eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21 -> BCM4311 wireless chipset not working anymore in Ubuntu 11.04

Asked by Mitchel on 2011-05-06

Hi there
I had a version of Ubuntu but then the 11.04 upgrade came which I did. But in the process have encountered a problem. I have a HP Compaq 7300 and its wireless connection worked perfectly but since thje upgarde it wont work. I have a button just above my keyboard which turns blue when the wireless is turned on and since I upgraded the light doesnt turn on anymore/doesnt work anymore so I cant get wireless. Can you help
Thanks Mitch

Question information

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Ubuntu gnome-nettool Edit question
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Solved by:
Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2011-07-11
Last query:
2011-07-11
Last reply:
2011-05-29

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 the https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu website 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; 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|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|witch|wl'; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; 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 clarify if you installed Ubuntu to the harddisk and are running from a harddisk install OR if you are only testing Ubuntu in a LiveCD session.

Regards,

Mark

Mitchel (mitchel-shankland) said : #2

Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease

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Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease

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Err http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
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Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
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Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/InRelease

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W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libhal1 libhd16
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 818 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,269 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhal1 i386 0.5.14-5+svn1
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Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhd16 i386 16.0-2
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Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe hwinfo i386 16.0-2
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Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hal/libhal1_0.5.14-5+svn1_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
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Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hwinfo/hwinfo_16.0-2_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
sudo: lshw-C: command not found
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
lspci-nn: command not found
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
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
sudo: lshw-short: command not found
uname-a: command not found
wl: command not found
CX: command not found
No command 'bcm' found, but there are 20 similar ones
bcm: command not found
p54: command not found
No command 'rtl' found, did you mean:
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
 Command 'rl' from package 'randomize-lines' (universe)
 Command 'rpl' from package 'rpl' (universe)
rtl: command not found
No command 'rt3' found, did you mean:
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
rt3: command not found
No command 'rt7' found, did you mean:
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
rt7: command not found
No command 'usb' found, did you mean:
 Command 'sb' from package 'lrzsz' (universe)
usb: command not found
No command 'ound' found, did you mean:
 Command 'dund' from package 'bluez-compat' (universe)
 Command 'pound' from package 'pound' (universe)
ound: command not found
No command 'ipw' found, did you mean:
 Command 'vipw' from package 'passwd' (main)
 Command 'sipw' from package 'sipwitch' (universe)
 Command 'irw' from package 'lirc' (main)
 Command 'ipe' from package 'ipe' (universe)
 Command 'ips' from package 'ips' (universe)
orinoco: command not found
 Command 'ipy' from package 'ironpython' (universe)
 Command 'gpw' from package 'gpw' (universe)
 Command 'ipyw' from package 'ironpython' (universe)
 Command 'ip' from package 'iproute' (main)
irmware: command not found
 Command 'iw' from package 'iw' (universe)
ipw: command not found
No command 'acx' found, did you mean:
 Command 'a2x' from package 'asciidoc' (main)
 Command 'ace' from package 'libace-perl' (universe)
 Command 'ack' from package 'ack' (universe)
 Command 'acm' from package 'acm' (universe)
 Command 'mcx' from package 'mcl' (universe)
 Command 'ac' from package 'acct' (main)
 Command 'axc' from package 'afnix' (universe)
acx: command not found
The program 'rt2' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install rttool
The program 'ndiswrapper' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common
NPE: command not foundNo command 'rt6' found, did you mean:
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
rt6: command not found
No command 'lbtf' found, did you mean:
 Command 'lbt' from package 'lbt' (universe)
lbtf: command not found

