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 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 ...
I have a Dell Vostro 1520 laptop and dual boot Windows 7 and Debian 7.8 64-bit. Windows 7 does use a lot of resources and the cooling fan kicks in almost all the time and it's a bit noisy. So I installed Debian which makes a big difference as it uses less resources so the fan is on less often.I just installed LXDE desktop to try to reduce this even further and I must say it is much better but fan still comes on even when laptop is quite cool so not sure why fan is kicking in so early.
Any best software to control when the fan comes on. If there are any good tools that are easy to install for someone who is quite new to linux? URL...
I have followed the guide posted here: https:[url]....I stuck am at "Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the STA drivers can be activated for use"I can not navigate to this menu because it does not exist in my build. Is there a way to circumnavigate this?
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 face in getting my wireless connection work. I am able to establish connection with my router and browse router configuration pages successfully. However, trying to access any other internet address (through browser or ping etc) results in intolerable poor performance (70% to 100% packet loss in ping). Ethernet connection (eth0) works perfectly though. Am furnishing the details below:
Netbook: HP Mini 311 Product No: VM257UA#ABA Model No:311-1000NR Ubuntu Netbook Remix:
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 am new to Linux, nevertheless Ubuntu. I have Lucid Lynx on my laptop, with Windows Vista 32 bit along side of it. I have done some research, and found out thathe wireless connector on my laptop, a Broadcom BCM4312, doesn't work with Ubuntu 10.04. I know that I need a driver
Just tried new Fedora 11 yesterday, did a fresh install with ext3 /boot and ext4 file system, booting looks great, but wireless doesn't work. I have tried using broadcom-wl, dnmouse script, dnmouse broadcom f11 rpm, fwcutter but not ndiswrapper
Code: # lspci -vvv | grep 4312 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4312 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller ifconfig only shows eth0, lo and pan0 interfaces, and got nothing from iwconfig...
Code: # iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. pan0 no wireless extensions.
Even tried to blacklist b43 after installing broadcom-wl driver, but no luck. Broadcom-wl works fine with Fedora 10 on my laptop, is it possibly because of the new ext4 file system? Should I try ndiswrapper or install Fedora 10 again and do a preupgrade? I also use fedora at work.
I recently purchased an Acer eMachines E525 laptop, and currently have it dual booting Windows 7 and Fedora 12 x86_64 with the 184.108.40.206-127 kernel. I've been completely unable to get the wireless card working in Fedora (it works fine in windows).
lspci lists the following about the wireless card: Code: Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01) so I assume it's a BCM4312.
So far I have tried downloading the driver from [URL] and then trying to install it according to the accompanying readme file: [URL]. However, when I try to make the driver, I get the following message:
Code: KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` make: *** /lib/modules/220.127.116.11-90.fc12.x86_64/build: No such file or directory. Stop. The Readme says that if I get this kind of error, I need to install the "kernel-devel" package, but I have this installed and it still returns the same error.
I have also tried following the fw-cutter instructions for fedora from [URL], but it still doesn't work. I realise there's the option of using ndiswrapper, but I gave that a shot with Fedora 11 on the same machine and had no luck, and I'd really like to see whether any of the other options work before going down that route.
I upgraded to Maverick over the weekend from Lucid, and at school yesterday, I could no longer connect to the campus wifi network in my office. I have no problem connecting to the wifi network at home, and my phone still sees and connects to the campus wifi network, so I think the problem is with my laptop (Gateway T-6345u), which doesn't even detect the campus network. As of last week, it connected automatically, and now it can't even see the network.
This week I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 on a newly assembled PC. The hardware I am using is below.
My wife has a Macbook with built-in Wifi connected to our Linksys router. Previously, the connection would drop 0-2 times a day. She would turn off Wifi on her Macbook, turn it back on, and it would reconnect immediately.
Since getting my Ubuntu PC, these disconnections have become more frequent, every 30-90 minutes. They effect both computers simultaneously. And now, I MUST turn off Wifi on my Ubuntu box to regain the connection. Switching it off and on with the Mac doesn't help. Unplugging the router doesn't help. I have to run upstairs and uncheck "Enable Wireless" on the Ubuntu Network Manager outlet.
The connection doesn't seem to drop if the Ubuntu PC is sitting idle. But it can happen with web surfing, Samba file transfers, or torrent downloading.
I noticed that Encore has a linux driver for my card called RT2860. It looks very difficult to install. Ubuntu automatically uses RT2800. So I don't know if this could be a driver issue. Also, shouldn't my bit rate be more than 1Mb/s? Both the router and the card are 802.11n. Are the dmesg errors something to be concerned about?
Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop): Self-built Desktop. AMD Phenom, Gigabyte motherboard. Router Brand and Model: Linksys Wireless-N Broadband RouterWRT160Nv2. (I already updated the firmware to the most recent version)
I am having a problem while connecting to a D-Link Access Point with Multiple ESSID. It keeps saying activating but in the end nothing. I am using KnetworkManager & there is no Encryption on the Access Point.I am able to get connected with another machine using windows.Here is my hardware info:
0c:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c] Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge & the logs: Feb 3 15:44:00 Shiraz-Suse kernel: [ 316.188245] wlan0: authenticate with f0:7d:68:17:e5:a4 (try 1) Feb 3 15:44:00 Shiraz-Suse kernel: [ 316.191262] wlan0: authenticated Feb 3 15:44:00 Shiraz-Suse kernel: [ 316.191501] wlan0: associate with f0:7d:68:17:e5:a4 (try 1) Feb 3 15:44:00 Shiraz-Suse kernel: [ 316.194008] wlan0: RX AssocResp from f0:7d:68:17:e5:a4 (capab=0x421 status=0 aid=1)
I had Bluetooth PAN network working fine in Lucid. For some reason (mainly hardware) I had to upgrade to Maveric. After that my Bluetooth PAN network stopped working at all. I found out that server host do not even expose any PAN or GN profiles. The only profile it exposes is "Hands-free audio". Setting PAND_ENABLE=1 in '/etc/default/bluetooth' did not have any affect. I attempted to start PAND in listening mode and it exposed PAN profile but any connection was unsuccessful. When I try to connect to any other PAN profile it also had no success with 'Permission denied' message.
I've upgraded to Maverick but now I cannot get my wireless card working. In Lucid it didn't work out of the box, but worked perfectly by wrapping the Windows driver with ndiswrapper.
I noticed when I installed Maverick that wireless is enabled in Network-Manager and it gives me the option to create a wireless network or connect to a hidden network but it's not discovering/showing any of the wireless networks in range! So it seems as though the card is being recognized but the driver isn't working fully...? I tried wrapping the windows drivers, but that didn't change the situation at all.
I'm using Maverick and since yesterday, my wireless hasn't been working. It was working before with Maverick and I don't recall doing any updates that might have changed wireless configurations.
By "doesn't work" I mean it doesn't recognizes any networks, as if the wireless was turned off (there's this button on laptops, but it's turned on). I had that problem some time ago, but rebooting solved the problem, which, now, didn't.
I have installed b43 with the install script and I can see all wireless networks fine, but NetworkManager just keeps asking me for the WPA passphrase, despite it being correct. I tried disabling WPA on the router, but then the connection hangs at "Configuring interface" instad. I also tried with ifup, but I'm not sure I configured everything correctly. I don't get any smarter from the NetworkManager logs, maybe someone else can decipher them? tail -50 when connection doesn't work:
Code: Apr 18 17:00:11 jan NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete. Apr 18 17:00:11 jan NetworkManager: <info> Config: set interface ap_scan to 1
I have a Dell Vostro 1500 that has a Broadcom BCM4312 wireless card installed. I do not have access to a wired connection to the web so any thing I have to install is a download on my windows machine and then transfer that to the debian machine. I just finished installing Debian Squeeze but can not get my wireless card to scan for any networks. I found a tutorial at [URL] and followed the steps there. Finding all the dependances and installing them one by one (took me all day). My wireless card still will not scan for networks. After doing a 'sudo ifconfig eth1 up' it still will not scan for networks.
Output from ifconfig: raygo75@RayGo-2:~$ sudo ifconfig eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:44:9b:e9:cc inet6 addr: fe80::216:44ff:fe9b:e9cc/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) Interrupt:17 Base address:0xc000
How do I get around this? It wants to get something from [URL] and I do not have internet access. It looks to me like it just wants to download the wl dirver, again, which I have done in the previous instructions I found. I am a retired UNIX (hp-unix) administrator so I know my way around the system.
For the past almost year, once in a while my wifi won't work.At home,I use an ethernet cable. When I go out, or am out of town, about 1/3 times the wifi won't connect, and won't even find access points. Once this happens, no matter how many times I restart, the wifi won't work. The ONLY way I can get it to work again is if I reboot with the ethernet cord plugged into the laptop and into a router/switch/hub. My neighbor (the one who got me into Ubuntu) is a pretty experienced linux network admin who looked a my laptop and has no idea what is causing this. I've attached my syslog log entry for the last time this happened. Does anyone know why this is? I LOVE ubuntu but I may need to switch back to Windows because I NEED wifi to work.You will see in the logfile I tried connecting to two different APs. The one that always works is the second one, called linksys.
I just recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a dell laptop. My WiFi connection that I've been using on the same computer for years is not working when I log on. However if I run the burnt image cd and choose the option "Use Ubuntu without making any changes to your computer" I am asked if I want install proprietary drivers. If I activate one "Broadcom STA" I can connect to the wireless connection in my house. When I am using the version installed on my laptop it doesn't ask me if I want to install the drivers and it doesn't even find them when I go to hardware drivers under system. So to sum it up I can get connection when I run Ubuntu from the cd but not when I run the Ubuntu on my laptop.
I have a wlan adapter working in 9.04 out of the box with the Intersil Corp. Prism GT driver. After a clean install of 10.04 the adapter is not working. How can I fix this? I am using Ubuntu for a while now but don't know the ins and outs of installing drivers and firmware yet.