Ubuntu Networking :: Enable A Wifi Antenna, Dell Latitude 13 / Vostro 13?
Aug 7, 2010
Have an odd problem on a Dell Latitude 13 w/ a Intel WiFi 5100 card. The wifi antenna is disabled on startup into Ubuntu 10.04/64-bit. There's no hardware enable/disable that I can find.I have tried "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up" to enable it, the light for the wifi antenna comes on, but still no luck.I know the wifi works in Ubuntu, because if i load windows first, then reset into Ubuntu, once in a while it works just fine.
I am running (K)Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 64bit on a Dell Latitude E6400, WiFi Card Intel 5100. Never had any problems with networking. Up to about 2 weeks ago. I do realize there have been quite a few posts with this network adaptor, but non really described the problem I have here.
What happens is that suddenly the WiFi LED on the computer stops blinking, the WiFi connection gets disrupted, and the device is not recognized anymore when checking ifconfig. Only cold restarting the machine helps then... it will work for a while (between 1 and 20 minutes) and then crash again.
On Windows 7 the card works perfectly fine. With Ubuntu 11.04 in Live CD mode I have the same effects (connection crashes after a while). Also tried booting an older kernel, no success.
My exact hardware:
I notived the following problems in /var/log/kern.log
I just did a fresh wipe and install of Ubuntu 11.04 on my Dell D630 Latitude. I installed connected to the internet and ubuntu recognized I was missing firmware and I installed and rebooted. Now the "firmware missing" notice is gone but I don't know how to connect to my wifi. I can access internet with the ethernet cable.
This is the lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c) 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
I feel like I just need to add the wifi network, but I don't know what info to put into the fields.
I've installed successfully the ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix on my DELL Latitude 430.Everything work out of the box except the wifi, I cannot find a way to get working.Using the lshw command, I can see that the interface is listed, but status is disabled.On the Network Manager, status I get is device not ready.As a FYI, bluetooth seems working perfect (I've not tried to pair with any device)as this is the only roadblock I face before enjoying Ubuntu on my laptop.
I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 a a Dell D610 that is running a broadcom BMC943 internal wifi adapter. I've tried installing the wifi drivers off of Dell's website using the ndisgtk gui setup. It appears that whenever I setup the driver the OS can't apply it. It states that the wifi adapter is not on or installed. Here is what I get when I run iwconfig and lspci -n.
iwconfig: lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. lspci -n: 00:00.0 0600: 8086:2590 (rev 03) 00:02.0 0300: 8086:2592 (rev 03)
I've also edited the blacklist.conf file as well with no luck. I've spent 2 days trying to figure this out with no luck at all.
The funny thing is that it works fine in a Fedora installation, which has an older kernel and older drivers, on the same laptop. The fact that the indicator light doesn't come in when the physical switch is turned on suggests it's something to do with that switch.
an Ubuntu newbie here looking for advice. Apologies if this is a frequent question. I misplaced my Belkin USB wifi antenna recently -- I'd never gotten it working with Ubuntu as I lacked the original driver CD and hadn't bothered doing the footwork with ndiswrapper (without driver files, as Belkin just gives you an .exe) to get it functional. I'm currently living in a home where I can't be wired directly to the router, so I'm looking for advice on what kind of antenna I should get to replace it. Are there any manufacturers out there that provide Linux drivers out of the box, who make quality hardware?
I just installed 9.10 on a brand new Dell Vostro 1520. The WLAN card does NOT work out of the box.
Here is what you have to do. After install and rebooting insert the live CD Go to software sources (system > software sources)and check the "officially supported restricted copyright" box You are then asked to update the available software list, do so. You will receive an error message since you are not (yet) connected to the internet and all the other repositories are not available.
Now you should be notified that restricted drivers are available, if not you can go to system > hardware. Anyway, now you should be able to activate the Broadcom STA driver. After rebooting you can connect to available wireless networks.
