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  1. #1
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    Wireless card recognizes network, but doesn't connect

    Hey all,

    Just installed Heron (8.04), and am connected via ethernet cable. Downloaded all the updates, and was thrilled to have it recognize my wireless card. I'm running a WMP54G wireless card, which previously had problems in older versions of Ubuntu, but seems to be supported now. It's a bcm4306 chipset, and was curious if one of you could troubleshoot for me. I can see my wireless network, but it won't let me connect to it. Attempting to just gives me the two blue balls and a green "loading" circle through them until it times out.

    I already enabled the chipset in the System->Admin->Hardware Drivers.

    Here's my ifconfig -a:

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:d1:1a:5b:7a
    inet addr:192.168.123.109 Bcast:192.168.123.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::219:d1ff:fe1a:5b7a/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:13314 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:9329 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:17570154 (16.7 MB) TX bytes:1131899 (1.0 MB)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:1974 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1974 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:98700 (96.3 KB) TX bytes:98700 (96.3 KB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0f:66:6f:e8:56
    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)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-0F-66-6F-E8-56-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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)


    And here's my lshw -C network:

    *-network:0
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
    *-network:1
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 8
    bus info: pci@0000:07:08.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 01
    serial: 00:19:d1:1a:5b:7a
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.23-k4-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.123.109 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 module=e100 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 1
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:0f:66:6f:e8:56
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g


    Any suggestions on why it's not connecting to my wireless? Should I just try a manual config of my wireless settings, inputting an IP address and all that jazz?

    Thanks for your time!

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    Re: Wireless card recognizes network, but doesn't connect

    Alright, so I finally got this working. I have a bcm4306 ver 03 card. Now, I wasn't able to do it with my current setup, but I did a complete re-install of Heron and here's what I did:

    First, I downloaded all updates...duh

    Second, I did NOT use the driver in the System->Admin->Hardware Drivers. I did NOT use it, to repeat.

    Third, I went to this post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766560

    Following his steps, I was able to get it to work. However, in his Step 2, I clicked on the link under the read font, and used step 2b there. I literally copied and pasted every command into the terminal, restarted, and it worked. This is using Heron x.xx.17, from scratch, so it should work for you! Don't forget to restart!

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