Wireless internet connection, BCM4311

Asked by Morgan Reed on 2012-11-29

I am running ubuntu 12.10
Its installed on the hard drive alongside windows XP professional
The computer I am using is a Dell Latitiude D520

I am following the wireless troubleshooting procedure found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure

The terminal output I recieved from puting in the directed command is as follows:

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 'wpa|icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod
[sudo] password for morgan:
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports InRelease
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal Release.gpg
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release.gpg
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates Release.gpg [933 B]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal Release
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release [49.6 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports Release.gpg
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates Release [49.6 kB]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal/main Sources
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal/main i386 Packages
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Sources [13.5 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Sources
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Sources [14 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Sources
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Sources [5,417 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main i386 Packages
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Sources [695 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe i386 Packages
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main i386 Packages [41.8 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse i386 Packages
Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en
Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe i386 Packages [14.7 kB]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en_US
Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse i386 Packages [1,394 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en
Get:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Sources [43.9 kB]
Get:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Sources [889 B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Translation-en
Get:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Sources [19.8 kB]
Get:16 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Sources [2,940 B]
Get:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main i386 Packages [112 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Translation-en
Get:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted i386 Packages [1,979 B]
Get:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe i386 Packages [59.0 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Translation-en
Get:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [8,121 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/main i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports/universe Translation-en_US
Fetched 427 kB in 12s (34.0 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
rfkill is already the newest version.
hwinfo is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded.
  *-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@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:1c:23:97:8c:f2
       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=192.168.1.2 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:17 memory:efcfe000-efcfffff
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.10"
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 NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 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.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] [8086:27c4] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge [1217:7135] (rev 21)
02:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 413c:a005 Dell Computer Corp. Internal 2.0 Hub
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
H/W path Device Class Description
===================================================
                            system Latitude D520 ()
/0 bus 0NF743
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/400 processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500 @
/0/400/700 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/400/701 memory 2MiB L2 cache
/0/400/0.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/400/0.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/1000 memory 1GiB System Memory
/0/1000/0 memory 512MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5
/0/1000/1 memory 512MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5
/0/100 bridge Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945G
/0/100/2 display Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Int
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express
/0/100/1b multimedia NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio C
/0/100/1c bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 network BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
/0/100/1d bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.3 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.7 bus NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/0 eth0 network BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
/0/100/1e/1 bridge Cardbus bridge
/0/100/1e/1.4 bus Firewire (IEEE 1394)
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.2 storage 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Contro
/0/100/1f.3 bus NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
/0/1 scsi0 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 80GB Hitachi HTS54168
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 46GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 27GiB Extended partition
/0/1/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 26GiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/1/0.0.0/2/6 /dev/sda6 volume 1013MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/2 scsi1 storage
/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk CDRWDVD CRX880A
/1 power DELL
Linux morgan-Latitude-D520 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 19 10:27:31 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] Found optimal setting for mtrr clean up
[ 0.261381] ACPI: ACPI Dock Station Driver: 2 docks/bays found
[ 0.364711] ACPI: bus type usb registered
[ 0.364781] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.364815] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.364904] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.376631] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.477560] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices
[ 0.608978] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.609822] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 1.307337] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: using broken periodic workaround
[ 1.320122] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[ 1.320128] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.320134] usb usb1: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[ 1.320150] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic ehci_hcd
[ 1.320155] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.7
[ 1.320536] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.321111] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.321118] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.321123] usb usb2: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.321129] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.321144] usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.0
[ 1.321480] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.321919] usb usb3: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.321925] usb usb3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.321941] usb usb3: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.321946] usb usb3: Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.321952] usb usb3: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.1
[ 1.322294] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.322715] usb usb4: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.322721] usb usb4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.322726] usb usb4: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.322742] usb usb4: Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.322747] usb usb4: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.2
[ 1.323079] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.323498] usb usb5: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 1.323514] usb usb5: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1.323520] usb usb5: Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 1.323525] usb usb5: Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic uhci_hcd
[ 1.323530] usb usb5: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.3
[ 1.323882] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.324301] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
[ 1.356947] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.632077] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd
[ 1.653471] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.764422] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=413c, idProduct=a005
[ 1.764431] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[ 1.765133] hub 1-2:1.0: USB hub found
[ 19.741809] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 20.270759] [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.
[ 20.590317] lpc_ich: Resource conflict(s) found affecting iTCO_wdt
[ 20.622203] leds_ss4200: no LED devices found
[ 20.623692] yenta_cardbus 0000:02:01.0: CardBus bridge found [1028:01d4]
[ 20.698295] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 20.732577] eth%d: 5.100.82.112 driver failed with code 21
[ 20.820142] ssb: Found chip with id 0x4311, rev 0x01 and package 0x00
[ 20.820174] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x11, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.820201] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.820218] ssb: Core 2 found: USB 1.1 Host (cc 0x817, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.820245] ssb: Core 3 found: PCI-E (cc 0x820, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.880504] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:0c:00.0
[ 20.900139] ssb: Found chip with id 0x4401, rev 0x02 and package 0x00
[ 20.900154] ssb: Core 0 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.900175] ssb: Core 1 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.900186] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 20.940278] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:02:00.0
[ 20.940397] b44: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver version 2.0
[ 20.961203] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver 00:1c:23:97:8c:f2
[ 21.749257] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 21.753600] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 22.392980] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
[ 22.570872] input: HDA Intel Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 22.571555] input: HDA Intel Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 24.816238] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 24.816247] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
[ 24.816913] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
 Release Date: 05/28/2007
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: Latitude D520
 Serial Number: F05SRD1
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: 0NF743
 Serial Number: .F05SRD1.CN4864378O0713.
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Serial Number: F05SRD1
 Manufacturer: Intel
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Port Type: Serial Port 16550A Compatible
 Manufacturer: AD00000000000000
 Serial Number: 04004102
 Manufacturer: AD00000000000000
 Serial Number: 00005098
 Manufacturer: Panasonic
 SBDS Serial Number: 046D
 SBDS Manufacture Date: 2009-09-19
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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 brcmfmac
blacklist brcmsmac
blacklist bcma
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
# /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
# iwlwifi will dyamically load either iwldvm or iwlmvm depending on the
# microcode file installed on the system. When removing iwlwifi, first
# remove the iwl?vm module and then iwlwifi.
remove iwlwifi \
(/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
WimaxEnabled=true
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 3158: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 282.
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 200.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.G2XJHwGqZ31
  Parent ID: 6NW+.NwXHca7aY31
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:02:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x170c "BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x01d4
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b44"
  Driver Modules: "ssb", "b44"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xefcfe000-0xefcfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (11919 events)
  HW Address: 00:1c:23:97:8c:f2
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d0000170Csv00001028sd000001D4bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: b44 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe b44"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #19 (PCI bridge)

