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kubuntu 10.10 dell inspiron 1545 wireless nothing on scan

Asked by brad schaefbauer on 2010-12-19

I have an inspiron 1545 from dell. it worked great, wanted to load kubuntu 10.10, it is loaded and the wireless doesnt work. I dont get any errors that I can find. here is the out put of the commands : sudo lshw -C network; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | grep ound; dmesg | grep b43; dmesg | grep wl; dmesg | grep witch; iwconfig; grep b43 /etc/modprobe.d/*; grep wl /etc/modprobe.d/*; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 01
       serial: 00:22:5f:8e:30:df
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.60.48.36 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
       resources: irq:17 memory:f69fc000-f69fffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 13
       serial: 00:23:ae:2f:91:d1
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.28 duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.2.2 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:44 memory:f68fc000-f68fffff ioport:de00(size=256)
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:11:50:1E:69:A9
                    ESSID:"belkin54g"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-49 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

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=maverick
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 13)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
======================================================
                               system Inspiron 1545
/0 bus 0G848F
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/400 processor Genuine Intel(R) CPU 585 @ 2.16GHz
/0/400/700 memory 64KiB L1 cache
/0/400/701 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/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 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/2 display Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/1a bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1a.1 bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
/0/100/1a.2 bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
/0/100/1a.7 bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1b multimedia 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.1 bridge 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0 eth1 network BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
/0/100/1c.2 bridge 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3
/0/100/1c.2/0 eth0 network 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
/0/100/1c.4 bridge 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5
/0/100/1d bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f bridge ICH9M LPC Interface Controller
/0/100/1f.2 scsi1 storage ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller
/0/100/1f.2/0 /dev/sda disk 160GB WDC WD1600BEVT-7
/0/100/1f.2/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 143GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.2/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 5999MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 5999MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/100/1f.2/1 /dev/cdrom disk DVD+-RW TS-L633B
/0/100/1f.2/1/0 /dev/cdrom disk
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller
/0/1 scsi0 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk SCSI Disk
/1 power DELL HP27794
Linux brad-Inspiron-1545 2.6.35-23-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 24 10:18:49 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.166767] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.247944] HEST: Table is not found!
[ 0.305363] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.406837] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.487788] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.524169] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.524493] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.524747] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.524971] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.525200] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.525429] hub 7-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.525655] hub 8-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.635225] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.643419] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.069896] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 14.372200] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 16.857008] input: HDA Intel Mic at Ext Right Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 16.857219] input: HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Right Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 14.997350] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 15.073525] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 15.073539] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 0.005248] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 0.252020] Switching to clocksource tsc
[ 0.385326] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.386073] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.400229] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 16.747303] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 170x48
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

/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
/etc/modprobe.d/intel-5300-iwlagn-disable11n.conf:options iwlagn 11n_disable=1
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces...

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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2010-12-20
Last query:
2010-12-20
Last reply:
2010-12-19

Install wicd and tell it your wifi is eth1. Network manager expects wlan0 which isnt always the case

Your wireless is supported by this guide:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

i tried to install wicd like this : sudo aptitude install wicd : but I aptitude is not on this machine. it is kubuntu 10.10

I had to install aptitude
  apt-get install aptitude
  aptitude install wicd
  aptitude remove network-manager

after that it was working fine.

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.