Connecting to my wireless network

Asked by jimjinphx on 2010-02-15

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop, which also has Windows XP installed. XP recognizes my wireless network, but 9.10 sim[ply gives me the message *network not connected*. Suggestions for getting this to work?

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Could you please give us the output of this command: sudo lspci -vk

jimjinphx (jimj185) said : #2

Michael - Thanks for your help. I entered the command as you asked and received this response:

jimjurnak@ubuntu:~$ sudo lspci -vk
[sudo] password for jimjurnak:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
 Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
 Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
 Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
 Memory at b0080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
 I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
 Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
 Memory at b0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
 Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
 Kernel driver in use: i915
 Kernel modules: i915

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
  Flags: fast devsel
 Memory at 24000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=512K]
 Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
 Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
 Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
 Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
 Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
 Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
 Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
 Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
 I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]
 Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
 I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]
 Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
 I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]
 Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
 I/O ports at 1880 [size=32]
 Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 20)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
 Memory at b0040000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
 Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
 Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
 Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4) (prog-if 01)
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
 Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=0a, sec-latency=128
 I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
 Memory behind bridge: b0100000-b01fffff
 Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000020000000-0000000023ffffff
 Capabilities: [50] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081

00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
 I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
 I/O ports at 18c0 [size=64]
 Memory at b0040800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
 Memory at b0040400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
 Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
 Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
 Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 20
 I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
 I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
 Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
 Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
 Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
 I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
 I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
 I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
 I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
 I/O ports at 1810 [size=16]
 Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
 I/O ports at 18a0 [size=32]
 Kernel modules: i2c-i801

06:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1355
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 128, IRQ 20
 Memory at b0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
 Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
 Kernel modules: ssb

06:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 22
 Memory at b0102000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
 Bus: primary=06, secondary=07, subordinate=0a, sec-latency=176
 Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
 Memory window 1: 28000000-2bfff000
 I/O window 0: 00003400-000034ff
 I/O window 1: 00003800-000038ff
 16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
 Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
 Kernel modules: yenta_socket

06:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3081
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128, IRQ 20
 I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
 Memory at b0103000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
 Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
 Kernel driver in use: 8139too
 Kernel modules: epl, 8139too, 8139cp

Thanks again.

Jim

06:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1355
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 128, IRQ 20
 Memory at b0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
 Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
 Kernel modules: ssb

This is your wireless card. Broadcom sucks.... Just to let you know. :)

The first step I would try is going to System > Administration > Restricted Drivers. If you see any Broadcom drivers then install them. Reboot and see if any magic happened.

If that doesn't work then try this:
 sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist (Unless you know vim or nano - those are better than gedit)
Add this on a new line at the bottom
 blacklist ndiswrapper
Save and reboot

I really hope this helps. :) Broadcom sucks but it's been dealt with a lot in the Linux community.

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