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Old 04-26-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
schinigamii
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Talking Wireless Card Detected? Can't Connect To Net in Ubuntu


Hi there mates,


I've been here before, but it's been a while so i created a new account cause i forgot the username and pass. BUT ANYWAY....


I've got Ubuntu 7.04 Installed on my system, actually it's running of a cd right now, but I'm going to be setting up to Dual Boot soon here. I just wanna make sure everythings compatible before i go through w/ it.

I've been trying to connect to my wireless network with my laptop (the one with Ubuntu)

My problem is, I can't tell if it recognizes the card. I've got a tower with a wifi signal, but I'm not sure if that is the indicator that it's supported or not.

I THINK it is because i can check the box to enable it, and I can 'log in' to it to configure it (setting up WEP key and ESSID).

After it configures, it neither says i have connectivity or not; so I don't know if it's connecting.


I DO know though, that when i try to access the internet, that it doesn't work :P

When i look at the specs to see if everything is compatible, I kinda run into a snag. Why? Well, when i look for the details on my Wireless card, all i get is that it's a " Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter" Nothing More.


Is there something I'm missing here or...? The specs are listed at
putfile,com/pic/8050735

Sorry about the shitty quality, but click on "FULL SIZE" And it should be legible.

UPDATE!!!!

I think i know why its not working!!! (yay!!?)

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=145730

My question is, how do i use the code "DRAGOMIROV" posted? it always says command not found

I would LOVE any help!! Cheers guys!

Last edited by schinigamii; 04-26-2008 at 02:55 PM. Reason: updating
 
Old 04-26-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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Hello, try using lsmod instead of lmod. Also, in your original post.....

Quote:
Well, when i look for the details on my Wireless card, all i get is that it's a " Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter" Nothing More.
Use the command...
Code:
sudo lspci
that will get you the exact specs on your card....It should be towards the end, if not narrow it down with
Code:
sudo lspci | grep -i network
Hope that helps!
Thanks
 
Old 05-24-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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Dear schinigamii:

Do you get your problem solved. I get a similar problem. I am using Verizon DSL and Ubuntu. I try so many times but never can get Ubuntu to see my wireless. When I use Ms Window and WEireless, it works. Also, if I direct connect from Ubuntu to my DSM MODEM (a Westell Versalink Moodel 327W), it also works too.

psjean
 
Old 05-25-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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Wireless Card Possible Solution

Hey there,


You know, I am like 99% sure that I found the solution, but I can't be sure yet- let me explain.


I found out that the reason it wasn't working is because the Firmware for linux to recognize the card and switch it on wasn't there.

So i basically did a lot of searching, and finally found firmware from some site (users with the same problem and card).

As soon as I installed the firmware, the Light for my wireless came on...SWEET! Or so I thought...

Although the light turned on, the internet still didn't work. BUT, when I read some more online, they said that a lot of times (or usually anyway) you have to reboot for it to recognise it.

The problem with that is, I was running Linux off a CD, sooooo rebooting resets it and all the progress is gone >_<

I wanted to create a partion on my HDD, but I only have 3 Gigs left.

I've got a new HDD on order, as well as an external, and then I'll dual boot the system to see if it works then.

I hope this helps mate.
 
  


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