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Thread: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    Now open a terminal and copy the firmware to the correct location:
    Code:

    sudo cp Desktop/b43/ /lib/firmware

    Now unload and reload the driver so it grabs the firmware:
    Code:

    sudo modprobe -r b43
    sudo modprobe b43
    I made a mistake and I apologize. Nothing worse than an old newbie!

    Please do:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo cp Desktop/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo modprobe -r b43
    sudo modprobe b43
    Be sure that the firmware made it this time:
    Code:
    ls -al /lib/firmware/b43
    If it went well, you should have wireless and should see many lines like:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12 2011-09-16 15:39 ucode32_mimo.fw
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9 2011-09-16 15:39 ucode33_lcn40.fw
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21328 2011-09-16 15:39 ucode5.fw
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23256 2011-09-16 15:39 ucode9.fw
    You don't have to post it; just confirm it's there.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    Ok so everything looks good, but still no wireless.

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    Smile Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    dear do this,

    give this command 1st

    sudo lspci -v


    then... give all these commands... u ll succeed...

    sudo apt-get update


    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer



    sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source


    sudo reboot

    ================================================== =============================
    bye thx

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by jbruckner View Post
    Ok so everything looks good, but still no wireless.
    I highly doubt you have bcmwl-kernel-source and it's (non-) removal will not help.

    Let's see:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep b43
    rfkill list all
    Thanks.
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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    student008@student008-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep b43
    [ 1.384138] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [ 24.759950] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found (core revision 5)
    [ 24.924730] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
    [ 24.924793] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
    [ 24.924844] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
    [ 26.324451] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    [ 26.453553] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
    [ 26.460101] b43-phy0: Radio turned on by software
    [ 26.460104] b43-phy0: The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
    [ 231.462015] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A disabled
    [ 232.632096] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:03.0: restoring config space at offset 0xf (was 0x100, writing 0x10a)
    [ 232.632116] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:03.0: restoring config space at offset 0x4 (was 0x0, writing 0xdfcfe000)
    [ 232.632123] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:03.0: restoring config space at offset 0x3 (was 0x0, writing 0x4000)
    [ 232.632130] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:03.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x0, writing 0x106)
    [ 232.784129] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:03.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    student008@student008-laptop:~$ rfkill list all
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    mauleshjani,

    Thank you!!! That seems to have worked! Now only question is how do I find wireless networks? On my mac and my Windows computers it always has something in the top bar and I know there was something on this top bar at one point, but it disappeared while I was trying to get the wireless working.

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
    Have you pressed the button?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    I can toggle the wireless on and off with the function F2, but I am talking about the icon that used to be in the top right corner by the battery and volume icons.

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by jbruckner View Post
    I can toggle the wireless on and off with the function F2, but I am talking about the icon that used to be in the top right corner by the battery and volume icons.
    Does it reappear if you do:
    Code:
    nm-applet &
    If so, can you connect? We can work out how to add the icon back if that does it.

    If these are all to be at the same place in the same fixed network, I wonder if you really want Network Manager. Would hard-coding the network details suit better?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Dell Latitude D610, Ubuntu 11.10, and BCM4306 No Wireless

    Wireless still works, but it didn't seem to do anything. This is the read out:

    student008@student008-laptop:~$ nm-applet &
    [1] 2867
    student008@student008-laptop:~$ The program 'nm-applet' can be found in the following packages:
    * network-manager-gnome
    * mythbuntu-diskless-client
    Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>

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