No command 'isl' found, did you mean:
 Command 'isql' from package 'unixodbc' (main)
 Command 'iasl' from package 'iasl' (main)
 Command 'idl' from package 'likewise-open' (main)
 Command 'iso' from package 'fonty-rg' (universe)
 Command 'ils' from package 'sleuthkit' (universe)
 Command 'ils' from package 'tct' (universe)
 Command 'sl' from package 'sl' (universe)
isl: command not found
No command 'witch' found, did you mean:
 Command 'watch' from package 'procps' (main)
witch: command not found
at76: command not found
b43: command not found
prism: command not found
No command 'eth' found, did you mean:
 Command 'tth' from package 'tth' (multiverse)
 Command 'etw' from package 'etw' (universe)
eth: command not found
No command 'ath' found, did you mean:
 Command 'tth' from package 'tth' (multiverse)
 Command 'ash' from package 'ash' (universe)
 Command 'atd' from package 'at' (main)
 Command 'atc' from package 'bsdgames' (universe)
 Command 'atp' from package 'atp' (universe)
 Command 'at' from package 'at' (main)
 Command 'atq' from package 'at' (main)
ath: command not found
Usage: egrep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]...
Try `egrep --help' for more information.
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wl: command not found
The program 'rt2' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install rttool
The program 'ndiswrapper' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common
CX: command not found
No command 'acx' found, did you mean:
 Command 'a2x' from package 'asciidoc' (main)
 Command 'ace' from package 'libace-perl' (universe)
 Command 'ack' from package 'ack' (universe)
No command 'ipw' found, did you mean:
 Command 'vipw' from package 'passwd' (main)
p54: command not found
No command 'eth' found, did you mean:
 Command 'tth' from package 'tth' (multiverse)
 Command 'etw' from package 'etw' (universe)
eth: command not found
No command 'rt7' found, did you mean:
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
rt7: command not found
NPE: command not found
at76: command not found
No command 'isl' found, did you mean:
 Command 'isql' from package 'unixodbc' (main)
No command 'ath' found, did you mean:
 Command 'tth' from package 'tth' (multiverse)
 Command 'ash' from package 'ash' (universe)
 Command 'atd' from package 'at' (main)
No command 'lbtf' found, did you mean:
b43: command not found
No command 'rt6' found, did you mean:
No command 'rt3' found, did you mean:
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
No command 'bcm' found, but there are 20 similar ones
bcm: command not found
 Command 'sipw' from package 'sipwitch' (universe)
 Command 'irw' from package 'lirc' (main)
 Command 'ipe' from package 'ipe' (universe)
 Command 'ips' from package 'ips' (universe)
 Command 'ipy' from package 'ironpython' (universe)
 Command 'gpw' from package 'gpw' (universe)
 Command 'ipyw' from package 'ironpython' (universe)
 Command 'ip' from package 'iproute' (main)
 Command 'iw' from package 'iw' (universe)
ipw: command not found
No command 'rtl' found, did you mean:
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
 Command 'rl' from package 'randomize-lines' (universe)
 Command 'acm' from package 'acm' (universe)
 Command 'mcx' from package 'mcl' (universe)
 Command 'ac' from package 'acct' (main)
 Command 'axc' from package 'afnix' (universe)
acx: command not found
prism: command not found
 Command 'rtc' from package 'nvram-wakeup' (universe)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
rt6: command not found
 Command 'atc' from package 'bsdgames' (universe)
 Command 'atp' from package 'atp' (universe)
 Command 'at' from package 'at' (main)
 Command 'atq' from package 'at' (main)
ath: command not found
 Command 'lbt' from package 'lbt' (universe)
lbtf: command not found
 Command 'iasl' from package 'iasl' (main)
 Command 'rt2' from package 'rttool' (universe)
 Command 'rt' from package 'rt3.8-clients' (universe)
rt3: command not found
 Command 'idl' from package 'likewise-open' (main)
 Command 'iso' from package 'fonty-rg' (universe)
 Command 'ils' from package 'sleuthkit' (universe)
 Command 'ils' from package 'tct' (universe)
 Command 'sl' from package 'sl' (universe)
isl: command not found
 Command 'rpl' from package 'rpl' (universe)
rtl: command not found
No command 'witch' found, did you mean:
 Command 'watch' from package 'procps' (main)
witch: command not found
orinoco: command not found
irmware: command not found
Usage: egrep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]...
Try `egrep --help' for more information.
sudo: hwinfo: command not found

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
Module Size Used by
cryptd 19801 0
aes_i586 16956 52
aes_generic 38023 1 aes_i586
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
dm_crypt 22463 0
snd_hda_codec_analog 75442 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 2 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel
b44 35301 0
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
ssb 45942 1 b44
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
wl 2642531 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
hp_wmi 13418 0
binfmt_misc 13213 1
pcmcia 39671 0
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
joydev 17322 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 hp_wmi
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 55295 13 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
yenta_socket 27230 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
psmouse 73312 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
serio_raw 12990 0
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lib80211 14570 1 wl
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
i915 450944 3
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
ahci 21591 2
firewire_ohci 31504 0
drm 180037 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
libahci 25548 1 ahci
firewire_core 56138 1 firewire_ohci
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
video 18951 1 i915
administratir@administratir-HP-Compaq-nx7300-RU588ES-ACQ:~$

Mitchel (mitchel-shankland) said : #3

Ubuntu is installed to the hard disk

Please do NOT cut the command into pieces....

