Ubuntu Networking :: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5721 Network Card Randomly The Network Connection On The Server Will Stop Working?
Jan 29, 2011
I have a Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5721 network card on my server at work.Everything works fine for a few weeks, then randomly the network connection on the server will stop working. After it stops working, I will try to reconnect with the network manager, it shows a wired connection available, it shows the "connection in progress"animation, then the "connection disabled" icon.
I uninstalled the network manager and used manual configuration, but do you think the network manager was the issue? I can't have the server disconnecting randomly every few weeks with no way to know what the real problem is. Was there an issue with the network manager with 10.04?
I have had a Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 since Fedora 10. In addition, both Fedora 10 and 11 wouldn't recognize the card with out third-party drivers. I was pretty excited when I booted the 12 Live CD and it recognized it at boot.
Since this is my lab box I thought its time to give Fedora 12 a try.
I did an DVD upgrade from 11 to 12 and rebooted. The Broadcom came up fine this time. I did a yum upgrade to finish from whatever was not on the DVD and rebooted. This time no 'b43' network card was recognized. I still had my third part driver files so I:
I am having a terrible time getting any networking to work with a new RedHat Enterprise 6 64 bit install. I am installing on an HP Proliant DL380G7.I have downloaded the driver - hp-netxtreme2-6.2.23-2.src.rpm from the HP website.Followed directions and did the following:1.Build Environment Setup - installed redhat-rpm-config and kernel-devel2.Installed the source (hp-netxtreme) rpm.3. Build the Binary RPM - installed rpm-build and ran the following:rpmbuild -bb /root/rpmbuild/SPECS/hp-netxtreme2.specIt runs through the build process and near the end I get the following:make -C /lib/modules/2.6.3271.el6.x86_64/build UBDIRS=/root/rpmbuild/BUILD/hpnetxtreme26.2.23/obj/default/bnx2-2.0.23b/src modulesexpr: syntax erromake: Entering directory '/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64'/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-1.el6.x86_64/arch/x86/makefile:81: stack protector enabled but no compiler supportmake: gcc: command not found
I'm having a bizarre problem where my network connection stops working randomly. At first I thought it was a DNS issue since Firefox simply chilled out on "Looking up [hostname]" until it timed out, but after further investigation (pinging IP's, "host" and "dig" being unable to reach servers) it became apparent that I couldn't even access the DNS servers i.e. the Wicked Connection of the East was most sincerely dead.
There are two strange things about this: one, there are no errors except "timeout". The network manager is happy, Firefox is happy until the lookup fails... Two, the failures only start *after* DHCP configuration. DHCP configuration never has any trouble sending or receiving packets. I'm going to try static IP and whatnot to see if that helps, more information later.
I installed the driver for my network card. iwconfig and ifconfig are all responsive to connecting to the network, I'm given an access point address. Then, I try to connect to a website and no dice. ping www.google.com yields no result. What gives?
I have a windows installation (partition) but have installed into freespace on the same drive using the auto-partition manager, etc, and everything is fine. I got my network going fairly easily by going Preferences > Wireless and inputting SSID and WPA encryption key (PSK). My router issues an WLAN IP, I can get on the net, I can see my other Windows PCs on the network, I can reach my router, and all is good.So after several hours of mooching about and looking at things, I have updated all the Linux packages via Synaptics (following a prompt to update everything) including GRUB. My dual boot now shows two versions of the OS:
GRUB 1.7~Beta4 Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-19 - generic (I am booting this one) Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14 - generic
I also set up my HP F4580 printer over wifi on the network though with slightly incorrect drivers (for the F4400 series as this was recommended at the closest match). It works, and I can print a test page no problem.The only thing is that now (since doing all that) Ubuntu seems to periodically drop my connection to the network and then request the network PSK again, but when I enter it, it spends time trying to renegotiate but fails, and then re-requests the PSK, over and over and it never reconnects. I have to reboot and then I can connect again (automatically), until it drops at some random point (like 5 or 10 mins later)
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 online today. I was using 10.04 32-bit before, and the network drivers were easy to find and install. Ubuntu did the job for me and they worked flawlessly. It was a relief I didn't need to search around.
Even though 10.10 (64bit) found the drivers for me, both ethernet and wireless, they do not seem to be working alright. I installed both, made a restart. I found that the WiFi light on my laptop stays on, even if the wireless network is turned off using either the key combination (Fn+F2), or manually turning it off.
Issues with the ethernet? I am right now using ethernet but it does not care to detect the connection. Empathy won't connect automatically as a result- says no network connection. But here I am, posting this. Evidently, there is a connection, right?
Issues with the wireless? The WiFi light stays on all the time, and it isn't able to get hang of the connection I have at home. It just won't show any wireless connections available. When I tried to connect by giving it the SSID and the encryption type and password, it didn't work. Just kept asking for the password again and again (I have checked with the router- the password is correct).
I just installed Lucid Lynx on my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop. The problem I'm having is that my wired network card has died on me prior to installation. I'm having the hardest time finding the required files to make my Broadcom BCM4311 wireless card work without being able to download any packages from the web. If anyone knows which files I need and which order I should use to install them that would be great.
