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  1. #21
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    Smile Re: Still no wireless

    Well, if you want i will explain how i connected my wireless.

    1rst I installed ubuntu 8.04, then i went to the software sources to modify from uk server for me to main server, updated ubuntu (304 updates). I was connected to my router through nic interface. After i rebooted the laptop,
    then i went to the router setup program to make sure of the wireless settings. After that i went back to ubuntu to System->Administration-> Hardware drivers. I found my wireless adapter driver, enabled it. I restarted the computer and then clicked on the network icon, switched to my wireless, entered the encryption mode my router uses, the password and the mode for the encryption. And I was connected.

    My wireless button is not lit under ubuntu but is lit under windows.

    Broadcom 43411
    Last edited by Olivier2371; November 24th, 2008 at 09:26 PM.

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    Re: Still no wireless

    i have tried those steps before with no success, thank you

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    Talking Re: Still no wireless

    SEE MY post here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=990216
    nothing else worked.
    On a fresh install of Ubuntu v8.10, this is all I did, and my BCM4306 rev. 02 wifi works!

    ndiswrapper and fwcutter did not work previously on a previous install of 8.10.

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    Talking Re: Still no wireless

    If that doesn't work, try this.

    Using Windows Wireless Drivers

    Ubuntu supports a system known as NDISWrapper. This allows you to use a Windows wireless device driver under Ubuntu.

    1. Obtain the Windows Driver for your system and locate the file that ends with .inf.
    2. Install ndisgtk (System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager).
    3. Open ndisgtk (System/Administration/Windows Wireless Drivers).
    4. Select Install new driver.
    5. Choose the location of your Windows .inf file and click Install.
    6. Click OK.


    https://help.ubuntu.com/8.10/interne...iswrapper.html
    Install NDISwrapper so you can install the Windows driver for your wifi card.

    Even though the driver seems to be activated and 'working fine', it isn't. That was my case, also.

    Copy the .inf Window's driver file for your wifi's card to a flash drive or cd, then copy it to your desktop in Ubuntu.
    After installing NDISwrapper per the above link, locate the driver file and install it.
    Then go to System/Administration/Hardware Drivers, and the driver should be listed, activate it, reboot if necessary (most often is), and check wifi connection.

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    Wink Re: Still no wireless

    Joe2Shoe,

    You seem to be a great guy but I followed most of the post on networking and the only answer you give to people is to use ndiswrapper because it works for you. If it was so then they wouldn't be the need for a forum on networking.

    Please try to come up with other idea.

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    Talking Re: Still no wireless

    Olivier,
    I beg to differ.
    Yes, I offered NDISwrapper, and lots of other 'fixes'. Often times it takes more than one attempt to figure out the correct path, or a combination of paths to wifi connection.
    If one attempt did not work for someone, I offered another, and another. Then, hopefully, it will eventually be resolved.
    There is no 'quick' fix.
    Thank you for your observation.
    Joe2Shoe.

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    Re: Still no wireless

    Just to recap what I understand--you have installed ndiswrapper, it did not work so you uninstalled it, and then installed b43-fwcutter. You also tried using wifi-radar and have switched back to network manager.

    If that is all correct, can you post the results of the following for me:
    Code:
    lsmod|grep -e b43 -e ssb -e ndiswrapper -e bcm43xx
    lshw -C network
    The first command will help us see what modules are currently loaded. The second command was posted in the original post, but you have made some changes so I just want to see if the information still looks correct.

    Then I would like to see what happens when you do the following (please also remove your wired connection to prevent any conflicts):
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 ssb ndiswrapper bcm43xx
    sudo modprobe b43
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    sudo iwlist scan
    This will remove the possible conflicting wireless drivers and then load the b43 module. The third step will then bring up your wireless card and then scan for wireless sites. If we still get no scan results, there is another link that I will post that might help. I don't want to give it yet because I want to make sure that we are only using the b43 driver and nothing else.

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    Talking Re: Still no wireless

    notanerd,

    Look at the link below it will explain everything you need to know. (I hope!!)

    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

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    Re: Still no wireless

    Yes you are right about what I have tried to do so far. Here the outputs of the commands

    lsmod|grep -e b43 -e ssb -e ndiswrapper -e bcm43xx

    b43 127400 0
    rfkill 10528 3 rfkill_input,b43
    mac80211 194324 1 b43
    led_class 7304 1 b43
    input_polldev 6928 1 b43
    ssb 38020 1 b43

    lshw -C network

    *-network:0
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: c
    bus info: pci@0000:00:0c.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
    *-network:1
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: VT6102 [Rhine-II]
    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    physical id: 12
    bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 74
    serial: 00:03:25:10:80:44
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.4.3 ip=192.168.0.2 latency=64 maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 module=via_rhine multicast=yes
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 3
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:90:4b:7c:4d:e7
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

    sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 ssb ndiswrapper bcm43xx

    This was reapeated about 10 times
    WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.save line 40: ignoring bad line starting with 'x'

    sudo modprobe b43

    WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.save line 40: ignoring bad line starting with 'x'

    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

    worked fine

    sudo iwlist scan

    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 No scan results

  10. #30
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    Re: Still no wireless

    wlan0 No scan results

    Working but not finding any access points. Make sure you have right details for your router in System->Administration->Network.

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