acer travelmate 2490 cannot setup wireless in 18.04 Xubuntu

Asked by Hugh Robinson on 2019-09-26

Good day, Please help I am new to linux. The xubuntu 18.04 has Pretty simple setup on an old Acer travelmate 2490 [32bit] however I have hit a problem with the wireless setup.
The network setting does not show a wireless adaptor in the network settings only wired connection.

In the network edit I enter the information that I feel is required to connect to my Huawei B525 wireless router but that is where it fails to connect. I do not have the information such as BSSID nor other requested info. I have the Wifi wpa-psk info and WPS pin as well as SSID.

The searching for answers on the internet although detailed , these are either complicated for me at this time. as the confusion increases as none of the screen shots provided match the look of the screens I see. Moreover I cannot find any additional drivers listed in that section too.

I suspect the the installed wireless adaptor is not being found. The existing driver I think is a Broadcom 802.11g but may also be a Qualcomm AR5005g.

Anyone with a Xubuntu OS please be kind enough to reply . I will appreciate some detail being newbie. Links to ubuntu have not helped me grasp the problem as the screens shots are not compatible or the advice way above my head.

Thank you in advance.

Please if someone can assist

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo rfkill list

Thanks

You may want to use a wired connection to get fully updated. This may help.

Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #2

 thank you for being so prompt. The terminal on that string requires a password which I enter that does not show on screen but advises that it is incorrect . No sure what to do now.

Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #3

 Sorry missed the second part the OS and files are up to date. that was the first item checked before requesting help.

Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #4

Sorry I see I made and error.

billie@billie-TravelMate-2490:~$ sudo lshw-Cnetwork; lsb_release-a; uname-a; sudo rfkill list
[sudo] password for billie:
sudo: lshw-Cnetwork: command not found
lsb_release-a: command not found
uname-a: command not found
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
billie@billie-TravelMate-2490:~$ sudo lshw -cnetwork;lsb_release;unname-a;sudo rfkill list
Hardware Lister (lshw) - B.02.18
usage: lshw [-format] [-options ...]
       lshw -version

 -version print program version (B.02.18)

format can be
 -html output hardware tree as HTML
 -xml output hardware tree as XML
 -json output hardware tree as a JSON object
 -short output hardware paths
 -businfo output bus information

options can be
 -class CLASS only show a certain class of hardware
 -C CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
 -c CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
 -disable TEST disable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
 -enable TEST enable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
 -quiet don't display status
 -sanitize sanitize output (remove sensitive information like serial numbers, etc.)
 -numeric output numeric IDs (for PCI, USB, etc.)
 -notime exclude volatile attributes (timestamps) from output

No LSB modules are available.
unname-a: command not found
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

For diagnostic purposes please follow https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure with the only deviation, that you should not create a new question document, but paste all output into this one which you have already created,

There is a space between lshw and "-C"

Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #7

thank you

On 9/26/2019 11:23 AM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #684270 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/684270
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> There is a space between lshw and "-C"
>

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Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #8

Thank you Manfred will follow that through as suggested

On 9/26/2019 11:09 AM, Manfred Hampl wrote:
> Your question #684270 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/684270
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Manfred Hampl requested more information:
> For diagnostic purposes please follow
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure with
> the only deviation, that you should not create a new question document,
> but paste all output into this one which you have already created,
>

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Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #9

Good morning sorry for the delay. Copy of full report below.

