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I want to set up wireless on my computer. Here is my information. I am using kernel 2.6.31-17 generic. I ran the 2 commands listed on the first message I ...
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    Setting up wireless


    I want to set up wireless on my computer. Here is my information. I am using kernel 2.6.31-17 generic.

    I ran the 2 commands listed on the first message I saw to get the right information on my computer.
    Here are the commands I ran

    lspci -knn

    lsmod

    I attached the 2 documents that show the information I got back from those. 2card info.txt

    driver modules.txt

    Can someone guide me through setting up wireless on my computer?

    Thanks.
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    You need the firmware for the b43 driver.

    If you have a wired connection do
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    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    (You're using Ubuntu, right?)

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    This download worked properly.

    What do I do next?

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    Your wireless should be working. If not does
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig eth0 up
    return an error and does
    Code:
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    return available networks?

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    here is the message that I get

    sabrina@sabrina-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

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    I mistyped the first one.

    Does
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    return an error?

    If not try to connect after that.

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    here is the message that I get

    sabrina@sabrina-laptop:~/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:13:10:77:1A5
    Channel:6
    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    Quality=69/70 Signal level=-41 dBm
    Encryption key:off
    ESSID:"linksys"
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
    Mode:Master
    Extra:tsf=0000011a40a8b184
    Extra: Last beacon: 572ms ago
    IE: Unknown: 00076C696E6B737973
    IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
    IE: Unknown: 030106
    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
    IE: Unknown: 2F0104
    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
    IE: Unknown: DD06001018010100

    I unplugged my internet cable and did not get wireless to start

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    Hmm. The fact that iwlist returned a wireless network is good. The card appears to be working. Does the networkmanager show your network? What happened when you tried to connect? It just timed out? What sort of encryption are you using?

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    How do I check network manager?

    I tried
    Places/ Network

    I only saw Windows Network on the list.

    I am using windows computer on this network as well as Linux computers.

    The connection timed out on me in the past.

    I don't know about the encryption. If you show me where I can find out,I will let you know.

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    I just mean the little icon in the system tray. When you click on it does it show your network?

    As for encryption, do you need to enter a password of some sort to access your network?

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