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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    since you tried to activate the driver earlier, do you remember if it said STA?

    Could you post the following again?

    sudo lshw -C network

    and with the wired connection unplugged

    sudo iwlist scan


    The reason for the last one was just to see if the wireless switch was on! Sorry!
    Last edited by bkratz; April 5th, 2010 at 12:48 AM.

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    sudo lshw -C network
    sudo] password for miriam:
    *-network
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
    resources: irq:17 memory:f0200000-f0203fff
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:21:70:d0:d7:c1
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.0.104 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
    resources: irq:27 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0610000-f0610fff(prefetchable) memory:f0600000-f060ffff(prefetchable) memory:f0620000-f063ffff(prefetchable)

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

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

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

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    Lightbulb Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    ok, I have one solution: install it manualy

    that conclussion is made that Im really disapointed to use ndiswrapper to use a simple wireless card to connect to a wireless ap.

    Ndiswrapper emulate a possible firmware card in linux ussing a windows drivers.... ahjjj

    Its difficult if you are an unexperienced user, but you have to try it.... or not?


    I can see that this type of chip is supported under linux:

    http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

    It uses a b43 firmware... um... interesting...

    so the oficial firmware page is:

    http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

    look at the readme.txt file:

    http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt

    there is a note refering of System->Administration->Hardware Driver


    Ubuntu:
    ------
    Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
    Choose the Broadcom STA wireless driver
    Activate

    Sometimes the driver does not show up in the Hardware Drivers choices. In
    this case, try reintalling the driver from the GUI or shell like this:

    From the GUI:
    Package Manager (System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager). Click the
    Reload button in the upper left corner of Synaptic to refresh your index then
    search for and reinstall the package named bcmwl-kernel-source.

    From the shell:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

    In either GUI or text case, after reinstalling, reboot your machine.

    Now go back to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
    and you should see the driver enabled and working.

    so, do it

    and im sure it will work

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    This particular chip is not supported by b43 in the current kernels, not until 2.6.32.

    You need the STA driver

    Do

    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

    with the wired connection in, for some reason your earlier activation did not take.

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by bkratz View Post
    This particular chip is not supported by b43 in the current kernels, not until 2.6.32.

    You need the STA driver

    Do

    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

    with the wired connection in, for some reason your earlier activation did not take.
    yeah!!!

    we responsed the same at the same time

    bye.
    I supose its solved
    Last edited by alexdelprogramador; April 5th, 2010 at 03:23 AM.

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by alexdelprogramador View Post
    yeah!!!

    we responsed the same at the same time

    bye.
    I supose its solved


    Well, I type slow and inaccurate, I thought you were saying b43 was ok. Sorry!

    See that little bit took me 5 minutes!

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by bkratz View Post
    Well, I type slow and inaccurate, I thought you were saying b43 was ok. Sorry!

    See that little bit took me 5 minutes!

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    miriam@miriam-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package bcmwl-kernel-source

    soooooo confused.

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    Re: No Wifi on Dell netbook

    you did have the ethernet plugged in right?

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