billie@billie-TravelMate-2490:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install usbutils pciutils hwinfo grep rfkill; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | grep -Ei 'chan|ssid'; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; lsusb; nmcli nm status; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; sudo updatedb; dmesg | grep -E '02:00|80211|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rror|rtl|RTL|rt2|RT2|rt3|RT3|rt5|RT5|rt6|RT6|rt7|RT7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|grep -E 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; grep -E '80211|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|wmi|witch|wl' /etc/modprobe.d/*; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|grep -E 'wpa|icd|etwork'; netstat -rn ; cat /etc/resolv.conf; ls -lia /boot; grep tmpfs /etc/fstab; ubuntu-support-status; sudo update-pciids; sudo update-usbids; sudo lsmod
[sudo] password for billie:
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  *-network:0
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:06:01.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:16:d4:63:56:9c
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.8.103 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:21 memory:f0100000-f0101fff
  *-network:1
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
       vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: bus_master
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
       resources: irq:22 memory:f0102000-f0103fff
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS"
06:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
 Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [1025:0090]
 Kernel driver in use: b44
--
06:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
 Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. TravelMate 2410 [1468:0312]
 Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp. M5602 Video Camera Controller
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Error: argument 'nm' not understood. Try passing --help instead.
H/W path Device Class Description
====================================================
                             system TravelMate 2490
/0 bus Grapevine
/0/0 memory 101KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz
/0/4/5 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/a memory 2GiB System Memory
/0/a/0 memory 2GiB SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous
/0/a/1 memory SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous [empty]
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/1b multimedia NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.2 bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 3
/0/100/1c.3 bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4
/0/100/1d bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d/1 usb2 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.1 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.1/1 usb3 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.2 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.2/1 usb4 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.3 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.3/1 usb5 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1 usb1 bus EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1/4 generic USB2.0 Camera
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/1 eth0 network BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
/0/100/1e/2 network BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
/0/100/1e/4 bridge CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller
/0/100/1e/4.1 memory FLASH memory
/0/100/1e/4.2 generic ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller
/0/100/1e/4.3 memory FLASH memory
/0/100/1e/4.4 memory FLASH memory
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.1 storage 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.3 bus NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
/0/1 scsi0 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 100GB HTS541010G9AT00
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 93GiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.1.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVDRW SSM-8515S
/1 system
Linux billie-TravelMate-2490 4.15.0-64-generic #73-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 12 13:15:53 UTC 2019 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] Found optimal setting for mtrr clean up
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [mem 0x000f6340-0x000f634f]
[ 0.000000] ACPI: BIOS bug: multiple APIC/MADT found, using 0
[ 0.000000] APIC: Switch to symmetric I/O mode setup
[ 0.024000] Spectre V2 : Spectre v2 / SpectreRSB mitigation: Filling RSB on context switch
[ 0.057826] ACPI: [Firmware Bug]: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 0.149529] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.149546] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.149569] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.165164] clocksource: Switched to clocksource hpet
[ 0.224724] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 6 devices
[ 1.321692] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
[ 1.323996] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 1.324046] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 1.453235] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[ 1.453238] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.453241] usb usb1: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[ 1.453243] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-64-generic ehci_hcd
[ 1.453246] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.7
[ 1.453477] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.454375] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.454378] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.454380] usb usb2: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.454383] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-64-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.454385] usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.0
[ 1.454585] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.455149] usb usb3: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.455152] usb usb3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.455154] usb usb3: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.455157] usb usb3: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-64-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.455159] usb usb3: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.1
[ 1.455349] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.455904] usb usb4: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.455907] usb usb4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.455909] usb usb4: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.455912] usb usb4: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-64-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.455914] usb usb4: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.2
[ 1.456139] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.456719] usb usb5: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.456722] usb usb5: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.456725] usb usb5: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.456727] usb usb5: Manufacturer: Linux 4.15.0-64-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.456729] usb usb5: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.3
[ 1.456921] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.694872] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.714044] ima: No TPM chip found, activating TPM-bypass! (rc=-19)
[ 1.714925] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.820059] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[ 1.983892] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0402, idProduct=5602
[ 1.983895] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[ 1.983898] usb 1-4: Product: USB2.0 Camera
[ 2.272481] x86/mm: Checked W+X mappings: passed, no W+X pages found.
[ 2.272597] x86/mm: Checked W+X mappings: passed, no W+X pages found.
[ 2.741670] b43-pci-bridge 0000:06:02.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 2.796234] ssb: Found chip with id 0x4318, rev 0x02 and package 0x00
[ 2.796246] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x0D, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.796253] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x09, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.796260] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0C, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.796267] ssb: Core 3 found: PCMCIA (cc 0x80D, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.852319] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:06:02.0
[ 2.852905] sdhci-pci 0000:06:04.2: SDHCI controller found [1524:0550] (rev 1)
[ 2.857579] sdhci-pci 0000:06:04.4: SDHCI controller found [1524:0551] (rev 1)
[ 2.916109] ssb: Found chip with id 0x4401, rev 0x02 and package 0x00
[ 2.916120] ssb: Core 0 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.916126] ssb: Core 1 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.916133] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.972163] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:06:01.0
[ 2.972233] b44: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver version 2.0
[ 3.000762] b44 ssb1:0 eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver 00:16:d4:63:56:9c
[ 8.760649] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[ 12.498017] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 26.902097] yenta_cardbus 0000:06:04.0: CardBus bridge found [1025:0090]
[ 26.973958] lpc_ich: Resource conflict(s) found affecting gpio_ich
[ 27.002992] leds_ss4200: no LED devices found
[ 27.004391] cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for regulatory database
[ 27.027709] cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee: 00b28ddf47aef9cea7'
[ 27.518098] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
[ 27.564130] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 3, Type 2 (G), Revision 7
[ 27.564153] b43-phy0: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, ID 0x2050, Revision 8, Version 0
[ 27.654228] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode5.fw failed with error -2
[ 27.654265] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode5.fw failed with error -2
[ 27.787012] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43-open/ucode5.fw failed with error -2
[ 27.787054] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43-open/ucode5.fw failed with error -2
[ 27.787060] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 27.787065] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 27.787069] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
[ 27.944650] fb: switching to inteldrmfb from VESA VGA
[ 27.944724] Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x25
[ 28.363591] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x50
[ 28.828212] usbcore: registered new interface driver ALi m5602
[ 36.108648] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 36.122378] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 39.840221] b44 ssb1:0 eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 39.840226] b44 ssb1:0 eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
[ 39.840439] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
SMBIOS version fixup (2.33 -> 2.3).
 Release Date: 08/12/2008
 Manufacturer: Acer
 Product Name: TravelMate 2490
 Serial Number: LXTEZ06001647043431601
 Manufacturer: Acer
 Product Name: Grapevine
 Serial Number: LXTEZ06001647043431601
 Manufacturer: Acer
 Serial Number: None
 Manufacturer: Intel
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer Name: Intel
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf:# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf:blacklist ath_pci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist eth1394
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by p54pci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist prism54
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by b43 and ssb.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist bcm43xx
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist uart6850
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf:# /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf:# iwlwifi will dyamically load either iwldvm or iwlmvm depending on the
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf:# microcode file installed on the system. When removing iwlwifi, first
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf:# remove the iwl?vm module and then iwlwifi.
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf:remove iwlwifi \
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf:(/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf:&& /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211
[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
20: PCI 602.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.378]
  Unique ID: 2i_g.Sfy_SECZnGB
  Parent ID: 6NW+.8mNVGELXK12
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:06:02.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:06:02.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "AMBIT Microsystem TravelMate 2410"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4318 "BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1468 "AMBIT Microsystem Corp."
  SubDevice: pci 0x0312 "TravelMate 2410"
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Memory Range: 0xf0102000-0xf0103fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 22 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004318sv00001468sd00000312bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #8 (PCI bridge)

