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I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my daughters pc which also has xp installed as a dual boot. I am unable to access the internet via wireless in Ubuntu ...
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    Wireless Connection Problems Ubuntu 10.04


    I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my daughters pc which also has xp installed as a dual boot.

    I am unable to access the internet via wireless in Ubuntu however when booted into xp I am able to connect to the internet and my home network.

    Can anyone please help me work out how to get a wireless connection working while booted in Ubuntu.

    I have downloaded and installed WICD but still cant detect my wireless network.

    I did not uninstall Network Manager.

    I also downloaded and installed NDISwrapper but have not used it.

    I have also pasted below information rokyknjy suggested will help clarify my setup and wireless card information.

    Thanks for your time and help,

    Steve

    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host [1039:0661] (rev 11)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis
    Kernel modules: sis-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge) [1039:0003]
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] [1039:0964] (rev 36)
    00:02.5 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] [1039:5513] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: pata_sis
    00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller [1039:7012] (rev a0)
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
    00:03.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:03.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:03.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:03.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller [1039:7002]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet [1039:0900] (rev 90)
    Kernel driver in use: sis900
    Kernel modules: sis900
    00:05.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] RAID bus controller 180 SATA/PATA [SiS] [1039:0180] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: sata_sis
    Kernel modules: sata_sis
    00:07.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster [1102:0007]
    Kernel driver in use: CA0106
    Kernel modules: snd-ca0106
    00:08.0 Network controller [0280]: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface [104c:9066]
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] [1002:4153]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    Kernel modules: radeonfb, radeon
    01:00.1 Display controller [0380]: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] (Secondary) [1002:4173]

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0e8f:0003 GreenAsia Inc.
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e8f:0003 GreenAsia Inc.
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    binfmt_misc 6587 1
    snd_intel8x0 25588 2
    snd_ca0106 31531 2
    snd_ac97_codec 100646 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ca0106
    ac97_bus 1002 1 snd_ac97_codec
    fbcon 35102 71
    snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
    tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
    font 7557 1 fbcon
    bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
    softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
    snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
    vga16fb 11385 0
    vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
    snd_pcm 70662 4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
    snd_seq_oss 26726 0
    snd_seq_midi 4557 0
    snd_rawmidi 19056 2 snd_ca0106,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    radeon 674135 3
    snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    ttm 49943 1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper 29297 1 radeon
    ppdev 5259 0
    snd 54148 19 snd_intel8x0,snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss ,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd _seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    drm 162471 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 radeon
    joydev 8708 0
    psmouse 63245 0
    serio_raw 3978 0
    sis_agp 4047 1
    soundcore 6620 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7076 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ca0106,snd_pcm
    parport_pc 25962 1
    shpchp 28820 0
    agpgart 31724 3 ttm,drm,sis_agp
    lp 7028 0
    parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    sis900 17048 0
    sata_sis 3332 0
    mii 4381 1 sis900
    hid_pl 2427 0
    floppy 53016 0
    ff_memless 4093 1 hid_pl
    usbhid 36110 1 hid_pl
    hid 67032 2 hid_pl,usbhid

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [ 13.247445] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/R300_cp.bin

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.32-22-generic

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:09:c0:a0:f0
    inet addr:10.1.1.4 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::211:9ff:fec0:a0f0/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:7743 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:6879 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:7445277 (7.4 MB) TX bytes:1051289 (1.0 MB)
    Interrupt:19 Base address:0xe200

    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:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:480 (480.0 B) TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)


    ============ iwconfig ============

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    Hi Aapo,

    as you probably noticed the acx driver was updated the last time in 2008 and it was removed from the Ubuntu kernel for just this reason. There is nobody actively maintaining it and it was also rejected to be taken into the staging drivers in Linux as the code was not kept up to date with the current kernel development. Also, as you see in your case it does not play well in the normal desktop environment.
    Got that from below bug report Rainbowserpant.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/495077


    Aapo also shows in the bug report on how it got his

    00:08.0 Network controller [0280]: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface [104c:9066]
    working (sorta I guess. With network Manager. But it didn't look good to me).

