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    Dell Inspiron 6000 Broadcom 4318 (rev 02) Hardy - no wireless

    I've read endless posts on this forum. Tried tons of different things. Disabled security on my home network. I just can't get Ubuntu to connect wirelessly. Unfortunately, this is a deal breaker for me since this laptop is upstairs away from our router.

    So, here's my last attempt to get this to work before going back to XP. I can't spend any more time getting this to work. I *WANT* to use it, but I can't if wifi won't work. So I'm now begging for help.

    I've installed a fresh copy (many many many times) of 8.04. It tells me about some proprietary drivers which I download. I reboot. My WiFi light is on. No connectivity to the network though.

    Under Network manager wired and wireless are in roaming mode. When I pull down the tray icon I see that I am connected via wired mode. Under that it says Wireless Networks with nothing listed. I see Connect to Other Wireless Network and Create New Wireless Network.

    Here's is some info that I see is usually asked for on the forums:

    lshw -C network

    *-network:0
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:14:22:ee:58:12
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 ip=192.168.0.153 latency=64 module=ssb multicast=yes
    *-network:1
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 3
    bus info: pci@0000:03:03.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 1
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:14:a5:4f:5b:20
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    lspci | grep Broadcom

    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    03:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    lspci -n | grep '14e4:43'
    03:03.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
    lsb_release -d
    Description: Ubuntu 8.04
    Anyway, if you need to know anything else, I am new to Linux and Ubuntu (so far I love it except for this issue) so just tell me what to do to help diagnose the problem.

    Thank you so much in advance.

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 Broadcom 4318 (rev 02) Hardy - no wireless

    Last edited by dustigroove; June 1st, 2008 at 08:01 PM.

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 Broadcom 4318 (rev 02) Hardy - no wireless

    Some more info on the native driver method... appears that the firmware needs to be copied over?

    http://www.debiantutorials.org/content/view/153/213/

    Cheers,

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 Broadcom 4318 (rev 02) Hardy - no wireless

    I tried the steps and when I issue the

    cp /boot/config .config

    command I get

    cp: cannot stat `/boot/config': No such file or directory

    *sigh*

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 Broadcom 4318 (rev 02) Hardy - no wireless

    Can anyone tell me how to open up Nautilus in admin mode? I need to write to a directory in the usr area.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Dell Inspiron 6000 Broadcom 4318 (rev 02) Hardy - no wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by venture68 View Post
    Can anyone tell me how to open up Nautilus in admin mode? I need to write to a directory in the usr area.

    Thanks.
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus /usr
    From running a quick 'ls /boot' in a terminal it looks like the config file in /boot is named something like "config-2.6.22-14-generic".

    Cheers,
    Last edited by dustigroove; June 2nd, 2008 at 12:41 AM.

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