View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless connected but not working (HP pavilion)

May 8th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Hello all,
I must say I am kind of new to Ubuntu world. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 9.04 dekstop ( 2.6.28-11-generic) to my laptop ( HP pavilion dv 6000) which has broadcom wireless card. Installation was smooth like butter. Everything was great and impressive. After finishing installtion, Wireless card detect my network automatically and ask for my WPA personal key and I entered. So far so good. But when I tried to browse internet, it made me sad. No internet.:(

when i do iwlist scan, it shows me everything it should. I can also see in dmesg, lspci and ip address is also getting from DHCP. But when I enter ifconfig, it gave me eth0 (ethernet card ) and eth1 ( wireless may be). I didn't see wlan0 though.

But here comes interesting turn. I installed vmware server 2.0.1 and installed Windows XP as a guest OS. I bridged wireless card to guest OS and I can browse from windows( guest OS under ubuntu) using wireless card. It means wireless card driver is already recognized by Ubuntu but why I am not able to browse from it??:(

Any suggestion from expert??


May 8th, 2009, 06:28 PM
post output of ifconfig and iwconfig from the terminal

May 9th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Thanks for your reply.

You know what? I just changed /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf file to

managed=true ( I don't know why it was false before. any idea??I am using DHCP though. And amazing thing is I couldn't see any entry for eth0, eth1 in /etc/network/interfaces file. So where is the configuration for DHCP??)

and it starts working. But as you said when I do iwconfig, result looks like following.

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:""
Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:4 Signal level:195 Noise level:166
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

vmnet1 no wireless extensions.

vmnet8 no wireless extensions.

I made it working but still I am confused what did I do??:P.

Thanks again.