Lenovo box can't access wireless internet (Lucid 10.04)

Asked by Sarah McKenney on 2010-09-20

 I have a Lenovo G460 with a new install of Lucid on half of it and Windows 7 on the other side, and have not been able to access wireless internet. LSHW reveals that the network is unclaimed. I have seen the troubleshoot page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide but loading the Windows drivers leads to "Invalid Driver!" and "No Hardware" errors.

I copied the following command into the terminal:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep; 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|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|usb|witch|wl'; iwconfig; grep b43 /etc/modprobe.d/*; grep wl /etc/modprobe.d/*; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; sudo lsmod; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Here is the output:

Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)/ karmic/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)/ karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Sources
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
hwinfo is already the newest version.
grep is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  knm-runtime libsolidcontrolifaces4 libsolidcontrol4 kwalletmanager
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: Broadcom Corporation
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d6400000-d6403fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 88:ae:1d:3a:ac:96
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.0.3 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:33 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d2410000-d2410fff(prefetchable) memory:d2400000-d240ffff(prefetchable) memory:d2420000-d243ffff(prefetchable)
0: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller [8086:3b64] (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:3b46] (rev 05)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:3b4a] (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b09] (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3b29] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem [8086:3b32] (rev 05)
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
ff:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 02)
ff:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 02)
ff:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 02)
ff:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 02)
ff:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 02)
ff:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d13] (rev 02)
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b1c1 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 10ab:0816 USI Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
=========================================================
                               system 0677
/0 bus Base Board Product Name
/0/0 memory 1MiB BIOS
/0/19 memory 4GiB System Memory
/0/19/0 memory 2GiB SODIMM Synchronous 1067 MHz (
/0/19/1 memory DIMM Synchronous 1067 MHz (0.9 ns)
/0/19/2 memory 2GiB SODIMM Synchronous 1067 MHz (
/0/19/3 memory DIMM Synchronous 1067 MHz (0.9 ns)
/0/2c processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 3
/0/2c/2d memory 3MiB L3 cache
/0/2c/2f memory 256KiB L2 cache
/0/2c/30 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/2c/4.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.3 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.4 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.5 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.6 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.7 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.8 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.9 processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.a processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.b processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.c processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.d processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.e processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.f processor Logical CPU
/0/2c/4.10 processor Logical CPU
/0/2e memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/100 bridge Core Processor DRAM Controller
/0/100/2 display Core Processor Integrated Graphics
/0/100/16 communication 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI
/0/100/1a bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2
/0/100/1b multimedia 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High
/0/100/1c bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI E
/0/100/1c.1 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI E
/0/100/1c.1/0 network Broadcom Corporation
/0/100/1c.2 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI E
/0/100/1c.2/0 eth0 network RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast
/0/100/1c.4 bridge 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI E
/0/100/1d bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interf
/0/100/1f.2 scsi0 storage 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 por
/0/100/1f.2/0 /dev/sda disk 500GB WDC WD5000BEVT-2
/0/100/1f.2/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 200MiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 233GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 217GiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/3/5 /dev/sda5 volume 28GiB HPFS/NTFS partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/3/6 /dev/sda6 volume 4767MiB Linux swap / Solaris parti
/0/100/1f.2/0/3/7 /dev/sda7 volume 41GiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/3/8 /dev/sda8 volume 55GiB W95 FAT32 partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/3/9 /dev/sda9 volume 42GiB W95 FAT32 partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/3/a /dev/sda10 volume 42GiB W95 FAT32 partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 14GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/1 /dev/cdrom disk DVDRAM GT30N
/0/100/1f.3 bus 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus
/0/100/1f.6 generic 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Therm
/0/101 bridge Core Processor QuickPath Architect
/0/102 bridge Core Processor QuickPath Architect
/0/103 bridge Core Processor QPI Link 0
/0/104 bridge Core Processor QPI Physical 0
/0/105 bridge Core Processor Reserved
/0/106 bridge Core Processor Reserved
/0/1 scsi5 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk SCSI Disk
/1 power OEM_Define5
/2 power CRB Battery 0
Linux penguin 2.6.32-24-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16 14:17:33 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.740020] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.776698] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.776707] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.776730] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.786189] Switching to clocksource tsc
[ 0.808728] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
[ 0.843385] pci 0000:06:00.0: BAR 6: no parent found for of device [0xfffe0000-0xffffffff]
[ 0.887534] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:0d/PNP0C0D:00/input/input2
[ 0.887605] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
[ 0.945765] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.945787] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.965702] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 0.965721] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.981985] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.981988] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.989109] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.256984] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.289821] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.338907] eth0: RTL8102e at 0xf8038000, 88:ae:1d:3a:ac:96, XID 04e00000 IRQ 33
[ 1.394596] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1.394719] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.505218] usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.637491] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1.637684] hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.708964] usb 1-1.4: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 1.805644] usb 1-1.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1.908761] usb 2-1.3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[ 2.016997] usb 2-1.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 2.088370] usb 2-1.6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[ 2.191869] usb 2-1.6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 2.202043] usb-storage: device found at 4
[ 2.202045] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 2.202055] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 7.191470] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 15.579704] usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
[ 15.588918] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Lenovo EasyCamera (04f2:b1c1)
[ 15.590890] input: Lenovo EasyCamera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.3/2-1.3:1.0/input/input6
[ 15.591005] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 15.594796] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 15.700274] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 16.793764] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 170x48
[ 16.806093] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
[ 16.940246] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 19.517128] r8169: eth0: link up
[ 19.517143] r8169: eth0: link up
[ 30.466514] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 1970.563753] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 1970.585876] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 1970.593652] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
[ 1970.604399] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2005.997831] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2006.020095] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 2006.029098] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
[ 2006.042711] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2542.673391] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2542.696673] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 2542.705781] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
[ 2542.718567] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2646.671736] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2646.686772] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 2646.694479] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
[ 2646.703204] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf:blacklist b43
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf:blacklist b43legacy
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by b43 and ssb.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf:# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist twl4030_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn.conf:options iwlagn swcrypto=1
23: PCI 500.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4727
  Unique ID: Ddhb.QR1bIYheQw9
  Parent ID: qTvu.klt2e4vlFx4
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:05:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:05:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom Network controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4727
  SubVendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0510
  Revision: 0x01
  Memory Range: 0xd6400000-0xd6403fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 10 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004727sv000014E4sd00000510bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: wl is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)

