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Old 09-15-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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Wireless not working, Ndiswrapper and drivers installed


I just recently put Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx on my laptop with windows dual booting. I'm pretty new to all this stuff, so I'm a bit confused. I followed instructions I read on here, but none of it seems to be working. I put all of the 3 Ndiswrapper things on, and then copied the .inf and .sys files from windows into the same directory. I just want to connect to my home network, which has WEP security.

Thanks if anyone helps
 
Old 09-15-2010, 07:18 AM   #2
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you haven't given full info. Are you setting up the wireless router (I assume by home network you mean wi-fi) on your Linux box.. meaning using Linux box to setup/disable the password and other settings of the router? If thats the case, then in case of almost all *nix based systems(linux, OSX), you need to access them via their unique URLs (linksys has 192.168.1.1) and then configure the routers for your use (the router setup cd does this for you for windows based systems). You can get the URL for your specific make of router from the company's website.

If above was the problem, an example of setting up the router on a *nix based system is here: http://iphonedevelopercorner.blogspo...-setup-on.html
 
Old 09-15-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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Hi Jetso,
If you want any help, it might be a good idea to tell us what wireless you're using. Most likely you don't need or want ndiswrapper. That is for strange exotic types of wifi adapter for which there is not linux driver. They are no longer very common. Odds are your kernel already has the correct driver.
ciao,
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:36 PM   #4
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Dear, soldier of light army:
Sorry for not providing enough info. I am not setting up the network, just trying to connect. I don'r know if you need to know, but the router used for the network is netgear.

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Hi Jetso,
If you want any help, it might be a good idea to tell us what wireless you're using.
Dear, jdkaye:
I'm sorry if I'm unclear, but what do you mean by what wireless I'm using?

Thanks for the help,
Jetso

P.S. Sorry if I am being annoying, I am very much so a newbie to Linux

Jetso

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
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Hi,

the first thing we need to know is what the wireless chip is in your computer (ie "what wireless are you using?"). This can be found out by running the following command in a terminal
Code:
lspci | grep -i wireless
Please run the above command in a terminal and post the output here. With this information we can workout what driver you need for this device (although, chances are it is already loaded). We can then help you get the connection up and running.

Cheers,

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:57 PM   #6
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Ok, I will do this as soon as possible

Thanks,

Jetso
 
Old 09-16-2010, 01:09 AM   #7
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What version of Windows are you dual booting with? Ndiswrapper only works with XP drivers.

One thing to try is to install the proprietary driver.
Disable or uninstall Ndiswrapper, you might not need it at all.
Connect your computer to the internet using a cable.
Go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers.
It will search for available drivers. If a wireless driver appears in the list of available drivers, you are in luck - select it and click 'Activate'. It will download and install the wireless driver, and it should then work.

Good luck

Last edited by mericet; 09-16-2010 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 04:08 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the help.

Dear, evo2,

When I went to insert the "lspci | grep -i wireless" command, nothing happened. However I split it apart at the pipe making it just "lspci" I think this has what were looking for. Here is the output:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
02:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
02:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
02:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

Could what were looking for be the Broadcom Network controller at the bottom? Thank you very much.

Jetso
 
Old 09-16-2010, 04:10 AM   #9
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Also: Dear mericet,

I was unaware that ndiswrapper was for XP only, I am running vista, 32 bit.

Thanks,
Jetso
 
Old 09-16-2010, 06:16 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jetso View Post
Also: Dear mericet,

I was unaware that ndiswrapper was for XP only, I am running vista, 32 bit.

Thanks,
Jetso
Ah well, that would certainly explain why Ndiswrapper doesn't like the driver files you copied from your Windows system. If my previous suggestion does not work, you will need to search for the relevant XP drivers to work with Ndiswrapper.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 06:51 AM   #11
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Hi Jetso,
Would this be what you're looking for. It seems that Broadcom does have a 32bit linux driver for your chipset. I really don't think you need ndiswrapper.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-16-2010, 07:02 AM   #12
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You do not need ndiswrapper, your distro has a driver for your Broadcom BCM4312. This link gives you better instructions than I can give

Broadcom

If you have any problems you may need to remove ndiswrapper.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 02:50 PM   #13
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Dear jdkaye,

Is there anything I have to do to actually install the driver for my broadcom?

Thanks,

JEtso
 
Old 09-16-2010, 09:23 PM   #14
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Hi Jetso,

I think the best approach is to follow the instructions linked to in Larry Webb's post.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 11:40 PM   #15
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Agreed. It's so much more fun when you can figure things out yourself. If you have any specific questions on the installation procedure where the instructions are not clear then a number of us can probably give you a hand.
Have fun.
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