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Hi, I just recently purchased a computer with linux and am having trouble connecting via wireless. i have tried to connect to two networks and it connects immediately but cannot ...
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    wireless connection help


    Hi,

    I just recently purchased a computer with linux and am having trouble connecting via wireless. i have tried to connect to two networks and it connects immediately but cannot the next day.

    ifconfig shows this

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:70:d0:fa:a6
    inet addr:192.168.0.5 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::221:70ff:fed0:faa6/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
    RX packets:30526 errors:0 dropped:1429314848 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:23584 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:36440262 (34.7 MB) TX bytes:3366158 (3.2 MB)
    Interrupt:220 Base address:0xa000

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:08:39:c0:f9
    inet6 addr: fe80::223:8ff:fe39:c0f9/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:13
    TX packets:0 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:16

    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:1462 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1462 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    and lspci -nn this


    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    02:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Unknown device [197b:2382]
    02:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Unknown device [197b:2381]
    02:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Unknown device [197b:2383]
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)



    any ideas? right now my computer doesnt recognize any networks.

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    have you tried "dhclient eth1"?
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    First, read through this sticky, linked below, and post the info that it asks for:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html

    This is the wireless:
    Code:
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    It is a little confusing to me. The card calls itself a 4310, yet the ID says 4315. Which one is it? More info on the driver for this can be found here:
    b43 - Linux Wireless

    My initial impression is that your wireless may not yet be supported. But I will hold off on that until you provide all the info that I asked for. I particularly want the distro and kernel version that you are using. Also, the firmware messages would be needed.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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