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Old 12-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
min_sin
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wlan suddenly stopped working ( ubuntu 8.10 )


hi, i am running ubuntu 8.10 and i havent ad any problems whatsoever, but in about a few days ago, my wlan stopped working..

i have tried everything(!) but i cant seem to fix it, i have even formatted the entire pc, and rreinstalled the os, so i am really out of answers to what to do next..

i am using a dell xps 1210, with a intel pro wireless card, broadcom chipset..

so, if anyone have a great solution for me, i would really appreciate it..

daniellos
 
Old 12-18-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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Did you by any chance do a kernel upgrade just before this happened? It would help to know what was done that caused the interface to stop working. Reinstalling the entire OS seems a bit drastic, unless something else happened that we don't know about.

As root, or using sudo, check:

ifconfig

This will tell you the status of any interfaces that might be working.

iwconfig

Provides status of any wireless interfaces.

lspci

Provides information on the pci hardware devices detected - your wireless NIC should be listed, unless it's USB, in that case try lsusb

lsmod

Will give you a very long list of installed modules. Your wireless driver should be listed.

What driver are you using?
 
Old 12-21-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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thanks for the response, but i still don`t get why my wlan isn`t working..

and the bigger question is why did my wlan work from the getgo when i installed 8.10, but after it stopped working, and after my re-installation, it did not...

anyways, when i type ifconfig:
##
laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:c5:44:4d:5f
inet addr:10.0.0.6 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::215:c5ff:fe44:4d5f/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2510 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2497 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2194098 (2.1 MB) TX bytes:501943 (501.9 KB)
Interrupt:17

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:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:12072 (12.0 KB) TX bytes:12072 (12.0 KB)

##

does this mean that i dont have a active wlan card?? as it is not shown??


typing iwconfig:
##
laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

##

here it is right?? (!)


typing lspci:
##
laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 05)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
###

and this?? it`s like greek to me..


and also lsmod:
##
laptop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
af_packet 25728 2
ipv6 263972 10
isofs 40100 0
udf 88356 0
crc_itu_t 10112 1 udf
i915 38144 2
drm 86056 3 i915
binfmt_misc 16904 1
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
bnep 20480 2
sco 18308 2
rfcomm 44432 0
l2cap 30464 6 bnep,rfcomm
bluetooth 61924 6 bnep,sco,rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev 15620 0
acpi_cpufreq 15500 1
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
freq_table 12672 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
pci_slot 12552 0
sbs 19464 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
container 11520 0
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
sbp2 29324 0
parport_pc 39204 0
lp 17156 0
parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 18368 0
dcdbas 15008 0
uvcvideo 62728 0
evdev 17696 14
snd_hda_intel 381488 3
psmouse 45200 0
serio_raw 13444 0
compat_ioctl32 9344 1 uvcvideo
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
videodev 41344 1 uvcvideo
pcspkr 10624 0
snd_usb_audio 89728 1
snd_usb_lib 24192 1 snd_usb_audio
arc4 9984 2
snd_pcm 83204 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 15236 1 snd_usb_audio
v4l1_compat 22404 2 uvcvideo,videodev
ecb 10880 2
crypto_blkcipher 25476 1 ecb
sdhci_pci 15360 0
sdhci 23940 1 sdhci_pci
ricoh_mmc 11904 0
mmc_core 58268 1 sdhci
iTCO_wdt 18596 0
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
iwl3945 98804 0
rfkill 17176 2 iwl3945
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
mac80211 216820 1 iwl3945
led_class 12164 1 iwl3945
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
cfg80211 32392 2 iwl3945,mac80211
snd_rawmidi 29824 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
video 25104 0
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
output 11008 1 video
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
wmi 14504 0
snd 63268 19 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
button 14224 0
battery 18436 0
intel_agp 33724 1
agpgart 42184 3 drm,intel_agp
ac 12292 0
soundcore 15328 1 snd
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ext3 133384 1
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sr_mod 22212 0
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 42264 3
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sg 39732 0
ata_generic 12932 0
pata_acpi 12160 0
b44 35984 0
ata_piix 24580 2
ohci1394 37936 0
libata 177312 3 ata_generic,pata_acpi,ata_piix
scsi_mod 155212 5 sbp2,sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
dock 16656 1 libata
ssb 40580 1 b44
ieee1394 96324 2 sbp2,ohci1394
mii 13440 1 b44
ehci_hcd 43276 0
uhci_hcd 30736 0
usbcore 148848 6 uvcvideo,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 3
#################

all the more confusing, sorry!!





if you can decipher this for me, i would be all the more grateful!!

=)
 
Old 12-21-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/?go=devices this will get you in the right direction . if you were using a ndis wrapper and 810 updated then that is a isuue start over. I will let you know the new kernels 2.6.24 and up have the old bcm43xx blacklisted. why it is not compatable with the new 32 bit runing 64 bit stuff. and I know yours worked before so I guess you better use the ndiswrapper.
here to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...driver-463002/
 
Old 12-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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Did you try it with any other operating sistem?
 
Old 12-21-2008, 05:50 PM   #6
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I am also running an dell xps, one day we had a small power bump and it somehow changed the last octet in my router by one digit, it had changed from 255 to 254. when it happened it said i was connected but i could not browse. i changed it back and everything was fine.

this is me thinking out loud
 
Old 12-21-2008, 07:22 PM   #7
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wtf, hardware issue??

thanks for the response!!

but in my frustration i installed xp, and my wlan is still non-functional!!

after that, (and after installing the drivers) i flashed the bios, and just when the pc was booting, the indicator for my bluetooth device lit up...

when i got in, i shut down, and i have been trying to launch the wlan radio in every concieveble way, but it wont respond!!

my question in this regards is, is it possible that a "kernel" or another "thingy" in ubuntu could have changed some of the hardware configuration in the extent that it affects my laptop regardless of OS`s??

or is it just my networking card that has finally dicided to have a breakdown after much beating.. =)

oh, and yeah, i will try those links, but that won`t happen 2day!! g`night!

daniel
 
  


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