0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes -> UNCLAIMED Wireless Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03) not working on Compaq Presario V4000 (PX316UA#ABA)/308C in Ubuntu 11.10

Asked by sheri dsilva on 2011-12-17

I am running Ubuntu11.10 and I am unable to access my wireless service.
I have a Compaq presario PC-ID 14e4-4320 and a Broadcom BCM4306 wireless card.
I have downloaded the legacy drivers to no avail. Please help with this frustrating problem.
Thanks

Question information

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Solved by:
Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2011-12-19
Last query:
2011-12-19
Last reply:
2011-12-18
Chris (fabricator4) said : #1

Open "additional drivers" and install from there. If you still have problems have a look at this page to see if there's anything that might help:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

Chris

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #2

The link:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
shows a version three of the chip which takes the b43, not the b43 legacy drivers.
Try the b43 driver if you have a rev3.

Hi,

Please first connect your wired network adapter to the wireless router using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable).

In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your wireless card, please follow this procedure:

Step 1:

If you are using the Gnome interface, open the Terminal console via "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

If you are using the Unity interface, the easiest way to open the Terminal is to use the 'search' function on the dash. Or you can click on the 'More Apps' button, click on the 'See more results' by the installed section, and find it in that list of applications. A third way, available after you click on the 'More Apps' button, is to go to the search bar, and see that the far right end of it says 'All Applications'. You then click on that, and you'll see the full list. Then you can go to Accessories > Terminal after that.

So the methods in Unity are:
Dash > Search for Terminal
Dash > More Apps > 'See More Results' > Terminal
Dash > More Apps > Accessories > Terminal

Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure in Firefox into the Linux Terminal. Do NOT copy-paste from the Email message into the Terminal, as that will only copy PART of the command. The command STARTS with the word sudo and ENDS with the word lsmod. So please copy-paste the ENTIRE command below from Firefox into a Terminal, press <enter>, then enter password when sudo asks for password, then press enter again.

Tip: If you have a wheel mouse or 3 button mouse you do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press the wheel or middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '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'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod

Step 3: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output) on this thread. The troubleshooters here need to see the full Terminal output from running the above command.

Step 4: Please also specify the exact model and make of your PC (if known) on this thread

Regards,

Mark

sheri dsilva (sheridsilva) said : #4

Hi Mark et al....thanks for all your support. here is the info requested.

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for sheri:
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports InRelease
Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [198 B]
Get:2 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,347 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release.gpg
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports Release.gpg
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports Release

Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [1,214 B]

Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources

Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe Sources

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse Sources

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main i386 Packages

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe i386 Packages

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe i386 Packages

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse i386 Packages

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main TranslationIndex

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse TranslationIndex

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted TranslationIndex

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe TranslationIndex

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted
TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe TranslationIndex

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted Sources

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted Translation-en

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse Sources

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted i386 Packages

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe i386 Packages

Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse i386 Packages

Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe Translation-en

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main TranslationIndex

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse
TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted
TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-backports/universe Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en
Fetched 2,759 B in 2s (1,048 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
###################################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep
rfkill
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
rfkill is already the newest version.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  hwinfo libhal1 libhd16
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 776 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,314 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/universe libhal1 i386
0.5.14-6 [77.1 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/universe libhd16 i386
16.0-2ubuntu1 [681 kB]
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/universe hwinfo i386
16.0-2ubuntu1 [18.2 kB]
Fetched 776 kB in 2s (306 kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package libhal1.
(Reading database ... 153674 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libhal1 (from .../libhal1_0.5.14-6_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libhd16.
Unpacking libhd16 (from .../libhd16_16.0-2ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package hwinfo.
Unpacking hwinfo (from .../hwinfo_16.0-2ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libhal1 (0.5.14-6) ...
Setting up libhd16 (16.0-2ubuntu1) ...
Setting up hwinfo (16.0-2ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$
###################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network:0 UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 5
       bus info: pci@0000:06:05.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       configuration: latency=128
       resources: memory:b0100000-b0101fff
  *-network:1
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 7
       bus info: pci@0000:06:07.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 10
       serial: 00:0a:e4:d0:e7:c1
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt
10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too
driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.141 latency=128 link=yes
maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:20 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:b0103000-b01030ff
##############################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo iwlist scanning
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
###############

