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hey new to linux dont know anything about it but im willing to learn. got the drivers off the dell website. i have an insprion 11z heres the requested info: ...
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    Help With Wireless


    hey new to linux dont know anything about it but im willing to learn.

    got the drivers off the dell website. i have an insprion 11z
    heres the requested info:

    lspci -knn

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    Kernel modules: intel-agp

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)

    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller [8086:2917] (rev 03)
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt

    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: ahci

    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
    Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    Kernel modules: atl1c
    08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb



    lsmod :
    Module Size Used by

    binfmt_misc 10220 1

    ppdev 8232 0

    bridge 56384 0

    stp 3012 1 bridge

    bnep 15168 2

    btusb 14260 2

    snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi 14880 1

    snd_hda_codec_realtek 277860 1

    snd_hda_intel 31880 2

    snd_hda_codec 87584 3 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_ hda_intel

    snd_hwdep 9352 1 snd_hda_codec

    snd_pcm_oss 44704 0

    snd_mixer_oss 18976 1 snd_pcm_oss

    b43 136552 0

    snd_pcm 93160 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    s
    nd_seq_dummy 3460 0

    iptable_filter 3872 0

    ip_tables 21200 1 iptable_filter

    snd_seq_oss 33440 0

    x_tables 25832 1 ip_tables

    snd_seq_midi 8192 0

    uvcvideo 65260 0

    videodev 43360 1 uvcvideo

    v4l1_compat 16804 2 uvcvideo,videodev

    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 13344 1 videodev

    mac80211 210104 1 b43

    snd_rawmidi 27360 1 snd_seq_midi

    dell_wmi 3216 0

    snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi

    cfg80211 109144 2 b43,mac80211

    led_class 5256 1 b43

    compal_laptop 4840 0

    dcdbas 9136 0

    atl1c 36516 0

    snd_seq 60608 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event

    snd_timer 26992 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq

    snd_seq_device 8308 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq

    psmouse 57124 0

    serio_raw 6596 0

    snd 77096 17 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_ hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_ mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq, snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore 9088 1 snd

    snd_page_alloc 10928 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

    lp 11908 0

    parport 40528 2 ppdev,lp

    usbhid 43968 0

    fbcon 41344 72

    tileblit 3136 1 fbcon

    font 8832 1 fbcon

    bitblit 6688 1 fbcon

    softcursor 2336 1 bitblit

    usb_storage 65952 0

    ssb 40944 1 b43

    i915 246984 3

    drm 193856 3 i915

    i2c_algo_bit 7076 1 i915

    intel_agp 32816 2 i915

    video 23612 1 i915

    output 3680 1 video




    dmesg | grep firmware: didnt show any results?



    uname -r:
    2.6.31-14-generic
    any help would be appreciated

    regards, derek

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    08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb
    Your wireless card is a BCM4312. You need the broadcom wl driver. Most distros don't include it because it contains proprietary code.

    Which distro are you using?

    I think based on your kernel, it's Ubuntu. If you can get a wired internet connection briefly, go to Administration->Hardware Drivers (or Drivers Manager or something like that). It should show you an option for your card. Click Enable.

    If you can't get a wired connection, post back. It's a little trickier then but not too difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Your wireless card is a BCM4312. You need the broadcom wl driver. Most distros don't include it because it contains proprietary code.

    Which distro are you using?

    I think based on your kernel, it's Ubuntu. If you can get a wired internet connection briefly, go to Administration->Hardware Drivers (or Drivers Manager or something like that). It should show you an option for your card. Click Enable.

    If you can't get a wired connection, post back. It's a little trickier then but not too difficult.
    thanks for your responce yes its ubuntu.

    i dont have a wired connection available to me at the moment. i have an 02 dongle if that works?

    thanks again

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    You'll need to download the necessary packages from a different machine, stick them on a USB drive or the like, transfer them to your Ubuntu box and install.

    This thread lists the required packages, 4th post down.

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    thanks when i try to install the files all but one say "error wrong architecture i386"

    think my system is 64 bit would that explaine the problem?

    cheers

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    thanks they all installed perfectly.

    restarted the machine and still dosent pick up the adapter.

    sorry for being such a noob but what comes next?

    cheers....

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    Now we check if it is loading the driver and show a wireless interface.

    What is the output of
    Code:
    lsmod
    sudo iwconfig
    (Normally you do not need to run iwconfig with sudo, ie, administrative privileges to query for the ssid and some other stuff, but there is a problem with the wl driver. iwconfig will still tell you if there is an wireless interface, but little other info.)

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    lsmod

    Module Size Used by

    binfmt_misc 10220 1

    ppdev 8232 0

    bridge 56384 0

    stp 3012 1 bridge

    bnep 15168 2

    nls_iso8859_1 5280 1

    nls_cp437 6976 1

    vfat 13184 1

    fat 59832 1 vfat

    snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi 14880 1

    snd_hda_codec_realtek 277860 1

    snd_hda_intel 31880 2

    snd_hda_codec 87584 3 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_ hda_intel

    snd_hwdep 9352 1 snd_hda_codec

    snd_pcm_oss 44704 0

    snd_mixer_oss 18976 1 snd_pcm_oss

    snd_pcm 93160 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss

    snd_seq_dummy 3460 0

    snd_seq_oss 33440 0

    snd_seq_midi 8192 0

    iptable_filter 3872 0

    snd_rawmidi 27360 1 snd_seq_midi

    ip_tables 21200 1 iptable_filter

    snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi

    snd_seq 60608 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event

    btusb 14260 2

    snd_timer 26992 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq

    snd_seq_device 8308 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq

    x_tables 25832 1 ip_tables

    uvcvideo 65260 0

    videodev 43360 1 uvcvideo

    dell_wmi 3216 0

    snd 77096 17 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_ hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_ mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq, snd_timer,snd_seq_device

    psmouse 57124 0

    v4l1_compat 16804 2 uvcvideo,videodev

    soundcore 9088 1 snd

    atl1c 36516 0

    compal_laptop 4840 0

    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 13344 1 videodev

    snd_page_alloc 10928 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

    serio_raw 6596 0

    lp 11908 0

    parport 40528 2 ppdev,lp

    dcdbas 9136 0

    usbhid 43968 0

    fbcon 41344 72

    tileblit 3136 1 fbcon

    font 8832 1 fbcon

    bitblit 6688 1 fbcon

    softcursor 2336 1 bitblit

    usb_storage 65952 1

    i915 246984 3

    drm 193856 3 i915

    i2c_algo_bit 7076 1 i915

    intel_agp 32816 2 i915

    video 23612 1 i915

    output 3680 1 video



    sudo iwconfig:



    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    pan0 no wireless extensions.

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    Try
    Code:
    sudo modprobe wl
    sudo depmod -a
    Check again if no errors.

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