View Full Version : [ubuntu] EeePC Seashell wireless not working

April 21st, 2011, 03:21 PM

I a trying to get Ubuntu 10.04 working on a family members new netbook.

The only real problem I have encountered thus far is the wireless is not working (it worked when booted to windows).

I have been to (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC/Fixes) and still have a few question and have not been able to get anywhere.

Here is my command output:
~$ sudo lshw -c network
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Broadcom Corporation
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:fbffc000-fbffffff
description: Ethernet interface
product: Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: c0
serial: bc:ae:c5:9f:ec:23
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion= duplex=full firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:29 memory:f7fc0000-f7ffffff ioport:ec00(size=128)

How I read this is that I have a working Atheros Ethernet card, but a not working Broadcom wireless car.
But strangely the page does not show any Broadcom fixes and does show fixes for Atheros cards.
So am I supposed to ignore the Broadcom and just assume I have a Atheros? I tried this and following the steps did not seem to accomplish anything.

And I am not sure exacly what model it is, it does not say anywhere on the machine but it has ASUS on the top panel (which I think narrows down the possibilities a little). But if you need the model type I am sure I could find it out.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jonathon Wisnoski

April 26th, 2011, 08:52 PM
Still looking for a solution to this problem.

April 26th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Turn the machine over and it will have a grey/silver sticker with the model number on it. The two I have in front of me say 10005HA and 10005P. Both have Atheros wireless cards and both work out of the box with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10.
If you have a 1008 model it may require the Broadcom drivers which you can get by plugging your machine into the router via ethernet and going to System > Administration > Additional drivers.