Wi-Fi does not work for Ubuntu 9.10 on Acer Extensa 5420, Broadcom STA wireless card

Asked by DavidPMeyer on 2009-10-31

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Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2009-11-07
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2009-11-07
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2009-11-05

Hi,

Please first connect your network card 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: Open Terminal from "Applications->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 restart. 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.

sudo lshw -C network; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -C usb; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep iwl; iwconfig; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Step 3: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output) on this thread

Regards,

Mark

DavidPMeyer (davidpmeyer) said : #2

david@david-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -C usb; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep iwl; iwconfig; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
[sudo] password for david:
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 15
       serial: 00:1d:72:0d:9b:ef
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.23 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:27 memory:f0200000-f0203fff ioport:a000(size=256) memory:84000000-8401ffff(prefetchable)
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 01
       serial: 00:1e:4c:11:4c:c4
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.10.91.9 ip=172.16.225.68 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
       resources: irq:17 memory:f0300000-f0303fff
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1F:9E:CF:3E:F0
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-44 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:18:F8:55:EB:12
                    ESSID:"Wineland"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:2/5 Signal level:-70 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
          Cell 03 - Address: 00:21:91:3B:27:5D
                    ESSID:"BearBoo"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:2/5 Signal level:-74 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
          Cell 04 - Address: 00:09:5B:DA:4F:F0
                    ESSID:"Unavailable"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:3/5 Signal level:-69 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
          Cell 05 - Address: 00:1F:9E:BF:FA:70
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-48 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
          Cell 06 - Address: 00:1F:9E:BF:FE:40
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-42 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s

irda0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=karmic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge [1002:7910]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) [1002:7912]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:7914]
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1) [1002:7915]
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2) [1002:7916]
00:12.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387]
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389]
00:13.3 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a]
00:13.4 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b]
00:13.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c]
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] [1002:791f]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:436b] (rev 15)
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
0b:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711SP1 Memory CardBus Controller [1217:7136] (rev 01)
0b:06.2 SD Host controller [0805]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller [1217:7120] (rev 02)
0b:06.3 Mass storage controller [0180]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller [1217:7130] (rev 01)
0b:06.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7] (rev 02)
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a101 Suyin Corp. Acer CrystalEye Webcam
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
Linux david-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] Phoenix BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working around it.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00f8410] f8410
[ 0.044001] ..... (found apic 0 pin 0) ...
[ 0.217319] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.263572] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.927970] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.934626] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: applying AMD SB600/SB700 USB freeze workaround
[ 0.945152] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.000144] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.056137] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.112140] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.168155] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.224148] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.240756] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 1.242634] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 processors (2 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 1.243136] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.420037] ata1: applying SB600 PMP SRST workaround and retrying
[ 6.289414] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 6.365742] sdhci-pci 0000:0b:06.2: SDHCI controller found [1217:7120] (rev 2)
[ 6.429175] yenta_cardbus 0000:0b:06.0: CardBus bridge found [1025:0124]
[ 6.469439] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Acer CrystalEye webcam (064e:a101)
[ 7.549656] nsc_ircc_pnp_probe() : From PnP, found firbase 0x2F8 ; irq 3 ; dma 3.
[ 7.549713] nsc-ircc, Found chip at base=0x02e
[ 7.550618] nsc-ircc, Found dongle: Supports SIR Mode only
[ 7.550689] nsc-ircc, Found chip at base=0x02e
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:""
          Access Point: Not-Associated

irda0 no wireless extensions.

 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]
david@david-laptop:~$

DavidPMeyer (davidpmeyer) said : #3

david@david-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -C usb; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep iwl; iwconfig; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
[sudo] password for david:
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 15
       serial: 00:1d:72:0d:9b:ef
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.23 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:27 memory:f0200000-f0203fff ioport:a000(size=256) memory:84000000-8401ffff(prefetchable)
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 01
       serial: 00:1e:4c:11:4c:c4
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.10.91.9 ip=172.16.225.68 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
       resources: irq:17 memory:f0300000-f0303fff
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1F:9E:CF:3E:F0
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-44 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:18:F8:55:EB:12
                    ESSID:"Wineland"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:2/5 Signal level:-70 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
          Cell 03 - Address: 00:21:91:3B:27:5D
                    ESSID:"BearBoo"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:2/5 Signal level:-74 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
          Cell 04 - Address: 00:09:5B:DA:4F:F0
                    ESSID:"Unavailable"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:3/5 Signal level:-69 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
          Cell 05 - Address: 00:1F:9E:BF:FA:70
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-48 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
          Cell 06 - Address: 00:1F:9E:BF:FE:40
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-42 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s

