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janhalik
July 10th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Hi,
I've been trying to revive my old Acer Aspire 3680, which is supposed to have Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ solution, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology, as shown is in Specification (http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/0000/Acer/Aspire3680/Aspire3680sp2.shtml)
The system simply doesn't detect Wi-fi and I don't know how to make it work.
Please help

westie457
July 10th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Hi,
I've been trying to revive my old Acer Aspire 3680, which is supposed to have Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ solution, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology, as shown is in Specification (http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/0000/Acer/Aspire3680/Aspire3680sp2.shtml)
The system simply doesn't detect Wi-fi and I don't know how to make it work.
Please help


Hi in a terminal type
lspci
copy the output come back here click on New Reply then click on the # -symbol and paste between the brackets. The # is for code tags and make things easier to read.

matt_symes
July 10th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Hi

The output of


sudo lshw -C network

may be useful as well. Enter your password. It will not be echoed to the screen.

Kind regards

chili555
July 10th, 2011, 02:12 PM
I think Matt and Westie also want:
rfkill list allAn Acer, eh?

bkratz
July 10th, 2011, 02:57 PM
I think Matt and Westie also want:
rfkill list allAn Acer, eh?



might as well get a

lsmod | grep acer

too!

chili555
July 10th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Wow! janhalik has four surgeons hovering over his lifeless Acer!

bkratz
July 10th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Wow! janhalik has four surgeons hovering over his lifeless Acer!


But we seem to have lost the "patient" anyway!

janhalik
July 10th, 2011, 07:08 PM
i'm back :P but my comp is not :(


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
0a:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
0a:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0a:09.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)any ideas? i see it's Broadcom, but I still have no idea

bkratz
July 10th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Joseph has written a pretty good description of what you need here.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10796508&postcount=44

you probably will want to post this when done (unless everything works)

rfkill list all

janhalik
July 10th, 2011, 08:31 PM
i tried to follow the first half of the instructions but to no avail.
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/488/selection003z.th.png (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/selection003z.png/)
looks like its presence is not even detected. my light indicating wifi functions hasn't flicked since having installed the system (but it worked before with Windows XP)

rfkill list all does nothing at all

bkratz
July 10th, 2011, 08:41 PM
i tried to follow the first half of the instructions but to no avail.
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/488/selection003z.th.png (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/selection003z.png/)
looks like its presence is not even detected. my light indicating wifi functions hasn't flicked since having installed the system (but it worked before with Windows XP)

rfkill list all does nothing at all



please post the output of


lsmod | grep b43

and also

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

janhalik
July 10th, 2011, 08:59 PM
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8029/selection006.th.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/selection006.png/)

bkratz
July 10th, 2011, 09:31 PM
From this page

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Known_PCI_devices

"
Ubuntu/Debian

In recent versions of Ubuntu and Debian, installing the b43-fwcutter package will handle everything for you:


sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

You will be asked to automatically fetch and install the firmware into the right location. Again, you will need an internet connection. "

janhalik
July 10th, 2011, 09:42 PM
*****@*****-Aspire-3680:~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
[sudo] password for *****:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
b43-fwcutter is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
quilt libnspr4-0d debconf-utils
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

janhalik
July 10th, 2011, 09:44 PM
maybe i just have it turned off somehow....if there's such an option....

bkratz
July 10th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Try

sudo modprobe b43

and see if your wireless comes to life

janhalik
July 10th, 2011, 09:58 PM
Try

sudo modprobe b43

and see if your wireless comes to lifeI LOVE YOU!!! it worked. (already writing thru wifi)
just one last question. will I have to type in this every time?

bkratz
July 10th, 2011, 10:11 PM
I LOVE YOU!!! it worked. (already writing thru wifi)
just one last question. will I have to type in this every time?



To quote the famous Dr. Chili
"

Quote:
we'll take steps to load it automagically on boot.
Please do:

sudo su
echo "b43" >> /etc/modules
It should now load correctly on boot. "

Oh, and by the way go to the thread tools and mark the thread as solved in case it helps someone else.

Oh, and the I love you was a bit strong! your thanks is enough, that is why the volunteer help!

and yes it would have probably quit after a reboot without adding it to the modules

RFWB
February 1st, 2012, 01:22 AM
I'm a new forum member and this is my first post - I have the same Acer Aspire 3680, same wifi problem, same success - Thanks ! :)

geosto
April 28th, 2012, 02:30 AM
I am also a new member and did have the same problem.
I thought i was smart and skip the first solutions bud the are all needed.
If you follow this thread step by step it works like a charm.

regards George

:guitar:

lisati
April 28th, 2012, 02:40 AM
Old thread closed.