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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 today. I installed it a few months ago without incident on another computer, but I've run into a wall here. The wifi button does not respond, ...
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    wifi problems hp compaq nx6325


    I installed Ubuntu 12.04 today. I installed it a few months ago without incident on another computer, but I've run into a wall here. The wifi button does not respond, but the light is on. When I click on my connections I seem to only have a choice for wired. Here is what I believe to be the information you need. Let me know if you need more.
    Code:
     lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a36]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a37]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a38]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:12.0 IDE interface [0101]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller [1002:4379] (rev 80)
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_sil
    	Kernel modules: sata_sil
    00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.1 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 82)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-piix4
    00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
    	Kernel modules: pata_atiixp
    00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller [1002:437b] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Device [30b0:103c]
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377] (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371] (rev 80)
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    	Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    	Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    	Kernel modules: k8temp
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M] [1002:5975]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: radeon
    	Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
    02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:169c] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: tg3
    	Kernel modules: tg3
    02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    	Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    02:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    02:04.2 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) [104c:803b]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: tifm_7xx1
    	Kernel modules: tifm_7xx1
    02:04.3 SD Host controller [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller [104c:803c]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b0]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    30:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN [103c:1360]
    	Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    Code:
     uname -r
    3.2.0-31-generic
    Code:
     lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    bnep                   18281  2 
    rfcomm                 47604  0 
    bluetooth             180104  10 bnep,rfcomm
    snd_hda_codec_analog    97987  1 
    snd_hda_intel          33773  2 
    snd_hda_codec         127706  2 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13668  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                97188  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    snd_rawmidi            30748  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    wl                   2568210  0 
    radeon                804426  3 
    pcmcia                 49310  0 
    snd_seq                61896  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    tpm_infineon           17536  0 
    ttm                    76949  1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper         46978  1 radeon
    snd_timer              29990  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14540  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    drm                   242038  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    yenta_socket           28084  0 
    pcmcia_rsrc            18430  1 yenta_socket
    edac_core              53746  0 
    tifm_7xx1              13089  0 
    tifm_core              15654  1 tifm_7xx1
    pcmcia_core            22614  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    k8temp                 13057  0 
    snd                    78855  13 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    joydev                 17693  0 
    edac_mce_amd           23709  0 
    mac_hid                13253  0 
    hp_wmi                 18092  0 
    psmouse                97362  0 
    i2c_piix4              13301  0 
    sparse_keymap          13890  1 hp_wmi
    soundcore              15091  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    ppdev                  17113  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13423  1 radeon
    serio_raw              13211  0 
    lib80211               14381  1 wl
    parport_pc             32866  1 
    wmi                    19256  1 hp_wmi
    video                  19596  0 
    tpm_tis                18804  0 
    shpchp                 37277  0 
    lp                     17799  0 
    parport                46562  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    firewire_ohci          41000  0 
    firewire_core          63558  1 firewire_ohci
    sdhci_pci              18826  0 
    tg3                   152032  0 
    crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core
    sdhci                  33205  1 sdhci_pci
    pata_atiixp            13204  0 
    sata_sil               13539  3
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:08:3f:14:1d  
              inet addr:192.168.1.108  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::217:8ff:fe3f:141d/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:31747 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:29903 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:27713536 (27.7 MB)  TX bytes:6305177 (6.3 MB)
              Interrupt:23 
    
    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:3116 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:3116 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:386652 (386.6 KB)  TX bytes:386652 (386.6 KB)
    When I tried to pull the the dmesg information I got what seemed excessive and possibly repeating information. I could not access all the messages that was spawned. I can post the information I was able to access if you need it. Also, it may be pertinent: under additional drivers I have Broadcom STA wireless driver it is activated and says it is currently in use. Where do I go from here? Thanks so much!

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    have you tried to set the security settings manually? All you need to do is go to the properties of your wireless network adapter configure the same security options as the Access Point. I am no expert but the only other thing I can think of is to make sure eth0 is set to get setting dynamically if access point provides DHCP services. If there are no DHCP services make sure that you are on the same logical network.

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    Check manual settings. I think its settings are not correct.

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    Post output of

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    Here's your wireless card:
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    30:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN [103c:1360]
    	Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    Broadcom typically needs to have firmware instaled after the fact.
    Try this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    Let the installer run. Then:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe b43
    Then try to connect.
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    Red face Worked for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Try this:
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    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    Let the installer run. Then:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe b43
    Then try to connect.
    Thank you.

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