27: PCI 601.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.378]
  Unique ID: rBUF.W3+ROf2oE_D
  Parent ID: 6NW+.8mNVGELXK12
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:06:01.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:06:01.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x170c "BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1025 "Acer Incorporated [ALI]"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0090
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b44"
  Driver Modules: "b44", "ssb"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xf0100000-0xf0101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 21 (8373 events)
  HW Address: 00:16:d4:63:56:9c
  Permanent HW Address: 00:16:d4:63:56:9c
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d0000170Csv00001025sd00000090bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: b44 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe b44"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #8 (PCI bridge)
root 420 0.0 0.6 34276 13680 ? Ssl 21:33 0:00 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/networkd-dispatcher --run-startup-triggers
root 424 0.0 0.7 68244 14524 ? Ssl 21:33 0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon
root 428 0.0 0.1 11880 3188 ? Ss 21:33 0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -u -s -O /run/wpa_supplicant
root 793 0.0 0.2 9620 5436 ? S 21:34 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -q -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-helper -pf /run/dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-8951cee8-507e-384e-9b4a-d9d67ef32e44-eth0.lease -cf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
billie 1453 0.0 0.3 50596 6684 ? Sl 21:41 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-network --spawner :1.24 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/1
billie 3089 0.0 0.0 6524 868 pts/0 S+ 21:48 0:00 grep --color=auto -E wpa|icd|etwork
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
0.0.0.0 192.168.8.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
192.168.8.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
# This file is managed by man:systemd-resolved(8). Do not edit.
#
# This is a dynamic resolv.conf file for connecting local clients to the
# internal DNS stub resolver of systemd-resolved. This file lists all
# configured search domains.
#
# Run "systemd-resolve --status" to see details about the uplink DNS servers
# currently in use.
#
# Third party programs must not access this file directly, but only through the
# symlink at /etc/resolv.conf. To manage man:resolv.conf(5) in a different way,
# replace this symlink by a static file or a different symlink.
#
# See man:systemd-resolved.service(8) for details about the supported modes of
# operation for /etc/resolv.conf.