Alternative (in case you are not asked, which happened to me on another Vostro system) system>administration>syaptic package manager Search for broadcom Mark b43-fwcutter and bcmwl-kernel-sources for installation Reboot (who said there is no rebooting required in linux) The adapter should be up and running ...
Just upgraded from Intrepid to karmic on my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1510 and the wireless stopped working. The drivers are installed and worked fine under intrepid. When I enter the hardware drivers utility it says that the driver is active but currently not being used.
I've already got the b43-fwcutter package and a driver called 'b43' appears in System > Administration > Hardware Drivers but it does not seem to enable. Another, Broadcom STA wireless driver, does enable, but I'm not picking up the wireless signal.
I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Vostro 1500 for awhile, one morning I tried to get online & no networks would show up. I tried plugging in my ethernet cable & still nothing. Just the two lights by the plug stay lit up. If I boot into Puppy Linux the wireless works just fine. I was using the B43 driver before I had problems, then when I was trying to get it to work I accidentally deleted the driver. I cannot figure out how to get my internet working again in Ubuntu. I don't want to be stuck using Puppy Linux forever! I don't really know many commands, normally just search online how to fix problems, but it's pretty hard to do when I have to boot back & forth between operating systems to find things to try.
I just got a new laptop...Dell Vostro 3500. Took off Win put on Ubuntu...all went fine. I did all updates and app downloads using my WIRED NETWORK as wireless wasnt working. However I was more interested in setting up the new computer. Anyway so after all is installed up pops "Broadcom STA Wireless driver" Proprietary driver do you want to install. Obviously I said yes...
Well now My wireless is working great but for some reason my Wired (auto eth0) no longer works. It just says disconnected and its grayed in. I'm pretty much a newbie but did try a few things like:
apt-get update apt-get "something" essential (thats not a command just from memory it was something like that)
However I've had no luck. This Broadcom driver seems to have knocked out my wired network.
I just installed 11.04 on my Dell Latitude D620, and I'm not able to get an Ethernet connection. (Which in turn means I can't get wireless drivers.) Whenever I plug in an ethernet cable to the port and select auto eth0, the networking icon on Ubuntu's status bar flickers between the obtaining wifi animation and a spinning cursor. In a couple minutes I get the "wired network - disconnected" message.
In System-->Administration-->Additional Drivers I've enabled the 'Broadcom STA wireless driver' and its noted as 'This driver is activated and currently in use.' Changes I made
- I've activated the Nvidia driver. - I've installed Boxee (media center) - I'm using CPU frequency scalers for both my cores. - I've updated my system and am using maverick-security, -updates and -proposed. - I've installed b43-fwcutter - I've installed firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
Other than those adjustments the system is completely fresh. When I suspend or hibernate and activate my laptop again it only shows a backlight-lit black screen and does not continue restoring. Other than the occasional flash my cpu 'business' indicator led does nothing. BUT The wireless led is now on. I've tried the Broadcom B43 driver as you could've guessed from the changes I made, no result. I had to use the 'lpphy' installer(for BCM4312 (with Low-Power aka LP-PHY)), the 'legacy' and normal version both gave an error upon executing the post installation script.
I have recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 but am unable to connect to any of the wireless networks. Network manager does not shows any of the available wireless networks and upon clicking the network connection icon, under Wireless networks category it shows "Device not ready".Following are the results of some of the commands :
iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
I've recently partitioned off a section of my hard drive to run Ubuntu from and I'm having trouble with the network connections. In my device manager of Windows 7, it lists that my network adapters are
1. DW1520 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card
2. Intel(R) 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
Is there something I'm not doing right in order to allow me to connect to a wireless connection? Are these devices even enabled in Linux systems?
