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    Question Wireless connected, but not working?

    I just installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on my HP Pavilion G6 1D60US laptop.

    I connected to the wifi in my home and it says that it is connected yet when I open up a browser I get a "server not found" error.

    In the additional drivers window, I see "Broadcom STA wireless driver" but when I try to activate it I get the error "Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log"

    the log file is too big for me to attach.

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    Hi

    It is quite possible that your in house wifi network is working without access to the Internet. Can you access the Internet with any other devices on your wifi network?
    Acer Aspire 1353 Bodhilinux 2.4.0
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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by roger_1960 View Post
    Hi

    It is quite possible that your in house wifi network is working without access to the Internet. Can you access the Internet with any other devices on your wifi network?
    Yes, the laptop is dual booted with windows 7 and when I'm in windows 7 it works fine. It also works fine on my desktop windows machine and iphone.
    Last edited by petefic; January 22nd, 2013 at 11:49 PM.

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    Is your wireless network adapter a broadcom bcm43xx? Please open up a terminal and paste:

    Code:
    lspci
    to determine which card you have.

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOMBSTONEV2 View Post
    Is your wireless network adapter a broadcom bcm43xx? Please open up a terminal and paste:

    Code:
    lspci
    to determine which card you have.
    Yes. It is Broadcom Corporation BCM4313

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    Than I shall refer you to this:
    Code:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx
    Pretty much you have to install the b43-fwcutter firmware, then install the b43 wifi drivers. If you don't have internet access scroll down to b43 - No Internet Access If you need any help let me know. I will be happy to assist.

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    The BCM4313 should actually work with the STA driver not b43. Please hook up an ethernet cable and

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl

    and let us know.



    supporting documentation

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...20&postcount=4
    Last edited by bkratz; January 23rd, 2013 at 12:58 AM.

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    More often than not I see people having various network issues with the STA driver. While the STA driver is technically better on systems in which it works, I find the b43 driver works much better on systems that have issues with the STA driver. So technically I should have started off with:

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl

    Then suggested b43 if it did not work.

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    Quote Originally Posted by bkratz View Post
    The BCM4313 should actually work with the STA driver not b43. Please hook up an ethernet cable and

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl

    and let us know.



    supporting documentation

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...20&postcount=4
    When you say hook up an ethernet cable, do you mean connect it to the laptop and the modem, or just plug it into the laptop and not connect it to anything.

    I say this because my modem is in my attic, not very easy to get to.

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    Re: Wireless connected, but not working?

    Actually it does require internet access, so it might be a problem. I will look to see if there may be an option.

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