Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Chipset Dead ?

Jun 21, 2010

It looks like my laptop's wireless chipset (Broadcom) has/is dying. It won't work anymore on my Lucid install whereas it was working perfectly. The warrenty is long expired.

lspci brings up nothing about it anymore, it once did.

I booted my laptop into Win7 and it no longer finds it either. The manual slider switch on my HP Pavillion dv6000 is in the on position but the light is yellow.

It will very rarely work on Win7 now.

I can't afford a new laptop just now so it looks like I need an external wireless adaptor. I have (open busses) USB, cardbus/54, and a small firewire port. It does not pcmcia or other busses.

Any particular chipsets to look for or avoid?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Card Just Seems To Be Dead?

May 15, 2010

I am in need of some help trying to get my wireless working. I have a compaq presario f557us and my wireless card just seems to be dead. I got this laptop a few years ago and I tried installing ubuntu 7.04. The wireless part did not work out of the box (it took a lot of tinkering but finally got it working by using ndiswrapper). Later I did an OS reinstall but tried ubuntu 8.10 this time and the card was recognized with no problems, I just needed to use the proprietary drivers that ubuntu recommended. Finally I decided to give 10.04 a try. I don't know if doing an "apt-get upgrade" would've been fine but it's too late for that now; I did a fresh install and the wireless part seems dead.

I already tried installing ndiswrapper as I did before:
$ ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
later I tried the fwcutter way:
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Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by fwcutter. I can't find the MD5sum b89bcf0a25aeb3b47030ac83287f894a


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Sep 5, 2010

Just installed Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and everything seems to be working nicely except I have no networking.

The card does not appear in the Network Settings GUI. The only 3 tabs I have are General, DNS, and Hosts.

A screen grab is attached.

I'm a long time Windows user trying out some of the best Linux creative apps I can find. So, Ubuntu Studio was a no brainer. I checked the manufacturer's site for linux drivers and they are available, but I don't know how current. (Edimax site, not RaLink's site.) I opened the file and it looks like it needs to be compiled and installed to work. Something I know almost nothing about. The card is listed as supported in this forum for Ubuntu 9x but I can't find information about it for 10.04

PS. I have no networking on the system but I can transfer files via USB flash drives if needed.

Some System info:


1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop): Dell Precision 650

2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset: 03:0c.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI

3 ) check interface: robert@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host


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Jun 25, 2011

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Problem : Wireless networking randomly loses connectivity and can not regain connectivity, the only apparent solution is a full power down , this is not even certain to work. The card works under Windows, she hates Windows. (I love her for this) I know it's not faulty hardware , because it will work for days on end under Windows without problems.

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Firmware update : Updated the Toshiba BIOS to the latest version of the firmware 2.0 no joy here either. Same issue both sets of drivers.

Tried different distros and kernels : I've tried Mint 9, 10 ,11 ; Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 , 9.10 and 11.04 (which is currently installed) , Fedora and OpenSUSE. All are giving the same problems. I have also tried a slew of different kernels no joy from any of them (I'm not at the computer with the issue now I will post exactly what kernel versions I've used when I have access to the machine).

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I will also post the typical lsmod , lspci , iwconfig all that good stuff when I get back to the computer in question. I'm probably just going to buy a PC card for it and give up on that one, but this is driving me insane and I would really like to see it resolved even if I do replace the hardware.

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Jan 18, 2010

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- Duel booting XP Pro with Ultimate Edition 2.8 (I understand this is built from Ubuntu 10.10)
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I decided to give my laptop to an elderly friend for his first computer. He is living in a location where (for a variety of reasons) he is sharing a network connection to the internet with a few people. The protocol there WPA2 TKIP (IIRC) and no matter what the bloody thing won't connect. Here at home I run a different setup so its not a big deal

So, I thought I'd try another card to get it going there. I chose a "Aironet" card (badged a Dell 4800 LT) and tried to install this on 8.10

I expected it would install out of the box, but did not "seem to".

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I am using Network Management Applet 0.70 and this works fine with the Netgear card, even showing all the local networks it finds.

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I suspect that the OS is discovering the card as when doing an iwconfig I find two entries that would be that card:

eth1 and wifi0

iwlist scan returns:

which makes me think two interfaces are taking the same hardware...

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