I dual boot windows xp and ubuntu 10.04 LTS and the wireless card works perfectly fine in xp so I know its not a hardware/network issue. In ubuntu, it detects wireless networks, will connect to network and work for about 20 seconds.
and it continues on after this alternating between a normal 20ms and high ping over 200ms. The connection refuses to load anything off the internet/local network.
I am using open suse 11.1 in my acer emachine laptop. Everything is okay except Network cards are not working. It says that firmware is missing or kernel problems. My network cards are Broadcom network cards. How can I fix it?
I am trying to Setup citrix ICA client 9 on Ubuntu 9.04 Server. I installed it very easily and I am not getting any lib error also. But when I try to connect to the citrix server, it fails with a pop up saying "Error in Network Connection Network or Dialup connection may be preventing ......" This is driving me crazy from 3 days. My project is to check the feasiblity of a Linux desktop
I'm dealing with two dedicated servers hosted at liquidweb. The basic idea is that one machine might not be enough to handle the traffic at launch so we have a second machine to shoulder the MySQL duties -- it seemed a natural way to divy up computation burdens.
The support staff at LW tells me that each machine has three network cards
1) Public-facing NIC through which all public visitors are served
2) NIC on LAN so that liquidweb can access the machine locally for maintenance and support
3) Third NIC so that the two machines can speak to each other rapidly on their own private network. Apparently the two machines are connected via crossover cable.
It's my understanding that machine 1 has IP of 192.168.0.1 on this third card and machine 2 has IP of 192.168.0.2 on its third card. For some reason, these machines cannot speak to each other using ping, telnet, ssh, http, or MySQL.
I've contacted tech support about this issue but was wondering how I might be sure that the MySQL traffic transits the third network card on each machine. I'm guessing that it's just a matter of using the third card's IP addresses but want to be sure. Is there any way to specify a NIC when connecting via MySQL?
I had an Ubuntu Server 32 bit installation and everything was working fine. Now that I installed Ubuntu Server 64bit on a new drive in the same machine, the ethernet card is not working!! This is insane cause when I put the hard disk with the 32bit installation back and booting from it, the ethernet card is working without any problems but in the 64bits installation it is not shown at all using "ifconfig -a"
I have BroadCom BCM4318 802.11B/G Wireless Card. When I first started Ubuntu a week ago it didn't work, but I fixed it after a day or two of googling it. However I made a mistake and uninstalled the Network Manager. I then reinstalled Ubuntu, but it wouldn't load the card again. I activated the driver, and restarted the computer, but then, since It was connected via Ethernet, it wouldn't reconize the Ethernet connection, but the wireless card it did, but wouldn't find a network that is supported.
I seem to be have issues periodically connecting to wireless networks with WPA. It'll work one minute, and then I switch my macbook back on after a period and it refuses to connect again. It's happened on and off on three different networks now.
An example of /var/log/syslog: Code: Apr 15 17:57:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1/wireless): association took too long. Apr 15 17:57:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> (eth1): device state change: 5 -> 6 (reason 0) Apr 15 17:57:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1/wireless): asking for new secrets ..... Apr 15 17:58:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> (eth1): deactivating device (reason: 0). Apr 15 17:58:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> Policy set 'Auto eth0' (eth0) as default for routing and DNS. Apr 15 17:58:29 macbookpro wpa_supplicant: WPA: No SSID info found (msg 1 of 4). Apr 15 17:58:29 macbookpro wpa_supplicant: No network configuration found for the current AP Apr 15 17:58:29 macbookpro wpa_supplicant: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
If I click the network indicator and select Connection Information, I get a dialog that says "Error displaying connection information: No valid active connections found." If I click Edit Connections, it shows Auto eth0 as "Never used". Yet I am using my network connection right now. If I download something, I am getting full performance. I am surfing the net and posting this, now.What has happened to my connection info and how can I fix it?
I have been getting from my wireless adapter. This has been going on for quite some time but only now am I able to see a pattern. The behavior seems to be the following: Start up, connects to network and work fine until I suspend my machine. On wake up, it works again but after a seemingly random amount of time the connection is lost and I can no longer find any networks. Attached is dmesg output after startup and connecting to a wireless network (dmesgAfterConecting.txt) and the same after the connection has been lost (dmesgAfterConnectLost.txt). I get this error which seems important:
I have Debian installed a year ago, working perfectly until last week when network card connected to internet stopped to communicate. I did no change in configuration. It just stopped to work while I was reading an online web page. Network card connected to local network still works fine.
I thought it might be a NIC failure so I installed a new PCI NIC but no change, still no communication throught this NIC.
I verified/changed cable between NIC and the router, no luck. If I connect the same cable from router to a Windows PC, everything is OK. If I connect back to Debian machine, it does not work.
I tried connect this NIC with a different router with DHCP enabled, nothing, NIC will not communicate with DHCP server.
I tried to set static IP, no change.
Today I booted a Knoppix 6.2 and this NIC worked perfetly! It set up using DHCP, I could access the internet.
I booted machine as usual and the problem still persists of course.
This is information captured immediately after boot. The trouble NIC is eth0 after boot finishes.
