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Thread: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

  1. #191
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    how do i make my bcm4306 use full power?

  2. #192
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    Re: How to: *updated* Broadcom Wireless cards

    How about if my router needs WPA-PSK authentication? Nice howto by the way, this is excellent for noobs. I should make something like this sometime. But it it were me, I would have used ndiswrapper... Whatever happned to that? Anyway, how do I get WPA-PSK support in Ubuntu Dapper? Thanks!

  3. #193
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by dmarook
    Thank you for your prompt response. I did as you instructed but get an error saying:

    bash: ./installWireless.zsh: /bin/zsh: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

    the driver file is on my desktop. Should I put it in a specific directory? Another thing, what would be the usual path to a file on the desktop? would it be ~/Desktop/wl_apsta.o? Thanks again.
    This could mean you don't have zsh installed, run the following command:
    sudo apt-get install zsh

    And your desktop can be found at the location you mentioned: ~/Desktop

  4. #194
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    Re: How to: *updated* Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by solarwind
    How about if my router needs WPA-PSK authentication? Nice howto by the way, this is excellent for noobs. I should make something like this sometime. But it it were me, I would have used ndiswrapper... Whatever happned to that? Anyway, how do I get WPA-PSK support in Ubuntu Dapper? Thanks!
    I got it working with wpasupplicant:

    1) Install supplicant
    2) Edit the file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

    MIne looks like this:

    Code:
    # Minimal /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf to associate with open
    #  access points. Please see
    #  /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.gz for more complete
    #  configuration parameters.
    
    # http://www.vollink.com/gary/deb_wifi.html
    
    ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
    ctrl_interface_group=0
    
    eapol_version=1
    ap_scan=1
    fast_reauth=1
    
    ### Associate with any open access point
    ###  Scans/ESSID changes can be done with wpa_cli
    network={
      ssid=""
      key_mgmt=NONE
      priority=1
    }
    
    ## Home WPS - TPIK
    network={
      ssid="wnl.opperschaap.net"
      proto=WPA
      key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
      pairwise=TKIP
      psk='cryptedKey'
      priority=5
    }
    You can generate the network = { } section by using wpa_passphrase.
    Make sure that your ESSID is the same as you want to connect to, I tried creating a key with a fake ESSID and I couldn't connect due to mismatching keys, turns out WPA used the ESSID to create the key..

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access
    Security in pre-shared key mode

    Pre-shared key mode (PSK, also known as personal mode) is designed for home and small office networks that cannot afford the cost and complexity of an 802.1X authentication server. Each user must enter a passphrase to access the network. The passphrase may be from eight to 63 ASCII characters or 64 hexadecimal digits (256 bits). If you choose to use the ASCII characters, a hash function reduces it from 504 bits (63 characters * 8 bits/character) to 256 bits (using also the SSID). The passphrase may be stored on the user's computer at their discretion under most operating systems to avoid re-entry. The passphrase must remain stored in the Wi-Fi access point.
    But enough background info, now the command you need to create your key

    Code:
    8:47 wesleys@nomad [/home/wesleys/bin] # wpa_passphrase wnl.opperschaap.net
    # reading passphrase from stdin
    TEst12345678
    network={
            ssid="wnl.opperschaap.net"
            #psk="TEst12345678"
            psk=0e17eb2e34b5e7292cf0a56c0cb44c4fe40ae0dcf61130686512e40b2b926000
    }
    3) Edit the following file: /etc/default/wpasupplicant
    Set the options, and set the ENABLE flag to 1

    Now try running it:
    Code:
    wpa_supplicant -w -ddd -i $WLAN_INTERFACE -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    What can help you is iwevent, this will show you events from your wireless interface, which can come in handy when debugging.

    When you started up wpa_supplicant, try dhclient, or if you have defined a static IP start checking wheter you have a connection with your AP.

    For more info:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WPAHowto

    Which is the guide that I followed.

    Good luck.

  5. #195
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by zahidism
    how do i make my bcm4306 use full power?
    You cant really, but it wont effect you unless you were working with large files or had an interenet connection greater than 11mb/s.
    If you want to work with large files then i suggest not using wireless at all and just go with a nice 100/1000 mb/s wired network.

  6. #196
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    Re: How to: *updated* Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by solarwind
    How about if my router needs WPA-PSK authentication? Nice howto by the way, this is excellent for noobs. I should make something like this sometime. But it it were me, I would have used ndiswrapper... Whatever happned to that? Anyway, how do I get WPA-PSK support in Ubuntu Dapper? Thanks!
    Create /etc/default/wpasupplicant and put ENABLED=0 in it and network manager will show wpa-psk network, that was all i had to do.

