Ubuntu Networking :: Activate Wireless Drivers With No Ethernet Connection?
Sep 26, 2010
I'm been wanting to try Ubuntu for a while now, and when my mom's netbook started to get insanely slow with WinXP, I tried the Netbook Remix on a USB stick. I LOVE it, except I am unable to get the wireless working, which is the only thing stopping me right now from a full install.
I believe my problem is that I need to activate the two drivers "Broadcom B43 wireless driver" and "Broadcom STA wireless driver" which appear as unactivated when I go into the hardware drivers admin tools. Unfortunately this netbook (HP Mini Netbook FW376UA) does not have an Ethernet port, so I can't just temporarily hard wire it to activate these drivers.
So my main questions are: 1) How can I activate those drivers without an internet connection?, and 2) Do you think that activating these drivers is indeed the answer to getting the wireless working?
Machine: HP Mini Netbook FW376UA
Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook
New to ubuntu. I love the OS. Everything works great except for the network connection. It tells me I need to activate the b43 drivers with fwcutter, but here are the following problems: 1) I can't download and install the drivers b/c I can't connect to the internet wired or wireless. 2) I can't find the website to download the appropriate drivers (I've looked for hours) 3)I'm not too sure how to install them since I don't have a background in coding. I really like ubuntu, I just need network working.
I have a fresh install of 11.04. I am trying to install the "additional drivers" Broadcom STA wireless on my dell laptop. The drivers worked correctly pre-install on the boot up test run, but now they won't activate or uninstall.
On activation attempt, it says : installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log.
So I just recently migrated from Vista to Linux, I'm running Ubuntu Studio 10.04 on a HP Pavilion DV6700 with a Broadcom BCM 4312 b/g frequencies wifi adapter. I followed one guide telling me to use the hardware drivers program to activate Broadcom STA wireless driver, but whenever i attempt to do so it says "SystemError: InstallArchives() failed". Can anyone help?? (BTW i am not that adept with the Linux operating as of yet)
I absolutely love Lubuntu on VirtualBox. I installed it to my Compaq Mini CQ-10 without issue. However, there are no drivers for the Wireless or the NIC. Ok, so I go to Broadcom and download the drivers. But, when I try to install with the Makefile, Terminal tells me that make is not installed! Now, how do I install my drivers without make?
I just upgraded to 10.04. I had wireless connection for 1 day and now nothing. No ethernet connection either. I CAN use both wireless and ethernet using my machine on Windows.....so the connection stuff does work. Here's the output of of the commands I got from the "sticky". I can't display the output as this forum puts it all together as one continuous sentence with no line break!
I have one of these nifty Atom based "net-top" boxes that has built in wireless N and gigabit ethernet. the problem I have is that even when the ethernet cable is plugged in Ubuntu seems to be defaulting to use the wireless connection. This is a problem since in some areas of the house where I have a wired connection the wireless signal is pretty weak and so the ethernet traffic becomes spotty.
is there a setting somewhere where I can force ubuntu to prefer the wired over wireless no matter what, or to disable the wireless when the ethernet is plugged in?
I recently installed Linux for the first time because my Dell Inspiron 1525 got a virus and would not boot windows anymore. Everything works great. The only thing is that no my internal wireless card won't work and when I try to activate the drivers they just freeze. I have Linux Mint 8 Helena. I go to Menu-->Administration--> Hardware Drivers and attempt to activate the Broadcom STA and the screen just freezes. I have tried this several times with no luck. The wireless card I'm using is Broadcom BCM94312MCG. Here are some screenshots: [IMG]file:///home/adam/Desktop/Screenshot-Hardware%20Drivers.png[/IMG]
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The last screenshot is what it freezes on after I hit activate on either driver. It won't even close when I hit cancel. I always have to log off just to get rid of it. [IMG]file:///home/adam/Desktop/Screenshot-Hardware%20Drivers.png[/IMG]
Since upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 my wireless connection has been extremely slow. The same happened with 10.10. Although that was quite different. Back then everything within my network moved slowly, but now it doesn't affect my web browser. It seems to have only slowed the application centre and update manager. I am still waiting for the flash plugin to download and install for testing ....., but I am torrenting Ubuntu 11.04 right now and have actually hit the limit of my bandwidth (1.1 MB/s) whereas the speed in the software centre and update manager was in the region of 45 kb/s.
I'm not sure if this is because I have installed extra drivers found here after I did some research.
Although my web surfing is fast and stable, I would like to get my updates and applications downloading properly. Does anyone know what I can do?
