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    Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Before attempting to help me, please realize that I am completely new. I figured out only three days ago what a terminal window was and how to open one. You have been warned.

    I'm running ubuntu through windows on my dell laptop. I have a linksys router for home use. I can establish a connection from the main internet source to the laptop, and from the main internet source through the router then to the computer. These are both wired connections. I however, cannot get a wireless connection.

    In windows it connects, so the router is not malfunctioning. But its does have a passcode because its a wpa2 security, does that have anything to do with it?

    I keep attempting to follow other threads and tutorial but they never seem to work. I tried to connect it through the router so that the additional drivers would figure out what driver it needed but that didn't work out either. Help!

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Hello,

    can you post the following terminal outputs (put them via copy/paste into it):

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    lsmod
    rfkill list
    iwconfig
    sudo iwlist scan

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    Hello,

    can you post the following terminal outputs (put them via copy/paste into it):

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    lsmod
    rfkill list
    iwconfig
    sudo iwlist scan


    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net


    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    --
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1698] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02be]
    Kernel driver in use: tg3




    lsusb

    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 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 003 Device 005: ID 413c:8156 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-card
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:8158 Dell Computer Corp. Integrated Touchpad / Trackstick
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8157 Dell Computer Corp. Integrated Keyboard
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6417 Microdia
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


    lsmod

    Module Size Used by
    binfmt_misc 17565 1
    parport_pc 36959 0
    ppdev 17113 0
    rfcomm 47694 8
    sco 18131 2
    bnep 18308 2
    l2cap 53570 16 rfcomm,bnep
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi 28103 1
    snd_hda_codec_idt 71137 1
    btusb 18600 2
    bluetooth 72448 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
    joydev 17606 0
    arc4 12529 2
    snd_hda_intel 33211 2
    snd_hda_codec 103804 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 13604 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 96625 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13324 0
    snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
    b43 318638 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    i915 514985 3
    mac80211 294370 1 b43
    snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    drm_kms_helper 42136 1 i915
    dell_wmi 12681 0
    r852 18246 0
    sm_common 16817 1 r852
    uvcvideo 72195 0
    sparse_keymap 13898 1 dell_wmi
    nand 55112 2 r852,sm_common
    dell_laptop 13827 0
    nand_ids 12723 1 nand
    nand_ecc 13230 1 nand
    videodev 82052 1 uvcvideo
    drm 227495 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    dcdbas 14438 1 dell_laptop
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 17078 1 videodev
    snd 67382 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel ,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_s eq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    mtd 27900 2 sm_common,nand
    cfg80211 178528 2 b43,mac80211
    psmouse 73535 0
    soundcore 12680 1 snd
    serio_raw 13166 0
    i2c_algo_bit 13400 1 i915
    snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    video 19438 1 i915
    lp 17825 0
    parport 46458 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usbhid 46956 0
    hid 91020 1 usbhid
    tg3 141750 0
    firewire_ohci 40370 0
    sdhci_pci 13989 0
    sdhci 27387 1 sdhci_pci
    firewire_core 62646 1 firewire_ohci
    ssb 51945 1 b43
    crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
    ahci 25951 1
    libahci 26642 1 ahci






    rfkill list

    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    2: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    3: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no



    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off




    sudo iwlist scan

    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Hi, welcome to the forum, if you have a wired connection run these two commands please:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    after it completes run this command
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
    then disconnect your wired connection and restart your computer if this fixes your problem please use thread tools at the top of the page and mark thread solved if not post back and we will go from there.
    Thank you

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Quote Originally Posted by askarlupka View Post
    lsmod

    Module Size Used by
    b43 318638 0
    mac80211 294370 1 b43
    dell_wmi 12681 0
    dell_laptop 13827 0

    cfg80211 178528 2 b43,mac80211

    rfkill list

    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    2: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    3: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    sudo iwlist scan
    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    There is a chance one or both of those Dell modules I highlighted in red above is causing wireless difficulties- I'll need to search the forum here for some info on that.

    It might also help to see the output of this terminal command:

    Code:
    dmesg | egrep 'b43|irmware|wl'

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Hi northd_tech I was just wondering do you have your private messaging disabled?

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    In synaptics type b43 in search window these are the two for your card by wildmanne39 if anymore installed remove
    and reboot with wired removed. Just in case.
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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi northd_tech I was just wondering do you have your private messaging disabled?
    No it should be working- I saw your PM last night about CDB but I received a long distance phone call from my little brother (who just moved to Alaska for college this week), so I needed to talk to him for quite a while last night and email him some things.

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    Re: Wireless Device Not Ready (firmware missing)

    Hi, ok I thought maybe it was turned off there is a setting to turn it off.

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