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    Question Wifi hints not working. wicd installed...output from terminal here.

    wingbolt@wingbolt-Inspiron-910:~$ sudo ishw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | head -n 25
    [sudo] password for wingbolt:
    sudo: ishw: command not found
    0: compal-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: compal-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    2: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

    dell mini 910 10.10
    02:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

    I am posting to this forum using wired connection from the computer I am fixing.

    ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:70:d2:2d:e8
    inet addr:192.168.1.104 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::221:70ff:fed2:2de8/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:2296 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1613 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1748660 (1.7 MB) TX bytes:293665 (293.6 KB)
    Interrupt:43 Base address:0xc000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2096 (2.0 KB) TX bytes:2096 (2.0 KB)

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff

    route -n
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 1 0 0 eth0
    169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 eth0
    0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
    Last edited by philodice; January 8th, 2011 at 02:33 PM. Reason: adding output
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    Re: Wifi hints not working. wicd installed...output from terminal here.

    ping -c 3 208.67.219.101
    PING 208.67.219.101 (208.67.219.101) 56(84) bytes of data.

    ping -c 3 www.opendns.com
    PING www.opendns.com (208.69.38.150) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 208.69.38.150: icmp_req=1 ttl=58 time=36.2 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.38.150: icmp_req=2 ttl=58 time=57.2 ms
    64 bytes from 208.69.38.150: icmp_req=3 ttl=58 time=33.9 ms

    --- www.opendns.com ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 10174ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 33.975/42.469/57.211/10.465 ms

    I've gone through several online threads and I'm not getting it. Sorry, I'm not doing well at the self taught Ubuntu kungfu.
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    Re: Wifi hints not working. wicd installed...output from terminal here.

    First try getting a wired connection and looking in System > Administration > Additional Drivers.

    If that doesn`t help, try installing the b43-fwcutter package.

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