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Lutin
August 11th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Cannot get my head around this one, so I'll see if anyone else can help.

Dell Latitude D400, running Gutsy Gibbon and the Wifi is working fine.

Install Jaunty alongside Gutsy (just in case) and I cannot get the Wifi to connect to my router! It can see it alright, but simply refuses to connect!

I have tried Network Manager and Wicd, and I simply cannot get a connection. Both NM and Wicd can see my network, and a few others too, but neither will connect.

Any suggestions anyone?

The Toxic Mite
August 11th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Hey! Can you post the results of the following Terminal commands please?:



sudo lshw -c network
lspci
iwconfig
ifconfig
Thanks :D

EDIT: If it's a USB dongle, type in the following command:



lsusb


... instead of:



lspci

Lutin
August 11th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Okay here goes -

Output from sudo lshw -c network -

########:~$ sudo lshw -c network
[sudo] password for ######:
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:0b:db:5b:bd:2e
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.94 firmware=5705-v3.11 latency=32 link=no mingnt=64 module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4309 802.11a/b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 3
bus info: pci@0000:01:03.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
*-network:0
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:90:4b:2c:f4:e1
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 3
logical name: pan0
serial: 86:50:ef:5e:eb:90
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
########:~$



Output for lspci -

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
01:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7510 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
01:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7510,7610 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
01:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7410,7510,7610 OHCI-Lynx Controller
01:01.3 System peripheral: Texas Instruments PCI7410,7510,7610 PCI Firmware Loading Function
01:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4309 802.11a/b/g (rev 02)


Output for 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: 00:16:E3:D1:01:8F
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality=81/100 Signal level:-45 dBm Noise level=-57 dBm
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.


Finally, output for ifconfig -

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0b:db:5b:bd:2e
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:11

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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:4b:2c:f4:e1
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::290:4bff:fe2c:f4e1/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1101 (1.1 KB) TX bytes:4738 (4.7 KB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-90-4B-2C-F4-E1-34-65-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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)



So, as far as I can work out, the driver is loading properly and everything here seems to be okay.

As I said, running Gutsy Gibbon, wireless connects no problem, but on Jaunty - no dice. And my own and the neighbours networks are detected, but just cannot connect.

I'm going to do the above on Gutsy, just to see if there is a glaringly obvious difference.

Thanks for the interest in my problem, by the way. :-)

overdrank
August 11th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Hi and I have a similar card BCM4306 and I enabled the backports in Jaunty then reinstalled the wireless drivers from hardware manager and it worked better. :)

The Toxic Mite
August 11th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Hi and I have a similar card BCM4306 and I enabled the backports in Jaunty then reinstalled the wireless drivers from hardware manager and it worked better. :)

My wireless card is a BCM4306 too, and it does show wireless networks but I can't connect for some reason.

I will post this in a thread of it's own and will put the link here :)

EDIT: Link to my new thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7768003#post7768003

:D

Lutin
August 12th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Success! Followed the instructions in this thread -

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1156441&highlight=wifi

and can now connect using WifiRadar. :-)