24: PCI 600.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10ec_8136
  Unique ID: rBUF.hMEM5kphG61
  Parent ID: hoOk.mamYbD8AJi5
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:06:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:06:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8136 "RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x17aa "Lenovo"
  SubDevice: pci 0x392e
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "r8169"
  Driver Modules: "r8169"
  Device File: eth0
  I/O Ports: 0x2000-0x2fff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xd2410000-0xd2410fff (rw,prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xd2400000-0xd240ffff (rw,prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xd2420000-0xd243ffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
  IRQ: 33 (17768 events)
  HW Address: 88:ae:1d:3a:ac:96
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008136sv000017AAsd0000392Ebc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: r8169 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe r8169"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)
Module Size Used by
joydev 8708 0
ndiswrapper 184677 0
binfmt_misc 6587 1
rfcomm 33421 4
ppdev 5259 0
sco 7885 2
bridge 45582 0
stp 1655 1 bridge
bnep 9436 2
l2cap 30624 16 rfcomm,bnep
nls_iso8859_1 3249 3
nls_cp437 4919 3
vfat 8933 3
fat 47767 1 vfat
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi 11622 1
i915 285586 3
snd_hda_intel 21941 2
snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm 162409 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
intel_agp 24119 2 i915
psmouse 63245 0
soundcore 6620 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
video 17375 1 i915
output 1871 1 video
agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
uvcvideo 56990 0
videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
btusb 10925 2
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
bluetooth 49892 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
serio_raw 3978 0
usb_storage 39425 0
ahci 32200 8
r8169 34076 0
mii 4381 1 r8169
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.
                                                                         [ OK ]

Anyone know what's wrong???

Question information

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Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2010-09-20
Last query:
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2010-09-20
peter b (b1pete) said : #1

if you go to System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers and open it do you see a new window that says something like ...'searching for hardware drivers'.... with a bullet running back and forth ?

The system actually acknowledges my hardware driver.Stating:

These package contains Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driverfor use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, andBCM4322-based hardware.

A Broadcom STA wireless driver--it also says at the bottom: "This driver is activated but not currently in use."

peter b (b1pete) said : #3

would you pls run in a terminal and copy/paste here output of commands below

sudo ifconfig

sudo iwconfig

sudo ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 88:ae:1d:3a:ac:96
          inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::8aae:1dff:fe3a:ac96/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:24672 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:20861 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:27834974 (27.8 MB) TX bytes:3069848 (3.0 MB)
          Interrupt:33 Base address:0x8000

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:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:960 (960.0 B) TX bytes:960 (960.0 B)

sudo iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

peter b (b1pete) said : #5

according to

http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt

.....'Ubuntu:
------
Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
Choose the Broadcom STA wireless driver
Activate

Sometimes the driver does not show up in the Hardware Drivers choices. In
this case, try reintalling the driver from the GUI or shell like this:

From the GUI:
Package Manager (System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager). Click the
Reload button in the upper left corner of Synaptic to refresh your index then
search for and reinstall the package named bcmwl-kernel-source.

From the shell:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

In either GUI or text case, after reinstalling, reboot your machine.

Now go back to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
and you should see the driver enabled and working.'.......

please re-install the driver using commands as follows in a terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

peter b (b1pete) said : #6

sorry, I forgot, after the 2 commands carried out

please reboot pc and check the status in System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers

After some processing, Hardware Drivers still says that the Broadcom STA wireless driver is activated, but not in use. Is there, perhaps, a different driver that I'm supposed to download?

Hardware Drivers has always shown the wireless driver, and said that it is activated--my only option is to remove it. The problem is that for some reason my OS doesn't see fit to use it.

Network Manager (at the top right corner of the screen) doesn't even recognize that there are wireless connections to be made. At some point yesterday I got it to acknowledge and scan for wireless services, and it even found the one for the house. However, even with the correct passphrase it never connected. Since then the wireless options have disappeared and only the Wired Network shows up.

Hi,

First you will need to UNINSTALL and BLACKLIST the ndiswrapper driver, because it is currently preventing the bcmwl-kernel-source driver from working correctly.

First run the following commands to remove ndiswrapper:

sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
sudo apt-get --purge remove ndiswrapper-utils
sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/
sudo rm -r /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
sudo rm /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko

Then run the following command:

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

Then, using the gedit editor, ADD the following line to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file:

blacklist ndiswrapper

Then you need to install the following Broadcom driver package using aptitude or Synaptic package manager: bcmwl-kernel-source

This will of course require a working wirED Internet connection in Ubuntu. (wired, not wireless)

For example: using the Terminal, you need to run the following commands to install bcmwl-kernel-source:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install bcmwl-kernel-source

Then reboot and retest wireless using Network Manager.

A similar explanation can be found at the end of this thread:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/89142

Regards,

Mark

Mark,

Thank you so much for the solution! Something in the code made it have some issues getting rid of ndiswrapper, but after removing it manually through the package manager all was well (after a quick restart).

Thanks to all those who read through, and hopefully others with this problem will be able to find the solution quicker than I did. :)

~Sarah

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.