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    newb trying to get bordcom wireless to work


    I am trying to connect to my wireless internet. I have found a file and am trying to get it to work. It states for me to type in the location of the file. The file is on my desktop and it keeps saying "file not found" What would the code be for a file on my desktop?

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    There is quite likely an easier way to get your wireless working than whatever it is you're attempting. (I'm guessing ndiswrapper.) For example, if you are using Ubuntu or Debian (and which distro should always be included in posts for help), and you can get a wired connection for a couple minutes, simply typing sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter will probably be all you need to do. However, we need more info to be sure.

    Read this
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html

    Post the requested info.

    As for what you actually asked, the path to a file on your desktop is /home/USER/Desktop/FILE or the shortcut ~/Desktop/FILE.

    Replacing USER with your username, and FILE with the filename.

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    Here is all the info I believe. It says I am connected to the Internet, My light even glows blue on my laptop signalling I have a connection yet I can not do anything on the net.

    00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02f0] (rev a2)
    00:00.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 [10de:02fa] (rev a2)
    00:00.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 [10de:02fe] (rev a2)
    00:00.3 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 [10de:02f8] (rev a2)
    00:00.4 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 [10de:02f9] (rev a2)
    00:00.5 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02ff] (rev a2)
    00:00.6 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 [10de:027f] (rev a2)
    00:00.7 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 [10de:027e] (rev a2)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fc] (rev a1)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fd] (rev a1)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] [10de:0244] (rev a2)
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    Kernel modules: nvidia, nvidiafb
    00:09.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge [10de:0270] (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge [10de:0260] (rev a3)
    00:0a.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus [10de:0264] (rev a3)
    Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
    Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2
    00:0a.3 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU [10de:0271] (rev a3)
    00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026d] (rev a3)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:0b.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026e] (rev a3)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:0d.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE [10de:0265] (rev f1)
    Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
    00:0e.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller [10de:0266] (rev f1)
    Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
    00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge [10de:026f] (rev a2)
    00:10.1 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio [10de:026c] (rev a2)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3)
    Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
    Kernel modules: forcedeth
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    Kernel modules: k8temp
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: wl
    Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    07:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
    07:05.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    07:05.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 0a)
    Kernel driver in use: ricoh-mmc
    Kernel modules: ricoh_mmc
    07:05.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 05)
    07:05.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)

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    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    This is your wireless. We also need the output of lsmod and what distribution you're using, ie, Ubuntu? Fedora? etc.

    Please enclose the output of commands in code tags as described in the section on BB Code.

    What is likely happening is that your system is loading conflicting drivers for the wireless card. It looks like, according to the above output, you're using the broadcom wl driver. There is also an open source driver, called b43. If this is also loading, that may be causing your problem.

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    Here is the lsmod info. And I am sorry but im not getting what you mean? I am also using ubuntu.