26: PCI c00.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: zb5c.AUabv0M9SM3
  Parent ID: qTvu.xFh3+on5Tu8
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:0c:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0007 "Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Memory Range: 0xefdfc000-0xefdfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (11919 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80i00"
  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)
warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'?
See http://gitorious.org/procps/procps/blobs/master/Documentation/FAQ
root 728 0.0 0.4 34340 5028 ? Ssl 16:30 0:00 NetworkManager
root 1121 0.0 0.2 5492 2388 ? S 16:30 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-d2ed2bd0-3d0d-4be7-adbc-925ae204cbf7-eth0.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
nobody 1404 0.0 0.1 5468 1336 ? S 16:31 0:00 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq --no-resolv --keep-in-foreground --no-hosts --bind-interfaces --pid-file=/var/run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dnsmasq.pid --listen-address=127.0.1.1 --conf-file=/var/run/nm-dns-dnsmasq.conf --cache-size=0 --proxy-dnssec --enable-dbus=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq --conf-dir=/etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d
morgan 3172 0.0 0.0 4392 824 pts/0 S+ 16:48 0:00 egrep --color=auto wpa|icd|etwork
Module Size Used by
snd_hda_codec_idt 59761 1
coretemp 13168 0
kvm 357806 0
joydev 17161 0
ssb_hcd 12749 0
gpio_ich 13159 0
dell_wmi 12601 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 dell_wmi
dell_laptop 17161 0
snd_hda_intel 32515 3
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
snd_hda_codec 111547 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13272 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80163 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
b44 31326 0
microcode 18209 0
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25382 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
pcmcia 39509 0
ssb 50087 2 ssb_hcd,b44
snd_seq 51255 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
wl 2442848 0
i915 461351 3
snd_timer 24411 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14137 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
yenta_socket 27095 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18191 1 yenta_socket
psmouse 84843 0
lpc_ich 16925 0
parport_pc 31968 0
serio_raw 13031 0
bnep 17707 2
drm_kms_helper 45271 1 i915
snd 61991 15 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
bluetooth 183228 7 bnep
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
ppdev 12817 0
drm 230463 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13197 1 i915
lib80211 14040 1 wl
soundcore 14599 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14036 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
mac_hid 13037 0
wmi 18590 1 dell_wmi
video 18847 1 i915
lp 13299 0
parport 40753 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
firewire_ohci 35521 0
firewire_core 57492 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core

The last step (step 6) output from typing in | lspci -nn | is as follows:

morgan@morgan-Latitude-D520:~$ lspci -nn
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 NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 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.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] [8086:27c4] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge [1217:7135] (rev 21)
02:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
morgan@morgan-Latitude-D520:~$

It looks like my network controller is a Broadcom BCM4311
I guess my question is, how resolve my issue of not being able to connect to a wireless network internet connection?
I have provided all the information as directed by the wireless trouble shooting procedure article.

