Can't get my wifi to work on Asus Eee PC 1015PEM netbook with installed Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition

Asked by Carlos Acevedo on 2010-10-08

   Hello All,

    I just purchase a new Asus Eee PC 1015PEM netbook and installed Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition. I have search google and I'm glad that I'm not the only one having problems with there WIFI and this brand of netbook.

    Some of the steps I have taken so far are...

   "go to realtek's website for driver support (download section)
-Choose "communications network ICs>wireless lan ICs>WLAN NIC> then choose b/g/n single chip> software > now choose "RTL8192SE"
-(For simplicity just download it to "Downloads" folder)
-go to the folder, click "Extract Here" (I renamed the extracted folder as "RTL8192""
-Open up the application "terminal"

type the following in terminal:
sudo su
cd Downloads |note that the letter the folder begins w/ a capital D|
cd RTL8192SE
make
make install
reboot gk (this will reboot the computer)

then press Fn + F2 and watch for the wifi light to light up. All done ^^ ""

   One thing to note FN+F2 doesn't seem to do anything. My WIFI is on, but it's not being pick up by ubuntu.

   I have also tried the method posted by Rick "Try installing the compat-wireless Linux modules (backported versions) using these 2 commands:" still can't get the wifi to work.

    Here is a copy of my terminal log

 *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: Broadcom Corporation
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:fbffc000-fbffffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
       vendor: Atheros Communications
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: c0
       serial: 20:cf:30:43:06:c5
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.2-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.110 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:29 memory:f7fc0000-f7ffffff ioport:ec00(size=128)
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010] (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011] (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012] (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
Bus 005 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5702 IMC Networks
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
=========================================================
                                  system 1015PEM
/0 bus 1015PE
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N550 @ 1.50GHz
/0/4/5 memory 48KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/4/0.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/0.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/0.3 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/0.4 processor Logical CPU
/0/15 memory 1GiB System Memory
/0/15/0 memory 1GiB DIMM Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
/0/15/1 memory DIMM [empty]
/0/1 processor
/0/1/0.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/1/0.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/1/0.3 processor Logical CPU
/0/1/0.4 processor Logical CPU
/0/100 bridge N10 Family DMI Bridge
/0/100/2 display N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/2.1 display N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/1b multimedia N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 network Broadcom Corporation
/0/100/1c.3 bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4
/0/100/1c.3/0 eth0 network Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
/0/100/1d bus N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.3 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.7 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge NM10 Family LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2 scsi0 storage N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 250GB ST9250315AS
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 100GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 15GiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 117GiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/3/5 /dev/sda5 volume 117GiB HPFS/NTFS partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 20MiB EFI (FAT-12/16/32) partition
Linux ubuntu 2.6.32-25-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 17 20:26:08 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] AMI BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working around it.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00ff780] ff780
[ 0.369245] ACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC
[ 0.405238] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.456758] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices
[ 0.583469] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: using broken periodic workaround
[ 0.601960] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.602958] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.603695] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.604471] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.605232] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.633812] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.649247] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.925375] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.473532] ACPI Warning for \_SB_.PCI0.IDE1.PRT0._GTF: Return type mismatch - found Integer, expected Buffer (20090903/nspredef-1006)
[ 13.695627] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 14.230068] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB2.0 UVC VGA WebCam (13d3:5702)
[ 19.380399] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 153.388430] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 153.389287] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 164.176147] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 0.633803] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 0.633812] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 14.040340] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 14.044095] wl: disagrees about version of symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops
[ 14.044109] wl: Unknown symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops
[ 0.448069] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.523742] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.528742] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 15.196321] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x37
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf:blacklist b43
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf:blacklist b43legacy
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by b43 and ssb.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcm43.conf:# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist twl4030_wdt
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 1710: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file dbus-errors.c line 278.
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: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: B35A.HnhErYJK491
  Parent ID: qTvu.bQ30eTbcr+3
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:02:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom Network controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4727
  SubVendor: pci 0x1a3b
  SubDevice: pci 0x2047
  Revision: 0x01
  Memory Range: 0xfbffc000-0xfbffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 10 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004727sv00001A3Bsd00002047bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: wl is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)

24: PCI 100.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.Qk9ZRmN_Ab8
  Parent ID: Z7uZ.f4r+Yl3RyX5
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:01:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Attansic Ethernet controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x1969 "Attansic Technology Corp."
  Device: pci 0x1062
  SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
  SubDevice: pci 0x838a
  Revision: 0xc0
  Driver: "atl1c"
  Driver Modules: "atl1c"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xf7fc0000-0xf7ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0xec00-0xec7f (rw)
  IRQ: 29 (3220 events)
  HW Address: 20:cf:30:43:06:c5
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001969d00001062sv00001043sd0000838Abc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: atl1c is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe atl1c"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.

       One more thing to mention. Under hardware driver I have Broadcom STA wireless drivers listed and installed. At the bottom of the screen the window states "The driver is currently active, but not in use."

   Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Carlos Acevedo
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2010-10-09
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2010-10-09

It uses the broadcom STA driver, You can install it using the ethernet port and also get fully updated

Carlos Acevedo (jca2022) said : #2

         How would I go back installing it from the ethernet port? I went into the network screen and my ethernet port is working fine, but under wireless I have nothing listed.

Carlos Acevedo (jca2022) said : #4

   That page didn't help. I did see on the comments that Kevin is having the same problem but no new comments yet.

"I’ve actived the new driver,and reboot,but something unexpected, the new driver is enabled,but not in use. And I couldn’t find wireless network"

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #5

@Carlos, what do you see exactly when going to System > Administration > Hardware drivers ?

You should be able to choose the STA driver and enable it. If you have activated b43, please disable it and enable STA.

If you don't see STA in your choices please do:

From the GUI:
Package Manager (System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager). Click the Reload button in the upper left corner of Synaptic to refresh your index then search for and reinstall the package named bcmwl-kernel-source.

From the shell:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

In either GUI or text case, after reinstalling, reboot your machine.

Now go back to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and you should see the driver enabled and working.

The above instructions come from:
http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt
Also quoted and tested/working here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9567209&postcount=8

Carlos Acevedo (jca2022) said : #6

    Under Hardware Driver I see the following...

http://picasaweb.google.com/jca2022/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCI7Pxo_At8S7qgE&pli=1&gsessionid=7jbcTB-voHof31-lbw6sbQ#5525885593216269874

    So I removed the driver and tried installing it from the shell. Went into the Hardware drivers and I have the same problem, driver is enabled,but not in use.

   Going to try and reinstall Ubuntu see if that helps.

Carlos Acevedo (jca2022) said : #7

   Finally got the wifi working. I reinstalled Unbuntu and as soon as the OS loaded up I installed the drivers with the directions given by Fabián. Not sure why I couldn't get it to work previously, but I'm up and running now.

Thanks All!