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Yair87
November 14th, 2009, 12:15 PM
hello,
i'm a linux newbe, and i just installed ubuntu 9.10 on my dell 1535 studio laptop.
and now it seems i have no wireless.
i have no idea what to do.
please help me.
thanks

t0mppa
November 14th, 2009, 12:27 PM
First to give us a bit more information to work on, open up terminal (Applications / Accessories / Terminal), run lshw -C network and post here with the results.

Yair87
November 14th, 2009, 12:29 PM
thanks for the quick answer.
here it is:

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Network controller
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
resources: irq:17 memory:f6cfc000-f6cfffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:21:70:7c:f5:08
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.99 firmware=sb v2.09 ip=192.168.1.103 latency=0 multicast=yes
resources: irq:30 memory:f69f0000-f69fffff

t0mppa
November 14th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Ok, BCM4312 is easiest to get working with the Broadcom STA, which you should be able to find from the proprietary driver section (System / Administration / Hardware Drivers).

Currently the b43 driver is associated with it, but in order for that to work, you need to install the b43-fwcutter package and use it to "cut" the firmware, which is a proprietary piece of software copyrighted by Broadcom that can't be legally distributed by just anyone and thus not a part of Ubuntu installation by default. And to top that, there's one revision (PCI-code [14e4:4315], you can check yours with lspci -vnn | grep 14e4) of BCM4312 that isn't yet supported by the b43 at all.

Yair87
November 14th, 2009, 04:00 PM
there is currently nothing in my hardware drives.
and 4315 IS my pci code.
what does it mean? i can't use my wireless with ubuntu??

ublintu
November 14th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Hi,
I have a Dell Vostro 1000 with BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
I don`t know it`s working 4 you or not, but this solved my problem, hopefully for you to (the first post) :
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1288865

Kyan123
November 14th, 2009, 05:33 PM
hello I am a newbie to Ubuntu, I have had Window vista previously, and i found out ubuntu is good to use. After i downloaded the newest version, my wireless did not work. Here is the info i got:
buivannam@ubuntu:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f69fc000-f69fffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 13
serial: 00:25:64:52:a3:d8
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.23 firmware=N/A latency=0 multicast=yes
resources: irq:30 memory:f68fc000-f68fffff ioport:de00(size=256)
buivannam@ubuntu:~$

PLZ HELP

paguilar
November 14th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I just got past this hurdle minutes ago. I have a Dell Latitude D830 and couldn't get wireless working after installing Karmic.

I've been pulling info from various forums and finally got it working. I had to download and use WICD and enable SSID broadcast on my private network in order to get it to work. The original network-manager just didn't work.

The downside is now, the Wi-Fi light won't stop blinking! It's annoying but at least it's finally working.

Hope this helps.

ublintu
November 14th, 2009, 07:17 PM
So the link what I posted and there the guide, it is not working for you? If not, just let me know and I will delete it from here.

t0mppa
November 14th, 2009, 07:19 PM
there is currently nothing in my hardware drives.
and 4315 IS my pci code.
what does it mean? i can't use my wireless with ubuntu??

Ok, then you need to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package (one way is described in the post referred to by ublintu), as it contains the STA in Karmic.

And it just means you can't use the b43 driver that was assigned to your wireless. You should still be able to get a perfectly working wireless with the STA.


hello I am a newbie to Ubuntu, I have had Window vista previously, and i found out ubuntu is good to use. After i downloaded the newest version, my wireless did not work. Here is the info i got:
buivannam@ubuntu:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f69fc000-f69fffff


Unclaimed means there's no driver associated for it. So, just follow the same advice as Yair87 to get the Broadcom STA driver installed.


I had to download and use WICD and enable SSID broadcast on my private network in order to get it to work.

...

Hope this helps.

While switching to WICD can get you past some of the hiccups with Network Manager (and sometimes vice versa), it will not do any good to these two, before they have working drivers for their cards.

Yair87
November 17th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Thank You Guys!
It Worked.