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Ubfan
Solved:
2012-11-29
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Best Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

With the Ubuntu 11.x releases, the proprietary Broadcom drivers stopped
working with the 4311 Broadcom chips (see bug 732677), and perhaps this
bug also affects the 4312 chip. However your chip works fine with the open
b43 driver, but you first need to install its firmware -- easily done with
a package install. If installed, remove the proprietary STA driver (and
its configuration files which suppress the working b43 driver) by
reversing whatever you did to install them:
   sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
and/or run additional-drivers and unselect the Broadcom STA driver

Check that your removal/deactivation above is complete:
all the lines with "blacklist b43" should have been removed from all
files in /etc/modprobe.d. These blacklist lines suppress the b43 driver,
so they must be removed -- just the exact "b43" and b43legacy ones, leave
the bcm43xx alone. Deal with any leftovers:
   sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf
   gksudo gedit any-file-found-with-b43
     and delete or put a # at the beginning.

The proprietary firmware cannot be distributed with the release,so you
have to manually add it. Use a wired connection, and in a terminal:
   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
and accept the offer to download the Broadcom files, which
will put the Broadcom firmware into /lib/firmware/b43.
If you don't get the offer to download, then purge the package
and try again:
   sudo apt-get purge b43-fwcutter
   sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

You can even use the open source firmware (which is what I use):
   sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
but only one set of firmware is needed (and non-4311 users should
check for needing other versions of the firmware (like
firmware-b43-lpphy-installer). If both sets of firmware are
present, the proprietary set in /lib/firmware/b43 will be used.

With the firmware in place, NetworkManager may start scanning,
if not, manually load the b43 driver module, or just reboot.
 sudo modprobe b43

NetworkManager should start scanning and offer a list of possible
connection points within a few seconds.

Select your access point, select the correct encryption method, and enter
your key. If you are not broadcasting your ssid and it does not show up in
the list of access points, you might have to left click NetworkManager and
select the menu item "connect to hidden network", and enter your ssid. Next
boot, the connection should be automatic.

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #2

If you're still having problems after the above, in the connection information, try setting the IPV6 to "ignore".

Your Terminal output shows the following issue:

[ 20.698295] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 20.732577] eth%d: 5.100.82.112 driver failed with code 21

Please copy-paste the following 3 commands into the Terminal to use the b43 driver instead of the non-working wl driver:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

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

Then REBOOT your PC and retest wireless.

Source:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/184208
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/197447
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/202166

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #4

...
>I am completely new to linux in general and I don't
>know any one that has had any experience in linux.
...
>Is there a way that I could contact you directly to
>get this figured out as well as possible questions
>in the future? Also, do you have any recommended
>reading that would provide my with a fundamental
>understanding with which I could solve these kinds
>of problems myself?
...
@Morgan
I prefer to answer questions on a public forum so everyone can benefit from the answers now and in the
future. There are local user groups, chat rooms, and mailing lists dedicated to Linux which are appropriate
for extended discussions. As for reading, one set of suggestions seen on this forum:
New to Ubuntu:
- read the Ubuntu Manual, it's very informative: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
  Click on the "download Button" to download the latest PDF version.
- The online help https://help.ubuntu.com/
- Command line help: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/linuxfiles.html
  and the manual pages for help on commands e.g.: man ls
  or the similar info pages: info ls
Relax and fun:
http://planet.ubuntu.com/ and Full Circle Magazine http://fullcirclemagazine.org/

Morgan Reed (morganreed) said : #5

Thanks to everyone that replied with help; I have some good and bad news. The good new is I can to connect to the Internet wirelessly. The bad new is I didn't have a chance to use any of the input supplied to me here but even worse I'm not entirely sure how I fixed my problem. Maybe you guys can help me figure that part out.

So, after spending a few hours trying to solve this problem as well as try to understand linux, ubuntu, and how to use it, it became clear what the issues were. Well, I was clear to me what I thought the issues were. Again I really am not sure why I can use my wifi now and before I couldn't. However, I am going to attempt to show you how I solved this issue from my perspective, my thought process behind trying different things, and my understanding of what worked and why.

