Cannot enable wireless card via knetworkmanager

Asked by Vedovelli on 2007-04-25

Hello, I have just installed Kubuntu 7.04 and I see my wireless card recognized by the system. When I input my SSID the system try to find my wireless connection but cannot enable the interface. I tryied to enable it from manual configuration screen, but without success.

My wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4318 Airforce One 54G.

Can someone please help



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Stuart Finlay (stuartfinlay) said : #1

Hi Ved,

Generally you need to install the firmware for the card before it will work. Have you tried following this post in the forums -
I would guess that that is your best bet.

I don't have a 4318 (I have a different broadcom card) but I just installed the 'bcm43xx-fwcutter' and ran it from a terminal. It pulled the firmware off the internet and installed it. After a reboot the wireless worked well in Kubuntu 7.04. Chances are it will work the same as method 1 from the above link but it's always another option worth trying.

Any difficulties, let us know.


marcelol (marcelol240) said : #2

I have a similar issue, except I had to go the roundabout route and hardwire adept in ndiswrapper, and then have it suck in the INF/SYS from Dell for my Inspiron 8500 with a Truemobile 1300 ( BCM 4306 Rev 2 ) mPCI card. Sometimes I have to access the network via administrator mode to enable the interface, sometimes I don't.

I've considered switching to either wpa_gui or kwml, but they don't coexist with KNetworkManager.

Any ideas why the the interface might be enabled only intermittently.

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