From my 2-hour googling spree I know you may want the results from the command "lspci"
Code: root@Felicia:/home/silkworm# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
Using a Eee 900A netbook by Asus. By pressing Fn + F2, I can disable or enable the wireless chip on the netbook, a blue LED indicates the status. I've been able to connect to wireless networks just fine with this netbook. However, if the wireless chip ever becomes disabled, I have to reboot to get my network connection back. This generally happens when suspending. For some reason the LED will be off and I have to hit Fn + F2 for it to light up again.
However, after doing so, Linux will not reconnect to the network. It simply changes the wireless status from "wireless is disabled" to "device not ready". Even worse, I've recently had issues with the chip being enabled at boot, thus making it nearly impossible to get connected. I've searched around on-line but haven't found much of anything useful on this. This happens on all kinds of different distros including Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook, EeeBuntu 4 beta, Jolicloud and Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook.
I'm planning to switch back to Linux from Windows 7, but before I do that, I have a pressing issue. I won't be able to access my net by a usb or ethernet or whatever to get the wireless drivers (always had to do that on Ubuntu, guessing Fedora will be the same since I've never used wifi on it before) and need to know if there's a way to get those in an rpm file. Is this possible? I'm otherwise unable to run Fedora with internet for an indefinite and unacceptable amount of time,
I have a problem with my wifi adhoc network which I previously had under Windows. I go to network connections, edit connection ,wireless,add then change to adhoc then I cannot press the add button as it is not highlighted, I don't want any security so have not enterd any WEP or WPA information, also How do I do a scan for wireless networks/devices in my area? I have a number of devices plus the chap next door who connects to my wired internet connection using my wifi adhoc network that are unable to do so at present.
Everything look great but I don't get how to connect to ethernet connection or how to turn on wireless. I always had automatic connection on ubuntu since 8.04. For now I'll look for some repository and download the "nt" applet manager.
when I start Ubuntu with the test CD my wireless works fine/good/explended... but... when I Install ubuntu the wireless does not work? I only need to know how to activate the wireless in ubuntu? In LinuxLime it works fine..
I installed 10.3 (after buying it a couple of years ago and letting sit on the shelf) and can't get it to configure my ethernet connection or my wireless card. Yast doesn't include a list of available cards, and the error I get in installation-network setup is that the kernel isn't present. The machine I'm installing this on is a Lenovo, in which there isn't a discrete ethernet card (it's in the motherboard), but my wireless card (a Cisco LINKSYS 802.11G) is a discrete card. Because I'm divorcing Microsoft for a number of valid reasons, I don't have Windows available on that box.
I have got a laptop running Debian squeeze. I wish to share the wireless connection of the laptop (wlan0) to the ethernet port of the laptop, so that I can share the wireless connection to my desktop PC which is connected to the ethernet port.
I have read the article on Ubuntu community: [url]
I followed the steps, and the /etc/network/interfaces file on my laptop is:
Now the situation is: My laptop can connect to Internet (i.e. ping debian.org from laptop is fine), my desktop PC can connect to my laptop (i.e. ping 192.168.1.1 from desktop PC is fine). However, the desktop PC cannot reach the Internet.
I also read the information on Debian Wiki: [url]
It seems I must install and configure ebtables before sharing my wireless connection to ethernet port. Is it true? (But why the article on Ubuntu community doesn't mention it?) Or I just made some mistakes?
Broadcom sta driver is installed and listed in Hardware Drivers but will no activate.It did activate and run perfectly when booting from USB FLASH DRIVE running UNR on HP MINI it has a external networkcard power off switch on the front of it if that matters.
have a toshiba satellite L745 running Lucid Lynx I need drivers for the Atheros AR8151 ethernet card. Every post I have read on installing the driver give links to Atheros but they are all broken. Does anybody know where I can download driver?
I've installed Ubuntu Netbook 10.04 on my HP DV2000 laptop and now I want to get my wireless to work by installing the proprietary broadcom drivers (4311, I think). But my internet doesn't work yet obviously, so I need to download the drivers to my thumb drive on my desktop and install them on my non-networked laptop.My issue is that I don't know:a) Where to get the driversb) How to install them from a local drive
I'm working on an Ubuntu Live 10.10 (Maverick) and I'm trying to make my wireless Broadcom card to work. Installing Ubuntu on the hard disk there's no problem activating it, but unfortunately in the lately I'm working ONLY on the Live version (from a USB Flash drive).
Under Ubuntu Live I tried to Activate the "Broadcom STA wireless driver" but, after downloading, it returns an error saying a very few detailed error:
"SystemError: installArchives() failed"
... and I cannot understand where is the problem or what to do to solve it. I already tried to run "jockey-gtk" with "sudo" but it is not a permission issue. The error came out anyway.
I installed ubuntu 10.04 alternate version recently. I am able to install broadcom STA wireless driver for model 4321. Even if it is listed under System>Hardware Driver, it gives me an error when I try to activate it. It asks me to read the file var/log/jockey.log.
