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December 6th, 2010, 08:46 PM
Here's the dealy-o. Card is a Netgear, computer says it's a BCM43XG REV01.

Card is functional but not working on my fresh Lucid install.

Here's what it says:

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } derek@derek-laptop:~$ lspcmcia -v
Socket 0 Bridge: [yenta_cardbus] (bus ID: 0000:00:0a.0)
Configuration: state: on ready: unknown
Voltage: 3.3V Vcc: 3.3V Vpp: 3.3V
CardBus card -- see "lspci" for more information

December 6th, 2010, 08:50 PM
Well, that's strangely silent. Let's follow its recommendation. Please post:
lspci -nnThanks.

December 6th, 2010, 09:07 PM
derek@derek-laptop:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 650/M650 Host [1039:0650] (rev 80)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP) [1039:0001]
00:02.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] [1039:0962] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus [0c05]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller [1039:0016]
00:02.5 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] [1039:5513]
00:02.6 Modem [0703]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller [1039:7013] (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller [1039:7012] (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller [1039:7002]
00:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet [1039:0900] (rev 91)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac56]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter [1039:6325]
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG [14e4:4329] (rev 01)

December 6th, 2010, 09:28 PM
p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Here's the results of if and ipconfig, but they probably won't help much.

derek@derek-laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0f:1f:b4:c9:ed
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:19 Base address:0x1800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:244 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:244 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:19128 (19.1 KB) TX bytes:19128 (19.1 KB)

derek@derek-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

December 6th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG [14e4:4329] (rev 01)This device works with the driver modules b43 and ssb. It also requires firmware that is proprietary and therefor doesn't ship with the default install of Ubuntu. Is it possible to walk your laptop over to the router for just a few moments and get an ethernet connection? If so, go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers (it may be Additional Drivers) and install the firmware. After you disconnect the ethernet, your wireless should be working.

December 6th, 2010, 11:30 PM
I'll get an ethernet cable when I'm out then. Thanks for your help!!!!


December 7th, 2010, 02:57 AM
Made my first straight-through ethernet cable and got the necessary files.

Thanks chili555!!!!!

If you're ever out my way, drop me a line and we'll go play with some tannerite. ;)


December 7th, 2010, 03:00 AM
Awesome! Glad it's working.

Shall I bring a BMG 50?

December 9th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Giggity giggity goo...oh yeah.:D

Awesome! Glad it's working.

Shall I bring a BMG 50?