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
###############

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
###############

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML
Express Processor to DRAM Controller [8086:2590] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile
915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2592] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile
915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2792] (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2660] (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
[8086:2448] (rev d4)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation
82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev
04)
00:1e.3 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:266d] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface
Bridge [8086:2641] (rev 04)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) IDE Controller [8086:266f] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
SMBus Controller [8086:266a] (rev 04)
06:05.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g
Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)
06:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus
Controller [104c:ac56]
06:07.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
#################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 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 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
###################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo lshw -short
[sudo] password for sheri:
H/W path Device Class Description
=============================================================
                                   system Notebook
/0 bus 308C
/0/0 memory 104KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M
processo
/0/4/5 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/f memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/f/0 memory 256MiB DIMM DDR
Synchronous
/0/f/1 memory 256MiB DIMM DDR
Synchronous
/0/100 bridge Mobile
915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Exp
/0/100/2 display Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML
Expres
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML
Expres
/0/100/1c bridge 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1d bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1d.3 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/5 network BCM4306 802.11b/g
Wireless LAN
/0/100/1e/6 bridge PCI1510 PC card Cardbus
Contro
/0/100/1e/7 eth0 network RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
/0/100/1e.2 multimedia 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1e.3 communication 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1f bridge 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC
Interface
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 80GB FUJITSU MHT2080A
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 74GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 501MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 501MiB Linux swap /
Solaris pa
/0/100/1f.1/0.1.0 /dev/cdrom disk CD/DVDW TS-L532R
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW
(ICH6 Fa
sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$
#########################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ uname -a
Linux sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA 3.0.0-14-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon
Nov 21 20:34:47 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
#########################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ dmesg | egrep
'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl'
[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard Presario V4000 (PX316UA#ABA)/308C, BIOS
F.08 04/07/2005
[ 0.000000] Found optimal setting for mtrr clean up
[ 0.004837] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 0.092973] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.092977] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.104277] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.104297] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.104340] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.120069] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.123980] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.134984] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 8 devices
[ 0.278911] input: Lid Switch as
/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.280648] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
[ 0.300744] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.384671] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.385275] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.385721] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.386134] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.386549] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.931797] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.188617] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.491983] 8139too 0000:06:07.0: eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0x3000,
00:0a:e4:d0:e7:c1, IRQ 20
[ 23.059702] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 23.587311] yenta_cardbus 0000:06:06.0: CardBus bridge found [103c:3081]
[ 24.167118] 8139too 0000:06:07.0: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex,
lpa 0xC5E1
[ 26.228860] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x50
[ 34.696038] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
#################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo dmidecode|egrep
'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'
Release Date: 04/07/2005
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Product Name: Presario V4000 (PX316UA#ABA)
Serial Number: CNE51601YR
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Product Name: 308C
Serial Number:
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Serial Number:
Manufacturer: Intel
Serial Number: Not Specified
Port Type: Serial Port 16550A Compatible
Manufacturer: Not Specified
Serial Number: Not Specified
Manufacturer: Not Specified
Serial Number: Not Specified
###############
sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.
#################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep
'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'
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi
$CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; :
; }
# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file
will be lost.
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist brcm80211
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
###############

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ cat
/var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
WimaxEnabled=true
###################

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo hwinfo --netcard
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2649: arguments to dbus_move_error() were
incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed
in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name
org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
23: PCI 605.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: H185.2sfv_Ca7dK3
  Parent ID: 6NW+.IvS4gSoqze3
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:06:05.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:06:05.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4320 "BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x12f8 "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN"
  Revision: 0x03
  Memory Range: 0xb0100000-0xb0101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 11 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004320sv0000103Csd000012F8bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #17 (PCI bridge)

25: PCI 607.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.n3+WS1t21BA
  Parent ID: 6NW+.IvS4gSoqze3
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:06:07.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:06:07.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8139 "RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x3081
  Revision: 0x10
  Driver: "8139too"
  Driver Modules: "8139too"
  Device File: eth0
  I/O Ports: 0x3000-0x3fff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xb0103000-0xb01030ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 20 (13422 events)
  HW Address: 00:0a:e4:d0:e7:c1
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008139sv0000103Csd00003081bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: 8139too is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139too"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: 8139cp is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139cp"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #17 (PCI bridge)
###############
sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ ps -aux|egrep 'icd|etwork'
Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See
http://procps.sf.net/faq.html
root 535 0.0 0.2 26780 1260 ? Ssl 10:27 0:00
NetworkManager
root 619 0.0 0.0 2736 96 ? S 10:27 0:00
/sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf
/var/run/dhclient-eth0.pid -lf
/var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-28b144e1-c0be-4cff-a4dd-bdc98a8fe6a5-eth0.lease -cf
/var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
sheri 2661 0.0 0.1 4444 784 pts/0 S+ 14:10 0:00 egrep
--color=auto icd|etwork
##############

sheri@sheri-Presario-V4000-PX316UA-ABA:~$ sudo lsmod
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 32114 0
ppdev 12849 0
joydev 17393 0
rfcomm 38408 0
bnep 17923 2
bluetooth 148839 10 bnep,rfcomm
hp_wmi 13652 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 hp_wmi
snd_intel8x0 33318 2
snd_ac97_codec 106082 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80435 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25241 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 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 55902 11
snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
psmouse 73673 0
pcmcia 39822 0
i915 505159 4
serio_raw 12990 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
yenta_socket 27428 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18367 1 yenta_socket
binfmt_misc 17292 1
drm_kms_helper 32889 1 i915
pcmcia_core 21511 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
drm 192194 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
wmi 18744 1 hp_wmi
i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
video 18908 1 i915
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
8139too 23283 0
8139cp 22636 0
################
end.

