Can't connect to Wifi with BCM4321 in Natty 11.04

Asked by David Carr on 2011-05-08

Internal WiFi card (BCM4321 chip) won't connect. I've enabled the drivers using Additional Drivers in System Settings with no change. Also tried another fix that involved enabling B43 drivers but that didn't work either. Wired Ethernet works fine - I've also downloaded the latest system updates.

Below is the output from the diagnostic command given on this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure.

Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
hwinfo is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 66 not upgraded.
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 03
       serial: 00:23:4d:95:c9:c6
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.100.82.38 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn
       resources: irq:17 memory:fe8fc000-fe8fffff memory:f0000000-f00fffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:22:19:d1:1a:25
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.116 duplex=full firmware=sb v3.04 ip=192.168.1.7 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:47 memory:fe5f0000-fe5fffff
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:18:01:F4:50:C8
                    ESSID:"Carr"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-41 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    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
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 02)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1713] (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
==========================================================
                                   system Portable Computer
/0 bus 0DT492
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/400 processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz
/0/400/700 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/400/701 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/400/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/400/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/1000 memory 2GiB System Memory
/0/1000/0 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
/0/1000/1 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
/0/100 bridge Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/2 display Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondar
/0/100/1a bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1a.1 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
/0/100/1a.7 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1b multimedia 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 eth1 network BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n
/0/100/1c.3 bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4
/0/100/1c.5 bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6
/0/100/1c.5/0 eth0 network NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express
/0/100/1d bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/1 bus R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
/0/100/1e/1.1 generic R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
/0/100/1e/1.2 generic R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
/0/100/1e/1.3 generic xD-Picture Card Controller
/0/100/1f bridge 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD+-RW TS-L632H
/0/100/1f.2 scsi2 storage 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 250GB Hitachi HTS54322
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 230GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 2037MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 2037MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
/1 power DELL MN1278A
Linux mackenzie-Inspiron-1420 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[ 0.280272] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.280278] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.345744] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.345758] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.345797] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.346514] hpet0: 3 comparators, 64-bit 14.318180 MHz counter
[ 0.356130] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.359676] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.359784] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #1
[ 0.393861] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.449987] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.496030] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.565602] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.937951] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.971800] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy suspend method
[ 0.971803] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy resume method
[ 0.992177] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.012158] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.012612] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.013018] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.016226] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.016608] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.016980] hub 7-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.020877] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.2.0 loaded
[ 1.020880] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 1.029632] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.399917] sdhci-pci 0000:03:01.1: SDHCI controller found [1180:0822] (rev 22)
[ 1.404235] mmc0: no vmmc regulator found
[ 1.480973] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95906) rev c002] (PCI Express) MAC address 00:22:19:d1:1a:25
[ 1.480978] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: attached PHY is 5906 (10/100Base-TX Ethernet) (WireSpeed[0])
[ 1.480982] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[0] TSOcap[0]
[ 1.480985] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: dma_rwctrl[76180000] dma_mask[64-bit]
[ 7.584190] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 180x56
[ 7.619157] [Firmware Bug]: Duplicate ACPI video bus devices for the same VGA controller, please try module parameter "video.allow_duplicates=1"if the current driver doesn't work.
[ 7.979263] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 8.652731] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 8.673019] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 8.673031] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 9.445017] eth1: Broadcom BCM4328 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.100.82.38
[ 9.696230] input: HDA Intel Mic at Ext Front Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 9.696383] input: HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Front Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 9.696486] input: HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Front Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input10
[ 18.293359] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 28.640030] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
[ 3994.138923] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 3994.896040] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #1
[ 3994.914198] wl 0000:0c:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0xf (was 0x100, writing 0x10a)
[ 3994.914250] wl 0000:0c:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x6 (was 0xc, writing 0xf000000c)
[ 3994.914271] wl 0000:0c:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x4 (was 0x4, writing 0xfe8fc004)
[ 3994.914290] wl 0000:0c:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x3 (was 0x0, writing 0x10)
[ 3994.914312] wl 0000:0c:00.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x100000, writing 0x100106)
[ 3995.042131] usb usb3: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3995.042238] usb usb4: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3995.042815] usb usb5: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3995.042922] usb usb6: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3995.043026] usb usb7: root hub lost power or was reset
[ 3995.043495] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 3995.043514] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 3995.168122] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb3 complete after 117.373 msecs
[ 3995.168184] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb4 complete after 116.553 msecs
[ 3995.168239] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb5 complete after 116.374 msecs
[ 3995.172123] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb6 complete after 119.884 msecs
[ 3995.172186] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb7 complete after 119.712 msecs
[ 3998.216761] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 4009.120106] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
[ 4018.337122] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 4018.337133] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX
[ 4018.337554] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 4018.487790] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: Link is down
[ 4020.896251] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 4020.896263] tg3 0000:09:00.0: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX
[ 4029.160107] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 Access Point: Not-Associated
          Link Quality:5 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0 invalid crypt:0 invalid misc:0

# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist brcm80211
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 3015: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file dbus-errors.c line 280.
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
28: PCI c00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: JNkJ.ewgitxEFqvB
  Parent ID: qTvu.JXx8NEixNWD
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:0c:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-card"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4328 "BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x000a "Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-card"
  Revision: 0x03
  Driver: "wl"
  Driver Modules: "wl"
  Device File: eth1
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xfe8fc000-0xfe8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf00fffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (2629 events)
  HW Address: 00:23:4d:95:c9:c6
  Link detected: yes
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 36 40 44 48 149 153 157 161 165
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.745 5.765 5.785 5.805 5.825
  WLAN bitrates: 1 2 5.5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 WEP256 WEP128 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004328sv00001028sd0000000Abc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: wl is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #16 (PCI bridge)

29: PCI 900.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.s4MwlZ3DlgF
  Parent ID: HnsE.RrU8Doeaba0
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.5/0000:09:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:09:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Dell Inspiron 1420"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x1713 "NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x01f3 "Inspiron 1420"
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "tg3"
  Driver Modules: "tg3"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xfe5f0000-0xfe5fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 47 (18373 events)
  HW Address: 00:22:19:d1:1a:25
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00001713sv00001028sd000001F3bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: tg3 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe tg3"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #18 (PCI bridge)

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 13213 1
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 60537 1
lib80211_crypt_tkip 17203 0
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
wl 2642531 0
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
joydev 17322 0
r852 17878 0
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
sm_common 16737 1 r852
snd 55295 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
psmouse 73312 0
nand 49822 2 r852,sm_common
nand_ids 8547 1 nand
soundcore 12600 1 snd
lib80211 14570 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i915 450944 3
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
drm 180037 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
dell_wmi 12601 0
nand_ecc 13070 1 nand
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
serio_raw 12990 0
mtd 26720 2 sm_common,nand
dell_laptop 13515 0
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
lp 13349 0
video 18951 1 i915
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
ahci 21591 2
firewire_ohci 31504 0
firewire_core 56138 1 firewire_ohci
sdhci_pci 13623 0
tg3 131476 0
libahci 25548 1 ahci
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
sdhci 22720 1 sdhci_pci

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu network-manager Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
Ubfan
Solved:
2011-05-08
Last query:
2011-05-08
Last reply:
2011-05-08
Best Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

It looks like you can successfully scan the wireless access point, so I'd say the driver setup is OK. Connecting to your accesspoint requires you to select the correct security protocol, and supply the correct key, (and if your accesspoint is not broadcasting, go to the network-manager (pie shape pile of arcs or outline) and select "connect to hidden network", and also supply the ESSID. I have heard tell of problems connecting to eth1 with network-manager, but have no direct experience with that. Suggestions that wicd seems to work better for eth1 I have also heard, but again, no direct experience with that, since network-manager works for me.

David Carr (dave-carrz) said : #2

You were right: the laptop was connecting but wasn't authenticating. It turns out that the router was set for a 64/40-bit WEP key and a 64-bit key was in use. The Ubuntu selection was 128/40-bit, hence a mismatch. I changed the router to a 128-bit key and it works!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

David Carr (dave-carrz) said : #3

Thanks Ubfan, that solved my question.