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Old 01-30-2011, 06:19 AM   #1
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Driver for DW1501 network card - Ubuntu


Hi all,

I have installed wubi inside windows7. My laptop is dell inspiron. I am not able to connect to internet via wifi. My network card is DW1501 and does not have a linux driver. The windows7 driver has 2 .sys and 3 .dll files and no .inf files. Thats why i cannot install ndiswrapper also. Any work around for this problem is highly appreciated.

Thanks,
John
 
Old 01-30-2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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Hi john0887, Welcome to LQ. Please post the output of the following:

Code:
sudo lspci -v | grep Network
sudo lsmod
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 02-05-2011, 09:27 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for reply.The output of below commands are
kumar@ubuntu:~$ sudo lspci -v | grep Network
[sudo] password for kumar:
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
kumar@ubuntu:~$ sudo lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 6587 1
ppdev 5259 0
snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi 11622 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 203310 1
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
joydev 8708 0
snd_hda_intel 21941 2
snd_hda_codec 74201 3 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
uvcvideo 56990 0
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
dell_wmi 1793 0
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
i915 285076 3
drm_kms_helper 29297 1 i915
videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
drm 162377 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
snd 54148 17 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_ mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
intel_agp 24119 2 i915
dell_laptop 6856 0
psmouse 63245 0
serio_raw 3978 0
agpgart 31724 2 drm,intel_agp
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 i915
soundcore 6620 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
dcdbas 5422 1 dell_laptop
video 17375 1 i915
output 1871 1 video
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
usbhid 36110 0
hid 67032 1 usbhid
usb_storage 39425 0
ahci 32200 2
 
Old 02-05-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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Looks like the 4313 card. I believe either of these drivers should work.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 02-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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The first link worked. I am thrilled. Thank you very much.
However i do not know how to add it to boot process. Can you help me with that too. I am using ubuntu 10.04
 
Old 02-20-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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You're Welcome, Glad it worked for you. I believe what you're looking for is detailed in the readme.

http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt
 
Old 05-07-2011, 04:26 AM   #7
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assistance

hi,

i'm having the same problem as john0887 and am also a complete novice and had never even looked at a Linux system before yesterday.

i too can download the driver but the readme file makes absolutely no sense to me what-so-ever.

can anyone help???

here's where i'm (first) experiencing difficulties - the readme file says:

Quote:
It performs
all interactions with the OS through OS specific files (wl_linux.c, wl_iw.c,
osl_linux.c) that are shipped in source form. You compile this source on
your system and link with a precompiled binary file (wlc_hybrid.o_shipped)
which contains the rest of the driver.
huh....?

Quote:
Some distros (Ubuntu and Fedora at the least) already have a version of
this driver in their repositories precompiled, tested and ready to go.
You just use the package manager to install the proper package.
say what....?

basically (as maybe now is obvious) i need a complete walk-through of every step of getting this problem sorted.

sorry to be so useless but i'll pick everything up over time but for now any/all assistance would be massively appreciated.

cheers, gairy.
 
Old 05-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #8
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Hi gairym, Welcome to LQ. What Distribution are you using? If it is Ubuntu, please post the output from the following.

Code:
$ sudo lspci -v | grep -i net
$ sudo lsmod
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-08-2011, 04:27 AM   #9
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Peacedog,

thanks for the response - here's the output:

Quote:
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
and

Quote:
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 32111 0
ppdev 12849 0
binfmt_misc 13213 1
joydev 17322 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27479 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 255820 1
snd_hda_intel 24140 2
snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,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
i915 450979 8
dell_wmi 12601 0
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
dell_laptop 13515 0
dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
uvcvideo 66851 0
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
videodev 75143 1 uvcvideo
psmouse 59039 0
snd 55295 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
serio_raw 12990 0
drm 184133 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
intel_ips 17769 0
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
video 18951 1 i915
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 43946 0
uas 17676 0
ahci 21591 2
libahci 25548 1 ahci
atl1c 36237 0
i hope this all means something to you as it's meaningless to me!

thanks again.

gairy.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 09:31 PM   #10
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You'll need to activate the restricted packages repository and then install the bcmwl packages. Then you should be able to use the STA drivers for your card. This method should be much easier than try to package and install the source yourself.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-09-2011, 03:14 AM   #11
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Peacedog,

you said:

Quote:
You'll need to activate the restricted packages repository...
any idea how i'd go about doing this (remember i'm a complete novice)?

Quote:
...and then install the bcmwl packages.
again - i've no clue as to where to begin.

Quote:
Then you should be able to use the STA drivers for your card. This method should be much easier than try to package and install the source yourself.
is there any way you could walk me through the whole process???

sorry to be a pain but i really need every single step explaining to me.

thanks, gairy.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 11:51 AM   #12
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i've had another techie suggest that i simply buy another wireless card for the laptop (one that is naturally supported by Ubuntu) - do you think that this is the best option or do you think that this problem is solvable....?
 
Old 05-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #13
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Using another card is completely your choice, but we should be able to get this card working. There is a how to here that is pretty much step by step for Ubuntu. If you have any questions during any of the steps, just come back here and we'll see if we can sort it.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-09-2011, 08:19 PM   #14
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In the tutorial above you'll be looking at the portion for the STA drivers.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-10-2011, 03:52 AM   #15
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ok, let's stick with trying to fix it for now (as i'm both stubborn and cheap).

i went through the tutorial and came unstuck after this part:

Quote:
~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
i got the message:

Quote:
~$ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
bcmwl-kernel-source is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Setting up firmware-b43-lpphy-installer (4.174.64.19-5) ...
Not supported card here (PCI id 14e4:4727)!
Use proper b43 or b43legacy firmware.
Aborting.
dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-lpphy-installer (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
i had done this before via other attempts to fix this problem and so i don't know if it's just because of the thing already exists???

either way when i go to the Additional Drivers and attempt to activate the Broadcom STA wireless driver i get this message:

Quote:
Sorry, installation of this driver failed.

Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log
i'm unsure where to find this log to give you the contents of it but if you need it to further understand what's going on then just let me know how to find it and i'll happily pass the info on.....

cheers, gairy.
 
  


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