Hope this can help figure how to connect my card.

a couple thoughts..there seems to be a conflict with the PC-ID 14e4-4320
and the wireless broadcom BCM4306 card not having the drivers for this
combo. it seems also like it may be, for a few dollars, to put another card
in ie. intel or a later broadcom card.
i have been to most of the sites quoted above and tried all the
drivers..b43legacy and b43 with no success.
Also the option to connect to a wireless network has disappeared leaving
only the ethernet connection.
thanks
Sheri

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 3:50 AM, Mark Rijckenberg <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #182225 on broadcom-sta in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/broadcom-sta/+question/182225
>
> Mark Rijckenberg requested more information:
>
> Hi,
>
> Please first connect your wired network adapter to the wireless router
> using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable).
>
> In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your
> wireless card, please follow this procedure:
>
> Step 1:
>
> If you are using the Gnome interface, open the Terminal console via
> "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"
>
> If you are using the Unity interface, the easiest way to open the
> Terminal is to use the 'search' function on the dash. Or you can click
> on the 'More Apps' button, click on the 'See more results' by the
> installed section, and find it in that list of applications. A third
> way, available after you click on the 'More Apps' button, is to go to
> the search bar, and see that the far right end of it says 'All
> Applications'. You then click on that, and you'll see the full list.
> Then you can go to Accessories > Terminal after that.
>
> So the methods in Unity are:
> Dash > Search for Terminal
> Dash > More Apps > 'See More Results' > Terminal
> Dash > More Apps > Accessories > Terminal
>
>
> Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure in
> Firefox into the Linux Terminal. Do NOT copy-paste from the Email message
> into the Terminal, as that will only copy PART of the command. The command
> STARTS with the word sudo and ENDS with the word lsmod. So please
> copy-paste the ENTIRE command below from Firefox into a Terminal, press
> <enter>, then enter password when sudo asks for password, then press enter
> again.
>
> Tip: If you have a wheel mouse or 3 button mouse you do not need to type
> commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the page.
> Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press the wheel or middle
> button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No
> other errors!
>
> sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; sudo lshw
> -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat
> /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo
> lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | egrep
>
> t'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|round|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo

dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat
> /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep
>
> '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';
> cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard
> ; ps -aux|egrep 'icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod
>
> Step 3: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output) on this thread.
> The troubleshooters here need to see the full Terminal output from
> running the above command.
>
> Step 4: Please also specify the exact model and make of your PC (if
> known) on this thread
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/broadcom-sta/+question/182225
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

The command I sent you, is a single command and should NOT be cut into pieces.

Please visit the following URL (when responding) using a webbrowser, instead of using your Email client:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/broadcom-sta/+question/182225

The main problem is that your BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller does not have any driver loaded for it. This is because the b43 driver is being blacklisted by a configuration file located in the directory /etc/modprobe.d. The configuration file that is blacklisting the b43 driver is likely /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

You will first need to run the following commands using a WIRED Internet connection:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source

Then please run the following command:

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Using the gedit editor, please REMOVE the following configuration lines in
the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file:

blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy

SAVE the change to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file after removing the configuration lines.

Then please proceed with the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

b43-fwcutter exists in the Ubuntu repositories, but you will need a
working wired Internet connection in Ubuntu in order to locate it and
install it.

The only way to do that - in your case - is to connect the pc to the
wireless router using a LAN cable, instead of using wireless.

Then reboot your PC and run the following command:

sudo rfkill unblock all

Then retest wireless.

Source: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+question/165367

sheri dsilva (sheridsilva) said : #6

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.

sheri dsilva (sheridsilva) said : #7

Mark,
a personal thanks to you for your dedicated efforts and knowledge. It should not be left unsaid that I have NEVER received this level of support from Apple or Microsoft..EVER!
You are a gentleman and scholar and I thank you for being so helpful to just a virtual brother.
Merry X'mas Mark.
Sheri and Ray

Thank you for the nice compliments. Merry Christmas! Regards, Mark