I have a 10 year old Dell Latitude CPx that has no ethernet or modem ports, and the only way to connect to the internet is the Dynex Wireless G DX-BNBC PCMCIA card. It came with Windows 98, and I put Xubuntu on it for a while. I believe it was Xubuntu 8 or 9. Back then I had no clue what to do whatsoever, so after a couple weeks removed it and put Windows 2000 on it. It worked, I used it for a while, but it was slow and 2000 took up a lot of space on the 12gb hard drive after all the updates. I left it forgotten and gathering dust for the past year.
Then a few days ago I discovered Lubuntu 10.10, and from what I've seen so far it is definitely a lot more compact and faster than 2000. However, the wireless card still won't work. It's somewhat recognized, because whenever I unplug it and plug it in a bubble pops up saying "you've been disconnected from the network"... which is odd, since it never says I'm connected, and says that the firmware is missing for this card. Anyway, I discovered something this time. By running "lspci -nn | grep -i 14e4":
I am running the latest version of arch linux on a Dell Latitude D420. So far everything has worked perfectly except the wireless. It seems that Arch does not even detect the wireless because ifconfig -a only gives me the loopback and eth0. I installed ndiswrapper as well as the drivers. lsmod | grep ndiswrapper shows that ndiswrapper is being loaded on boot. I tried to install the iwp3945 drivers, but they have become obsolete so pacman was unable to find them. I also tried installing the iwl3945 drivers as explained here [URL] but still no luck.
I am currently running Ubuntu9.04 (Jaunty) on a Dell Vostro v13, pre-installed when I got it. I would like to upgrade to the 10.04 LTS but when I try, all goes fairly well until I get to the screen where it wants to set up my keyboard (Step 3). Then comp freezes and I have no use of touch-pad or keyboard, have to just shut off computer and re-install to factory settings to use it again. I have upgraded with USB and through update manager. Neither works. No clean instal from a CD because I don't have a CD drive... I have read in a couple places the inability to use keyboard/touch pad might have to do with the incorrect driver on the VostroV13.
I recently acquired a Dell Vostro 3550 (new model) and today I installed Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bits). I am not able to see the available wireless connections (although the bluetooth is working just fine)... Apparently it is also not recognizing its drivers, since on "Additional Drivers" I have no items.
I have installed openSuse 11.3, my computer is a Dell Vostro 1500, it has a modem, but is not recognized between the devices. I do not know why. I have not the slightest.Please, someone with enough intelligence to be humble to explain clearly and explicitly that the system can I identify and mount my modem, and can make use of it.If by chance you need some additional information, please specify to me how I can get to the place in this thread.
setting up CentOS 5.3 (x86_64) on a Dell Vostro 420 Workstation, I came across a few problems/questions:
1. I am using software RAID1 (including sda and sdb), following the tutorial on CentOS Wiki. However, in my case, GRUB wants to install on /dev/md0 (the RAID device mounted as /boot) instead of /dev/sda (which would be the MBR, as usual). This is confusing, since installing to a partition is completely different from installing to the MBR. I suspect it *does* write to the MBR since the system does boot afterwards and the MBR was empty before. So maybe /dev/md0 is just a bit imprecise If yes, is the MBR still written to sda only, so that it is necessary to setup grub on sdb separately, as indicated in the documentation?
2. Sound does not work. The sound controller (ICH10 family) seems to be recognized, but the sound test behaves strangely: Normally, you have the three test sounds, and only after that a window will appear asking for confirmation. On my machine, the confirmation window appears immediately (!) so it seems the system is not even trying to play the sounds. Very strange...
3. I am seeing this damned "BIOS Bug: MCFG area at f0000000 is not E820-reserved" message. (May or may not be related to issue #2) It seems many people have this problem, but there is no real solution. In few cases, a BIOS update did the trick, but I think most hardware manufacturers are not even considering this a bug as long as there are no problems in Windows. It does seem to depend on the distribution, however, so newer kernels obviously have learned to handle the situation. Is this being considered by the upstream provider? Switching to Fedora is not really an option here