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I followed the instructions for installing the BCM43xx wireless card, but i cant get it to see my wireless network lspci returns: 02:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless ...
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    BCM43xx installed but know working correctly


    I followed the instructions for installing the BCM43xx wireless card, but i cant get it to see my wireless network
    lspci returns:
    02:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

    After installing installing bcm43xx-fwcutter
    i modprobe bcm43xx
    and get the following results:

    vidd@vidd-laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"viddnet" Nickname:"Broadcom 4306"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.484 GHz Access Point: Invalid
    Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=-256 dBm Noise level=-256 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    vidd@vidd-laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"viddnet" Nickname:"Broadcom 4306"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.484 GHz Access Point: Invalid
    Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=-256 dBm Noise level=-256 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    vidd@vidd-laptop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:48:A3:ED
    inet addr:192.168.10.103 Bcast:192.168.10.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe48:a3ed/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:6384 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:5154 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:8257251 (7.8 MiB) TX bytes:514150 (502.0 KiB)
    Interrupt:10 Base address:0x4000

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:4B:94:86:07
    inet addr:192.168.10.131 Bcast:192.168.10.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:84 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:3822 (3.7 KiB)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0x4000

    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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:200 (200.0 b) TX bytes:200 (200.0 b)

    I have set up the network-admin to enable the wifi, set my ESSID, set up the encryption, and tried both static and DHCP IP address without success

    Im running Xubuntu, and im having this issue with dapper, edgy and fiesty

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    You can't get it to see your network? What are the results of
    sudo iwlist eth1 scan
    Two levels higher than a newb.
    (I can search google)

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    To be perfectly honest, the native bcm43xx drivers are, at the moment, a bit ****. I'd recommend you go down the ndiswrapper route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Stang
    You can't get it to see your network? What are the results of
    sudo iwlist eth1 scan
    Code:
    eth1      No scan results

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