesn't recognise anything, no driver, nothing.

    Can anyone please help me here to get the wifi working in ubuntu on my laptop. Ubuntu is pretty much useless to me if I can't get the wifi to work on it.

    Cheers!
    could you please open your terminal and type in
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    and a
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    and paste it all here thanks
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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    Cheers for the reply...

    Should I open terminal in windows or in ubuntu?? And how do you open terminal?

    Sorry, I don't really know much about fixing computers as i'm just your average computer user...

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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    ohh snap my bad in ubuntu and also to open your terminal press ctrl+alt+t sorry if you need any more help just ask thats why we are here
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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    In the install propriety drivers thing, I found the wireless driver and I tried to activate it. It gave me an error a couple of times and then it said I need to restart the system to activate the driver. After I tried to restart the system, just after the boot screen with the 'ubuntu' logo, the screen went purple and it froze there. I waited for a good while but eventually gave up and forced my laptop to shut down by holding onto the power key. I restarted and tried to give it another go but once again ubuntu failed to boot and it just froze during boot up. I had to once again force shut down and then I went back to windows and uninstalled it.

    Is there a way I can update my wireless driver in windows so that its able to work in ubuntu??

    Also ubuntu was performing really slow on my laptop. I previously had jolicloud installed on it and it was much faster although it had the same problem that it wouldn't recognise the wifi driver and I had to use ethernet cable to work on it.

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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    the short answer is no with out seeing the card and its #
    lspci -nn
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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    I'm having a similar problem. I thought I fixed it last night, and actually connected via wifi, but now this morning I cannot connect. My computer recognized the network, but my wifi light stays orange no matter what. I've confirmed that the Broadcom driver is installed, and now I'm just totally stuck. I'd really appreciate some help.

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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    Hi, run these commands in a terminal please:
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    Code:
    nm-tool
    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    Code:
    iwconfig
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    rfkill list all
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    sudo iwlist scan
    Code:
    lsmod | grep b43
    and post the outcome here by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    Here are my outputs:
    Code:
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu 
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04 
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty 
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04" 
    Linux jordanweyenberg-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-GA452UA-ABA 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:05:41 UTC 2011 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    Code:
       	 	 	 	 	 	  *-network UNCLAIMED      
            description: Network controller 
            product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN 
            vendor: Broadcom Corporation 
            physical id: 0 
            bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 
            version: 01 
            width: 32 bits 
            clock: 33MHz 
            capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list 
            configuration: latency=0 
            resources: memory:b6000000-b6003fff 
       *-network 
            description: Ethernet interface 
            physical id: 1 
            logical name: easytether0 
            serial: 02:39:06:cf:28:1b 
            size: 10Mbit/s 
            capabilities: ethernet physical 
            configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast=yes driver=tun driverversion=1.6 duplex=full firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10Mbit/s
    Code:
       	 	 	 	 	 	  NetworkManager Tool 
      
     State: disconnected 
      
     - Device: eth0 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 
       Type:              Wired 
       Driver:            forcedeth 
       State:             unavailable 
       Default:           no 
       HW Address:        00:1B:24:33:0D:03 
      
       Capabilities: 
         Carrier Detect:  yes 
      
       Wired Properties 
         Carrier:         off 
      
      
     - Device: easytether0 ---------------------------------------------------------- 
       Type:              Wired 
       Driver:            easytether 
       State:             disconnected 
       Default:           no 
       HW Address:        02:39:06:CF:28:1B 
      
       Capabilities: 
         Carrier Detect:  yes 
         Speed:           10 Mb/s 
      
       Wired Properties 
         Carrier:         on
    Code:
       	 	 	 	 	 	  03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    Code:
       	 	 	 	 	 	  lo        no wireless extensions. 
      
     eth0      no wireless extensions. 
      
     easytether0  no wireless extensions.
    Code:
       	 	 	 	 	 	  0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN 
     	Soft blocked: no 
     	Hard blocked: no

    I was unable to get any output from the last command for some reason. I'm really not sure why.


    While I was doing all of this I had my Android phone plugged in ready to get online via Easytether, so that's why that's popping up in all of my networks. I hope that doesn't affect things.


    Thank you so much for your willingness to help. I'll be out of town this weekend, but when I get back Sunday night I'll be sure to check this thread again and hopefully we can work this out. Thanks again!

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    Re: Wifi not working on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    Hi, it looks like you do not have the drivers installed, run this command please
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    Then disconnect the other internet device and restart your computer.
    Thank you

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