nameserver 127.0.0.53
options edns0
total 92936
5636097 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 23 09:52 .
      2 drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Sep 23 09:45 ..
5636100 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1524926 Jul 17 2018 abi-4.15.0-29-generic
5636101 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 218405 Jul 17 2018 config-4.15.0-29-generic
5669728 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 218969 Sep 12 11:30 config-4.15.0-64-generic
5636098 drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Sep 23 09:52 grub
5673116 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35539241 Sep 23 09:51 initrd.img-4.15.0-29-generic
5669888 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35609818 Sep 23 09:52 initrd.img-4.15.0-64-generic
5636102 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 182704 Jan 28 2016 memtest86+.bin
5636103 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 184380 Jan 28 2016 memtest86+.elf
5636104 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 184840 Jan 28 2016 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
5636105 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 583 Jul 17 2018 retpoline-4.15.0-29-generic
5636099 -rw------- 1 root root 3157936 Jul 17 2018 System.map-4.15.0-29-generic
5669727 -rw------- 1 root root 3176575 Sep 12 11:30 System.map-4.15.0-64-generic
5673089 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7522912 Jul 25 2018 vmlinuz-4.15.0-29-generic
5669729 -rw------- 1 root root 7605024 Sep 12 11:30 vmlinuz-4.15.0-64-generic
Support status summary of 'billie-TravelMate-2490':

You have 1377 packages (82.5%) supported until April 2023 (Canonical - 5y)
You have 282 packages (16.9%) supported until April 2021 (Community - 3y)
You have 3 packages (0.2%) supported until April 2021 (Canonical - 3y)

You have 1 packages (0.1%) that can not/no-longer be downloaded
You have 6 packages (0.4%) that are unsupported

Run with --show-unsupported, --show-supported or --show-all to see more details
Downloaded daily snapshot dated 2019-09-26 03:15:01
--2019-09-26 21:48:38-- http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids
Resolving www.linux-usb.org (www.linux-usb.org)... 216.105.38.10
Connecting to www.linux-usb.org (www.linux-usb.org)|216.105.38.10|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 611078 (597K) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘/var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids.new’

/var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids.new 100%[==============================================================================================>] 596.76K 106KB/s in 5.6s

2019-09-26 21:48:45 (106 KB/s) - ‘/var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids.new’ saved [611078/611078]

