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    11.1 Dell Latitude D630 Wireless BCM4311 will not connect

    Hello, I have been unable to get my BCM4311 to connect to wireless networks. I have tried

    $ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    $ sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

    I think I have the correct driver as I can "see" wireless networks (couldn't before when I used the driver recommended by Ubuntu). Now I can see networks but it will not connect. I have tried two different networks, one time being seated within a few feet of the wireless router. When i try to connect, the wireless icon just pulses endless and then flashes "wireless disconnected" over and over.

    Your help is appreciated.

    Code:
    Linux JayPC 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1673] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01f9]
        Kernel driver in use: tg3
    --
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]
        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
    
    jay@JayPC:~$ rfkill list all
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    jay@JayPC:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    dm_crypt               22565  1 
    arc4                   12473  2 
    bnep                   17923  2 
    rfcomm                 38408  0 
    bluetooth             148839  10 bnep,rfcomm
    b43                   318816  0 
    joydev                 17393  0 
    dell_wmi               12601  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    sparse_keymap          13658  1 dell_wmi
    snd_hda_codec_idt      60049  1 
    pcmcia                 39822  0 
    mac80211              393421  1 b43
    snd_hda_intel          24262  2 
    snd_hda_codec          91859  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80435  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    dell_laptop            13519  0 
    dcdbas                 14098  1 dell_laptop
    cfg80211              172427  2 b43,mac80211
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25241  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                51567  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28932  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    yenta_socket           27428  0 
    pcmcia_rsrc            18367  1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core            21511  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    psmouse                73673  0 
    snd                    55902  13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    serio_raw              12990  0 
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         14115  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    binfmt_misc            17292  1 
    parport_pc             32114  1 
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    firewire_ohci          35854  0 
    firewire_core          56937  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    usbhid                 41905  0 
    hid                    77367  1 usbhid
    i915                  509519  3 
    drm_kms_helper         32889  1 i915
    wmi                    18744  1 dell_wmi
    drm                   192194  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    tg3                   132972  0 
    ssb                    50682  1 b43
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 i915
    video                  18908  1 i915

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    Re: 11.1 Dell Latitude D630 Wireless BCM4311 will not connect

    Any direction or suggestions would be great. At this point I am ready to format and install from scratch. My main problem when looking for support is that no one else seems to have this same problem

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    Re: 11.1 Dell Latitude D630 Wireless BCM4311 will not connect

    Hi, please post the output of:
    Code:
    nm-tool
    lsmod | grep b43
    sudo iwlist scan
    Code:
    sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e b43 -e firmware -e wpa -e wlan -e etork | tail -n55
    Thanks

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    Re: 11.1 Dell Latitude D630 Wireless BCM4311 will not connect

    Code:
    jay@JayPC:~$ nm-tool
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: connected (global)
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            b43
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:1F:E1:96:1D:94
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
        Homefix Fairfax: Infra, 00:1C:DF:3A:6E:C3, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 30 WEP
        10301Democracy:  Infra, 00:3A:99:3C:3B:80, Freq 2452 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 44 WEP
        sonicwall:       Infra, 00:06:B1:22:29:21, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 35 WPA
        Fairfax10301:    Infra, 00:1F:33:CA:5E:4A, Freq 2412 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 44 WPA2
        phreesia:        Infra, 00:24:A5:42:46:6C, Freq 2462 MHz, Rate 54 Mb/s, Strength 57 WPA
    
    
    - Device: eth0  [Wired connection 1] -------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            tg3
      State:             connected
      Default:           yes
      HW Address:        00:1C:23:4A:5F:F4
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           100 Mb/s
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         on
    
      IPv4 Settings:
        Address:         192.168.2.69
        Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
        Gateway:         192.168.2.1
    
        DNS:             192.168.1.12
        DNS:             192.168.1.4
    
    
    jay@JayPC:~$ lsmod | grep b43
    b43                   318816  0 
    mac80211              393421  1 b43
    cfg80211              172427  2 b43,mac80211
    ssb                    50682  1 b43
    jay@JayPC:~$ sudo iwlist scan^C
    Code:
    jay@JayPC:~$ sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -e b43 -e firmware -e wpa -e wlan -e etork | tail -n55
    [sudo] password for jay: 
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for jay: 
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC kernel: [    2.657536] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC kernel: [    2.657549] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC kernel: [   13.206683] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC kernel: [   13.520557] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC kernel: [   13.520578] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC kernel: [   13.520598] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0/ssb0:0/net/wlan0, iface: wlan0)
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: device added (path: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0/ssb0:0/net/wlan0, iface: wlan0): no ifupdown configuration found.
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'b43' ifindex: 3)
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): now managed
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
    Apr 19 16:30:33 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
    Apr 19 16:30:34 JayPC kernel: [   15.240060] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 508.1084 (2009-01-14 01:32:01)
    Apr 19 16:30:34 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): preparing device.
    Apr 19 16:30:34 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason 'managed') [2]
    Apr 19 16:30:34 JayPC kernel: [   15.329236] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    Apr 19 16:30:34 JayPC dbus[896]: [system] Activating service name='fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1' (using servicehelper)
    Apr 19 16:30:35 JayPC dbus[896]: [system] Successfully activated service 'fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1'
    Apr 19 16:30:35 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> wpa_supplicant started
    Apr 19 16:30:35 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: starting -> ready
    Apr 19 16:30:35 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
    Apr 19 16:30:35 JayPC NetworkManager[907]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: 11.1 Dell Latitude D630 Wireless BCM4311 will not connect

    Hi, which network are you trying to connect too?

    It looks like you are having trouble with encryption, it is best to use wpa2 only if you can.

    You can change the setting in your router.
    Thanks

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    Cool Re: 11.1 Dell Latitude D630 Wireless BCM4311 will not connect

    .. I just did what was described in this thread and in a wireless network with
    no security it connected just fine (use it as we speak .. ahh write )
    Ok so I think has tp be security as well.
    Sometimes my router wacks out as well and I have to restart that thing.
    After a restart the connections work fine.
    Select teh security level for encryption as described in the thread.
    What is your router model that you use .. ?
    Sometimes they can be a bit confusing in how things are worded ..

    Until then ..
    Hans
    d630 running on a 16G cruzer usb stick .. no hdd and 1 gb of ram
    Ubuntu 12 rocks

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    Re: 11.1 Dell Latitude D630 Wireless BCM4311 will not connect

    You are correct, the issue was trying to join WEP network. Works fine on WPA2. Sorry for the delayed response.

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