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    Smile Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    You rock dood!
    I spent 4 days trying every possible how-to out there. It would get so close but I knew that there must be something missing. Once I found this one all things changed. You created a great (and complete) how-to that worked 1st time out!
    Many thanks

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    Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    I second that Kevdog! Thanks for your help.

    (But I'm still stuck -- now reading/posting on the WPA threads.)

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    Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    OK, I did everything step by step, but I still don`t have a working wireless.
    My ndiswrapper module is loaded:
    Code:
    itch@Sisif:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network DISABLED      
           description: Wireless interface
           product: BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:19:7e:a0:3d:2a
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52
    I used metode 2a and 2b. None of the worked for me.
    When I do "ifconfig -a" I can see my wlan0 connection, but in wicd (my connection manager) there is no active wifi connction.

    Code:
    itch@Sisif:~$ ifconfig -a
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:7e:a0:3d:2a  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
              Interrupt:16 Memory:efdfc000-efe00000

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    Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    *-network DISABLED

    Is there a switch or a place in the BIOS to activate the wireless interface.

    What happens when you post
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

    Are you dual booting?

    If you type dmesg -- getting any errors related to wlan0

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    Wink Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    I posted the following but got no reply, I just wouldn't mind a bit of response. Sorry if this is seen as spamming. Thanks again:

    After failing to install my drivers via "hardware driver" I was pleased to see this post. I followed all steps successfully, and this is what I got:

    The light of my Broadcom B43 wireless card turns on soon after my machine is switch on, but the second gnome is loaded, all lights switch off.

    I have no internet connection (seeing as the lights aren't even showing). But strangely (or not), if I pull out the card, then put it back in, the lights return, yet still no connection.

    Have I done something wrong? Is there a way of uninstalling, and stating the whole process again? Is there anything I have to change to the settings?

    ??? HELP! (I'm a bit of a beginner)
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    Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    *-network DISABLED

    Is there a switch or a place in the BIOS to activate the wireless interface.

    What happens when you post
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

    Are you dual booting?

    If you type dmesg -- getting any errors related to wlan0
    There is a place in BIOS from where I can enable / disable the wifi connection, but that was the 1st thing I checked.
    When I do "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up", it shows
    Code:
     May  1 23:48:37 Sisif kernel: [ 1151.877804] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    in /var/log/syslog.
    And the network is now enabled (I had to load the ndiswrapper module before ssb).
    Code:
    itch@Sisif:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network               
           description: Wireless interface
           product: BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
           logical name: wlan0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:19:7e:a0:3d:2a
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,03/23/2006, 4.40.1 latency=0 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

    LATER EDIT:
    OK, the weirdest thing is happening: If I let ssb module register wlan0 before ndiswrapper, I can see my wifi connection, set it up, etc. Only that I can`t actually connect to my router (i reckon because it is WPA2 encrypted). But if I load ndiswrapper before ssb, the wifi connection is no longer available. And one other thing: when i try to unload ndiswrapper module via "sudo rmmod ndiswrapper", this is happening:
    Code:
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.355277] ndiswrapper: device wlan0 removed
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.355337] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:0b:00.0 disabled
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.355540] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2918.445509] ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.439043] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,03/23/2006, 4.40.19.0) loaded
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.439355] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:0b:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.439420] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:0b:00.0 to 64
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.447436] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 16
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.803064] wlan0: ethernet device 00:19:7e:a0:3d:2a using NDIS driver: bcmwl5, version: 0x4281300, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 14E4:4311.5.conf
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2916.803150] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    May  2 00:41:44 Sisif kernel: [ 2918.826615] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    Last edited by deviant; May 1st, 2008 at 10:44 PM.

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    Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    BCM 4306 working on Gateway 7326 laptop. Thank You
    The Ubuntu Counter Project - User Number # 13462

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    Smile Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    Thanks for the guide!!! Got my Wireless working on Hardy (8.04), with step 2a, for HP Pavilion dv6408nr with BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02). Thanks agains,

    Gustavo.

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    Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    Hm. I have the 4306 chipset, and I followed your instructions, but it's not seeing my network.

    iwconfig:
    Code:
    iwconfig eth1
    eth1      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:16 dBm   
              RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    lshw -C network:
    Code:
    network:1
           description: Wireless interface
           product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 9
           bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
           logical name: eth1
           version: 03
           serial: 00:0f:66:6e:a1:66
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+The Linksys Group, Inc.,07/ latency=64 link=no module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    Anyone have any ideas? I've been messing with this for the past few days... *sigh*

    Thanks... I hope someone will be able to resolve this frustration.

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    Re: Broadcom Wireless Setup for Hardy (Step by step)

    Thank you! After many unsuccessful attempts from other methods, I stumbled upon your well written procedure and was connected in 5 minutes.

    Here is my chipset info:
    > lspci -nn |grep Network
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 02)

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