Done.
Module Size Used by
acer_wmi 20480 0
sparse_keymap 16384 1 acer_wmi
gspca_m5602 49152 0
gspca_main 32768 1 gspca_m5602
v4l2_common 16384 1 gspca_main
coretemp 16384 0
videodev 155648 3 v4l2_common,gspca_main,gspca_m5602
joydev 20480 0
media 32768 1 videodev
input_leds 16384 0
serio_raw 16384 0
i915 1282048 9
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 45056 1
b43 397312 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 98304 1
snd_hda_codec_generic 69632 1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_intel 36864 3
snd_hda_codec 110592 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_realtek
bcma 53248 1 b43
snd_hda_core 69632 5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_realtek
mac80211 679936 1 b43
snd_hwdep 16384 1 snd_hda_codec
pcmcia 57344 0
snd_pcm 86016 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_core,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_seq_midi 16384 0
snd_seq_midi_event 16384 1 snd_seq_midi
drm_kms_helper 151552 1 i915
cfg80211 536576 2 b43,mac80211
lpc_ich 24576 0
snd_rawmidi 28672 1 snd_seq_midi
drm 344064 11 i915,drm_kms_helper
yenta_socket 40960 0
snd_seq 57344 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
pcmcia_rsrc 20480 1 yenta_socket
snd_seq_device 16384 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
pcmcia_core 24576 3 yenta_socket,pcmcia,pcmcia_rsrc
snd_timer 28672 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
i2c_algo_bit 16384 1 i915
fb_sys_fops 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
syscopyarea 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
snd 69632 17 snd_hda_intel,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_hda_codec,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_pcm
sysfillrect 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
soundcore 16384 1 snd
shpchp 32768 0
sysimgblt 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
wmi 20480 1 acer_wmi
video 40960 2 acer_wmi,i915
mac_hid 16384 0
sch_fq_codel 20480 2
parport_pc 32768 0
ppdev 20480 0
lp 20480 0
parport 45056 3 lp,parport_pc,ppdev
ip_tables 20480 0
x_tables 28672 1 ip_tables
autofs4 40960 2
b44 36864 0
psmouse 131072 0
sdhci_pci 28672 0
ssb 57344 2 b43,b44
pata_acpi 16384 0
sdhci 49152 1 sdhci_pci
mii 16384 1 b44
billie@billie-TravelMate-2490:~$

I thought it'd be a cheap Broadcom chip.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

Your issue is firmware missing

[ 27.654228] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode5.fw failed with error -2
[ 27.654265] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode5.fw failed with error -2
[ 27.787012] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43-open/ucode5.fw failed with error -2
[ 27.787054] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43-open/ucode5.fw failed with error -2

Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #11

On 2019-09-26 21:57, actionparsnip wrote:
> Thank you, Forgive me I assume you suggest I visit the link you provide
> and follow those instructions or do you know of the exact driver I will
> need.
Thanks again for your valuable assistance.

  Your question #684270 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/684270
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> I thought it'd be a cheap Broadcom chip.
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx
>
> Your issue is firmware missing
>
> [ 27.654228] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode5.fw failed
> with error -2
> [ 27.654265] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode5.fw failed
> with error -2
> [ 27.787012] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43-open/ucode5.fw
> failed with error -2
> [ 27.787054] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43-open/ucode5.fw
> failed with error -2

Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #12

 \Thank you I follow the link enter the required string in the terminal and get this

90:~$ lspci -vvnn | grep -A 9 Network
06:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
 Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. TravelMate 2410 [1468:0312]

I now know the chipset BCM4318 I follow this through to this page https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/bionic/+package/firmware-b43-installer that has a bionic beaver firmware driver installer.

Sadly that is as far as I go as I cannot from there discover how to download for installation and subsequent set up.

Seriously sorry to be so stupid and over cautious. I just do not want to waste others time if I make a mistake once the basics are learned I will do well in the future.

Hugh Robinson (xenswimwear) said : #13

THANK YOU EVER SO. I realise that our time zones are somehwat out so did some experimentation by selcting the i386 version of the frimware. This worked really well. Thank yo again.