Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Driver Activated But I Still Can't Connect / Make It Possible?

Mar 24, 2010

It says "device not ready" ive read a lot of posts with problems that seem the same but i dont know which fix actually applies to me. im running karmic on an ppc with the b43-fwcutter driver.

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Sep 6, 2010

as the majority of ubuntu 10.04 users I had problems with setting up wireless internet connection too. After reading many forum topics I somehow managed to set up the connection.Now the only problem is that when I restart computer wireless connection is no longer working. Each time I boot Ubuntu I have to go to System>Administration>Hardware Drivers, remove Broadcom STA wireless driver and then install it again. Otherwise the wireless connection is not working and under Broadcom STA wireless driver this message is written:

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Apr 29, 2011

Here is the output of lspci -v on a dell xps laptop I got today:

Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 008a (rev 34)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 5325
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Memory at f3b00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
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Dec 10, 2010

Using ubuntu 10.10 (pinguy OS) i connected an ethernet cable from my girl's macbook pro to her lenovo ideapad s10-3t to transfer some DS9 episodes onto it. new enough to linux to have not been able to figure out how to access the files on the mac, so i disconnected the ethernet, and the wireless hasn't worked since. tried everything i know, and googling for a while (as well as searching again on this forum) to no avail.

Just before linking the 2 computers via ethernet, the wireless worked fine on the ideapad, always had; but not so after the ethernet connection that did nothing other than apparently kill the wireless. an "lshw -C network" command tells me i have a BCM4313 wireless card, and *-network UNCLAIMED. also, if i launch "install additional drivers", i see that the proprietary driver is not active.

How could merely plugging in an ethernet cable that happened to be conncected to a MBP running OSX.6 do that? and will that happen again? i thought linux was supposed to play real nice with other OS's, so why did a simple file transfer kill my wireless connectivity? i have no access to internet via ethernet cable, so i cannot just download the driver i need now. shouldn't it still be in the computer still? somewhere? is there a simple solution to this, or has the wireless driver been wiped out by plugging in the ethernet? is this a bug that should be reported?

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Feb 2, 2010

My wireless was working perfectly until I accidentally let the battery run flat with the machine prevented from hibernating. Upon recovery, there was no wireless available. Checking the Hardware Drivers, I can see the Broadcomm driver as "Activated but not currently in use". Following the copious advice elsewhere I have disabled the driver, rebooted the machine, enabled it again - many times. Still the same message. What is stopping me from activating it? Bit of a noob so.

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Feb 27, 2011

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Jun 21, 2010

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Here's the new driver:

I have been having trouble with my wireless connection intermittently disconnecting and reconnecting repeatedly (sometimes every couple of seconds). I posted a thread about this here on Ubuntu Forums titled: Ubuntu 10.45 & NetworkManager Applet 8.0: Connects & Disconnects Frequently.

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Jun 22, 2011

I've been with Ubuntu since about 10.10 and a little before, but did a trial. I just installed 11.04 tonight, and my wireless driver is having an issue. I installed it, and reset my computer to complete the installation, but it still doesn't pick up anything wireless, just Ethernet.

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Jun 17, 2011

I was trying to get the b43 driver work with my broadcom bcm4322 wireless card. I changed the kernel from 2.6.32 to 2.6.38 in order to make the b43 driver to work. When I booted with the new kernel the internet stopped working so I looked for a solution. I don't remember which website I went but it said that I have to re-install the STA drivers so I did that and rebooted and nothing happened. I decided to go back to the 2.6.32 kernel and re-installed the STA drivers. The wireless card (eth1) isn't showing when I run the command iwconfig

xavi@xavi-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
easytether0 no wireless extensions.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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Jul 23, 2010

I'm using Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04, on an Asus EeePC 904HA. Yesterday, I was connecting to my wireless network, which has WPA2 security, just fine. Then, I disconnected randomly (I'm used to random disconnects, as I'm a great distance away from my router.) Usually, I just reconnect. I tried and tried, and I still can't. I've restarted my computer, gotten right next to the router, turned networking off and back on, and so on. Still, no luck.

You know, when you're conecting to a wireless network, there's the icon with the two grey circles that turn green and the blue swirl? They both turn green, like usual, and then they just go back to the two computers with the red "X". You know what I'm talking about. All other computers on my network work fine, so it's just my Asus.

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May 27, 2011

I have installed xubuntu 11.04 and cannot connect to my wireless router - The computer picks up all the local signals, so it's working from that end. When I do try to connect wirelessly it tries for a bit and then tells me I am disconnected. The password is correct and the wireless is WPA-Personal TKIP Encrypted.