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; 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|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|witch|wl'; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; 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.

Mitchel (mitchel-shankland) said : #5

Err http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease

Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease

Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘extras.ubuntu.com’
Err http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-security/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-security/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘extras.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libhal1 libhd16
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 818 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,269 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhal1 i386 0.5.14-5+svn1
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhd16 i386 16.0-2
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe hwinfo i386 16.0-2
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hal/libhal1_0.5.14-5+svn1_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hwinfo/libhd16_16.0-2_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hwinfo/hwinfo_16.0-2_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
  *-network
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:10:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:17 memory:f4000000-f4003fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: e
       bus info: pci@0000:02:0e.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:17:a4:db:4c:be
       size: 10Mbit/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=half latency=64 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:16 memory:f4108000-f4109fff
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c5] (rev 01)
02:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
02:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
02:0e.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
10:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
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
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
==========================================================
                                   system Notebook
/0 bus 30A2
/0/0 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU
/0/4/5 memory 64KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/a memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/a/0 memory SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous [empty]
/0/a/1 memory 512MiB SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous 66
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML a
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Expr
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML
/0/100/1b multimedia N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition
/0/100/1c bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port
/0/100/1c.1 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port
/0/100/1c.1/0 network BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
/0/100/1c.3 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port
/0/100/1d bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.1 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.2 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.3 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.7 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Contro
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/6 bridge PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
/0/100/1e/6.1 bus PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394
/0/100/1e/e eth0 network BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface B
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controll
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk CD-RW CRX880A
/0/100/1f.2 scsi2 storage 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA A
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 80GB TOSHIBA MK8034GS
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 73GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 1498MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 1498MiB Linux swap / Solaris part
Linux administratir-HP-Compaq-nx7300-RU588ES-ACQ 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq nx7300 (RU588ES#ACQ)/30A2, BIOS 68YGU Ver. F.0A 12/18/2006
[ 0.008715] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 0.076004] HP Compaq Laptop series board detected. Selecting BIOS-method for reboots.
[ 0.113305] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
[ 0.123103] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.123106] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.157782] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.157797] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.157830] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.164062] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.167984] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.180354] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.269239] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input1
[ 0.269282] ACPI: Lid Switch [C23C]
[ 0.371198] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.380941] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy suspend method
[ 0.380945] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy resume method
[ 0.437711] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: using broken periodic workaround
[ 0.456451] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.456945] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.457324] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.457667] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.457999] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.470334] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.2.0 loaded
[ 0.470340] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.474411] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.991653] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.435128] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
[ 1.435253] [Firmware Bug]: _BCQ is used instead of _BQC
[ 2.170976] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x50
[ 18.362681] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 19.531651] leds_ss4200: no LED devices found
[ 19.567987] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 20.259358] yenta_cardbus 0000:02:06.0: CardBus bridge found [103c:30a2]
[ 21.011205] wl 0000:10:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 21.011217] wl 0000:10:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 21.013916] eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21
[ 21.459695] b43-pci-bridge 0000:10:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 21.477860] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x11, vendor 0x4243)
[ 21.477877] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 21.477892] ssb: Core 2 found: USB 1.1 Host (cc 0x817, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 21.477902] ssb: Core 3 found: PCI-E (cc 0x820, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 21.528899] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:10:00.0
[ 21.584155] ssb: Core 0 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 21.584167] ssb: Core 1 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 21.584175] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 21.650264] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:02:0e.0
[ 21.674154] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:17:a4:db:4c:be
[ 21.791796] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 92.568067] usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 92.866229] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
[ 92.893196] scsi6 : usb-storage 1-6:1.0
[ 92.894587] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 269.804410] usb 1-6: USB disconnect, address 2
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