    Module Size Used by
    ipt_MASQUERADE 10752 1
    xt_state 10112 1
    ipt_REJECT 11136 2
    xt_tcpudp 11008 4
    iptable_filter 10752 1
    nf_nat_h323 14336 0
    nf_conntrack_h323 56648 1 nf_nat_h323
    nf_nat_pptp 11136 0
    nf_conntrack_pptp 14340 1 nf_nat_pptp
    nf_conntrack_proto_gre 13572 1 nf_conntrack_pptp
    nf_nat_proto_gre 10372 1 nf_nat_pptp
    nf_nat_tftp 9600 0
    nf_conntrack_tftp 12308 1 nf_nat_tftp
    nf_nat_sip 14976 0
    nf_conntrack_sip 26260 1 nf_nat_sip
    nf_nat_irc 10240 0
    nf_conntrack_irc 13220 1 nf_nat_irc
    nf_nat_ftp 10752 0
    nf_conntrack_ftp 15652 1 nf_nat_ftp
    iptable_nat 13700 1
    nf_nat 25876 9 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_nat_h323,nf_nat_pptp,nf_nat_prot o_gre,nf_nat_tftp,nf_nat_sip,nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp ,iptable_nat
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 21388 4 iptable_nat,nf_nat
    nf_conntrack 72008 18 ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_state,nf_nat_h323,nf_conntrack_h 323,nf_nat_pptp,nf_conntrack_pptp,nf_conntrack_pro to_gre,nf_nat_tftp,nf_conntrack_tftp,nf_nat_sip,nf _conntrack_sip,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ ftp,nf_conntrack_ftp,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntra ck_ipv4
    nf_defrag_ipv4 9984 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    ip_tables 19472 2 iptable_filter,iptable_nat
    x_tables 23044 6 ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_state,ipt_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,iptab le_nat,ip_tables
    michael_mic 10496 2
    arc4 9856 2
    ecb 10752 2
    binfmt_misc 16776 1
    ppdev 15620 0
    bridge 56212 0
    stp 10500 1 bridge
    bnep 20224 2
    input_polldev 11912 0
    lp 17156 0
    parport 42220 2 ppdev,lp
    snd_hda_intel 434228 2
    snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 83076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
    joydev 18368 0
    snd_seq_oss 37760 0
    snd_seq_midi 14336 0
    snd_rawmidi 29696 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 62756 13 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
    uvcvideo 63368 0
    soundcore 15200 1 snd
    compat_ioctl32 9344 1 uvcvideo
    videodev 41600 1 uvcvideo
    nvidia 7233756 39
    ricoh_mmc 11904 0
    ieee80211_crypt_tkip 16896 0
    snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    sdhci_pci 15232 0
    sdhci 23940 1 sdhci_pci
    v4l1_compat 21764 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    agpgart 42696 1 nvidia
    i2c_nforce2 14980 0
    k8temp 12416 0
    pcspkr 10496 0
    psmouse 61972 0
    serio_raw 13444 0
    wl 1281364 0
    ieee80211_crypt 13444 2 ieee80211_crypt_tkip,wl
    video 25360 5
    output 11008 1 video
    forcedeth 61712 0
    ohci1394 38576 0
    ieee1394 94660 1 ohci1394
    fbcon 46112 0
    tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
    font 16384 1 fbcon
    bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
    softcursor 9984 1 bitblit

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    Hmm, well, the correct driver is loading, and I don't see anything else that should conflict with it.

    In your attempts to get it working, have you edited any files, specifically, /etc/network/interfaces?

    Can you post the output of
    iwconfig

    and

    ifconfig

    Also try
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r wl
    sudo modprobe wl
    and post the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | grep wl

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    lwconfig output

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:""
    Access Point: Not-Associated
    Link Quality:5 Signal level:199 Noise level:157
    Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

    pan0 no wireless extensions.

    ifconfig output

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:f8:5e:bc
    inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::216:36ff:fef8:5ebc/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:17679 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:19375 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:13682570 (13.6 MB) TX bytes:4038633 (4.0 MB)
    Interrupt:20 Base address:0x8000

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:73:55:fe:a4
    inet addr:10.42.43.1 Bcast:10.42.43.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::21a:73ff:fe55:fea4/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:596228
    TX packets:17 errors:10 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:2813 (2.8 KB)
    Interrupt:19

    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:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:8088 (8.0 KB) TX bytes:8088 (8.0 KB)

    dmesg | grep wl output is

    [ 13.661313] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
    [ 13.664364] wl 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LK4E] -> GSI 19 (level, high) -> IRQ 19
    [ 13.664370] wl 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 7704.449753] wl 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
    [ 7715.266525] wl 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LK4E] -> GSI 19 (level, high) -> IRQ 19
    [ 7715.266542] wl 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64

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    Still don't have a clue why it isn't working.

    Try
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth1 down
    sudo ifconfig eth1 up
    and see if your network is shown (or anything shown) with
    Code:
    sudo iwlist eth1 scan
    The networkmanager program is sometimes a little buggy as well. You might try replacing it with WICD.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WICD

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    shows me every wireless network in range. Gonna try the wdic thing see what happens

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    I installed WDIC and I can now connect to wireless networks but only unsecured ones. I am trying to log onto my actual network, which is WPA-PSK secured. It wont obtain an ip address when I try to connect. Any advice?

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