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May 10th, 2009, 10:34 PM
This morning jaunty decided to act up on me and the computer has been out of internet since. Originally, the internet had lost connection without realizing it, so I tried having the NetworkManager applet in GNOME disable wireless and re-enable it, but afterward it was unable to locate any internet sources, even when using the "Connect to hidden network..." feature. Trying to connect through the command line hasn't worked either, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any solution to my problem or has encountered it themselves?

Here's the system info:

Dell Inspiron 1150
lsb_release -d:

Description: Ubuntu 9.04
uname -mr:

2.6.28-11-generic i686

02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wrieless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)

description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401 100Base-T
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:0f:1f:18:e9:81
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=half latnecy=32 link=no module=ssb multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10MB/s
description: Network controller
product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physcial id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
description: Wireless interface
physcial id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial 00:90:96:b5:a7:e7
capabilities: ethernet physcial wireless
configuration broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

May 10th, 2009, 11:30 PM
looks like an ndiswrapper case: see URL


May 11th, 2009, 04:03 AM
looks like an ndiswrapper case: see URL

It's been working without ndiswrapper for months though, only started malfunctioning today

Edit: Magic, suddenly it works again...weird...All I did was "sudo killall nm-system-settings" and restart...

May 11th, 2009, 08:35 AM

I just had a very similar issue, which is now sorted out with the help from chili555.
You can find the link here to my post, just in case your wireless goes down again.

ipw2200 problems in Hardy (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1154721)

Best regards,