irda0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=karmic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge [1002:7910]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) [1002:7912]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:7914]
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1) [1002:7915]
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2) [1002:7916]
00:12.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387]
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389]
00:13.3 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a]
00:13.4 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b]
00:13.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c]
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] [1002:791f]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:436b] (rev 15)
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
0b:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711SP1 Memory CardBus Controller [1217:7136] (rev 01)
0b:06.2 SD Host controller [0805]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller [1217:7120] (rev 02)
0b:06.3 Mass storage controller [0180]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller [1217:7130] (rev 01)
0b:06.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7] (rev 02)
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a101 Suyin Corp. Acer CrystalEye Webcam
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
Linux david-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] Phoenix BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working around it.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00f8410] f8410
[ 0.044001] ..... (found apic 0 pin 0) ...
[ 0.217319] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.263572] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.927970] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.934626] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: applying AMD SB600/SB700 USB freeze workaround
[ 0.945152] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.000144] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.056137] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.112140] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.168155] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.224148] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.240756] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 1.242634] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 processors (2 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 1.243136] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.420037] ata1: applying SB600 PMP SRST workaround and retrying
[ 6.289414] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 6.365742] sdhci-pci 0000:0b:06.2: SDHCI controller found [1217:7120] (rev 2)
[ 6.429175] yenta_cardbus 0000:0b:06.0: CardBus bridge found [1025:0124]
[ 6.469439] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Acer CrystalEye webcam (064e:a101)
[ 7.549656] nsc_ircc_pnp_probe() : From PnP, found firbase 0x2F8 ; irq 3 ; dma 3.
[ 7.549713] nsc-ircc, Found chip at base=0x02e
[ 7.550618] nsc-ircc, Found dongle: Supports SIR Mode only
[ 7.550689] nsc-ircc, Found chip at base=0x02e
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:""
          Access Point: Not-Associated

irda0 no wireless extensions.

 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]
david@david-laptop:~$

DavidPMeyer (davidpmeyer) said : #4

david@david-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -C usb; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep iwl; iwconfig; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
[sudo] password for david:
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 15
       serial: 00:1d:72:0d:9b:ef
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.23 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:27 memory:f0200000-f0203fff ioport:a000(size=256) memory:84000000-8401ffff(prefetchable)
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 01
       serial: 00:1e:4c:11:4c:c4
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.10.91.9 ip=172.16.225.68 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
       resources: irq:17 memory:f0300000-f0303fff
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1F:9E:CF:3E:F0
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-44 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:18:F8:55:EB:12
                    ESSID:"Wineland"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:2/5 Signal level:-70 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
          Cell 03 - Address: 00:21:91:3B:27:5D
                    ESSID:"BearBoo"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:2/5 Signal level:-74 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
          Cell 04 - Address: 00:09:5B:DA:4F:F0
                    ESSID:"Unavailable"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:3/5 Signal level:-69 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
          Cell 05 - Address: 00:1F:9E:BF:FA:70
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-48 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
          Cell 06 - Address: 00:1F:9E:BF:FE:40
                    ESSID:"spl-public"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-42 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s

irda0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=karmic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge [1002:7910]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) [1002:7912]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:7914]
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1) [1002:7915]
00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2) [1002:7916]
00:12.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387]
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389]
00:13.3 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a]
00:13.4 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b]
00:13.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c]
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] [1002:791f]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:436b] (rev 15)
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
0b:06.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711SP1 Memory CardBus Controller [1217:7136] (rev 01)
0b:06.2 SD Host controller [0805]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller [1217:7120] (rev 02)
0b:06.3 Mass storage controller [0180]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller [1217:7130] (rev 01)
0b:06.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7] (rev 02)
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a101 Suyin Corp. Acer CrystalEye Webcam
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
Linux david-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] Phoenix BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working around it.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00f8410] f8410
[ 0.044001] ..... (found apic 0 pin 0) ...
[ 0.217319] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.263572] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.927970] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.934626] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.5: applying AMD SB600/SB700 USB freeze workaround
[ 0.945152] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.000144] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.056137] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.112140] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.168155] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.224148] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.240756] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 1.242634] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 processors (2 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 1.243136] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.420037] ata1: applying SB600 PMP SRST workaround and retrying
[ 6.289414] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 6.365742] sdhci-pci 0000:0b:06.2: SDHCI controller found [1217:7120] (rev 2)
[ 6.429175] yenta_cardbus 0000:0b:06.0: CardBus bridge found [1025:0124]
[ 6.469439] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Acer CrystalEye webcam (064e:a101)
[ 7.549656] nsc_ircc_pnp_probe() : From PnP, found firbase 0x2F8 ; irq 3 ; dma 3.
[ 7.549713] nsc-ircc, Found chip at base=0x02e
[ 7.550618] nsc-ircc, Found dongle: Supports SIR Mode only
[ 7.550689] nsc-ircc, Found chip at base=0x02e
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Nickname:""
          Access Point: Not-Associated