Issue #1: I needed to fix the driver for the BCM4311 network controller (or install a new one,...... or disable the open source one...... or download the legacy version..... or get the proprietary version... I wasnt really too clear on this). Apparently I resolved this issue because my wifi works. I think is was 2 packages that took care of this issue: firmware-b43-installer” , and “b43-fwcutter”

Issue #2: This is where it gets tricky to explain because I'm not sure I understand this part but Ill try to keep it simple. This is by no means an objective explanation it is going to be relative to my understanding which is pretty limited.
1. Along with the BCM4311 there is another piece of hardware called the Dell 1390 WLAN mini-card.
2. This is the sub-controller for the wifi. This piece of hardware is controlled by the combined keystroked Fn+F2. Now at the top of my keyboard located next to the power button is a light that says WiFi on it, this indicates whether the Dell 1390 WLAN mini-card is on or off (I believe). So the Fn+F2 function will toggle that light on and off.
3. In Ubuntu it seems that all of the other Fn functions work. For example Fn+F10 will pop open the optical drive and Fn + page up/page dn will adjust the volume. All of the works in Ubuntu but the Fn+F2 witch is suppose to switch the wireless antenna on or off does not work.
4. Now, when I turn on this computer, throughout the start up process the wifi light will turn, on as it should. However, once I type in my password and log into Ubuntu a notification bubble (I'm not really sure what they are called) will pop up in the upper right hand corner of my screen saying that the network is switch off and I am not connected to the Internet.
5. I did some searching on various forums and came across a package called i8kutils. I downloaded and installed it. Now Fn+F2 will switch my wifi antenna on and off in Ubuntu. **I didn't try it right right after installing that package but the next this I booted into Ubuntu the Fn+F2 function worked.
6. Also I think you should know that before posting on launchpad I had “firmware-b43-installer” and “b43-fwcutter” installed

So, in conclusion I think that installing packages “i8kutils” , “firmware-b43-installer” , and “b43-fwcutter” resolved my issue. Also I pretty sure the packages listed are the only ones I downloaded to try to fix this issue but its really hard to be sure because of the different terminal commands I used

Does any of this sound right? How can I find out exactly how this the issues got resolved with out changing anything?

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #6

Your original output contains the problem: you were using the wl driver, which must have been downloaded when you clicked on the Broadcom entry in the Additional Drivers window. The wl driver used to work for the 4311 chips, but recent kernel changes seem to have caused some problems. A fresh install of Ubuntu would have a working (for your 4311) driver (the b43), but it needs a package install of firmware to work. Only one set of firmware is needed -- the b43-fwcutter package install will ask to download the proper version of the vendor proprietary firmware, the various firmware-b43... packages (you must choose the correct one for your wireless chip) will download the open source firmware.
  Thanks for mentioning the i8kutils, that was news to me.

Morgan Reed (morganreed) said : #7

Hmmm, I think im still a little confused. So, to clarify I want want to run through it one more time starting with the first time I log in to ubuntu.

1. So, first I log into ubuntu for the first time after a fresh install
2. The I use an ethernet connection to download the fireware packagages.
3. The first package I would download is the b43-fwcutter package
4. Then it will ask to download the correct driver for my chipset?
5. Then the get firmware-b43-installer to install the driver?
6. Then get the i8kutils to enable the fn functions to switch on and off the Dell 1390 WLAN mini-card?

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #8

Many people are a little confused about the Broadcom firmware installation. Your step 5 would be unnecessary if when you install the b43-fwcutter package, it offers (and you accept) the download offer. HOWEVER, there are so many cases in which the download offer will not be made (no network connection, not the first time the package is installed with the old package having been just "remove"ed instead of "purge"ed, etc. that some very high level documentation suggests simulataneously installing ANOTHER version of the firmware in one of the firmware-b43-... packages (but you will need to pick the correct one for your chip -- firmware-b43-installer, firmware-b43-lpphy-installer, or firmware-b43legacy-installer). That way, you are more likely to install at least ONE version of the firmware. The Proprietary firmware goes into directory /lib/firmware/b43 and the open source firmware... packages get their firmware installed in a sepatate directory /lib/firmware/b43-open. The ...b43 directory is checked first at boot time for firmware, if none is found, then the .../b43-open directory is checked. Having both sets of firmware is no problem, but only the .../b43 set will be used in that case. Please mark this as solved since your wireless is not working.

Morgan Reed (morganreed) said : #9

Thanks for all the information that you have provided, it was all very useful. I'm just glad to have my wireless work finally

Morgan Reed (morganreed) said : #10

Thanks Ubfan, that solved my question.