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    Vostro 1500 Broadcom wireless problems, Linux Mint 11


    I cant seem to get wireless to work in mint 11, which i find weird since it works fine in ubuntu and mint is essentially ubuntu with codecs.

    I installed mint, restricted drivers popped up as usual, I installed them and... nothing happened. So I tried reinstalling, nothing, then i tried Ndsiwrapper(built into mint) and that installed nicely but again nothing changed. I still couldn't get any wireless. Idk maybe Im just missing something but when i click on the network connections icon on the panel in the bottom right there is no option to scan for wireless or anything. I tried manually adding the access point in manually but no dice. So Im not really sure what the deal is, any help would be nice. All the info needed should be below, I just ran the script from the "wireless setup - start here" thread.



    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 0c)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller [8086:2828] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600M GT] [10de:0407] (rev a1)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    	Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nouveau, nvidiafb
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: ndiswrapper
    	Kernel modules: b44
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0228]
    	Kernel driver in use: r852
    	Kernel modules: r852
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    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:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    vesafb                 13449  1 
    parport_pc             32111  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    dm_crypt               22463  0 
    binfmt_misc            13213  1 
    nvidia               9766978  60 
    b44                    35301  0 
    ssb                    45942  1 b44
    wl                   2642531  0 
    snd_hda_codec_idt      60537  1 
    joydev                 17322  0 
    snd_hda_intel          24140  2 
    snd_hda_codec          90901  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13274  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80244  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25269  1 snd_seq_midi
    r852                   17878  0 
    dell_wmi               12601  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    sparse_keymap          13666  1 dell_wmi
    dell_laptop            13515  0 
    sm_common              16737  1 r852
    snd_seq                51291  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    dcdbas                 14054  1 dell_laptop
    nand                   49822  2 r852,sm_common
    nand_ids                8547  1 nand
    snd_timer              28659  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14110  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    nand_ecc               13070  1 nand
    mtd                    26530  2 sm_common,nand
    ndiswrapper           192828  0 
    lib80211               14570  1 wl
    psmouse                59039  0 
    serio_raw              12990  0 
    snd                    55295  13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         14073  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    lp                     13349  0 
    parport                36746  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    dm_raid45              88410  0 
    xor                    21860  1 dm_raid45
    btrfs                 527341  0 
    zlib_deflate           26594  1 btrfs
    libcrc32c              12543  1 btrfs
    sdhci_pci              13623  0 
    sdhci                  22720  1 sdhci_pci
    firewire_ohci          31504  0 
    firewire_core          56138  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    video                  18951  0 
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.38-8-generic-pae
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    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:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:3120 (3.1 KB)  TX bytes:3120 (3.1 KB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:09:bf:ff:d3  
              inet addr:192.168.2.12  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21d:9ff:febf:ffd3/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:96251 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:61159 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:131147052 (131.1 MB)  TX bytes:7029240 (7.0 MB)
              Interrupt:17 Memory:f9bfe000-f9c00000 
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============

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    You should follow a guide from [place for the URL]. Many have encountered a problem like yours and have successfully solved it by following the mentioned step-by-step guide.

    If you continue to have issues with your wireless device, please be sure to note it and I will try to find another solution.

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    Well, it seems like I'm currently not allowed to post URL's, so I will add it to a private message. Anyone who wants to know the URL is free to contact me.

    EDIT #1 [4:28] Actually, it would be easier for everyone to google "Broadcom Linux STA Driver".
    Last edited by Seraphiel100; 08-05-2011 at 03:26 AM.

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    Mint wireless networking problems.

    Have you tried to use wicd? DId you enter same essid as the rest of your lan? Did you also enter same security code as tht rest of your lan?

    I did not find Mint to be laptop and wireless friendly. Perhaps it's due to the wireless manager. That's why I suggested that you try wicd for wireless networklng.

    Cheers!

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    Hello and Welcome!
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    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:09:bf:ff:d3  
              inet addr:192.168.2.12  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
    Looks like you already have a wireless connection.
    Is this a manual configuration?
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    no dice...

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I things got busy at work so I didn't have much time to mess with the laptop but heres whats going on:

    @onederer: I tried wcid and it would just say no wireless networks detected.

    @Seraphiel100: I tried the broadcom sta driver that you linked me too and it wouldn't compile. It said a bunch of stuff was not found, I don't know what because the terminal would scroll by and close to fast.

    @jayd512: wlan0 is my Ethernet port.

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    Odd... typically a wired connection is named eth0 and wireless wlan0.
    What is the output of
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    iwlist wlan0 scan
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