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dragonboss
July 22nd, 2008, 10:13 PM
I've installed ndiswrapper on the system but it isn't detecting the signal, but in windows it detects the signal (but the signal strenght is very low anyway)

spiderbatdad
July 22nd, 2008, 10:29 PM
what wireless card?

northern lights
July 22nd, 2008, 10:32 PM
Can you post the output of
sudo lshw -C network

RequinB4
July 22nd, 2008, 10:42 PM
What is the output of


lspci


Also, what are the exact steps you used with ndiswrapper?

dragonboss
July 22nd, 2008, 10:56 PM
what wireless card?
broadcom 4318

northern lights
July 22nd, 2008, 11:06 PM
You could try using the old "bcm43xx-fwcutter" driver, yet that is said to be even less likely to work with the 4318 than "ndiswrapper".

You might want to follow this documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4318_%5BAirForce_One_54g%5D).

Xardes
July 22nd, 2008, 11:14 PM
hi!
do you have a "special" hotkey or switch for your wireless lan? do you have a Led, which should turn on if your wireless lan works? does this led shine?
you have this "special" switch and your led doesn't shine...
in this case, your problem is a quiet common problem with acer laptops. your wirkless card doesn't turn on.
you can see it if you use the command "iwconfig" in ther terminal. (first switch the card on :) )
if you get the message "radio off", your wireless card does not send anything.
perhaps you can find some threads about acerhk.

i fixed it so: (you need root-terminal for the following steps)
1. you have to aktivate acerhk. so we have to open /etc/modules with write permission.

gksudo gedit /etc/modules
here insert

acerhk
anywere.

2. and we want that your wireless card turn on/off if you use the switch.
so write into the terminal

gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local
and here insert between the comment and "exit 0"

echo 1 > /proc/driver/acerhk/wirelessed

3. restart your stystem

i hope i didn't make a mistake... perhaps you really can find some other threads too.
Good luck :)

EDIT: i found another thread (http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Acer_Hotkeys?highlight=(acerhk))... for example (german thread)

Otto-C
July 22nd, 2008, 11:27 PM
Give this a try. It worked on my dell w the 4318 card first time.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766560

otto-c

dragonboss
July 22nd, 2008, 11:39 PM
What is the output of


lspci


Also, what are the exact steps you used with ndiswrapper?
the lspci output is as follows:
jeremy@jeremy's-laptop:~$ lspci
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 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 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 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
06:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 10)
06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.2 SD Host controller: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)

and for the steps i cant remember exact;y but i extracted it and ran a command to install it

dragonboss
July 22nd, 2008, 11:42 PM
Can you post the output of
sudo lshw -C network

jeremy@jeremy's-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for jeremy:
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:06:01.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:16:d4:5e:1b:85
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=half latency=64 link=no module=ssb multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10MB/s
*-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 1
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:16:cf:b5:4e:61
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

northern lights
July 22nd, 2008, 11:42 PM
I might repeat myself, but for "Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)", you wanna follow https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4318_%5BAirForce_One_54g%5D

dragonboss
July 22nd, 2008, 11:44 PM
You could try using the old "bcm43xx-fwcutter" driver, yet that is said to be even less likely to work with the 4318 than "ndiswrapper".

You might want to follow this documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Broadcom_BCM4318_%5BAirForce_One_54g%5D).

I've used the bcm43xx-fwcutter driver before and its range is horrible, you have to be in the same room as the wireless router

Thanks, I'll follow the documentation

Xardes
July 23rd, 2008, 11:24 AM
sry... made a mistake :)

in the file "/etc/rc.local" you have to insert

echo 1 >/proc/driver/acerhk/wirelessled
i forgot the second l ... sry ;)