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    WiFi not found Dell Inspiron Ubuntu 10.04

    WiFi was working well, but at some point, perhaps after an update, it stopped. First I could only connect at home, now it fails to display available wifi sources at all.

    I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid on a Dell Inspiron 1420. I have skipped upgrades because I installed Ubuntu Studio over plain vanilla Ubuntu, and what with the custom kernel of the Studio distro, didn't want to rock the boat.

    Listing my hardware shows both Broadcom Netlink BCM5906M nad Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG[Golan].

    I have tried a lot of different suggestions on the forum, to no avail, and at this point, probably need to untangle bad fixes. I will make a separate post on attempts to do a clean install of the latest Ubuntu Studio, but to summarize - could not do it from DVD or stick. Was hoping an upgrade might solve this WiFi issue or at least give me a fresh chance to reconfigure.


    DIAGNOSTICS

    lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 02)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1713] (rev 02)
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)


    rfkill list all
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    binfmt_misc 6587 1
    ppdev 5259 0
    vboxdrv 122371 0
    snd_hda_codec_idt 52074 1
    fbcon 35102 71
    tileblit 1999 1 fbcon
    font 7557 1 fbcon
    bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
    softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
    vga16fb 11385 0
    vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
    snd_usb_audio 75765 0
    joydev 8740 0
    snd_usb_lib 15801 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_hda_intel 22069 2
    snd_hda_codec 74297 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
    arc4 1153 2
    snd_pcm 70694 4 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_ oss
    snd_hwdep 5412 2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
    snd_seq_oss 26722 0
    snd_seq_midi 4557 0
    snd_rawmidi 19056 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47263 7 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    iwl3945 68727 0
    snd_timer 19130 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    dell_wmi 1793 0
    i915 290740 2
    iwlcore 106149 1 iwl3945
    dell_laptop 6888 0
    sdhci_pci 5470 0
    drm_kms_helper 29329 1 i915
    snd 54244 18 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_ hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hw dep,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_ seq_device
    mac80211 205434 2 iwl3945,iwlcore
    dcdbas 5422 1 dell_laptop
    psmouse 63677 0
    serio_raw 3978 0
    drm 163779 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
    intel_agp 24375 2 i915
    sdhci 15494 1 sdhci_pci
    led_class 2864 3 iwl3945,iwlcore,sdhci
    soundcore 6620 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    cfg80211 126528 3 iwl3945,iwlcore,mac80211
    agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
    i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
    video 17375 1 i915
    output 1871 1 video
    lp 7028 0
    parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
    usbhid 36110 0
    ohci1394 26950 0
    hid 67288 1 usbhid
    ieee1394 81181 1 ohci1394
    ahci 32680 3
    tg3 109324 0

    Sorry my first post is so long! I am Okay with simply doing a clean install to Ubuntu Studio 12.04 if that turns out to be simplest and I can get past the problem booting from thumb drive (cannot write a DVD). LMK if more info is needed, and thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Redeen; July 25th, 2012 at 10:11 PM.

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    SOLVED: WiFi not found Dell Inspiron Ubuntu 10.04

    It looks like the upgrade will fix the problem and is overdue.

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