I read the file and i found this:
/sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl drivers.
i installed kubuntu 11.04 on my hp-g62 laptop and i'm using a wireless router to connect to the internet.. but i'm unable to use the wireless network. So i would like to know as to how to enable the wireless settings in kubuntu?
I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Lenovo B570 in a dual boot config alongside Windows 7. I've downloaded the correct Broadcom STA drivers (the model is Broadcom BCM4313) with another PC, transferred them with a USB stick, installed them with Synaptic and locked the version as was recommended. I've also used the rfkill command to turn off the software block, so both hardware and software switches are OK.
The problem is when I go to the "Additional Drivers" application, it yells at me for not having internet access, and then shows up completely empty. This confuses me because I've manually installed it, so I would think it would show up regardless, but it doesn't. In a final effort to make it happy, I've brought it to work and connected it through the Ethernet, setting up the proxy LAN settings to let it through the firewall. I can get on the web with Firefox with that method, however when I launch "Additional Drivers", it sits there searching for drivers endlessly, so I'm guessing it's not really connected. I feel like I'm really close here - I just need to enable the Broadcom driver, but I can't because "Additional Drivers" won't show it.
for over at week i have been trying to get my wireless card to work now. If i open Additional drivers, the non proprietary driver seems to be working and active. If i deactivate that and use the STA driver instead, it says active, but currently not in use. When i use the non proprietary driver, i can check mark on 'activate wireless', but nothing happens. When i use the STA driver there are no wireless options. I'm not sure if its important, but when i do "sudo lshw -C network" when the STA driver is active but not in use, the network status changes from 'disabled' to 'unclaimed'. When i came here, i tried to install "firmware-b43-lpphy-installer" as the sticky said i should, but the installation fails. It says my card is not supported: "Not supported card here (PCI id 14e4:4727)!"
running 9.10 server, have SSH access through LAN, but I'd like to move box out of my neighbor's (shared internet & the router's in his place) and into my own space. Would have done so already, but I can't get the wireless working. Details below:lshw -C network gives:
I am using Linux Mint 8 Helena x64 Edition on Dell Studio 15 laptop which has Dell 1520 Wireless-N Mini Card. It does work when I boot from Live CD of Helena, connect to a wired network and download & install the proprietary drivers when prompted. But on the installed system, I am unable to activate the Broadcom STA driver. I tried completely removing and then reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source and dkms packages from package manager.When I go to Administration -> Hardware Drivers and click on Activate for Broadcom driver, at first there used to be a window which said Downloading and it used to go away after few seconds and nothing used to happen. Then I installed few updates. At the time of writing, I have installed all the available updates. Now after clicking on Activate, I get this error :
Code: Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for detains: /var/log/jockey.log
how to use a ethernet conenction(Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller )in ubuntu...my internet requires user name and password ..can u even tell me how to config the user name and password
I installed 10.04 today, and I can't get any connection through the LAN. I've tried some stuff on my own, but I've been unsuccessful so far. It's not a hardware or connection issue, as it works perfectly fine in Windows 7. I haven't had this issue in any previous version of Ubuntu (or any Linux distro for that matter).The weirdest part is I booted from the installation CD as as LiveCD, and everything worked perfectly fine. It only stops working after I actually install it. Here's the results of ifconfig:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:31:d8:d5:76 inet6 addr: fe80::217:31ff:fed8:d576/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
I recently installed a new CPU and motherboard in my Media Server, but the ethernet port isn't showing up under ifconfig. Is there any way to install additional drivers? EDIT: The model is Realtek RTL8111/8160B.
I have just upgraded to 10.04 and can't get wireless connectivity because the STA driver for bcm4312 fails to activate. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I had had similar problems in 9.10 and tried to install bcmwl-kernel-source which apparently caused errors in the upgrade process. Not sure if this is part of the problem.
i've just got a new broadband/wireless connection from Virgin Media and am trying to get this very old laptop online. in the past, cable connections have been easy, and wireless has given issues, but this time its the opposite. so, i have a new cable connection that is all plugged in. called customer support, they have no support for linux as usual, but they 'manually activated' the modem and thats all they can do. i am not trying to setup the wireless network yet, i'll do that with a pc later, for now i just want to plug in and go. on Network Settings, i have set the wired connection to dhcp. thats what i've done before ... not sure if i need to get static addresses from the ISP? i can go online now using the erratic but generous neighborhood free wireless.
I'm trying to set up a shared Internet connection that had been broken by a previous update, I believe. Eth0 is connected to the Internet, whereas eth2 should be the connection going to my Roku set-top box. Under the nm-applet icon, an entry exists for "Auto eth0" for the first card, but there is nothing under the second card except "disconnected". How do I make a connection entry under my eth2 card so that I can share my Internet connection with my Roku box?