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Nov 30, 2010

I am using Maverick 10.10 on a Toshiba Satellite Pro L510 which has this card, full output from lshw:


So far, I've figured out that 'Error 2' basically means any of probably a zillion or two possible errors. The line I have in bold is obviously the one. I have searched, dug, probed, but can not work out what it means or where to start fixing it. Reason I'm bothering at all is that yes, the Realtek card worked 'out of the box' but is pretty unreliable, a third and less the speed of the other machines in the house

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Feb 16, 2011

I've been trying to make/compile the driver for a wireless card. The card is usb, it's titled Micronext MN-WD550M and seems to use the rtl8712 driver.Firstly, though I did this once two years ago I seem to have completely forgotten how to install a driver in ubuntu.

Secondly, I'm not sure I have the right driver anyway since in the notes in the readme it says it is for i386 (I run amd 64). The driver is here [URL] Thirdly, after clicking through various readmes and documentation without feeling any more intelligent, I then tried using ndiswrapper to install a windows driver and ubuntu would crash if the usb wireless card was plugged in. Blarg.I feel like this should be so simple I'm going to make a clean installation of ubuntu 10.10 shortly (for various unrelated reasons) so anything I messed up with ndiswrapper should be back to normal.

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Feb 12, 2010

I cannot connect to my wireless network. i have a Dell mini 9 with ubuntu. i lost my internet service for a couple of days. it was back on today but when i went to connect to the internet the screen on my computer reads "OFFLINE MODE" Web Browser is in offline mode and cnnot connect to the internet. How do i fix?

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Feb 13, 2011

When I select the wifi icon on the panel, it just shows "No network devices available". I know my network can be found when I search with my iPhone, so I know there are networks to connect to. So, I checked the drivers, and it informs me that the B43 and STA drivers are not activated. So thats not a big deal, I guess, but when I use my ethernet cord, my laptop doesn't recognize/acknowledge (I'm not sure what the right term would be)it. I'm fairly sure I can't activate these drivers without an internet connection because when I do try, a message pops up saying "failed to fetch" with some long link.

My only guess is that it could be a hardware problem, but I really have no idea. I guess the ethernet problem is my only real problem. Because after I establish and internet connection the the rest is easy to fix.I'm sure its obvious, but I'll go ahead say that I'm a novice ubuntu user. I've only been working with it for about a week, but I'm learning alot.

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May 30, 2010

I wanted to get away from windows, because of the helll lot of issues it gave me. I installed ubuntu in my machine, and i am facing lot of issues to activate internet. May be I am fool number one. So need some help from experts. FIrst my hardware details :-

01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1508
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16


I have gone thru lot of websites and forums to try to enable the wireless connections. Till now I have installed the ndisgtk_0.8.5-1_i386.deb, ndiswrapper-utils- .9_1.54-2ubuntu1_i386.deb & ndiswrapper-common_1.54-2ubuntu1_all.deb. Then I was able to install the windows driver for my wireless card. But still the status is showing as disabled for the wireless adaptor. Please help to make it working.

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Jan 7, 2011

I am trying to connect to a PPTP VPN at work, and I cannot accomplish that. Both server and client are using Ubuntu 10.10.

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Apr 22, 2011

I can not get the Nvidia closed source driver to work..when i open the "Additional Drivers" it says that the driver is activated but not currently in use.
Another problem...I can not see my grub nor the Plymouth screen.

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May 1, 2011

I am trying to get my new computer to work with the proprietary nvidia drivers, but unfortunatly I am having some troubles. When I activate the nvidia drivers in jockey and restart the computer, the DE fails to load unity, and no compositing is actually being done. When I check jockey, it says:

"this driver is activated but not currently in use" I have an NVIDIA GT 550M. I can use unity with nouveau, however there are some problems that I have noticed, like not resuming from sleep and some freezing, which I suspect is a result of the open source drivers(could be fixed in an update later). But does anyone know how to get the proprietary drivers to work in the mean time?

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May 29, 2011

I've got an issue where my nvidia drivers won't activate, which is a fairly large problem on my Asus G60VX. The reason it bugs me most is because it won't let me use a second monitor while the drivers aren't activated.

Here's my issue.

Now, I already tried going into Synaptic and removing all NVidia stuff manually, and then reinstalling, but this didn't fix my problem.

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Jul 10, 2011

I just installed natty today after erasing the previous maverick and windows dual boot.Everything works fine.But there is one problem .The propriety driver for Nvidia seems to be activated but not in use.I still get unity desktop,(couldn't get it before installing the propriety driver).I have tried removing and activating it again but it ended up the same again.I know that this problem has been encountered lot of times,but I searched everywhere and didn't find anything.

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Ubuntu :: Broadcom STA Driver Activated But Not In Use

May 11, 2010

System-->Admin-->Hardware Drivers States my STA driver is activated, but not in use... ug. having so many wireless issues with 10.04 i've been pulling my hair out for a week now. I assume this is why it says my network UNCLAIMED as well.

