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Please help. I am a novice when it comes to linux. My USB Adapter's product page: homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Adapters/Linksys-AE1200-Wirelessn-adapter_stcVVproductId134743390VVviewprod.htm Here is the output from the awesome bash WirelessSetup script from waterhead: Code: ...
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    Unhappy Linksys AE1200 not working on ubuntu 12.04. Please help.


    Please help. I am a novice when it comes to linux.

    My USB Adapter's product page:
    homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Adapters/Linksys-AE1200-Wirelessn-adapter_stcVVproductId134743390VVviewprod.htm

    Here is the output from the awesome bash WirelessSetup script from waterhead:

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller [8086:0150] (rev 09)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller [8086:0162] (rev 09)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: mei
    	Kernel modules: mei
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1503] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    	Kernel modules: e1000e
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.7 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 8 [8086:1e1e] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller [8086:1e4a] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e02] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6315 Series Firewire Controller [1106:3403] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 067b:2506 Prolific Technology, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a81:0101 Chesen Electronics Corp. Keyboard
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
    Bus 001 Device 008: ID 13b1:0039 Linksys AE1200 802.11bgn Wireless Adapter [Broadcom BCM43235]
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_utf8               12493  1 
    isofs                  39553  1 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     31775  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   174055  1 
    rfcomm                 38139  0 
    snd_hda_intel          32765  3 
    bnep                   17830  2 
    snd_hda_codec         109562  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    bluetooth             158438  10 rfcomm,bnep
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80845  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25424  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                51567  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    snd_timer              28931  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    62064  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              14635  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         14108  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    psmouse                72919  0 
    usbhid                 41906  0 
    hid                    77367  1 usbhid
    i915                  414663  3 
    serio_raw              13027  0 
    drm_kms_helper         45466  1 i915
    drm                   197692  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    parport_pc             32114  1 
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 i915
    mei                    36570  0 
    video                  19068  1 i915
    mac_hid                13077  0 
    wmi                    18744  0 
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    usb_storage            39646  1 
    e1000e                140005  0 
    firewire_ohci          40172  0 
    firewire_core          56906  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    3.2.0-25-generic-pae
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e8:40:f2:3e:be:e0  
              inet addr:192.168.2.102  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::ea40:f2ff:fe3e:bee0/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:31069 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:19484 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:41757996 (41.7 MB)  TX bytes:2199552 (2.1 MB)
              Interrupt:20 Memory:f7d00000-f7d20000 
    
    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:1047 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1047 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:133456 (133.4 KB)  TX bytes:133456 (133.4 KB)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    I do have the setup CD that shipped with the adapter, but it doesn't seem to work on anything but windows. Also I tried several USB ports, but this is a mini-itx build and I the plan is to have this on one of the front USB ports (which is connected to my mobo).

    Right now I have a comically long cat6 cable running out of my room, down the stairs, across the living room and into the router. So, you may see an ethernet connection in the data dump from above.

    Thank you so much!!

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    Did you check in the control center under "additional drivers" , see if it listed any drivers needed? If not try symaptic pachage manager and type in Broadcom. That will show drivers available for down load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimstock View Post
    Did you check in the control center under "additional drivers" , see if it listed any drivers needed? If not try symaptic pachage manager and type in Broadcom. That will show drivers available for down load.
    Thank you so much for your quick response! Unfortunately I am not having any luck with this.

    I checked the Additional drivers area and it said there are no proprietarydrivers in use on this system. There are no drivers in that list at all. After I did an apt-get update, upgrade and installed the synaptic package manager, I searched for "Broadcom" and saw the wifi drivers you mentioned. I installed everything related to broadcom and wifi including source files.

    bcmwl-kernel-source
    broadcom-sta-common
    broadcom.sta.source
    b43-fwcutter

    I restarted the computer and checked the additional drivers area again. nothing... Do I need to build the broadcom driver's source code?

    I re-ran that script. Not sure if this will help though.

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller [8086:0150] (rev 09)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller [8086:0162] (rev 09)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: mei
    	Kernel modules: mei
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1503] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    	Kernel modules: e1000e
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.7 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 8 [8086:1e1e] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller [8086:1e4a] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e02] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6315 Series Firewire Controller [1106:3403] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2034]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 067b:2506 Prolific Technology, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a81:0101 Chesen Electronics Corp. Keyboard
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13b1:0039 Linksys AE1200 802.11bgn Wireless Adapter [Broadcom BCM43235]
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     31775  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   174055  1 
    bnep                   17830  2 
    rfcomm                 38139  0 
    bluetooth             158438  10 bnep,rfcomm
    snd_hda_intel          32765  3 
    snd_hda_codec         109562  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80845  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25424  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                51567  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28931  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    parport_pc             32114  1 
    snd                    62064  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    wmi                    18744  0 
    mac_hid                13077  0 
    psmouse                72919  0 
    usbhid                 41906  0 
    i915                  414663  3 
    hid                    77367  1 usbhid
    serio_raw              13027  0 
    soundcore              14635  1 snd
    mei                    36570  0 
    drm_kms_helper         45466  1 i915
    drm                   197692  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    snd_page_alloc         14108  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 i915
    video                  19068  1 i915
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    usb_storage            39646  0 
    firewire_ohci          40172  0 
    firewire_core          56906  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    e1000e                140005  0 
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    3.2.0-25-generic-pae
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e8:40:f2:3e:be:e0  
              inet addr:192.168.2.102  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::ea40:f2ff:fe3e:bee0/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:954 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:838 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:1001547 (1.0 MB)  TX bytes:205140 (205.1 KB)
              Interrupt:20 Memory:f7d00000-f7d20000 
    
    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:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:11479 (11.4 KB)  TX bytes:11479 (11.4 KB)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    Thanks again for taking the time to answer my post and for your expertise!

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    Ok, I'm not working with 12.4 but on 11.4 top right next to the speaker icon your network icon should be showing. Click on that and see what it reads. You may need to turn it on. I remember one linux program that hid the wireless connections and you had to check the box to show the connections. You can also try going to system settings and look at any network settings you have there.

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    The networking menu (top right by the speaker icon) says wired network and there are no wireless networks. In my systems settings under "network" it has a "wired" tab and a "Network proxy" tab, but no "wireless" tab. There is no visible option to add/enable a wireless network adapter.

    When I clicke edit connections on the top-right network menu (by the speaker icon) it does have a wireless tab, where I can add SSIDs of wireless networks manually. I added my home network SSID, password and encryption type, but it will not connect. Thanks again for the help though. Please keep it coming. I will try anything short of "rm -r /"

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    Ok, Update. I found something called ndisgtk that let me attempt to use windows drivers on ubuntu. Even these didn't work until I made my home network unprotected. But I installed ndisgtk and downloaded the windows xp driver, opened up the ndisgtk program and added the "INF" file from the manufacturer's driver zip file. This allowed me to see wireless networks nearby. Mine would still not connect until I removed wireless security.

    Thanks all for your help. Is this ndisgtk program bad to use? if not, I'm up and running.

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