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Per the sticky, I'm posting all this information in hopes that someone can help me get my wireless working. ==LSPSI== Code: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O ...
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    wireless help


    Per the sticky, I'm posting all this information in hopes that someone can help me get my wireless working.

    ==LSPSI==
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
    02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
    02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
    02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    ==LSUSB==
    Code:
    Bus 004 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 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0951:1603 Kingston Technology DataTraveler 1GB/2GB Pen Drive
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    ==LSMOD==
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           3249  1 
    nls_cp437               4919  1 
    vfat                    8901  1 
    fat                    47767  1 vfat
    aes_i586                7268  152 
    aes_generic            26863  1 aes_i586
    dm_crypt               11331  0 
    binfmt_misc             6587  1 
    snd_intel8x0           25588  2 
    joydev                  8708  0 
    snd_ac97_codec        100646  1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus                1002  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            35308  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          13746  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                70662  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           1338  0 
    arc4                    1153  2 
    pcmcia                 33024  0 
    snd_seq_oss            26726  0 
    snd_seq_midi            4557  0 
    snd_rawmidi            19056  1 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_midi_event
    b43                   157218  0 
    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
    mac80211              204922  1 b43
    yenta_socket           20408  4 
    cfg80211              126485  2 b43,mac80211
    snd                    54148  14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    dell_wmi                1793  0 
    rsrc_nonstatic         10015  1 yenta_socket
    led_class               2864  1 b43
    pcmcia_core            32964  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    ppdev                   5259  0 
    dcdbas                  5422  0 
    soundcore               6620  1 snd
    psmouse                63245  0 
    serio_raw               3978  0 
    snd_page_alloc          7076  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    shpchp                 28820  0 
    parport_pc             25962  1 
    lp                      7028  0 
    parport                32635  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    fbcon                  35102  71 
    tileblit                2031  1 fbcon
    font                    7557  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 4707  1 fbcon
    softcursor              1189  1 bitblit
    vga16fb                11385  0 
    vgastate                8961  1 vga16fb
    radeon                674135  3 
    ttm                    49943  1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper         29297  1 radeon
    drm                   162471  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    intel_agp              24177  1 
    video                  17375  0 
    usb_storage            39425  1 
    ssb                    37336  1 b43
    i2c_algo_bit            5028  1 radeon
    output                  1871  1 video
    agpgart                31724  3 ttm,drm,intel_agp
    ==DMESG-FIRMWARE==
    Code:
    [    1.686247] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/R200_cp.bin
    [   12.892099] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    [   12.932860] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
    [   12.941524] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
    [   12.978058] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    [   12.983965] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
    [   12.991443] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
    [  460.364065] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    [  460.366467] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
    [  460.375757] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
    ==KERNEL VERSION==
    Code:
    2.6.32-21-generic
    ==IFCONFIG==
    Code:
    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:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:960 (960.0 B)  TX bytes:960 (960.0 B)
    ==IWCONFIG==
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
    Thank you for any and all help. Sometimes it will register the wireless card at the top, but wont join anything.

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    May I please know what distro your using?
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    Darn, I knew I forgot something. I'm using ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell Latitude D600. Thanks again!

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    You need to install the firmware for your card. Instructions can be found here. Post back if you need help or get confused with this part.
    b43 - Linux Wireless
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    Thanks for the help guys. I went to the website in MikeTbob's post, ran the command
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    like it said and got
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    b43-fwcutter is already the newest version.
    0 upgrades, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    So I went down to the section titled "You are using the b43 driver with an LP-PHY card (e.g. BCM4312)

    Follow these instructions if you are using the b43 driver from linux-2.6.32 and newer or compat-wireless-2.6, or from any current GIT tree, and have a device with a low-power PHY. "

    I downloaded broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2 as posted in that section via http: //downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2 (cant post link below 15 posts) and when I try to manually extract the contents into /lib/firmware i get a "you dont have the right permissions" error.

    Am I on the right track? I'm totally lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    You are on the right track, you need to use root or sudo to extract the file to /lib/firmware because that is a system area and normal users do not have permission to write in that directory.
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    Mike, thanks for the help. Do you know the sudo command in ubuntu to extract the file with super user access? (of course you do, care to share? )

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    Should be

    Code:
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
    assuming wl_apsta.o is in the current working directory and b43-fwcutter is installed.

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    I ran this code:

    Code:
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/broadcom/linux wl_apsta.o
    and got

    Cannot open input file wl_apsta.o
    That is after I used the command

    Code:
    sudo nautilus
    to open a GUI with root access and extract the file into /lib/firmware.

    I am determined to get this working! Thank you all for your help!

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    When I plug a CAT5 cable into the laptop, Ubuntu doesn't recognize it. What could be causing this?!

    I started over with Ubuntu, installed b43-fwcutter and it installed but had an error since I dont have any network. I then followed the steps above for the network driver, and get through most of

    Code:
    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.4.tar.bz2
    cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.4/driver
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta.o
    until I get to the last line, then I get
    Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter. This file has an unknown MD5sum bb8537e3204alea5903fe3e66b5e2763

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