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Ok, I am completely new to this so please forgive my ignorance. I have a dell inspiron 2200 with a Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN mini-PCI card. I have successfully booted ...
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    WLAN in pendrive Linux 08


    Ok, I am completely new to this so please forgive my ignorance. I have a dell inspiron 2200 with a Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN mini-PCI card. I have successfully booted Linux from the USB drive, but I have no wireless internet. What to do?

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    I'm not sure exactly what is install for pendrive linux. It looks to be a version of MCNLive, which is itself a version of Mandriva.

    I guess that we should start by determining exactly what wireless you have. Enter this command into a terminal and copy and post the output. You can save it as a text file and open it in widows with notepad.
    Code:
    lspci -nn
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    Ok, I did that and this is what I recieved:

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller [8086:2590] (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2592] (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2792] (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 03)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev d3)
    00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev 03)
    00:1e.3 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:266d] (rev 03)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:2641] (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller [8086:266f] (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:266a] (rev 03)
    02:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac56]
    02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller Mobile [8086:1068] (rev 03)

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    Ok, this is your wireless:
    Code:
    02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    There are two ways to activate this in Linux. There is a native driver called b43 (or the older version bcm43xx). Then there is NDISwrapper, which actually uses the Windows driver to make the card work.

    I don't know what is available in your system. Some distros will automatically load the native b43/bcm43xx driver module, although it won't work without more configuring. To see if this module is loaded, post the output of this command.
    Code:
    lsmod
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    This is what came out:

    [guest@localhost guest]$ lsmod
    bash: lsmod: command not found

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    On some distros you have to give the path to the command's file. Do a search for lsmod to see where it is located. In Fedora it is in the /sbin folder, so my command would look like this:
    Code:
    /sbin/lsmod
    Yours may be different. Another possibility is that you may need to be root. To become root, enter this command, and then the password (when prompted to):
    Code:
    su
    Password: <enter password here>
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    On some distros you have to give the path to the command's file. Do a search for lsmod to see where it is located. In Fedora it is in the /sbin folder, so my command would look like this:
    Code:
    /sbin/lsmod
    Yours may be different. Another possibility is that you may need to be root. To become root, enter this command, and then the password (when prompted to):
    Code:
    su
    Password: <enter password here>
    Ok, I just logged in under root, and this is what came out from the lsmod:
    Module Size Used by
    e100 31140 0
    mii 5568 1 e100
    i915 17664 3
    drm 62420 4 i915
    snd_seq_dummy 3492 0
    snd_seq_oss 31168 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 6944 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 49232 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 7052 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss 40192 0
    snd_mixer_oss 15904 1 snd_pcm_oss
    bcm43xx 434240 0
    ieee80211softmac 27232 1 bcm43xx
    ieee80211 30216 2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
    ieee80211_crypt 5344 1 ieee80211
    snd_intel8x0 29212 1
    rfcomm 33236 0
    l2cap 21088 5 rfcomm
    snd_ac97_codec 96708 1 snd_intel8x0
    snd_ac97_bus 2720 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 69892 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_timer 19396 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc 8552 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    af_packet 17768 2
    bluetooth 43108 4 rfcomm,l2cap
    snd 46276 11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd _mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd _timer
    soundcore 7936 1 snd
    ipv6 237088 8
    usbhid 50272 0
    binfmt_misc 9704 1
    ide_generic 1824 0 [permanent]
    pcmcia 31756 0
    yenta_socket 24076 1
    rsrc_nonstatic 11616 1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core 34388 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    cpufreq_ondemand 6956 1
    cpufreq_conservative 6920 0
    cpufreq_powersave 2272 0
    p4_clockmod 5476 0
    speedstep_lib 4388 1 p4_clockmod
    freq_table 4704 1 p4_clockmod
    intel_agp 22684 1
    agpgart 27048 3 drm,intel_agp
    nvram 7944 0
    i8k 5976 0
    evdev 8672 2
    joydev 8800 0
    tsdev 6880 0
    dm_mirror 18960 0
    dm_mod 49560 1 dm_mirror
    unionfs 300776 1
    squashfs 43044 1
    3w_xxxx 24960 0
    sx8 16172 0
    tmscsim 21120 0
    sata_vsc 6468 0
    sata_via 6500 0
    sata_uli 5348 0
    sata_sx4 11972 0
    sata_svw 6180 0
    sata_sis 7204 0
    sata_sil 7624 0
    sata_qstor 7908 0
    sata_promise 9604 0
    sata_nv 7812 0
    BusLogic 69716 0
    aic7xxx 176276 0
    ahci 16100 0
    usb_storage 88612 1
    ehci_hcd 28904 0
    ohci_hcd 18820 0
    uhci_hcd 20912 0
    usbcore 112960 6 usbhid,usb_storage,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    mptbase 47168 0
    scsi_transport_spi 22368 1 aic7xxx
    sd_mod 18432 2
    sg 30584 0
    ata_piix 10884 0
    libata 60748 12 sata_vsc,sata_via,sata_uli,sata_sx4,sata_svw,sata_ sis,sata_sil,sata_qstor,sata_promise,sata_nv,ahci, ata_piix
    sr_mod 15332 0
    scsi_mod 118824 11 3w_xxxx,tmscsim,BusLogic,aic7xxx,ahci,usb_storage, scsi_transport_spi,sd_mod,sg,libata,sr_mod
    loop 15208 4
    ide_cd 35616 0
    isofs 32284 0
    nls_utf8 2496 3
    ntfs 267228 1
    vfat 10944 3
    msdos 8480 0
    fat 47356 2 vfat,msdos
    reiserfs 255492 0
    ext3 125928 0
    jbd 51220 1 ext3
    nls_cp437 6304 3
    nls_iso8859_2 5216 0
    nls_iso8859_1 4672 1

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    OK, this driver is loading for your wireless card:
    Code:
     bcm43xx               434240  0
    This driver will work, but it usually will need firmware loaded first. Check the output of this command for any errors about the wireless and firmware:
    Code:
    dmesg
    Here is a link to a site with all the info you need. Let me know if you need more help.
    b43 - Linux Wireless
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