Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Hello, i'm running UNR on a Dell Inspiron mini 1012 (Dual Booted with windows 7). I right clicked on the network icon and added a new wireless network, filled in ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2

    [SOLVED] New to Linux, Can't manage to set up WiFi Connection


    Hello, i'm running UNR on a Dell Inspiron mini 1012 (Dual Booted with windows 7). I right clicked on the network icon and added a new wireless network, filled in all fields, and chose connect automatically. The network icon still showed no connection, and when clicking on it this is what you get:

    Wired Network
    disconnected
    VPN Connections >

    I looked through the forum here and tried several things, including turning on wirless interface from the BIOS. Output of iwconfig gives:

    lo no wireless extensions

    etho no wireless extensions

    pan0 no wireless extensions
    and according to lspci my wireless device is BCM4312 802.11b/g.

    Also, here is the output of the code at the forum sticky:
    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Pineview DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Tigerpoint LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: ssb
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:8101 Suyin Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 006: ID 413c:8160 Dell Computer Corp. 
    Bus 004 Device 004: ID 413c:8162 Dell Computer Corp. 
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 413c:8161 Dell Computer Corp. 
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. 
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           3740  0 
    nls_cp437               5372  0 
    vfat                   10716  0 
    fat                    51452  1 vfat
    binfmt_misc             8356  1 
    ppdev                   6688  0 
    bridge                 47952  0 
    stp                     2272  1 bridge
    bnep                   12060  2 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   203328  1 
    iptable_filter          3100  0 
    ip_tables              11692  1 iptable_filter
    snd_hda_intel          26920  2 
    snd_hda_codec          75708  2 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
    joydev                 10272  0 
    snd_pcm                75296  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    uvcvideo               59080  0 
    snd_seq_dummy           2656  0 
    snd_seq_oss            28576  0 
    b43                   122136  0 
    snd_seq_midi            6432  0 
    snd_rawmidi            22208  1 snd_seq_midi
    dell_wmi                2564  0 
    x_tables               16544  1 ip_tables
    snd_seq_midi_event      6940  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    dell_laptop             8128  0 
    snd_seq                50224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    btusb                  11856  2 
    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
    psmouse                56180  0 
    mac80211              181236  1 b43
    lp                      8964  0 
    videodev               36736  1 uvcvideo
    dcdbas                  7292  1 dell_laptop
    cfg80211               93052  2 b43,mac80211
    v4l1_compat            14496  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    snd                    59204  16 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
    serio_raw               5280  0 
    parport                35340  2 ppdev,lp
    soundcore               7264  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          9156  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    led_class               4096  1 b43
    usbhid                 38208  0 
    fbcon                  36640  72 
    tileblit                2460  1 fbcon
    font                    8124  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 5372  1 fbcon
    softcursor              1756  1 bitblit
    usb_storage            52544  0 
    r8169                  32064  0 
    mii                     5212  1 r8169
    i915                  221064  3 
    drm                   159584  3 i915
    i2c_algo_bit            5760  1 i915
    video                  19380  1 i915
    output                  2780  1 video
    ssb                    35300  1 b43
    intel_agp              27484  2 i915
    agpgart                34988  2 drm,intel_agp
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.31-14-generic
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:26:b9:a2:38:05  
              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:28 Base address:0x4000 
    
    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 ============
    Was wondering if anyone could help, thanks!

  2. #2
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    4,651
    You need the broadcom wl driver. If you have a wired connection, you can do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2
    There was a problem connecting using eth0 as well, which i couldnt figure out.. However i downloaded the driver software from the Broadcom website and followed the instructions in the read me file. Works perfectly now .

    Thanks for the help! Chears!

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •