Ubuntu Networking :: B43 / WL Drivers - Cannot Get Wireless To Work
Dec 23, 2010
When using the b43-pci-bridge driver for my broadcom card I can't get the wireless to work while if I use the wl driver it does. This is the only problem that I have that I can't use the wl because it doesn't allow me to change the mode of the card to monitor where as the b43 is compatible with mode change as well as with aircrack.
This is what lspci -nnk shows:
06:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG [14e4:4329] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
and neither network manager or iwconfig show blank while using the b43 driver but using the wl they do work....
I have a Belkin Enhanced Wireless USB Network Adapter Model # F6D4050 v2. The drivers are for windows but the windows wireless drivers app doesnt work. I see a tutorial for a linksys that appears to have the same chipset, but I am not sure if any of the steps need to be modified, also my kernel is a bit different. Here is my kernel:
I can get the command program to work, but not the desktop program to work. Windows Wireless Driver was working, but now every time I try to start it, it won't load, and will just be an empty window. This happened after I tried to installed a driver (which was the wrong one), and I restarted the computer. After this happened, I tried to reinstall the program, but to no avail.
The command program works, but I can't use the command lsusb, because it just pauses and doesn't do anything. Do I have to wait for it to kick in. I'm pretty sure that this is not it, because when I try the lspci, this works fine (but it's not the one I need). Please help, and don't make any stupid replies.
I wanted some input on chronic problems with Ubuntu:
1. Why does wireless almost never work right on Ubuntu?
2. Why, when Ubuntu just decides to turn off my wireless card, can I not just turn it back on?
3. Why do tar balls almost never unpack right?
4. Why are printer drivers so buggy?
5. Why do my MP3 players and digital cameras not work with Ubuntu?
I spent 3 hours last night trying to unpack a tar.bz2 file so I can run my Ralink network card. It worked fine until my son unplugged my computer. Now my card is disconnected and it will not reconnect. When I check forums no one has a simple answer for something as simple as turning a network card back on. On my Apple, it's simple: click my wireless icon and hit "on." tell me an easy way to just turn my wireless card back on, it would renew my faith a little in Linux.
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 recently reformatted and dual partitioned to both Windows 7 as well as ubuntu 10.10. Loading works fine and Windows 7 is 100% operational. I cannot seem to get my wireless network adapter to be read by Ubuntus 'Windows Wireless Drivers' gui. Here are the steps that I have done THUS far, to make sure that we are all on the right path. Before I go any further, my wireless network adapter is an old school WUSB11 Linksys Wireless Network Adapter (running version 2.6).
1) Downloaded and installed "ndiswrapper" from ubuntu's main website. I downloaded the common, utils and ndisgtk files and installed them accordingly. 2) I extracted these three files to the desktop of Ubuntu and accessed the terminal page. 3) From terminal I typed "cd Desktop" to change the directory to the desktop. 4) Next, I typed in "Sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-common_1.54-2ubuntu1_all.deb Sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.54-2ubuntu1_i386.deb Sudo dpkg -i ndisgtk_0.8.5-1_i386.deb" 5) This installed Windows Wireless Drivers gui successfully and I can access it. 6) I have downloaded the driver files for the adapter from the cisco website and searched them for the required files needed. 7) After extracting the .INF file from the "Drivers" directory named "NETUSB.SYS" (I wasn't sure if the other associated files within the same folder needed to be present together with NETUSB so I moved everything to the desktop) I typed in "sudo ndiswrapper -i NETUSB.inf". After accessing the Windows Wireless Drivers gui I have noticed that the 'netusb' driver is present yet under it, the system states "Hardware present: No". This leads me to believe that maybe I installed incorrectly or my "fireware?" is not present? I was reading through the installation guide posted on the ubuntu website that in addition to the .INF file we also need the BIN file(s)? and SYS file(s)?.. The folder with the drivers for my adapter contains a BIN file but it is not within the "Drivers" section of the folder. 9) Upon mousing over the network Icon naturally my hardware is still not present. 10) From what I gather after the system finds the hardware I am to write into the terminal
I have gotten Debian working quite well on my Sony Vaio laptop for the past 6 months or so, and it's a very rewarding experience. I however have a small amount of problems that I could not find the answer to through googling or reading Debian instructions.