All this was captured with eth0 connect to a router with DHCP enabled. There is no DHCP entry in syslog related to eth0. Reinstall is the very last option.
I have a pc running Ubuntu 10.10 with 2 wired net card and 1 wireless card, all of them connected to a router through which connected to the internet. My question is when I launch a connection, such as ping or visit a website with browser, which one connection the system uses or both of them? Can I manually specify one connection to use? How to do it?
I have been trawling the web looking to see how to get my broadcom nic working on my Dell optiplex 380 with fedora 12. Basically it shows up when I run lspci but no where else, unfortunately I have no linux experience. Other things that I have tried were to check the blacklist driver file, which had no reference to the nic.
I just finished upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04 via the Update Manager. My first noticeable problem is that my wireless connection with my home network no longer functions on my IBM Thinkpad T42 laptop.The Network Manager applet shows that it detects my home network (and those of several of my neighbors), but I have not been able to get it to connect to this network. I've been using WPA & WPA2 Personal settings for security, and the Network Manager applet had correctly picked up the password that I had been using under 9.10. I've searched the Ubuntu Forums for "wireless T42" and thought I'd found a solution in a posting that recommended using the "wcid" network manager, but I've been unable to find wcid either via the Synaptic Package Manager or the Ubuntu Software Center.
1. I've noticed that in Lucid Lynx the Network Manager applet's icon in the top panel is no longer the vertical bars symbol that it displayed in Karmic Koala; instead, the icon is a radiating fan display. In the Network Manager's edit Network Connections window, this fan icon is shown on the Wireless Connection tab, while the vertical bars icon is shown on the Mobile Broadband tab.
2. The Wireless Connection tab shows, on the line in which it shows awareness of my home wireless network (as "Auto 389690") that this connection was "Last Used" "1 month ago". It should be saying something like "today".
FWIW, the Network Manager detected my wired "eth0" connection with no difficulty.Both Jaunty and Karmic picked up my home wireless connection without any problems. Now I have no idea what to try next.
Fresh install of Fedora 14 from Live cd.Used it for an hour or so, d-loaded some programs, had ti all running great. Wired connection to internet. Had the Network Connection Manager icon in panel. There was an icon saying new updates, alot of them, like 400 or so. Told it to go ahead and up date, left room. Came back hour later was done, said it needed to re boot, so I did. From then on, no internet, not icon, no Network Connection in the drop down list for preferences.
What I have tried:Worked off live cd, again, all works fine, icon, manager, internet all there.In installed version: In terminal, typed service Network Manager, it said unrecognized service.Did yum install network manager. It started to do it, but looked like it was trying to get stuff off mirrors, and of course there is no internet access. error PYCURJ ERROR 6.Of course I can re install, but I figure I will just end up in the same place a few hours from now.
This is my first post! I am a brand new Linux fan and am determined to understand how this system works! I am running Fedora 11. My wired NIC works just fine. I am having problems with wireless. I ran lspci -v to find my driver details, found it online and got it working so it would show up in the network configuration. I am having problems getting it to work from there. I am used to getting windows to install the driver and then being able to search for wireless networks. When I try to activate it i get:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. WL-138G V2 802.11g WLAN PCI Card Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
I need to setup an Ubuntu Server to handle backups over the network (probably rsync over ssh). That server will then transfer the backup data offsite over a secondary external data line.How can I configure the ethernet interfaces to handle such a scenario?
I haven't done a great deal of networking with Linux so bear with me if the solution seems obvious.I've got four machines with two Ethernet cards each; one on-board and one PCI. I'm trying to get it set up so that the PCI card is eth0, then the on-board eth1. This.. isn't going as easily as I would have thought. I expected I could just go to network configuration, switch to the "Hardware" tab... change the on-board card to be device eth1, change the PCI to be device eth0... then go to the "Devices" tab and change the nickname to match the device.
This has decidedly not worked at all. Additionally, on some of the machines that I haven't messed with, the device name for the PCI card isn't ethn, it's something like "Intelnnnnn" (some string of numbers that I don't have in front of me). Something more specific to the card I'm sure, but while I can assign that device a nickname, I can't use it.. I can ping -I Intelnnnn ip.add.re.ss, but I can't ping -I eth3 ip.add.re.ess.
Where am I going wrong here? I've looked at a few tutorials online but they look extremely more complicated (read_device_bus_id? qeth device?) than should be necessary for just what I'm trying to do
I'm having some problems with my wireless connection. I'm on Ubuntu 10.04, on a HP ProBook 4520s, with a RaLink RT3090 wireless network card. I installed the drivers (hopefully correctly), the wireless seems to work correctly, it scans and finds networks, but when I try to connect to one, it times out after some time, while still attempting to connect. I also have a wired connection that works correctly and without problems. Other computers that try to connect to said wireless network manage to do so without any problems, so this has left me a bit baffled, since, like I said, everything seems to be in order.
I'm a new Ubuntu user, so please tell me what other information I need to provide in order to easily and successfully facilitate troubleshooting this, because it is, as you can imagine, quite aggravating, having a laptop that needs to be connected to the internet through a cable.