    Be patient and some better wifi gurus than me may get you going. It looks like that card is not supported anymore by Ubuntu. Ndiswrapper how tos I have seen, but for pcmcia cards instead of internal pci. Some one here may know of the correct linux firmware you will need to get that card going. Good Luck with it.
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    if you do a sudo ifconfig does your card show up? if not you need the windows drivers and ndiswrapper to get it to work.

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    You should try "Kados" reply, I did this on a Samsung netbook ie: use an XP driver and ndiswrapper. Luck!

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    I have an HP laptop here that's very fussy. Lately not been able to get internal wireless networking running. I installed PCLinuxOS in that machine, and used an external Linksys wireless card. It so happens that it has a BroadCom w5l4xxx chip in that card. And with the manager application, it picked it up right away. All I needed to do is the enter my WEP security key, and my SSID, and it's been working fine ever since.

    Perhaps you should check into an external card for your machine. USB types at the moment, at TigerDirect.com are on sale for less than $10.00 USD. Just make sure that you disable the internal card in your BIOS, so there won't be any conflict. Also there is usually a switch on laptops to shutdown the internal wireless card. Is yours on or off right now? By using WICD, that should make wireless networking a VERY easy breeze.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onederer View Post
    I have an HP laptop here that's very fussy. Lately not been able to get internal wireless networking running. I installed PCLinuxOS in that machine, and used an external Linksys wireless card. It so happens that it has a BroadCom w5l4xxx chip in that card. And with the manager application, it picked it up right away. All I needed to do is the enter my WEP security key, and my SSID, and it's been working fine ever since.

    Perhaps you should check into an external card for your machine. USB types at the moment, at TigerDirect.com are on sale for less than $10.00 USD. Just make sure that you disable the internal card in your BIOS, so there won't be any conflict. Also there is usually a switch on laptops to shutdown the internal wireless card. Is yours on or off right now? By using WICD, that should make wireless networking a VERY easy breeze.

    Cheers!
    While that's easier, who wants to have to plug in to unplug? I'm the user of a card that's notoriously not well supported (broadcom you son of a bi...) and eventually I got the support I needed. Hopefully a fix will come out, after all the best nerds in the world are powered by Linux and they're doing their darnedest to make it better. I'll pick through your config and hit my guru friends on IRC, hopefully I'll have something soon.

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    How do I use NDISwrapper to use my Windows Driver in Ubuntu 10.04?

    My wireless network card is a:-

    Netgear WG 311 Wireless Network PCI Adapter

    I have the installation cd with the latest windows driver inf file.

    How do I use NDISwrapper to use my Windows Driver in Ubuntu 10.04?

    I am a total Ubuntu beginner but with help from previous posts I have worked out that using NDISwrapper is probably the only way I will get my Netgear card to work.

    I have downloaded and installed WICD (does not pick up my wireless connection)

    I have downloaded and installed NDISwrapper.

    I have not uninstalled Netweork Manager (should I uninstall it, if I have installed WICK and NDISwrapper?)

    Does anyone have simple instructions on how to use NDISwrapper?

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    the main Ubuntu docs
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper

    If those don't work tell us when and why they fail, we'll work through this. It's a different story if you don't have the windows drivers normally, but seeing as you do this will probably go smoothly

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    I have not uninstalled Netweork Manager (should I uninstall it, if I have installed WICK and NDISwrapper?)
    It's a good question. When installing wicd through synaptic package manager. Wicd is removed as part of the install process. Since you downloaded and installed wicd from outside of synaptic package manager. I don't know if you need to remove network manager or not. I never tried to run both side by side. or install outside of package manager unless I needed a older version of the same program,

    I would hold off on uninstalling Network Manager yet till you get ndiswrapper and windows driver going first. Then see if

    Code:
    lspci
    and

    Code:
    ifconfig
    and

    Code:
    iwconfig
    show any changes after you load the windows driver using ndiswrapper, then reboot, then check to see if driver loaded and is working using above commands.
    You have your posted readouts to see if any new changes have taken effect.
    Then try Network manager to connect with first.
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    Lightbulb solved it

    i had the same problem. but not anymore. I foud out that the wireless netkwork driver wasn't installed. goto sysytem>administration>drivers (or something like that, I've got the finnish version..) and install the drivers

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