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I guess Ubuntu on my laptop is not able to detect my wireless netwrok adapter. I have to post this thread booting Vista. I have tried reading some threads and ...
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    No Wireless network found


    I guess Ubuntu on my laptop is not able to detect my wireless netwrok adapter. I have to post this thread booting Vista. I have tried reading some threads and downloaded the b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2 and -wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2 firmware from vista in a folder in vista and then tried to install in ubuntu using terminal. followed some steps and commands as instructed in one most appealing linux thread but no go. i am not able to get the build-essential may coz no internet in ubuntu . I tried this command

    sudo apt-get install build-essential

    cd b43-fwcutter-011
    make
    cd ..

    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
    cd broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod
    ../../b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta.o

    Still no go after trying the above stuff

    i am fairly a beginner in linux and Ubuntu but trying to try new and different stuff. also Ubuntu is far better than vista..just the wireless problem for now...

    Bluetooth is working fine. i am able to send and receive files.

    Any help is highly appreciated to fix my wireless. thanks

    some information about the system i obatined refeering to sticky notes.

    ============ lspci ============
    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 Go 6150] [10de:0244] (rev a2)
    Kernel modules: 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 BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 056a:0093 Wacom Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 08ff:1600 AuthenTec, Inc. AES1600
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 064e:a110 Suyin Corp. HP Webcam
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b4:6560 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. CY7C65640 USB-2.0 "TetraHub"
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    binfmt_misc 8356 1
    ppdev 6688 0
    bridge 47952 0
    stp 2272 1 bridge
    bnep 12060 2
    snd_hda_codec_si3054 4636 1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 203328 1
    iptable_filter 3100 0
    ip_tables 11692 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 16544 1 ip_tables
    psmouse 56180 0
    snd_hda_intel 26920 2
    snd_hda_codec 75708 3 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda _intel
    snd_hwdep 7200 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 37920 0
    snd_mixer_oss 16028 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 75296 4 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,s nd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 2656 0
    snd_seq_oss 28576 0
    snd_seq_midi 6432 0
    joydev 10272 0
    uvcvideo 59080 0
    videodev 36736 1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat 14496 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    serio_raw 5280 0
    wacom 22276 0
    btusb 11856 2
    i2c_nforce2 6784 0
    snd_rawmidi 22208 1 snd_seq_midi
    k8temp 4188 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 6940 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 50224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 22276 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 6920 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 59204 17 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda _intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mix er_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd _timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore 7264 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 9156 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    lp 8964 0
    parport 35340 2 ppdev,lp
    usbhid 38208 0
    ssb 35300 0
    video 19380 0
    output 2780 1 video
    forcedeth 54152 0

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.31-14-generic

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:68:32:0b:d8
    UP BROADCAST 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:20 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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)


    ============ iwconfig ============
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    what version of ubuntu are you using? I have read that restricted drivers should detect this wireless card starting with 9.04 and make for an easy install.

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    its ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386

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    did you check to see if it was detected by the restricted drivers manager?
    system->administration->hardware drivers

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    If you can get a wired connection for a couple minutes, do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    Or use Ubuntu's Drivers Manager.

    If you cannot, you'll need to download the necessary packages, put em on an external drive or flash drive, and transfer them to your Ubuntu install.

    See this thread for download links. 4th post down.

    It's also possible the ssb module will interfere and need to be blacklisted. See last post here.

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    ok i will try all the suggestions and if it wokrs my thanks to all otherwise wil lseek more help

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    worked?

    Hey there, I'm having a problem with the same card, same os, same kernel etc. However I'm getting a kernel panic (hard crash) and the bcmwl-kernel-source install doesn't fix my problem. Did this fix yours? Does anybody have any insight on getting this working? I've been googling for 2 days now and haven't found anything to work. I'm not sure that that package covers the 4328 chipset. Although it the wl driver provided bed HW Manager in jaunty worked fine.

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