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    need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    Hi there, I installed U.Studio 13.04 today and it show my proprietery driver is in use but still not read wireless networks, but does read a wired connection.

    http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psec8cd2ad.png

    i have tried numberous task from different website i found like

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source 
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    and even did

    Code:
    Please verify your pci.id with a terminal command:
    
      
        lspci -nn   Is it 14e4:4365? I am not sure it is even possible in a 32-bit  system. If you have a 64-bit system and the device I mentioned, then I  suggest this package: http://jas.gemnetworks.com/debian/po...19-1_amd64.deb
      First install the prerequisites:
      
        sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms   Then install the package with:
      
        cd Desktop   <--or wherever you downloaded the deb    
        sudo dpkg -i wire*.deb    
        sudo modprobe wl
    the
    Code:
    sudo modprobe wl
    gives me this

    Code:
    FATAL: Module wl not found.
    and my lspci -nn

    Code:
    komrad@krash-LT:~$ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4
    07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
    Last edited by Wild Man; May 13th, 2013 at 04:59 AM. Reason: Removed large image

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    Please try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    Any improvement?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Please try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    Any improvement?
    nope here is what i got:

    Code:
    komrad@krash-LT:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    [sudo] password for komrad: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      linux-headers-lowlatency linux-image-lowlatency
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      bcmwl-kernel-source*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 4,279 kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database ... 241791 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing bcmwl-kernel-source ...
    Removing all DKMS Modules
    Done.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    Purging configuration files for bcmwl-kernel-source ...
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-lowlatency
    Code:
    komrad@krash-LT:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-headers-generic is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      linux-headers-lowlatency linux-image-lowlatency
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    komrad@krash-LT:~$
    Code:
    komrad@krash-LT:~$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      linux-headers-lowlatency linux-image-lowlatency
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      bcmwl-kernel-source
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/1,346 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 4,279 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
      bcmwl-kernel-source
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Selecting previously unselected package bcmwl-kernel-source.
    (Reading database ... 241724 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source (from .../bcmwl-kernel-source_6.20.155.1+bdcom-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb) ...
    Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (6.20.155.1+bdcom-0ubuntu6) ...
    Loading new bcmwl-6.20.155.1+bdcom DKMS files...
    First Installation: checking all kernels...
    Building only for 3.8.0-19-lowlatency
    Building for architecture x86_64
    Building initial module for 3.8.0-19-lowlatency
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/share/apport/package-hooks/dkms_packages.py", line 22, in <module>
        import apport
    ImportError: No module named apport
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-19-lowlatency (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.
    FATAL: Module wl not found.    <----------------------------------------------------------------------------------noticed that still shows up
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-lowlatency
    Code:
    komrad@krash-LT:~$ sudo modprobe wl
    FATAL: Module wl not found.
    I dont know, i wana say it was working fine before my computer was going whack. 12.10 it worked fine when i follow the steps above.

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    i just ran
    Code:
    $ sudo lshw -C network
    and got

    Code:
    komrad@krash-LT:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for komrad: 
      *-network UNCLAIMED     
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:f7c00000-f7c07fff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 05
           serial: e0:db:55:82:3c:b8
           size: 100Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw ip=192.168.1.8 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
           resources: irq:41 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f0004000-f0004fff memory:f0000000-f0003fff
    komrad@krash-LT:~$
    idk if it being unclaimed has anything to do with it?

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    Quote Originally Posted by komrad3006 View Post
    idk if it being unclaimed has anything to do with it?
    Unclaimed, in this context, means no driver claims it. wl can't claim it because it won't yet build correctly:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/apport/package-hooks/dkms_packages.py", line 22, in <module>
    import apport
    ImportError: No module named apport
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-19-lowlatency (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.
    Please try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-apport
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    How about now?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Unclaimed, in this context, means no driver claims it. wl can't claim it because it won't yet build correctlylease try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-apport
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe wl
    How about now?
    if i do all this from live usb it should still work unless i shutdown or restart right? this was ran from backbox but even when i run in studio i get same exact messages. Here is what i type and the results, in order:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-apport
    i get
    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    python-apport is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/multiverse i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    i get
    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-headers-generic is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/multiverse i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    i get
    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      dkms
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      bcmwl-kernel-source dkms
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/1,224 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 3,862 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/multiverse i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
    Selecting previously unselected package dkms.
    (Reading database ... 146600 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking dkms (from .../dkms_2.2.0.3-1ubuntu3_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously unselected package bcmwl-kernel-source.
    Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source (from .../bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up dkms (2.2.0.3-1ubuntu3) ...
    Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1) ...
    Loading new bcmwl-5.100.82.38+bdcom DKMS files...
    First Installation: checking all kernels...
    Building only for 3.2.0-36-generic
    Building for architecture x86_64
    Building initial module for 3.2.0-36-generic
    Done.
    
    wl:
    Running module version sanity check.
     - Original module
       - No original module exists within this kernel
     - Installation
       - Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-36-generic/updates/dkms/
    
    depmod.....
    
    DKMS: install completed.
    update-initramfs is disabled since running on read-only media
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_main_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/multiverse i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://BackBox Linux 3.0/ precise/universe i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/BackBox%20Linux%203.0_dists_precise_universe_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    Code:
    sudo modprobe wl
    i get
    Code:
    FATAL: Error inserting wl (/lib/modules/3.2.0-36-generic/updates/dkms/wl.ko): Invalid argument

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    ok, so i went ahead and installed backbox. Everything went so smooth went to install all the steps above and the only thing that was the same was the "sudo modprobe wl" i checked my additional drivers and here is what it shows?

    ****EDIT***
    Ok so i found this post that you were in Chili555. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2052124

    I followed the steps deleted all the "linux-backports-modules-cw"

    restarted computer and it is now closer then it was before, it is now ready my card but still disabled. another screen shot:
    http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/...psbc886275.png
    Last edited by Wild Man; May 13th, 2013 at 05:01 AM. Reason: Removed large image

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    LMAO, ok so i feel smart after posting that i push "FN" + "F2" and it enabled my wireless. i restarted computer and unpluged my cable and here i am posting from my wireless connection, thank you so much for all your help.

    i tried to mark as solved, thread tools only shows, print, email, and subscribe?
    Last edited by komrad3006; May 12th, 2013 at 11:31 PM.

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

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    Re: need help with my Inspiron 3520 Wireless card.

    Hi, please use thumbnails or url's for images because many people have a slow connection and large images make it very hard for them to load the page.
    Thanks

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