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Hello - I've just done a new install of Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop, and cannot get a wireless connection. The same thing happened when I first installed it in ...
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    problems with wireless


    Hello -

    I've just done a new install of Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop, and cannot get a wireless connection. The same thing happened when I first installed it in August, and it was sorted thanks to fantastic help from this forum. I've found the thread from back then, and have just done the final stages that got it working last time:

    **********

    "Insert the CD, and go to pool > main > f > fakeroot and double click on the fakeroot package to install.

    Then go to pool > main > p > patch and double click that package to install.

    Last go to pool > restricted > b > bcmwl and double click that to install.

    Then do
    Code:
    sudo modprobe wl
    And you should be up and running."

    *************

    However, this time, it's telling me "Module wl not found"

    Any help really greatly appreciated

    Thanks

    Chris

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    I've just been reading other threads, and realised I should probably post the following information:

    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
    Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    Kernel modules: atl1c
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0781:5566 SanDisk Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b1d8 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    atl1c 28083 0
    nls_iso8859_1 3249 1
    nls_cp437 4919 1
    vfat 8933 1
    fat 47767 1 vfat
    usb_storage 39425 1
    binfmt_misc 6587 1
    ppdev 5259 0
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 203310 1
    fbcon 35102 71
    tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
    font 7557 1 fbcon
    bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
    softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
    vga16fb 11385 0
    vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
    joydev 8708 0
    snd_hda_intel 21941 2
    snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
    snd_seq_oss 26726 0
    snd_seq_midi 4557 0
    snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i915 285076 3
    uvcvideo 56990 0
    drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
    psmouse 63245 0
    led_class 2864 0
    intel_agp 24119 2 i915
    soundcore 6620 1 snd
    videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    serio_raw 3978 0
    drm 162377 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
    snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    agpgart 31724 2 intel_agp,drm
    video 17375 1 i915
    output 1871 1 video
    lp 7028 0
    parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
    ahci 32200 2

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.32-24-generic

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 88:ae:1d:06:40:6f
    UP BROADCAST 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:28

    eth0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 88:ae:1d:06:40:6f
    inet addr:169.254.5.38 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    Interrupt:28

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:716 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:716 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:57216 (57.2 KB) TX bytes:57216 (57.2 KB)


    ============ iwconfig ============
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
    Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    Kernel modules: atl1c
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0781:5566 SanDisk Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b1d8 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    atl1c 28083 0
    nls_iso8859_1 3249 1
    nls_cp437 4919 1
    vfat 8933 1
    fat 47767 1 vfat
    usb_storage 39425 1
    binfmt_misc 6587 1
    ppdev 5259 0
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 203310 1
    fbcon 35102 71
    tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
    font 7557 1 fbcon
    bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
    softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
    vga16fb 11385 0
    vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
    joydev 8708 0
    snd_hda_intel 21941 2
    snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
    snd_seq_oss 26726 0
    snd_seq_midi 4557 0
    snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i915 285076 3
    uvcvideo 56990 0
    drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
    psmouse 63245 0
    led_class 2864 0
    intel_agp 24119 2 i915
    soundcore 6620 1 snd
    videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    serio_raw 3978 0
    drm 162377 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
    snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    agpgart 31724 2 intel_agp,drm
    video 17375 1 i915
    output 1871 1 video
    lp 7028 0
    parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
    ahci 32200 2

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.32-24-generic

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 88:ae:1d:06:40:6f
    UP BROADCAST 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:28

    eth0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 88:ae:1d:06:40:6f
    inet addr:169.254.5.38 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    Interrupt:28

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:716 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:716 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:57216 (57.2 KB) TX bytes:57216 (57.2 KB)


    ============ iwconfig ============

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    Ok ill see if I can help...

    Which device is it the Sandisk
    or the Chicony Electrics Co

    Also If you want a cheap USB Wifi Dongle that works out of the box i found one on amazon its built for linux 54mb/s good range 9.49 heres the link:
    Wireless USB @ Amazon.co.uk

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    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
    This is the wireless device.

    One or more of the packages must not have installed. Were there any errors that you noticed? Was the bcmwl package just called that? I think it should be bcmwl-kernel-source.

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    Hi -

    Thanks for your replies. I've actually just got it working, not entirely sure how, other than following all the instructions from my previous thread - it took three goes, so I guess I was somehow being ham-fingered the first two goes. I also founbd another thread on this same forum and downloaded (I think) a driver for the Broadcom.

    Thanks for your help.

    Also, the reason I screwed everything up in the first place was because I upgraded to 10.10 (I can't resist the latest), and when I first installed it, Evolution didn't work properly, and the Ubuntu software centre didn't seem to be there. Hence going back to 10.04 and having all the same wireless problems. On re-installing 10.10, it seems to be working absolutely fine

    Thanks again

    Chris

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