1) I have an Atheros-based wireless chipset in my laptop that didn't work with the default wireless drivers in Debian. So I replaced them with madwifi drivers and it works great now. However, every time I restart the computer, it defaults back to 1mb/s wireless speed; making me go into root terminal and change the speed with "iwconfig ath0 rate 54M". Obviously this gets a little bit annoying to enter every time, so I am looking for a way to make it automatic. I have looked on Google and gotten some hits but none of them have been successful.
2) Whenever I put the computer on stand-by then return, the wifi refuses to connect. Networkmanager tries to connect then crashes. I have found no hits on this issue with my configuration. Very odd.
I have been searching through the forums and looked at this SDB:ASUS WL-160N USB Wireless Adapter - openSUSE and I am still having problems getting my ralink rt2870 wireless adapter working.
I compiled the driver from source and when I tried to use insmod it said rt2870sta.ko already exists. So I thought it should be working. I did an lsmod to see if it had started up and rt2870sta showed up as having been loaded, however so did rt2800usb rt2x00usb and rt2x00lib. I have tried starting up the computer with these blacklisted but that didn't help anything. As of now the rt2800usb seems to be controlling my wireless card. Using iwconfig the chip shows up as wlan0 instead of ra0 but iwlist scan appears to be working although my network isn't showing up. I have copied RT28670STA.dat to /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat and configured it as well. Running lsusb the chip shows up as simply Linksys (it is a linksys adapter with ralink chipset).
I have a WN121T USB adapter for my wireless, which sporadically worked on 10.04, but after a upgrade to 10.10 I have never been able to get a connection again. I still see the wireless adapter working, and when trying to connect to a WPA2 secured network (only thing available here, I do see about 5 other WPA2 secured networks I don't have access to) using the right password, he tries to connect, with a link quality of about 60/100, but it doesn't connect fully. I ran through all troubleshooters, and the only error i came across was: ndiswrapper (NdisMSetInformationComplete:2524): invalid task
But google doesn't provide a solution for this. Does this have to do with the AP being WPA2 secured or is there something else wrong?
I have also ran some diagnostics for you to see, but switching from ubuntu to windows somehow screwed up all the enters and spaces, and I don't really think they're useful as I have isolated the problem to that one error there.
I want to switch my laptop from XP to Ubuntu, but right now, i cant risk installing it. i dont want to have it partitioned so i can dual boot, so for now i only run the try-it-out mode.Before i consider installing though, i want to see if i can get everything to work ahead of time, that way im not regreting instalation. I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop, with 55GB hard drive and 516MB ram. So far, the trial mode is working great, but the wireless will not work. Ive tried to install the driver, but i am unable to do so. I have looked this up, and i have tried many things, and so far, none have worked.I was wondering if it was just part of the trial thing or not, but it is a Broadcom Wireless BCM4318 driver
i have installed ndiswrapper, and the correct drivers for the wireless card.
Code: ndiswrapper -l: bcmwl5a : driver installed device (14E4:4320) present I seemed to be having a conflict with the generic drivers which loaded for my wifi device 'b43-pci-bridge' and the ndiswrapper drivers i installed.
So i ran the command 'rmmod ssb' and now my broadcomm wireless device is "unclaimed"
Just upgraded to Lucid from Karmic. First thing I notice after restart is that I have no wireless. No big deal, I probably just need to re-install the proprietary drivers. I go to do this, and it gives me an error message, saying that the installation has failed. This has never happened before, and didn't happen when I upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic. I have an HP dv6 1230us and a Broadcom STA card.
