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s1337m
June 19th, 2008, 11:12 AM
I have a BroadCam 4328, a Dell 1500 WLAN, that uses ndiswrapper on 8.04. I can connect to unsecured networks fine, but I cant connect to WPA (I havent tried WEP). I have tried some tutorials that Ive seen around (including this site), but they either have not worked or I wasn't able to complete them (not knowing my way around the network interfaces). I would really appreciate some help in getting this connected!


sean@sean-laptop:~$ lspci | grep BCM
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)



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

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"linksys"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:18:39:FD:84:13
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality:17/100 Signal level:-85 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.


iwlist scan works fine...


sean@sean-laptop:~$ uname -r
2.6.24-19-generic



sean@sean-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:16:cf:3d:0d:69
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwl5 driverversion=1.52+Broadcom,10/12/2006, 4.100. ip=192.168.1.106 latency=0 module=ndiswrapper multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:15:c5:4a:16:69
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 latency=64 module=ssb multicast=yes
sean@sean-laptop:~$


thanks!!

CH1C0
June 19th, 2008, 11:16 AM
I had the same problem with my laptop's Atheros network adapter. I switched to a Retail Plus USB wireless card and switched from ath0 to eth1 and all is well in WPA land. Hope this helps.

If you're using a wire, I can't help since I cut the cord back in my Windows days. :guitar:

s1337m
June 20th, 2008, 10:17 AM
I had the same problem with my laptop's Atheros network adapter. I switched to a Retail Plus USB wireless card and switched from ath0 to eth1 and all is well in WPA land. Hope this helps.

If you're using a wire, I can't help since I cut the cord back in my Windows days. :guitar:


Thanks for the input. Ive tried so many tutorials and still no working secured internet, but it is possible (Ive used this card on fedora core before). I have a dell inspiron e1705, just fyi... i am losing my mind here