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OK, the wl driver is part of the linux-resticted-modules packages. Ubuntu -- Filelist of package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-11-generic/jaunty/i386 You could try uninstalling it and re-installing it. Reboot in between....
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  1. #11
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    OK, the wl driver is part of the linux-resticted-modules packages.


    Ubuntu -- Filelist of package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.28-11-generic/jaunty/i386

    You could try uninstalling it and re-installing it. Reboot in between.
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    thank you very much waterhead.
    sorry for the very long delay.
    your help is blessed.

    It still not working. I've re-installed ubuntu and still not working.
    I guess it's a hardware problem.

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    Re-installing an operating system rarely makes the wireless "suddenly work". You usually have to install something extra, something that isn't included in the regular operating system installation.

    This time it is the driver. As I posted before, the driver is part of the "linux-restricted-modules" package. The driver's name is "wl".

    Did you install that package?
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    yes. I've installed the package and the wireless didn't work.
    the thing is that when I bought the computer I've installed ubuntu on it and the wireless worked so I guess ubuntu 8.10 has the relevant driver.
    right now, after re-installing ubuntu it's not working - on the nmapplet I can't enable wireless- so I guess that's not a software problem.
    Is there a way to check if specific hardware component is working fine?

    anyway I'll be glad to hear any suggestions that you have.

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    Now try this:

    Open this program
    System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers

    You want to use the Linux STA driver for the wireless. Did we go through this before???
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    I think I did go through this before.
    according to the System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers
    I'm using Broadcom STA wireless driver.
    is it the right driver?

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    Yep, that's the right one.

    And you say it still won't work? Once again, post the output of this command.
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    lsmod
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    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ipv6                  264228  10 
    af_packet              25856  2 
    i915                   38656  2 
    drm                    86056  3 i915
    binfmt_misc            16904  1 
    rfcomm                 44304  0 
    bridge                 56980  0 
    stp                    10628  1 bridge
    bnep                   20352  2 
    sco                    18308  2 
    l2cap                  30464  6 rfcomm,bnep
    bluetooth              61924  6 rfcomm,bnep,sco,l2cap
    ppdev                  15748  0 
    acpi_cpufreq           15500  0 
    cpufreq_userspace      11396  0 
    cpufreq_powersave       9856  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand       14988  2 
    cpufreq_stats          13188  0 
    freq_table             12672  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    cpufreq_conservative    14600  0 
    container              11520  0 
    sbs                    19464  0 
    sbshc                  13440  1 sbs
    pci_slot               12680  0 
    iptable_filter         10752  0 
    ip_tables              19600  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               22916  1 ip_tables
    sbp2                   29324  0 
    parport_pc             39332  0 
    lp                     17156  0 
    parport                42604  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev                 18368  0 
    dcdbas                 15008  0 
    psmouse                45200  0 
    serio_raw              13444  0 
    pcspkr                 10624  0 
    evdev                  17696  14 
    snd_hda_intel         385072  3 
    uvcvideo               63624  0 
    snd_pcm_oss            46848  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22784  1 snd_pcm_oss
    compat_ioctl32          9344  1 uvcvideo
    snd_pcm                83204  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    videodev               41344  1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat            22404  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    ieee80211_crypt_tkip    17024  0 
    snd_seq_dummy          10884  0 
    wl                   1080212  0 
    ieee80211_crypt        13572  2 ieee80211_crypt_tkip,wl
    snd_seq_oss            38528  0 
    snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29824  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     15232  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                57776  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    video                  25488  0 
    output                 11008  1 video
    snd_timer              29960  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    sdhci_pci              15360  0 
    snd_seq_device         15116  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    intel_agp              33980  1 
    sdhci                  23940  1 sdhci_pci
    snd                    63268  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    ac                     12292  0 
    mmc_core               58268  1 sdhci
    battery                18436  0 
    wmi                    14504  0 
    soundcore              15328  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         16136  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    agpgart                42184  3 drm,intel_agp
    button                 14224  0 
    shpchp                 38036  0 
    iTCO_wdt               18596  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support    11652  1 iTCO_wdt
    pci_hotplug            34976  1 shpchp
    ext3                  133512  2 
    jbd                    55828  1 ext3
    mbcache                16004  1 ext3
    sd_mod                 42392  4 
    crc_t10dif              9984  1 sd_mod
    sr_mod                 22212  0 
    cdrom                  43168  1 sr_mod
    sg                     39732  0 
    pata_acpi              12160  0 
    usbhid                 35712  0 
    hid                    50560  1 usbhid
    ata_piix               24708  3 
    ata_generic            12932  0 
    ohci1394               37936  0 
    libata                177952  3 pata_acpi,ata_piix,ata_generic
    scsi_mod              155212  5 sbp2,sd_mod,sr_mod,sg,libata
    dock                   16656  1 libata
    ieee1394               96324  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    sky2                   53380  0 
    ehci_hcd               43788  0 
    uhci_hcd               30864  0 
    usbcore               149488  5 uvcvideo,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    thermal                23708  0 
    processor              42156  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan                    12548  0 
    fbcon                  47648  0 
    tileblit               10880  1 fbcon
    font                   16512  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    fuse                   60956  3

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    Thank you!

    I just wanted to make sure that the b43 driver isn't loading, and it isn't.

    When you right-click on the NetworkManager icon in the taskbar, is "Enable Wireless" checked? If so, a left-click should show available networks. You can try the "Create a New Wireless Network" or the "Connect to a Hidden Wireless Network" options.

    You can also try right-clicking the icon and selecting "Edit Connections". Under the Wireless tab, click add and put the info needed to connect.

    Also, enter these commands and post the output.
    Code:
    ifconfig
    Code:
    iwconfig
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    when I right click on the networkManager the enable wireless option is disabled and also I can't change it - I mean the wireless is disabled and also I can't enable it.
    those are the outputs you asked:

    Code:
    ifconfig
    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:ae:06:10:82  
              inet addr:192.168.2.103  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::223:aeff:fe06:1082/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:8527 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:7802 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:6895354 (6.8 MB)  TX bytes:1752368 (1.7 MB)
              Interrupt:16 
    
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:5f:42:73:5c  
              inet6 addr: fe80::222:5fff:fe42:735c/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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:17 Base address:0xc000 
    
    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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11  Nickname:""
              Access Point: Not-Associated   
              
    pan0      no wireless extensions.

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