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    WIreless issues, Hardy

    Hi, I'm having problems with my wireless internet. I just installed 8.04.

    1. The livecd wireless worked no problems
    2. Installed Ubuntu to drive, wireless doesn't work
    3. Tried ndiswrapper, no go
    4. I'm stuck now...

    I believe I have a broadcom 4311 rev 02 card. Is my card even compatible with Ubuntu?

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    Re: WIreless issues, Hardy

    fair chance not to have the proprietary drivers installed.

    I have rev1 not rev2 though.

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    Re: WIreless issues, Hardy

    Ok, so I think the ndiswrapper driver is deleting itself after every restart? I followed lswest's method in this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=780212. It works but when I restart and try to connect I can't. When I go to right click the wireless icon -> connection information it says ndiswrapper in the driver section. When I restart, theres nothing there. Oh and I did the script, but I may be doing something wrong?

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    Re: WIreless issues, Hardy

    Well I can't sleep so I came up with an idea. Maybe the script is wrong?

    sudo modprobe -r ssb
    sudo modprobe -r b43
    sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    That is what I type to get it to work. In the startup script or something, the sudo command isn't there. Maybe I need to add the command to the startup script? Or it's not even executing the script at startup?

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    Re: WIreless issues, Hardy

    I had my wireless drop out between 2.6.24-18 & 19. I had to unload additional modules:

    # Swap ssb and ndiswrapper modules (releases wireless adaptor from ssb)
    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe -r b44
    modprobe -r b43legacy
    modprobe -r ssb
    modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    modprobe ndiswrapper
    modprobe ssb
    modprobe b43legacy
    modprobe b44
    modprobe b43
    I have a (hp) compaq presario v6500 series notebook containing bcm94311 rev 2 wireless.

    Useful Links:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eisty_No-Fluff - All about installing and has been updated with the extra instructions.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=475963 - Lots of info on cards

    Hope this helps - my little blue stays on all the time now!

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    Re: WIreless issues, Hardy

    So I'm supposed to edit the ndiswrapper file with this?
    Modifying /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper

    Version 0.3

    This is a much slicker solution than the previous versions (listed below), but it's unproven. This will customize how ndiswrapper loads:

    echo -e '#Hardy ssb/ndiswrapper workaround, added' `date` '\ninstall ndiswrapper modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb; modprobe --ignore-install ndiswrapper $CMDLINE_OPTS; modprobe ssb; modprobe b44;' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
    The commands I used before already work for me, I just need them to be executed at every startup automatically. But, will this work?

    Also when my wifi isn't working and ndiswrapper is not stated as the driver it's using wlan0, when it is working it's wlan1.
    Last edited by LaGzo; July 18th, 2008 at 07:41 PM.

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    Re: WIreless issues, Hardy

    Bump

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    Re: WIreless issues, Hardy

    I had the exact same issue as this, the only solution I could find was to downgrade my linux-image-* package to revision 16 I think it was.

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