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Old 01-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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Question No wireless on HP pavilion dv4 running Ubuntu


Hi i installed ubuntu on my laptop but i cant get the wireless to work, someone told me that i just need to download the packages but i tried and it didn't work, someone help.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Hi i installed ubuntu on my laptop but i cant get the wireless to work, someone told me that i just need to download the packages but i tried and it didn't work, someone help.
How about providing some actual details??

Things like version of Ubuntu? Hardware you're working with? Who the "someone" is, and what mystery packages they told you to download? What you DID with what you downloaded, and what are the actual error(s) you're getting? And what are you doing to try the wireless connection?

Saying "it's not working, help me", doesn't give us alot to go on to be able to help you...
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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Hi i installed ubuntu on my laptop but i cant get the wireless to work, someone told me that i just need to download the packages but i tried and it didn't work, someone help.
As the man said, we need details....

One step to try: Open a terminal, and enter "sudo iwconfig". Post the results here.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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wireless on ubuntu

Hi, have ubuntu 9.10. All i want it's to enable the wireless which i don't know how to do it. I also have windows 7 on another partition and my wireless drivers are broadcom 802.11 wireless lan adapter. this probably help you more understand my problem.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 03:01 PM   #5
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wireless on ubuntu

Hi, i have a HP pavilion dv4 and im dual booting with wondows 7 and ubuntu 9.1. the drivers my windows uses are broadcom. I tried using the network connection tool but everytime i try to connect to my router i get an error message (error editing connection: property '%s' / '%s' invalid: %d NMSettingWireless)
Someone help
i posted a thread before but no one replied, so someone please reply this time.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 03:48 PM   #6
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Has the wireless ever worked with Ubuntu? If yes, what have you changed since it stopped working. If no, please post the output of

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lspci | grep -i net
ifconfig -a
iwconfig
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:56 PM   #7
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i posted a thread before but no one replied, so someone please reply this time.
If you are not going to answer the questions that were asked of you in your original thread, which is here
then why should you think it right to start a new thread with the same question here?

Please answer the questions that are asked of you, then maybe we can progress.

I have asked the mods to merge your threads.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 04:41 PM   #8
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hmm... there is no magic button we can tell you to press to get your wireless working. We need information to tell you how to proceed. If the questions asked of you make no sense, then just tell us, and we can walk you though it. Ignoring questions you don't know how to answer will get you nowhere.

Cheers,

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Old 02-05-2010, 06:49 PM   #9
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hi j360

do you have a network connection icon on your menu bar? mine is at the top right.

if you do and have you tried to right click on it and make sure that the
"enable networking" and the "enable wireless" are checked.

try that and let us know

Vanessa
 
Old 02-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #10
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Cool

Thanks for your help
 
Old 03-02-2010, 11:30 PM   #11
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Well I don't know if you got it working or not but I just bought an HP dv4 laptop. I had the same problem. The fix was to install b43-fwcutter and bcmwl-kernel-source. That got the the card working reconized to finding networks anyway. Depending on the network you may need to manually put in your settings, ip, netmask, gateway, etc. But it works great.
 
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:09 PM   #12
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thanks ..works fine for my hp dv4
 
  


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