View Full Version : [ubuntu] WMP54GS in 8.04 not working ... losing hair!

April 25th, 2008, 04:08 AM
UPDATE 4/25/08 -- SOLVED by following this post:

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Original post:
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I cannot get a connected wireless link after upgrade to 8.04

I am using a WMP54GS card, more specifically:
Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

It worked flawlessly in 7.10. I have upgraded to 8.04 and I cannot get it to work. My networking icon can see the wireless networks in the entire neighborhood. When I connect, the circular "arrow" or "comet" in the icon just spins and spins and I never get the green lights.

More info:
-- I have the Broadcom B43 wireless driver (restricted) enabled in the Hardware Drivers system menu.
-- I do notice that I get a message during boot that states:
"udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to eth2", although I do not know if that is significant or not, but you can see eth2 listed in my 'iwconfig' output below.
-- In the System/Wireless Network Drivers menu, there is an entry in the "currently installed windows drivers" window that says "WMP54GS Hardware Present: Yes"

Here is iwconfig:

poodles@doc:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

eth2 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:12:17:C4:31:67
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

output for lshw -C network

description: Ethernet interface
product: nForce2 Ethernet Controller
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
logical name: eth0
version: a1
serial: 00:0c:6e:79:96:fb
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.61 latency=0 link=no maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes port=MII
description: Network controller
product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
description: Ethernet interface
product: 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller [Tornado]
vendor: 3Com Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
logical name: eth1
version: 40
serial: 00:26:54:10:55:c6
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=3c59x duplex=full ip= latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=10 mingnt=10 module=3c59x multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: eth2
serial: 00:0f:66:6c:e3:3b
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

I have searched the forums for several nights and tried most tricks, but I am having no luck. I'm fairly new to ubuntu, so need some help getting me back on line. Wife is tolerating the long cable to my router, but I would like to get back to wireless.

I too hate M$. I did not want to ask for individual help, but I have spent enough hours trying to rectify this that I know I'm in pretty deep. Please help me find peace!

Best regards,