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October 17th, 2010, 01:35 AM
loved Ubuntu for years but i feel disappointed lately with version 10.10
I saw it coming since version 10.04 when I installed and system don't recognize (or remember?) my password and could not run it at all so went back to 9.10 and al ok.
I waited until version 10.10 but I don't seem to find a way to connect wireless (asks for wep password and don't get to connect) and I don't have the faintest idea on where to start
my laptop is Fujitsu and card is Orinoco (worked like a charm out of the box on past versions)
now it does find wireless networks but ask for password and that's all
(all other netbooks wireless cameras work fine) just the Ubuntu 10.10 is what i find the fail
October 17th, 2010, 02:12 AM
Don't give up! You are not alone. I had the identical problem on a totally different machine. It's widespread and lots have this problem in 10.10. I reverted back to 10.04 till this is resolved. I have yet to find a fix.
You can't connect at all in 10.04? Or did I misunderstand your sentence about 9.10 and 10.04?
October 19th, 2010, 03:41 AM
I also find it impossible to get my wireless working in Ubuntu 10.10. Nothing is working. I have a Dell E1505 with the Broadcom BCM 4321 Wireless Adapter.
jamel@eminate:~$ sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
jamel@eminate:~$ sudo rfkill list
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
jamel@eminate:~$ sudo lshw -C network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
logical name: eth1
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=188.8.131.52 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
resources: irq:16 memory:efcfc000-efcfffff memory:e0000000-e00fffff
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
width: 32 bits
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=full ip=192.168.1.106 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
lo no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not-Associated
Link Quality:5 Signal level:0 Noise level:164
Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
jamel@eminate:~$ sudo iwlist scanning
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth1 Failed to read scan data : Invalid argument
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
jamel@eminate:~$ sudo ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:18:11:22:0e
inet addr:192.168.1.106 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: 2002:45ff:16ad:0:210:18ff:fe11:220e/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::210:18ff:fe11:220e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:19388 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16492 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:21789728 (21.7 MB) TX bytes:2938970 (2.9 MB)
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:7d:1b:21:e8
inet6 addr: fe80::219:7dff:fe1b:21e8/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:21 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0xc000
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:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:960 (960.0 B) TX bytes:960 (960.0 B)
October 22nd, 2010, 10:45 AM
hello, im a newbie and just thought Id mention how i got my wireless to work on all three m/c's Desktop, laptop and notebook. I found an old thread ages ago that told me to remove in network connections edit connections all wired connections, and then in wireless security use unfortunately only the WEP 40/128 option and an appropriate key...(upto that point Id always used the far securer wpa/wpa2 option but couldnt get it to work). Had no problems ever since. Hope this helps
Luv Ubuntu by the way,
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October 22nd, 2010, 10:50 AM
I had the same problem on my DELL Studio 15 with a Broadcom 4312 WLAN. What finally helped was replacing the standard NetworkManager with WICD as alternative. Here is how to install WICD and deinstall NM:
sudo apt-get install wicd
sudo apt-get remove --purge network-manager network-manager-gnome
October 23rd, 2010, 09:07 PM
Spent days trying to get wl working for Broadcom 4312
October 23rd, 2010, 09:48 PM
I have a Lenovo G560 laptop (Core i5) and I'm still having network drops, but I'm dual booting with Windows 7, so no biggie. I won't be going back to 10.04 because the power management on my laptop was horrible, but 10.10 has really good power management so I'm going to hold off. I also thought about doing all of my updates via wired connection, in which I saw from a couple different post could solve the wireless issue.
November 2nd, 2010, 08:47 PM
in which I saw from a couple different post could solve the wireless issue.
Would you please post them here? I have yet to find one that actually fixes this problem.
November 15th, 2010, 11:15 AM
I just wanted to post this message for those who may be thinking about trying Ubuntu and aren't sure if they want to because they need to use a wireless adapter...
I downloaded and installed 10.10 last week on a Dell GX620 desktop at home. I installed the 64-bit version of Maverick and then restarted the desktop with my Belkin G Wireless USB adapter plugged in and voila! It worked right away. All I had to do was select my network and enter my WPA key. Big relief.
Just wanted to offer a positive experience since usually we only read about how "everyone" is having problems getting wireless networking to work in Linux. This isn't to take anything away from those experiencing problems. I've had my share of driver issues in the past, but in this instance I would say go ahead and try. It just might work!
December 19th, 2010, 04:37 PM
I just wanted to post this message for those who may be thinking about trying Ubuntu and aren't sure if they want to because they need to use a wireless adapter...Just wanted to offer a positive experience
I agree with countwalker, in our house we have 4 laptops and NONE of them have ever had wireless problems immediately after an install and upon restart.:D I always connect a wire during an install and upon restart, then I look for and have always found our ADSL modem on wireless. We have a Dell 1520, a VAIO VPCEB2M1E_W, a VAIO VGN_TX4XTP_B, and a NEC VERSA FP520. The NEC did not have onboard wireless but Ubuntu recognized the wireless PCMCIA card immediately.
So, go for it, Ubuntu is a good risk and a good fit for most users, especially for those who do like to "tinker" a bit. Good luck.
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