  7. #197
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    I tried to do everything but i couldn't manage to receive wireless access from my university's ap. I don't have windows installed in my computer only dapper drake.I am using hp compaq nx9030 laptop.iwconfig eth1 gives this message:

    eth1 radio off ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power=off Sensitivity=8/0
    Retry limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    Because i think i can't put the wireless light on ubuntu does not see the button...

  8. #198
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    Re: How to: *updated* Broadcom Wireless cards

    Cheers! Although network-manager does not report on any activity, the wireless connection works perfectly. I'm also running a Broadcom BCM4318; so you win at life.

  9. #199
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Well, got my Belkin F5D7011 Notebook wireless network card (BCM 4306 chip) going with the help of nice people like nickm (Thanks for this killer guide=D> ) , slakkie and toorima. I can now connect on startup to my home wireless network with WPA-AEP encription. A big thanks to all the posters of this thread.

    I just followed the guide. The encription has been handled quite nicely by the Network-Manager without any fiddling from my part. IWCONFIG says my connection speed is 54M (Thanks toorima) though I don't know how I can test the actual speed.

    One thing I still have to sort out is that the Network-Manager cant seem to find my Router if the ESSID is not being broadcast. I am not really keen to keep broadcasting my ESSID all the time. Anyone can advice me on this matter? Is it a specific problem with Network-Manager?

    I am only a week old in the world of UBUNTU and any Linux for that matter. So I am yet to discover all the gems hidden inside this brilliant new OS I have stumbled upon. Now that my wireless connection is 95% sorted (apart from the ESSID issue as above) I can spend some quality time with my Laptop exploring this strange new world.

  10. #200
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    i tried this and got this? anything i can do that doesn't involve buying an external card?

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation
    0000:00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    bcm43xx-fwcutter
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 16.6kB of archives.
    After unpacking 102kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/universe bcm43xx-fwcutter 20060108-6build1 [16.6kB]
    Fetched 16.6kB in 0s (28.9kB/s)
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Selecting previously deselected package bcm43xx-fwcutter.
    (Reading database ... 75854 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking bcm43xx-fwcutter (from .../bcm43xx-fwcutter_20060108-6build1_i386.deb) ...
    Setting up bcm43xx-fwcutter (20060108-6build1) ...

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    dhcdbd libnl1-pre6 libnm-util0 network-manager
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    dhcdbd libnl1-pre6 libnm-util0 network-manager network-manager-gnome
    0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 704kB of archives.
    After unpacking 2748kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main dhcdbd 1.10-0ubuntu11 [42.8kB]
    Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main libnl1-pre6 1.0~pre5+svn21-2ubuntu2 [76.5kB]
    Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main libnm-util0 0.6.2-0ubuntu7 [116kB]
    Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main network-manager 0.6.2-0ubuntu7 [228kB]
    Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main network-manager-gnome 0.6.2-0ubuntu7 [241kB]
    Fetched 704kB in 8s (86.0kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package dhcdbd.
    (Reading database ... 75862 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking dhcdbd (from .../dhcdbd_1.10-0ubuntu11_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package libnl1-pre6.
    Unpacking libnl1-pre6 (from .../libnl1-pre6_1.0~pre5+svn21-2ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package libnm-util0.
    Unpacking libnm-util0 (from .../libnm-util0_0.6.2-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package network-manager.
    Unpacking network-manager (from .../network-manager_0.6.2-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...Selecting previously deselected package network-manager-gnome.
    Unpacking network-manager-gnome (from .../network-manager-gnome_0.6.2-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...
    Setting up dhcdbd (1.10-0ubuntu11) ...
    * Reloading system message bus config [ ok ]
    * Stopping DHCP client manager... [fail]
    * Starting DHCP client manager... [ ok ]

    Setting up libnl1-pre6 (1.0~pre5+svn21-2ubuntu2) ...

    Setting up libnm-util0 (0.6.2-0ubuntu7) ...
    Setting up network-manager (0.6.2-0ubuntu7) ...
    * Reloading system message bus config [ ok ]
    * Stopping NetworkManager daemon [ ok ]
    * Starting NetworkManager daemon [ ok ]
    * Stopping NetworkManager dispatcher [ ok ]
    * Starting NetworkManager dispatcher [ ok ]

    Setting up network-manager-gnome (0.6.2-0ubuntu7) ...
    find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for .: this may be a bug in your filesystem driver. Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option. Earlier results may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.
    find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for .: this may be a bug in your filesystem driver. Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option. Earlier results may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.

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