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    Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    So I've just had some friends install Ubuntu on my old Presario C300, but not my physical switch to enable wireless internet does not function. Unfortunately, my friends had to leave town so I'm stuck with a half finished job!

    I'm not good with computers, but I searched a forum to check my devices and ran the "lshw -c network" command and it says "network UNCLAIMED".

    Can anybody help me walk through how to find the correct wireless driver and how to enable wireless internet on my laptop?

    Thanks!!

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    Re: Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    hi could you run that command again...but this time post the entire results back here (copy and paste).

    also don't know which version of ubuntu you have installed (11.04, 11.10, 12.04...etc). and whether it was installed onto a partition or through windows (wubi).

    you should check in "additional drivers" and see if there is a broadcom (or broadcom STA) driver available. if there is then install/enable it. you will need an ethernet connection to download the driver.
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    Re: Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    Hi, unclaimed means you need to install a driver please open a terminal ctrl+alt+t copy and paste the following commands into it one line at a time, then paste the results here:

    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    iwconfig
    rfkill list all
    lsmod
    by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    Hi, I'm not the OP but I'm in the exact same situation. I was wondering if anyone could help me out ith this predicament. I checked this models handling on a linux wiki and it seems that the wireless internet connection is the hardest part about this model.

    Following up on what wildemanne39 said, here are the terminal dialogues in order:
    Code:
    debra@debra-Presario-C300-RH210UA-ABA:~/Desktop$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"
    Linux debra-Presario-C300-RH210UA-ABA 3.2.0-27-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 6 14:46:35 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1363]
        Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    08:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30a5]
        Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    debra@debra-Presario-C300-RH210UA-ABA:~/Desktop$
    Code:
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    debra@debra-Presario-C300-RH210UA-ABA:~/Desktop$
    Code:
    iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    debra@debra-Presario-C300-RH210UA-ABA:~/Desktop$
    Code:
    rfkill list all
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: yes
    debra@debra-Presario-C300-RH210UA-ABA:~/Desktop$
    Code:
    lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rfcomm                 38139  4 
    snd_hda_codec_conexant    52516  1 
    snd_hda_intel          32765  3 
    snd_hda_codec         109562  2 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80845  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    parport_pc             32114  0 
    bnep                   17830  2 
    i915                  414668  2 
    snd_rawmidi            25424  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                51567  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    hp_wmi                 13652  0 
    joydev                 17393  0 
    sparse_keymap          13658  1 hp_wmi
    bluetooth             158438  10 rfcomm,bnep
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    wl                   2646601  0 
    drm_kms_helper         45466  1 i915
    drm                   197692  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
    snd_timer              28931  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    62064  15 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              14635  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         14115  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 i915
    psmouse                87213  0 
    lib80211               14040  1 wl
    serio_raw              13027  0 
    mac_hid                13077  0 
    video                  19068  1 i915
    wmi                    18744  1 hp_wmi
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    8139too                23283  0 
    8139cp                 22633  0 
    debra@debra-Presario-C300-RH210UA-ABA:~/Desktop$
    Right now I'm a huge Newb when it comes to this. But I'm really starting to get the feel of linux and I'm definitely eager to learn more

    Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Make surew your wireless is turned on.
    Reboot
    Thanks

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    Re: Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    Wildmanne thank you very, very, very, very, very much!!
    Works perfectly now

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    Re: Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    Hi, your welcome! please use thread tools at the top of the page and mark the thread solved.
    Enjoy
    Last edited by Wild Man; July 26th, 2012 at 09:30 PM. Reason: added text

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    Re: Enabling Wireless on Presario C300 - Ubuntu

    Hi there i am just getting into linux and its features, finally got my head round what all these new words mean, I have read alot that it is not possible to enable wifi on some presario c300's with ubuntu 12.04 LTS, ive been trying to figure it out for weeks getting tired of my ethernet cable until my friend handed me a broadband providers USB dongle popped it in and hey presto instantly tells me theres 2 available networks in my vicinity connects just fine.. Hope this is helpful to others who also enjoy representing the low end laptop scene.

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