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Apr 29, 2011

I just installed Natty. Installed nvidia-current via synaptic. Then uninstalled nouveau via synaptic also. Back to Unity desktop, I chose Additional Drivers and activated "nvidia-current". However, after reboot, the info window says this driver is activated but not in use.

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Aug 25, 2011

I have a geforce 8400GS and nvidia-current installed. However, the Additional Drivers app advises that "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system" and that the driver is activated but not in use. I know other people have complained about this problem, but for me this is breaking 3D content and I can't get compiz to work either. When I try to start compiz manually (compiz --replace), I get this error:

Code: compiz (code) - Fatal: Couldn't open display My Xorg has nvidia as device driver. I'm using the NVIDIA X Server settings program to setup my two monitors, so I know that this is what is in use. In addition to the compiz problem (which I can get over), sometimes I can see the desktop background through the active window. It's hard to explain so I'll take a screenshot when it happens again. Things I've tried:

1. Installing nvidia's latest drivers - The installer was extremely picky, constantly complaining about other modules and drivers. After I finally managed to remove everything it didn't like and install it, X wouldn't load.

2. Reinstall nvidia-current - tried multiple times with no change.

3. Link /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so to /usr/lib/nvidia-current/xorg/libglx.so.270.41.06 - didn't make a difference.

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Jun 7, 2011

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Mar 4, 2011

I have a 10.10 installation through Wubi.

I can't connect to my wireless network.

I use the icon in the top right to try to connect but there does not seem to be a utility that searches for connections, or if there is it is not doing anything. Instead it seems that I need to set up the connection manually. I put in the SSID from the router, though I was never asked for this info in windows, but it wants my MAC address, which I can't find on the router. It also doesn't automatically ask for my wireless key which seems very strange; it only asks for it if I select WPA2 from a drop down menu.

The ubuntu official guide on this told be to go into hardware drivers and enable proprietary drivers. There's no such thing but there is "additional drivers" and when I go into this it says there aren't any.

As an aside I've had a funny experienc with Ubuntu. I installed it on my laptop and thought it was great. Everything worked fine, connecting to the internet seemed to happen almost instantly just by putting in the wireless key, and I was thoroughly impressed. However, since I've installed 10.10 on my desktop through Wubi I've had nothing but problems. I can't even play media from my external hard drive.

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Jun 21, 2010

It has been haunting me for weeks and I haven't been able to fix it so far: When I installed the wireless driver 43XX series on my laptop using a wired internet, I saw the wireless network for a while and after I rebooted my system, My kernel(31) got corrupted and I got error "kernel Panic (and some sync error)",Thus I started using an older kernel(14),Now When I install wireless driver or mobile broadband driver(wvdial), they get vanished after the reboot and my mobile device modem isn't detected.But they are installed in my system(as shown by synaptic package manager but doesn't seemt to work) I desperately want to use mobile broadband.

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Mar 17, 2010

The relevant details of my setup are:
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Fedora 12, kernel (automatically updated using software update)

My problem is that my wireless card has never worked - basically there aren't any widely available linux drivers, and there are many threads on getting the RTL8192E to work on many different forums, e.g. here, but none specifically for Fedora, so I think that this thread could potentially guide many more users. FYI, my hardwired network connection works perfectly.

Fantastically however, by emailing Realtek support, they'll send you their Linux driver, which most people have claimed works perfectly (although why they haven't just put it on their website is beyond me). SO, I've got a Linux driver for my wireless card. When Realtek emailed me to send me the driver, they said to just 'cd' into the driver directory, then do

make clean
make install
./wlan0up or ./wlan1up

OK, so I tried to do this and get the following error:
make: *** /lib/modules/ No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [all] Error 2

I don't know enough about linux to understand this error. I really don't want to have to recompile my kernel, and I hope there is some way to install this driver with not too much hassle. How to overcome this error, and install my wireless driver so I can get wireless network access on my Fedora 12 operating system. I've found Fedora 12 really easy to use so far, but this is proving quite hard!

This is the output of 'ls -lh' in the folder which seems to be causing the error, namely /lib/modules/
total 3.1M
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 46 2010-03-16 22:53 build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K 2010-03-03 05:28 extra
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4.0K 2010-03-16 22:53 kernel
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 498K 2010-03-16 22:53 modules.alias .....

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No, I don't want to / can't:
Copy files do disk
Use a full usb-installer
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Feb 20, 2010

I have Centos5.4 loaded on a late 2008 MACBOOK Pro and would like to get wireless working. I've attempted to download the broadcom driver and create a driver module with no luck.

Using these instructions....


When I make the WLAN driver, I get this:

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