# 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
install wl modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb; modprobe --ignore-install wl ; modprobe --ignore-install b44
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
sudo: hwinfo: command not found

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 12617 0
nls_cp437 12751 0
vfat 17335 0
fat 55505 1 vfat
usb_storage 43946 0
uas 17676 0
cryptd 19801 0
aes_i586 16956 54
aes_generic 38023 1 aes_i586
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
dm_crypt 22463 0
snd_hda_codec_analog 75442 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 2 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
b44 35301 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
binfmt_misc 13213 1
ssb 45942 1 b44
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
hp_wmi 13418 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
joydev 17322 0
pcmcia 39671 0
wl 2642531 0
sparse_keymap 13666 1 hp_wmi
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27230 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
psmouse 73312 0
snd 55295 13 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
serio_raw 12990 0
lib80211 14570 1 wl
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
i915 450944 3
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
drm 180037 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
ahci 21591 2
firewire_ohci 31504 0
libahci 25548 1 ahci
firewire_core 56138 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
video 18951 1 i915

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

You will need a WORKING wirED Internet connection before you can successfully run the commands below....

In my opinion, the following Terminal output (that you sent us) shows us what the wireless issues are:

"
[ 7.725416] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 7.774126] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 7.774137] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 7.776808] eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21

# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcm43xx

   Driver Info #0:
   Driver Status: ssb is active
   Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
 Driver Info #1:
   Driver Status: wl is active
   Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
 Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
 Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)
"

Your wireless adapter BCM4311 is not using the wl driver
(contained in bcmwl-kernel-source), because it wants the b43 driver
instead. But you blacklisted the b43 driver that is required here.

I suggest running the following Terminal commands to try to fix the damage:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

After installing b43-fwcutter, make sure to REBOOT your PC!!

Then run the following Terminal commands:

sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb

sudo modprobe b43

Then RETEST wireless.

Mitchel (mitchel-shankland) said : #7

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|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|witch|wl'; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo lsmod
[sudo] password for administratir:
Err http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease

Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease

Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease

Err http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘extras.ubuntu.com’
Err http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-security/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-security/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘security.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty-updates/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’

W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/Release.gpg Could not resolve ‘extras.ubuntu.com’