irda0 no wireless extensions.

 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... [ OK ]
david@david-laptop:~$

DavidPMeyer (davidpmeyer) said : #5

sorry, don't know how to get rid of the triplicate. Also, when I installed 9.10, 9.04 didn't go away. Was it supposed to? and I keep getting this MS Windows dire virus message on 9.04--scare tactic? sorry about the delay and thanks for taking the time. if I was as smart as you and you were as stupid as me, I don't know if I would.

According to the output you just sent, your wireless card is working fine and can detect 6 different wireless networks in your vicinity.

Have you tried to connecting to your wireless access point using NetworkManager? What is the name of your wireless access point?

If you cannot connect to your access point using NetworkManager (icon in the top right corner of the screen), then try disabling encryption and enable SSID broadcasting on your wireless router.

If that does not help, you can run the following 2 commands to replace NetworkManager with wicd:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install wicd

If you decide to install wicd, you will need to reboot afterwards to be able to see the wicd icon in the Ubuntu panel.

Here is more info about wicd:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicd_%28Linux_Network_Manager%29

Here is more info about NetworkManager:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Networkmanager

Hope this helps a bit.

DavidPMeyer (davidpmeyer) said : #7

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.

Andy (andrzejgolka) said : #8

I have wifi problem on HP 2133 and it doesn't help, details below:

andrzej@andrzejgolka:~$ sudo lshw -C network; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -C usb; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep iwl; iwconfig; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
[sudo] password for andrzej:
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 02
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:fdffc000-fdffffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 3
       bus info: pci@0000:07:03.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 03
       serial: 00:22:64:4b:12:5f
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.99 duplex=full firmware=5788-v3.27 ip=192.168.1.104 latency=64 link=yes mingnt=64 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:16 memory:feaf0000-feafffff
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=karmic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge [1106:0364]
00:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge [1106:1364]
00:00.2 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge [1106:2364]
00:00.3 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge [1106:3364]
00:00.4 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge [1106:4364]
00:00.5 PIC [0800]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller [1106:5364]
00:00.6 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Security Device [1106:6364]
00:00.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge [1106:7364]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge [1106:b198]
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller [1106:a364] (rev 80)
00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller [1106:c364] (rev 80)
00:0f.0 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. Device [1106:5372]
00:10.0 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev b0)
00:10.2 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev b0)
00:10.3 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev b0)
00:10.4 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 90)
00:11.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237S PCI to ISA Bridge [1106:3372]
00:11.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller [1106:287e]
00:13.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge [1106:337b]
00:13.1 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge [1106:337a]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC] [1106:3371] (rev 01)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 02)
07:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:169c] (rev 03)
80:01.0 Audio device [0403]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller) [1106:3288] (rev 10)
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1058:1010 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04f2:b107 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd CNF7070 Webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1241:1177 Belkin F8E842-DL Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Linux andrzejgolka 2.6.31-15-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 10 14:54:29 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00ff780] ff780
[ 0.148325] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.216842] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 14 devices
[ 1.181467] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.200258] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.201006] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.201406] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.201833] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.211467] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 1.216589] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 13.440343] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device CNF7070 (04f2:b107)
[ 13.812907] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 14.101766] lis3lv02d: hardware type HP2133 found.
[ 14.104830] lis3lv02d: 1-byte sensor found
[ 46.085235] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
[13561.417981] usb-storage: device found at 5
[15367.640392] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device CNF7070 (04f2:b107)
[15369.580980] usb-storage: device found at 7
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.
                                                                                                                                                      [ OK ]
andrzej@andrzejgolka:~$