Can't get PCMCIA wireless to work with ubuntu 7.04

Asked by Peter Rye on 2007-06-21

I have installed ubuntu 7.04 as a dual boot on my laptop. Most things are working fine, but I can't get my belkin wireless PCMCIA card to work. The card is an F5D7010, and appears to be a broadcom chipset.

I have installed the driver using the graphical interface, but it reports 'hardware not present' although commands such as lspci and lswh seem to be able to detect it. I also tried uninstalling the graphical interface and following the instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/wifidocs/driver/ndiswrapper but when I got to running the modprobe it reported that it couldn't find the ndiswrapper module.

I have also been through the troubleshooting page in 'wifidocs', but still can't get it to respond - in fact I don't even get the power light on the card to come on. I know the card is OK as it works fine if I boot the laptop in windows mode, and the networking works perfectly if I plug a wired ethernet connection in.

Following advice in the ndiswrapper installation instructions I have blacklisted the bcm43xx driver as this was reported not to work. I have to confess that I am stumped, and am hoping that someone can help me solve the problem. In the hope that it will help someone identify the problem, I have listed below the output of lspci, iwconfig and lswh

peter@prlaptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 650/M650 Host (rev 80)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
00:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

peter@prlaptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

peter@prlaptop:~$ lshw
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
prlaptop
    description: Computer
    width: 32 bits
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
     *-memory
          description: System memory
          physical id: 1
          size: 623MB
     *-cpu
          product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.20GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 2
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 15.2.9
          size: 18EHz
          width: 32 bits
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up cid xtpr
          configuration: id=0
        *-cache
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 0
             size: 8KB
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 650/M650 Host
          vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
          physical id: f0000000
          bus info: pci@00:00.0
          version: 80
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: latency=128
          resources: iomemory:f0000000-f3ffffff
        *-pci
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@00:01.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
           *-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
                vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@01:00.0
                version: 00
                size: 128MB
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: vga cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: iomemory:90000000-97ffffff iomemory:e0000000-e001ffff ioport:c000-c07f irq:11
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@00:02.0
             version: 25
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
        *-serial
             description: SMBus
             product: SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.1
             bus info: pci@00:02.1
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: driver=sis96x_smbus latency=0
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: 5513 [IDE]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.5
             bus info: pci@00:02.5
             logical name: scsi0
             logical name: scsi1
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master scsi-host
             configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=128
             resources: iomemory:1f0-1f7 iomemory:3f0-3ef iomemory:170-177 iomemory:370-36f ioport:1100-110f
        *-communication UNCLAIMED
             description: Modem
             product: AC'97 Modem Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.6
             bus info: pci@00:02.6
             version: a0
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: generic cap_list
             configuration: latency=128 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
             resources: ioport:e000-e0ff ioport:e100-e17f irq:17
        *-multimedia
             description: Multimedia audio controller
             product: AC'97 Sound Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.7
             bus info: pci@00:02.7
             version: a0
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=128 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52
             resources: ioport:e200-e2ff ioport:e300-e37f irq:17
        *-usb:0
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 1.0 Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 3
             bus info: pci@00:03.0
             version: 0f
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
             resources: iomemory:d8000-d8fff irq:18
           *-usbhost
                product: OHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.20-15-generic ohci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@1
                logical name: usb1
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=3 speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:1
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 1.0 Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 3.1
             bus info: pci@00:03.1
             version: 0f
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64 maxlatency=80
             resources: iomemory:da000-dafff irq:19
           *-usbhost
                product: OHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.20-15-generic ohci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@2
                logical name: usb2
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=3 speed=12.0MB/s
        *-usb:2
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 2.0 Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 3.3
             bus info: pci@00:03.3
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=128 maxlatency=80
             resources: iomemory:f4000000-f4000fff irq:20
           *-usbhost
                product: EHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 2.6.20-15-generic ehci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@3
                logical name: usb3
                version: 2.06
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=6 speed=480.0MB/s
        *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 4
             bus info: pci@00:04.0
             logical name: eth0
             version: 90
             serial: 00:40:d0:4d:fc:5f
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
             configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 latency=128 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes
             resources: ioport:e400-e4ff iomemory:f4001000-f4001fff irq:21
        *-pcmcia
             description: CardBus bridge
             product: PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
             vendor: Texas Instruments
             physical id: 9
             bus info: pci@00:09.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5
             resources: iomemory:38020000-38020fff irq:16
     *-network UNCLAIMED
          description: Network controller
          product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
          vendor: Broadcom Corporation
          physical id: 0
          bus info: pci@02:00.0
          version: 03
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: latency=0
          resources: iomemory:34000000-34001fff irq:16
peter@prlaptop:~$

Question information

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Solved by:
Javier Jardón
Solved:
2007-06-21
Last query:
2007-06-21
Last reply:
2007-06-21
Best Javier Jardón (jjardon) said : #1

Hello!

Follow the instructions of this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty

Peter Rye (pr31) said : #2

Thanks Javier - all working now.

I suspected the answer was in the support pages somewhere - it's just a case of finding the right page!