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libhal1 libhd16
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 818 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,269 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhal1 i386 0.5.14-5+svn1
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhd16 i386 16.0-2
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe hwinfo i386 16.0-2
  Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hal/libhal1_0.5.14-5+svn1_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hwinfo/libhd16_16.0-2_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hwinfo/hwinfo_16.0-2_i386.deb Could not resolve ‘gb.archive.ubuntu.com’
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
  *-network
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:10:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:17 memory:f4000000-f4003fff
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Ethernet controller
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: e
       bus info: pci@0000:02:0e.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=64
       resources: memory:f4108000-f4109fff
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:1a:73:49:0a:f4
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=2.6.38-8-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c5] (rev 01)
02:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
02:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
02:0e.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
10:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c063 Logitech, Inc.
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
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
==========================================================
                                   system Notebook
/0 bus 30A2
/0/0 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU
/0/4/5 memory 64KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/a memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/a/0 memory SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous [empty]
/0/a/1 memory 512MiB SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous 66
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML a
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Expr
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML
/0/100/1b multimedia N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition
/0/100/1c bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port
/0/100/1c.1 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port
/0/100/1c.1/0 network BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
/0/100/1c.3 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port
/0/100/1d bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.1 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.2 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.3 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Control
/0/100/1d.7 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Contro
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/6 bridge PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
/0/100/1e/6.1 bus PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394
/0/100/1e/e network BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface B
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controll
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk CD-RW CRX880A
/0/100/1f.2 scsi2 storage 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA A
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 80GB TOSHIBA MK8034GS
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 73GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 1498MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 1498MiB Linux swap / Solaris part
/1 wlan0 network Wireless interface
Linux administratir-HP-Compaq-nx7300-RU588ES-ACQ 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq nx7300 (RU588ES#ACQ)/30A2, BIOS 68YGU Ver. F.0A 12/18/2006
[ 0.008716] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 0.076004] HP Compaq Laptop series board detected. Selecting BIOS-method for reboots.
[ 0.113307] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
[ 0.122690] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.122693] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.157381] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.157396] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.157429] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.164062] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.167984] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.180373] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.269890] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input1
[ 0.269935] ACPI: Lid Switch [C23C]
[ 0.366920] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.371828] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy suspend method
[ 0.371831] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy resume method
[ 0.429132] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: using broken periodic workaround
[ 0.456524] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.457054] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.457406] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.457777] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.458110] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.468111] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.2.0 loaded
[ 0.468116] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.473217] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.947789] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.100074] usb 4-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.454587] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
[ 1.454711] [Firmware Bug]: _BCQ is used instead of _BQC
[ 1.606619] b43-pci-bridge 0000:10:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 1.606634] b43-pci-bridge 0000:10:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 1.624088] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x11, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.624104] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.624115] ssb: Core 2 found: USB 1.1 Host (cc 0x817, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.624125] ssb: Core 3 found: PCI-E (cc 0x820, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.665137] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:10:00.0
[ 1.707611] input: DELL DELL USB Laser Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/input/input5
[ 1.707901] generic-usb 0003:046D:C063.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [DELL DELL USB Laser Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2/input0
[ 1.708158] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 1.708162] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[ 1.752078] ssb: Core 0 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.752088] ssb: Core 1 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.752096] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.856196] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:02:0e.0
[ 1.877027] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:17:a4:db:4c:be
[ 2.227030] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x50
[ 20.007742] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 20.771178] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 21.172882] leds_ss4200: no LED devices found
[ 21.747705] yenta_cardbus 0000:02:06.0: CardBus bridge found [103c:30a2]
[ 23.225693] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
[ 23.409329] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[ 23.409358] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[ 23.409387] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 23.409413] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNL, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
[ 23.816189] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 23.816195] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
[ 23.819833] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 34.008051] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 164.429882] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: powering down PHY
[ 165.730567] b43-pci-bridge 0000:10:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 253.140798] b43-pci-bridge 0000:10:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 253.140816] b43-pci-bridge 0000:10:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 253.160115] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x11, vendor 0x4243)
[ 253.160130] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 253.160140] ssb: Core 2 found: USB 1.1 Host (cc 0x817, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 253.160150] ssb: Core 3 found: PCI-E (cc 0x820, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 253.202810] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:10:00.0
[ 253.299720] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
[ 253.366008] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[ 253.366073] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[ 253.366136] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 253.366166] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNL, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off

# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
sudo: hwinfo: command not found

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
Module Size Used by
b43 296610 0
ssb 45942 1 b43
mac80211 257001 1 b43
cfg80211 156212 2 b43,mac80211
cryptd 19801 0
aes_i586 16956 66
aes_generic 38023 1 aes_i586
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
dm_crypt 22463 0
snd_hda_codec_analog 75442 1
arc4 12473 2
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 2 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
binfmt_misc 13213 1
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
hp_wmi 13418 0
pcmcia 39671 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
sparse_keymap 13666 1 hp_wmi
joydev 17322 0
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27230 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
psmouse 73312 0
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
serio_raw 12990 0
snd 55295 13 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
i915 450944 3
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
drm 180037 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
ahci 21591 2
firewire_ohci 31504 0
usbhid 41704 0
libahci 25548 1 ahci
firewire_core 56138 1 firewire_ohci
hid 77084 1 usbhid
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
video 18951 1 i915

Mitchel (mitchel-shankland) said : #8

The above was from using an Internet cable I dont know if it is the same but thought I would put it up incase something was different

Mitchel (mitchel-shankland) said : #9

The extra commands you gave me to sort out the wireless for the below command replied in the brackets

sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf (rm: cannot remove `/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf': No such file or directory)

The below commands just got a pop up in the right top hand corner saying that my wired connection is disconnected and then my network was disconnected

sudo modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb

sudo modprobe b43

I am pretty sure now that your wireless adapter is experiencing the following Broadcom driver bug in Ubuntu 11.04:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677

As I understand it, there are 2 possible solutions for the BCM4311 wireless problem in Ubuntu 11.04:

1) installing b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer as described here:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/157369

or

2) manually installing bcmwl-kernel-source (5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu5) from maverick (Ubuntu 10.10) using gdebi

Solution 2 is described here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677/comments/23

Mitchel (mitchel-shankland) said : #11

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.