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wilhelk
April 12th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Machine Brand Model:
Windows Vista PC 2007 - AMD processors

Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset:
kyle@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:09.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
01:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

kyle@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:1292 Apple, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1532:0105 Razer USA, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0461:4d15 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1532:0107 Razer USA, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

3 ) check interface:
kyle@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 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

pan0 no wireless extensions.

kyle@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:a0:86:ce:95
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:221 Base address:0x8000

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:346 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:346 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:23172 (23.1 KB) TX bytes:23172 (23.1 KB)


4 ) Check for modules:
kyle@ubuntu:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
wlan_scan_sta 20608 0
ath_pci 99096 0
wlan 211952 2 wlan_scan_sta,ath_pci
ath_hal 198864 1 ath_pci
ipv6 263972 10
af_packet 25728 2
rfkill_input 12672 0
binfmt_misc 16904 1
sco 18308 2
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
rfcomm 44432 0
bnep 20480 2
l2cap 30464 6 rfcomm,bnep
bluetooth 61924 6 sco,rfcomm,bnep,l2cap
ppdev 15620 0
powernow_k8 22148 1
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
freq_table 12672 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
video 25104 0
output 11008 1 video
sbs 19464 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
pci_slot 12552 0
wmi 14504 0
container 11520 0
battery 18436 0
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
ac 12292 0
parport_pc 39204 0
lp 17156 0
parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
arc4 9984 2
ecb 10880 2
crypto_blkcipher 25476 1 ecb
psmouse 45200 0
dcdbas 15008 0
pcspkr 10624 0
serio_raw 13444 0
b43 131356 0
joydev 18368 0
rfkill 17176 2 rfkill_input,b43
k8temp 12416 0
mac80211 216820 1 b43
cfg80211 32392 1 mac80211
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
led_class 12164 1 b43
evdev 17696 8
input_polldev 11912 1 b43
snd_hda_intel 381488 3
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 83204 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
button 14224 0
snd 63268 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
soundcore 15328 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_nforce2 14468 0
i2c_core 31892 1 i2c_nforce2
ext3 133256 1
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
loop 23180 2
usbhid 35840 0
hid 50560 1 usbhid
sr_mod 22212 0
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 42264 3
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sg 39732 0
pata_acpi 12160 0
sata_nv 30600 2
pata_amd 18692 0
ata_generic 12932 0
libata 177312 4 pata_acpi,sata_nv,pata_amd,ata_generic
scsi_mod 155212 4 sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
ehci_hcd 43276 0
ohci_hcd 31888 0
forcedeth 61328 0
ssb 40580 1 b43
dock 16656 1 libata
usbcore 148848 5 usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 7


5 ) Kernel boot messages
- If you need this let me know - it was HUGE!

6 ) Network configuration
- did not work for some reason

7 ) Scan for networks:
kyle@ubuntu:~$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 No scan results

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


8 ) Ubuntu Version:
kyle@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 8.10

9 ) Kernel/architecture (including 32 vs. 64 bit):
kyle@ubuntu:~$ uname -mr
2.6.27-7-generic i68

10 ) Restarting the network:
kyle@ubuntu:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
[sudo] password for kyle:
* Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]


Okay - that was fun - Don't know what that code means... but basically I setup the internet connection using "Add wireless" added WAP, SSID, Password, Etc - and it won't even try to connect to it. I can't seem to find the "Allow roaming" checkbox either. I use VISTA and it is a stantionary PC - I am wireless which works fine on windows... If needed, I can plug it in LAN wise - it would just be a hassle :P

Thanks,
Kyle

wilhelk
April 12th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Also - I am also "Wired" through my internet (hooked up through the LAN) - its just the wireless that doesn't work properly I guess.

chili555
April 12th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Please check here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkManager

Especially read this:
Network Manager aims for Network Connectivity which "Just Works". The computer should use the wired network connection when it's plugged in, but automatically switch to a wireless connection when the user unplugs it and walks away from the desk. Likewise, when the user plugs the computer back in, the computer should switch back to the wired connection. The user should, most times, not even notice that their connection has has been managed for them; they should simply see uninterrupted network connectivity.Network Manager will actively prohibit your wireless as long as the wire is plugged in. Please unplug the wire, restart networking and let us know the result.

wilhelk
April 12th, 2009, 06:27 PM
Hey Chilli,
Thanks for responding - however, when I unplug it still doesn't pick up my wireless - I do know that if I am plugged in - it can't... but when I unplug my computer it is a fish dead in the water since my wireless is not working

iponeverything
April 12th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Go to

System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers

to see if there is driver that you can enable for your broadcom wireless card.


01:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)