I really need the internet to be working, and didn't anticipate that an upgrade, of all things, would screw it up...
I have just completed a clean install of 10.04 and my wireless is not working.It detected my hardware and installed the drivers. It is activated in the hardware Drivers section and the wireless button light is lit.When I click the connection icon in the panel the wireless has nothing to connect too and says disconnected. The Ethernet connection is working fine.BTW the wireless worked just fine in 9.10.
No wireless networks can be recognized in Ubuntu, and now after several attempted fixes, my wireless toggle button won't switch from orange to blue. My wireless card is Atheros AR5001. I posted in the absolute beginners forum, but I've played around so much that I think I can move on to this one I'm so sorry if posting another thread is bad etiquette, but I need to have wireless access by Friday morning, and am slightly desperate.
Attempted fixes: First, I installed the backport modules using Synaptic. Then, I installed the madwifi driver. After those failed, I used ndiswrapper to install the Windows driver (linked from the ndiswrapper page). I made sure to disable the madwifi driver and restart first. My output all looks normal--I blacklisted everything mentioned in google searches. Here is the current output of ndiswrapper -l:
Code: ndiswrapper -l WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in
I installed Maverick earlier today on a Dell XPS M1210, and everything works beautifully, except for one thing: the wireless card. It is an Intel 3945ABG wireless card, and I've tried searching around and have found nothing,
I just re-installed Ubuntu 10.04 and was trying to install the Broadcom STA wireless driver. It worked for me before with no problems, but now when I try to install any proprietary driver (using System >>Administration >>Hardware Drivers) I get an error message that says: "You are not authorized to perform this action". I am the only user and I have administrator privileges, so I do not know why I am getting this.
I am looking to reinstall Ubuntu on my desktop computer, in a dual-boot configuration. The system I am installing to should prove no hassle, but my biggest concern is my wireless card. It's a D-Link DWA-510 wireless card. Checking the D-Link website, they do not seem to have Linux-specific drivers available for that model, so I am wondering if there are compatible drivers available in Ubuntu?
I just recently purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad e520 and I'm wanting to put Ubuntu 11.04 on it. I downloaded the 64bit iso and burned it to a thumb-drive, just before booting the thumb-drive. I have not yet installed Ubuntu, but rather I'm still running it from a thumb-drive. I want to make sure everything will work fine, before installing it permanently.
However, it doesn't appear as if any drivers for my wireless card were loaded, as I can't view the available wireless networks. I successfully installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop several months ago and I haven't booted into Windows since, -not one time. Therefore, I'm hoping to have my new laptop run Ubuntu as well.
I am using a thinkpad R61 and wireless is okay a livecd. Installed ubuntu 8.10 onto a 8Gb thumbdrive and the wireless is still working perfectly. Hoping to make this thumbdrive be truely portable to any laptop, I started download more wireless drivers (e.g. for rt2570, rt73, broadcom, atheros drivers etc) After installing all those wireless drivers, rebooted and noticed that ubuntu does not activate my wireless at all. (the wireless led on my thinkpad does not light up).
I installed the b43 drivers to enable the monitor mode for using kismet. but after installing, it shows "Device not Ready".
The dmesg | grep b43 output shows: [ 86.449430] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode15.fw [ 146.449335] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode15.fw [ 206.448146] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode15.fw" not found [ 206.448153] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode15.fw" not found [ 206.448158] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to [URL] and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website. How to re-enable my wireless connection.
I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix for my new laptop. I've tried at great length to install the correct drivers to get my wireless up and running. I'm currently trying to install the Broadcom driver for my 802.11g wireless card. I have downloaded the headers and tools for ubuntu and am proceeding with the instructions given on [URL].
But when I get to these steps I come unstuck # mkdir hybrid_wl # cd hybrid_wl # tar xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc.tar
I can make the directory and open it but when it comes to the third step I get a message saying that there is no such file or directory.