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sixsidepentagon 09-08-2007 05:03 PM

Can't set up Wireless Internet on Dell Latitude D600
 
So, I'm a complete newbie, trying my hand at Ubuntu. I've gotten ndiswrapper to work, and I'm pretty sure I've gotten the drivers to install (I downloaded them straight from Dell) with ndisgtk. Unfortunately it didn't work, even after I tried to configure it in the Network thing (by the way, what is enable roaming? I tried it with both, but it didn't work). I played with Network Manager for a bit (gave it my network name and password), but it still didn't work (told me I had a 0% connection). What do I do now?

Thanks in advance, if you help me to get this to work, I'll be an Linux convert for life.

Brian1 09-08-2007 06:01 PM

I am not a ubuntu user but things to check.
You ndiswrapper installed.
You are using the correct inf driver for the nic you have.
Setup the connection as dhcp and have the router setup as a dhcp server.
Make sure there is no security enabled. Meaning wep, wpa, wpa2, and mac and or ip filtring.
Once all is set then try pinging the routers lan IP

Brian

sixsidepentagon 09-08-2007 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian1 (Post 2885951)
I am not a ubuntu user but things to check.
You ndiswrapper installed.
You are using the correct inf driver for the nic you have.
Setup the connection as dhcp and have the router setup as a dhcp server.
Make sure there is no security enabled. Meaning wep, wpa, wpa2, and mac and or ip filtring.
Once all is set then try pinging the routers lan IP

Brian

Thanks for the response!
I had ndiswrapper installed.
I got the inf drivers straight from Dell, so I certainly hope that they're right.
I've got my connection set up as DHCP, but I'm not sure if the router is. In Windows it says that my connection is "assigned by DHCP", so I think I'm in the clear for that
I've got a wep password, I think. But Network Manager lets me put it in, so I don't see how there would be a problem there.
Pinging routers lan IP, no idea how to do that. I might be able to figure out how to ping, but how do I find my routers lan IP?

Also, it would be helpful to be able to figure out if Ubuntu is detecting my hardware and is using it. Is there any command to do just that?

Brian1 09-08-2007 07:25 PM

I would disable wep to start with. Know the IP will be found on the setup page of the router in the lan section. More than likely 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. If you were in windows what is the ip it gets from the router?
Then to ping use the command ' ping -c5 192.168.1.1 '

Brian

Junior Hacker 09-08-2007 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sixsidepentagon (Post 2885971)
Also, it would be helpful to be able to figure out if Ubuntu is detecting my hardware and is using it. Is there any command to do just that?

In a terminal, type: sudo ifconfig, this should show all network interfaces up and ready.
EXAMPLE:
Code:

jo@jo-desktop:~$ sudo ifconfig
Password:
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:29:7E:A3:ED 
          inet addr:192.168.30.129  Bcast:192.168.30.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fe7e:a3ed/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:22 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:51 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:2796 (2.7 KiB)  TX bytes:5756 (5.6 KiB)
          Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:100 (100.0 b)  TX bytes:100 (100.0 b)

jo@jo-desktop:~$

This shows I only have an ethernet, in my laptop, the wireless shows up as eth2. Without proper drivers, the card will not be recognized here.

sixsidepentagon 09-08-2007 10:40 PM

O.k, so neither that ping thing did anything (said something like couldn't reach network) and sudo ifconfig didn't show me my wireless connection (only lo and eth0).

I restarted it and found that apparently when I went to install the drivers, it couldn't find the hardware.

I'm guessing that means I gave it the wrong driver. But I got it straight from the Dell website!

So is it what files I'm putting on the desktop (because I'm still using the liveCD, and have to keep the drivers on a flashdrive)? I'm currently giving it the .inf, .sys., and .cat files. There were also a bunch of .dll files on the driver installation, but I thought I didn't need them.

What's going on?

Brian1 09-09-2007 09:44 AM

You should only need the inf file. I am guessing you have a dual boot system so look for the inf driver it is using and copy that over.

Brian

dan_slack 09-09-2007 02:33 PM

Read this thread
 
Just go and read this thread, and especially the post no. 4:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=554517

Hope it helps.

Dan

sixsidepentagon 09-09-2007 06:34 PM

By the way, thanks again all you guys that have been helping me so far.

Here's what I've tried. I found this website http://www.flexion.org/site/index.ph...ion=Page&id=11
which has instructions to set up a wireless card for my computer with Ubuntu Breezy. Problem is, when I tried it, ndisgtk still couldn't detect my hardware and the tutorial told me to edit the .conf files in ndiswrapper, which didn't work because they were read only.

So is that because I'm using liveCD?
And I'm using Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn. Does Breezy have something that Fiesty Fawn doesn't?

Edit: And I'll try that blacklisting of bcm4xx.

sixsidepentagon 09-13-2007 08:01 AM

Does anyone have an idea for why it worked for this guy http://www.flexion.org/site/index.ph...ion=Page&id=11 but not for me? The only difference that I can tell is that our versions of UBuntu are different.

Tried blacklisting bcm43xx, didn't do anything.

Ndisgtk is telling me that the hardware is not present. I think Ubuntu can detect the hardware though. It detected a device called "BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN" with an OEM called Wireless 1350 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (which is what I've been trying to configure). Though I have no idea what that bcm4306 thing is. I've heard of some sort of bcm4xx installation, should I try that?

sixsidepentagon 09-14-2007 04:56 PM

I finally got my wireless driver to work (used another application that would install broadcom drivers, turns out my version of ndiswrapper was broken!), but now I'm having trouble logging into my home network. It's detecting it, but it won't read the WEP password that I'm putting into it. What do I do?

Edit: Nevermind, for some reason it works now! Yipee!

karlox 10-02-2007 03:42 PM

Which application?
 
Could you detail please, the application you used to install the broadcom drivers?


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