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    Broadcom BCM4318

    I just installed Ubuntu and love it so much, its so fast now. But i have a problem connecting to the internet.


    I checked and saw i have to install the driver Broadcom STA wireless driver but every time i do try to install it it says:


    Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log files for details: /var/log/jockey.log


    I went to terminal and copy and pasted the log file name. and when I did it said I have no permission to access this file. I checked on the forums that I have to be on a wired connection. So I plugged my laptop into my router and I got internet then tried to install the driver again. And it was loading then when it got to the end the same message popped up.


    Also I have one of those little usb router things you plug into the computer and it gives you internet I have been using that but its to slow. So I want to use the one in my computer but cant.
    Ive been trying to fix this issue all day please help me.
    Also i tried the command: "sudo modprobe wl" and when i type that command in it says: "FATAL: Module wl not found"


    Since, I am so new at this all Ubuntu thing can u explain to me, how to fix this please?


    p.s I forgot to mention I am using Ubuntu 12.04.

    Thanks Guys

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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    Do you consider using Windows driver with ndisgtk ?

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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    Welcome to the forums nicholas7 !

    The current version of the broadcom sta driver in the default repositories seems to be broken. The nice people who develop and package these things probably forgot something simple which I hope will be fixed soon.

    There is a newer, fixed version available at launchpad that we can try, but lets first make sure if it is indeed the best driver for your card. Please open a terminal, and post back the outputs of -
    Code:
    uname -mr
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    You may copy paste the above commands to avoid typo.

    While posting the outputs, please use 'Code' tags. To see how to use them, please follow the "Using Code Tags" link in my signature.
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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    Thanks alot for the reply here are the commands i got:


    uname -mr

    3.8.0-30-generic i686


    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net

    00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection [8086:10c0] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Inspiron 530 [1028:020d]
    Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    --
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. WL-138G v2 / WL-138gE / WL-100gE [1043:100f]
    Kernel modules: ssb






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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    The sta driver won't support your card, the native b43 will. Please purge the sta driver package and install the firmware for b43 instead -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Then unload (if already loaded) and reload the b43 driver-
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv b43
    sudo modprobe -v b43
    Wifi active now? Do a reboot if necessary.
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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    Nope still not active, even after reboot. Thanks so much for helping me, hope I can get this problem resolved soon

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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    Please follow the "Wireless Script" link in my signature, download and run the script as per instructions there, and post back the report it generates..
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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    I forgot to add when i typed in these commands:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree


    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv b43
    sudo modprobe -v b43


    A new option was available on the wireless symbol when i clicked on it, i added the picture as a attacment and, it added that new option there as you can see the one that says "Broadcom BCM..." that was never there before, and it wouldnt let me connet to it, then i did a reboot and it went away back to the way it was before. I just wannted to add that in case it would help you figure this out

    So i connected with my ethernet cable and i used that to get internet for a short period of time for The Wireless Script and here is what it said:

    wget -N -t 5 -T 10 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57264241/wireless_script && chmod +x wireless_script && ./wireless_script
    --2013-09-15 17:44:18-- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57264241/wireless_script
    Resolving dl.dropbox.com (dl.dropbox.com)... 54.235.183.100
    Connecting to dl.dropbox.com (dl.dropbox.com)|54.235.183.100|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 FOUND
    Location: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5...ireless_script [following]
    --2013-09-15 17:44:18-- http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5...ireless_script
    Resolving dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)... 75.101.144.243
    Connecting to dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)|75.101.144.243|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 4098 (4.0K) [text/plain]
    Last-modified header missing -- time-stamps turned off.
    --2013-09-15 17:44:19-- http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5...ireless_script
    Reusing existing connection to dl.dropboxusercontent.com:80.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 4098 (4.0K) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `wireless_script'


    100%[=========================>] 4,098 --.-K/s in 0s


    2013-09-15 17:44:19 (7.93 MB/s) - `wireless_script' saved [4098/4098]

    Results saved in "wireless-info.txt".


    I found the "wireless-info.txt" that it said where the results but didnt add them because it had my IP, but if you want any inforamtion in the .txt file ill copy and paste it here

    Thank You so much again for helping me
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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    Make sure the USB adapter is not plugged in. Then do a reboot and see if the internal Broadcom adapter lets you connect this time. If not, run the script again and post back the fresh output.

    The IP you saw is your LAN IP, it is nothing that someone can take advantage of from the 'outside' of your local network. Still if you consider it sensitive, just edit the last part of it (obscure it or delete it).
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    Re: Broadcom Diver wont install, please help

    When I took out my USB adaptor and typed in those codes and then restarted, it didnt have the broadcom option anymore, but them when i did plug in the usb the broadcom option did come back up, but still wouldn't let me connect to it.


    Here's what it said in the wireless-info.txt file, i used the offline version of the Wireless Script, in case you needed to no that.
    Thanks so much for your help



    Code:
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    
    Linux nicholas-Inspiron-530 3.8.0-30-generic #44~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 23 17:33:45 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    
    Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
    Description:	Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
    Release:	12.04
    Codename:	precise
    
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection [8086:10c0] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Inspiron 530 [1028:020d]
    	Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    --
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. WL-138G v2 / WL-138gE / WL-100gE [1043:100f]
    	Kernel modules: ssb
    
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0781:5572 SanDisk Corp. 
    Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0461:4d63 Primax Electronics, Ltd 
    Bus 007 Device 003: ID 03f0:d407 Hewlett-Packard 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    
    State: disconnected
    
    
    - Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            e1000e
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
    
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         off
    
    
    
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    
    
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    
    
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf]
    blacklist b44
    blacklist b43legacy
    blacklist b43
    blacklist brcm80211
    blacklist brcmsmac
    blacklist ssb
    
    
    ***** modinfo *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** udev rules *****
    
    
    # PCI device 0x8086:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:19.0 (e1000e)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
    
    
    # USB device 0x13b1:0x000d (usb)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
    
    
    # PCI device 0x14e4:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:02:00.0/ssb0:0 (b43-pci-bridge)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan1"
    
    
    ***** dmesg *****
    
    
    
    
    ****************** done ******************

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