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René Haas
July 2nd, 2008, 12:57 AM

I am an absolute beginner to Ubuntu and to this forum, and i am not especially skilled in computers in general.
Just installed from the live cd today.
My problem is that i cannot get my wireless lan to work.
My laptop is a HP pavilion dv6000.
Hope somebody can help, or point me in the right direction

July 2nd, 2008, 01:02 AM
There are a couple of things we can check. Go to the terminal (It's on the "Applications"-->"Accessories" menu) and type in the following, and let us know the results:


iwlist scan
These may help us start guiding you through setting things up.

René Haas
July 2nd, 2008, 01:38 AM
Hey again.

Thanks for the quick answer. Sure an active community inhere.
Here's the results:

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

eth0 no wireless extensions.

rene@rene-laptop:~$ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.


Doesn't sound too promising. or?


July 2nd, 2008, 02:19 AM
Can you post the results of this from the terminal:

lspci -nn
This will give us the list of your PCI cards and this will help us figure out what wireless card you have.

René Haas
July 2nd, 2008, 12:05 PM
rene@rene-laptop:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 Memory Controller [10de:0444] (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 LPC Bridge [10de:0442] (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SMBus [10de:0446] (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SMU [10de:0447] (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller [10de:0454] (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller [10de:0455] (rev a3)
00:06.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 Ethernet [10de:0450] (rev a3)
00:07.0 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 High Definition Audio [10de:044a] (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI bridge [10de:0449] (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 IDE [10de:0448] (rev a1)
00:0a.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SATA Controller [10de:045d] (rev a3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation Unknown device [10de:045b] (rev a1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge [10de:045a] (rev a1)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge [10de:0458] (rev a1)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge [10de:0459] (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS [10de:0427] (rev a1)
07:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
07:05.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
07:05.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 12)
07:05.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
07:05.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)

July 2nd, 2008, 01:55 PM
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)

This is your wireless card. The Linux Broadcom Driver (b43) does not support the wireless-n cards yet so you will need to use NDISwrapper.

Here is a link that might help:

July 2nd, 2008, 02:30 PM
I have an HP Pavilion ze2000 with Broadcom wireless card. I was having trouble getting my wireless card to work. Last night I upgraded to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) and when I rebooted I was prompted at the desktop to install the driver. After another reboot it worked. The wireless blue light came on and everything.

type this at the command prompt to find what version of Ubuntu you are currently running: lsb_version

What version are you running?

René Haas
July 2nd, 2008, 04:39 PM
Hey again.

Ayuthia > The link didn't provide much help - simply can't find out what to do?

mmelville3 > Where do i find the command prompt ?

July 2nd, 2008, 05:03 PM
I don't know exactly off hand. I'm sure it's under applications somewhere... I think its called Terminal. not command prompt.

René Haas
July 2nd, 2008, 05:07 PM
Then i type it in terminal:
rene@rene-laptop:~$ lsb_version
bash: lsb_version: command not found
Whats wrong?

Okay decided to give the link another go.
Just got frigthened by the technical apperence of the site.

Step 1

rene@rene-laptop:~$ echo 'blacklist bcm43xx' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
[sudo] password for rene:
blacklist bcm43xx
rene@rene-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
Indlæser pakkelisterne... Færdig
Opbygger afhængighedstræ
Læser tilstandsoplysninger... Færdig
Foreslåede pakker:
Følgende NYE pakker vil blive installeret:
0 opgraderes, 1 nyinstalleres, 0 afinstalleres og 0 opgraderes ikke.
19,0kB skal hentes fra arkiverne.
After this operation, 119kB of additional disk space will be used.
Henter:1 http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 1.50-1ubuntu1 [19,0kB]
Hentede 19,0kB på 0s (33,3kB/s)
Vælger tidligere fravalgt pakke ndiswrapper-utils-1.9.
(Læser database... 115528 filer og mapper aktuelt installeret.)
Udpakker ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (fra .../ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.50-1ubuntu1_i386.deb)...
Sætter ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (1.50-1ubuntu1) op...
rene@rene-laptop:~$ mkdir ~/bcm43xx; cd ~/bcm43xx

step 2

rene@rene-laptop:~$ lspci -n | grep '14e4:43'
03:00.0 0280: 14e4:4328 (rev 03)

Which means that i should now make step 2d Right?

step 2d

rene@rene-laptop:~$ wget http://myspamb8.googlepages.com/R151517-pruned.zip
--17:56:16-- http://myspamb8.googlepages.com/R151517-pruned.zip
=> `R151517-pruned.zip.1'
Løser myspamb8.googlepages.com...
Connecting to myspamb8.googlepages.com||:80... forbundet.
HTTP forespørgsel sendt, afventer svar... 200 OK
Længde: 730.544 (713K) [application/octet-stream]

100%[====================================>] 730.544 208.92K/s ETA 00:00

17:56:20 (208.30 KB/s) - `R151517-pruned.zip.1' saved [730544/730544]

rene@rene-laptop:~$ unzip R174291-pruned.zip
unzip: cannot find or open R174291-pruned.zip, R174291-pruned.zip.zip or R174291-pruned.zip.ZIP.

Step 3
-- Okay made some errors here, but i hope it makes sence anyway

rene@rene-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
driver bcmwl5 is already installed
rene@rene-laptop:~$ ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4328) present
rene@rene-laptop:~$ sudo depmod -a
rene@rene-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
rene@rene-laptop:~$ sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.orig
rene@rene-laptop:~$ echo -e 'auto lo\niface lo inet loopback\n' | sudo tee /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

rene@rene-laptop:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -m
adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper ...

************************************************** **********************
* The update-modules command is deprecated and should not be used!
************************************************** **********************

rene@rene-laptop:~$ echo 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
rene@rene-laptop:~$ echo 'ENABLED=0' | sudo tee -a /etc/default/wpasupplicant

Last step

rene@rene-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Ethernet interface
product: MCP65 Ethernet
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
logical name: eth0
version: a3
serial: 00:1b:24:ec:fc:e8
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.61 ip= latency=0 maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 03
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

Okay. As i understand it the last line (configuration: should either say: "module=ssb" or "module=ndiswrapper" but is says latency=0

What has gone wrong.

I hope this long post make any sence at all, i am, as before mentioned very new to this stuff. And thansk to all who takes time to help me.


July 2nd, 2008, 05:13 PM
sorry! it's lsb_release

July 2nd, 2008, 05:17 PM
or try this: lsb_release -a

René Haas
July 2nd, 2008, 05:32 PM
rene@rene-laptop:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04
Codename: hardy

July 2nd, 2008, 05:42 PM
I'm only guessing now but look for something called restricted drivers under system > Adminstration.

Also, yesterday I found this article that more closely matches your situation:


René Haas
July 2nd, 2008, 06:58 PM
After lot of frustration, and endless typing into the terminal my wireless network is now working.
Phew. I don't hope that using Ubuntu will remain to be this difficult.
But thanks a million for helping me out.

July 2nd, 2008, 07:09 PM
I have found it a struggle to get a few things working in Ubuntu. With Ubuntu you have to be willing to learn about the system as you go.