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    Exclamation I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    Ok, I'm green behind the ears and dont know much about the whole computer thing, but what I do know is that I did the whole update and no I have no wireless at all. I had to hook a cable straight to my lab top to get on the Internet.

    I am running a Dell Inspiron E1705.

    I did the update from the update manager screen that pops up when updates are avaible. CAN SOMEONE HELP, but put it in simple words because again I'm still new to the using Linux. Thanks

    Bobby-

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    Plug into ethernet, click the upper left global icon, search for additional drivers in the search box, click it and then enable the proper driver for your device.

    This assumes you need a proprietary driver and since it's a Dell it is very likely a Broadcom device. If you paste back here the output from typing
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    into a terminal we can know for sure what you need.

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    I did the 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 N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
    03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    Did you plug into ethernet and follow the prompts via "additional drivers"? If so, what was the result?

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    Heading to bed. If you need additional help, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 with exactly the same wifi card in it (BCM4401-B0) and have no wifi at all with 11.04 either.

    I have tried all the fixes that are listed in plethora for 43xx wifi cards but no joy. I'm not an absolute novice here so believe I've followed all the fixes correctly.

    When I go for additional drivers I am faced with STA only, no B43. I try to manually install B43 but still have no option for them in additional drivers.

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    The BCM4401 is an ethernet card, not wireless. Did you run lspci in a terminal to find out which wireless device you have? If you know what it is, post back your info from /etc/modules and /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and we can take a look at which drivers are in use, firmware installed, etc.

    If you do have a BCM4311, the STA driver should work fine for it. No need for the b43 and you cannot have both. They conflict. It's one or the other. B43 doesn't work for all cards that the STA works for so you have to know which you need (or want in the cases where both can work).

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    Quote Originally Posted by TBABill View Post
    The BCM4401 is an ethernet card, not wireless. Did you run lspci in a terminal to find out which wireless device you have? If you know what it is, post back your info from /etc/modules and /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and we can take a look at which drivers are in use, firmware installed, etc.

    If you do have a BCM4311, the STA driver should work fine for it. No need for the b43 and you cannot have both. They conflict. It's one or the other. B43 doesn't work for all cards that the STA works for so you have to know which you need (or want in the cases where both can work).
    oops, I was using Ailurus to tell me and I thought that was the wifi card. Lspci comes up with the same model wifi card as the thread starter

    Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
    and I tried everything and couldn't get it to work. If this is going to be some mega advanced fixing job, then you've lost virtually every laptop owner with this wifi card, because as Unity is designed for beginners, fixing this sort of thing isn't. Why is there a change from 10.10 to 11.04 that stops this wifi card working? B43 and STA both work in 10.10 on my card.

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    Quote Originally Posted by TBABill View Post
    Did you plug into ethernet and follow the prompts via "additional drivers"? If so, what was the result?


    This is what it says:
    This package contains Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driverfor use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-,BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-basedhardware.

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    Re: I have no wirless after update to 11.04 please help

    Who do I need to talk to , to fix this?? Like really come on I should have never updated this darn thing if I knew this was going to happen... again I'll post this.. I'm not very Linux / computer smart... I know how to get around, but this is starting to P me off.. really? ANYONE HELP AND OR PUT THIS IS NON COMPUTER / EASY TERMS??!!! PLEASE HELP

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