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Old 10-31-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.04 wireless problems Dell latitude d610 Dell mini wlan 1470


similar to this problem http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nstall-673571/ i cannot seem to get the wireless card to turn on. ive tried NTDISGTK and Ntdiswrapper to no avail. it recognizes that the hardware is there, but will not turn it on. in terminal i have tried to force start it, but from what i remember, it gives me an error about authentication (might be access not authentication) ill get back here when i boot ubuntu and take some screenshots, at the moment i's running XP and hating it.
 
Old 10-31-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hello Westz and welcome to LQ,

I did not understand from your post if your Wlandevice is working or not. If you have a problem to authenticate at the accesspoint, I'd guess that your wlandevice is working. Please post the output of the following commands:
Code:
/usr/sbin/lspci | grep -i net
Code:
iwconfig
Code:
ifconfig
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:19 PM   #3
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heres iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff




pan0 no wireless extensions.

then theres this...

bash: /usr/sbin/lspci: No such file or directory


i dont see why youd need ifconfig but whatever

l1nuxn00b@UbuntuCoreD610:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:22:c3:b2:7a
inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::214:22ff:fec3:b27a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:69201 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:52918 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:84084139 (84.0 MB) TX bytes:7306514 (7.3 MB)
Interrupt:16

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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

heres a screenshot that might say a bit
wireless.jpg



NEW INFO

found this with the dmesg command in terminal
[ 27.708423] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
[ 27.717352] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode5.fw
[ 27.726402] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 27.726481] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 27.726558] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.

Last edited by Westz; 10-31-2010 at 06:34 PM. Reason: new information
 
Old 10-31-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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Well, iwconfig tells us, that the wireless-device isn't connected to the accesspoint and ifconfig tells us that it is even not started. What happens when you try to start the wlan? I'm not experienced with Ubuntu, so I don't know how to start the wlan in that distro. In your first post you wrote that you get an error about authentification, but this provides that wlan0 is started.

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Old 11-02-2010, 02:50 PM   #5
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i also dont know how to start it. im pretty sure starting it is where i find problems, ive never gotten to a point where i can see available networks from the default network utility. i used a USB wireless adapter at one point, which worked, and i remember i was trying to crack WEP keys and part of that was turning it off in terminal, but for the life of me i cant remember the command to do it. looks like im going back to youtube for a video just for one command... heh.
 
  


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