Install wireless networking on a Dell Inspiron E1705

Asked by Phil Buck on 2011-11-21

I just set up another Dell Inspiron but was told early on all when I did the other one all Dell Inspirons are not the same so I'm back with the same question different day and animal.

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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; dmesg | grep -i firm; sudo rfkill list

Thanks

Phil Buck (buckster51) said : #2

phil@phil-MP061:~$ sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; dmesg | grep -i firm; sudo rfkill
[sudo] password for phil:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for phil:
  *-network
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0c: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:efdfc000-efdfffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 02
       serial: 00:18:8b:a7:7f:a9
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.2.103 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
[ 21.300210] [Firmware Bug]: Duplicate ACPI video bus devices for the same VGA controller, please try module parameter "video.allow_duplicates=1"if the current driver doesn't work.
Usage: rfkill [options] command
Options:
 --version show version (0.4-1 (Ubuntu))
Commands:
 help
 event
 list [IDENTIFIER]
 block IDENTIFIER
 unblock IDENTIFIER
where IDENTIFIER is the index no. of an rfkill switch or one of:
 <idx> all wifi wlan bluetooth uwb ultrawideband wimax wwan gps fm
phil@phil-MP061:~$

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source; gksudo jockey-gtk

the STA drivers can be activated for use. then when the app is done, close jockey and run:

sudo apt-get -y --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source; sudo reboot

HTH

Phil Buck (buckster51) said : #4

phil@phil-MP061:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-
[sudo] password for phil:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for phil:
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Fetched 885 kB in 3s (274 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
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Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package bcmwl-kernel
phil@phil-MP061:~$

bcmwl-kernel-source not bcmwl-kernel

Phil Buck (buckster51) said : #6

phil@phil-MP061:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source; gksudo jockey-gtk
[sudo] password for phil:
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(Reading database ... 162432 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace bcmwl-kernel-source 5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu4 (using .../bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu4_i386.deb) ...
Removing all DKMS Modules
Done.
Unpacking replacement bcmwl-kernel-source ...
Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu4) ...
Loading new bcmwl-5.100.82.38+bdcom DKMS files...
Building only for 3.0.0-12-generic
Building for architecture i686
Building initial module for 3.0.0-12-generic
Done.

wl:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/updates/dkms/

depmod....

DKMS: install Completed.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic

This is where it has stopped

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #7

You might want to check out bug 732677, which indicates there are problems in Oneiric with the Broadcom STA wireless driver. The b43 driver will work fine with the addition of the firmware, which will be installed when package b43-fwcutter is installed (and the download offer accepted). Of course, the bcmwl-kernel-source package will have to be purged/removed completely and a checkmade to ensure all the "blacklist b43" lines have been removed from all files in /etc/modprobe.d (because they suppress the working b43 driver).
See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx
which indicates that the maverick version of the bcmwl... package may work.

Phil Buck (buckster51) said : #8

Followed the bug information and the link to the info and I am now connected wirelessly. That You very much. Now I can off the rest of the Windows.