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Old 08-16-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hp Pavilion dv4 laptop WIRELESS NOT WORKING


Hi Installed Ubuntu 10.04 this afternoon.

Unable to get a wireless connection.

Presently I have:

HP Pavilion dv4
Running Windows Vista 64 bit on primary partition
Downloaded Ubuntu 10.04

Problem:

1. I have no wireless connections listed.
2. When I press the wireless notification button on the laptop does not change colour. Stays Orange.

Any and all help would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

Paul
 
Old 08-16-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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what kind of chip is that ?
Atheros 802.11n that would use ath9k ?
if that's it i can help
you basically have two choices
either upgrade the driver using compat-wireless or just build a whole knew more moderrn kernel
 
Old 08-17-2011, 12:43 AM   #3
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Hello empty_mirror, welcome to LQ,

to check which module is needed please post the output of
Code:
lspci -k | grep iA5 wire
Please post as well the output of
Code:
iwconfig
If you need further help with your network-setup we'll need more information about your network, if you're not familiar with this, boot Vista, open the cmd and post the output of
Code:
ipconfig /all
Markus
 
Old 08-17-2011, 02:57 AM   #4
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For lspci -k | grep -iA5 wire

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
LAN Controller (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconducter Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E P
CI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169


For iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

From Vista was there something in particular you were looking for? Sorry still a newbie but when I did the ipconfig /all it gave a great deal of information.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 03:15 AM   #5
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Your Wlan-adapter on the Laptop is not yet been started. Look at the documentation of Ubuntu and find out 1. if there is an appropriate driver in the Ubuntu-repository for your Broadcom-card and 2. how to start the wireless network.

Markus
 
Old 08-17-2011, 03:43 AM   #6
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Your Wlan-adapter on the Laptop is not yet been started. Look at the documentation of Ubuntu and find out 1. if there is an appropriate driver in the Ubuntu-repository for your Broadcom-card and 2. how to start the wireless network.

Markus
Markus,

THANK YOU for the help thus far.

I shall look in the Ubuntu-repository, and post my progress.

Paul
 
Old 08-17-2011, 05:41 AM   #7
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broadcom -- cool
your in luck there is a pre built package that is a part of ubuntu
i have no idea how ubuntu works but here are the instructions
apt-get update
apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the STA drivers can be activated for use.
reboot or
modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
modprobe wl
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #8
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oh yea forgot no wifi no apt get
the package is on the install disk
../pool/restricted/b/bcmwl
if you use a gui then it should automajically figure out all the needed junk
other wise if you have to do it the "old fashioned" way
you need the stuff to build a kernel module
namely
dkms
patch
and
fakeroot
 
Old 08-19-2011, 01:54 AM   #9
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Talking Wireless Working ...YEAH!

Quote:
Originally Posted by gary185 View Post
broadcom -- cool
your in luck there is a pre built package that is a part of ubuntu
i have no idea how ubuntu works but here are the instructions
apt-get update
apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the STA drivers can be activated for use.
reboot or
modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
modprobe wl
AND

Quote:
Originally Posted by markus
Your Wlan-adapter on the Laptop is not yet been started. Look at the documentation of Ubuntu and find out 1. if there is an appropriate driver in the Ubuntu-repository for your Broadcom-card and 2. how to start the wireless network.
THANK YOU!

I was able to get a wired connection and when I did that I was able to get to the System--> Administration --> Hardware/Additional Drivers and was able to activate them. HAPPY AS A CLAM! THANK YOU!
 
  


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