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Old 04-13-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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wireless networking thru broadcom bcm4310 and ubuntu 6.06 on amd64


I am trying to install and configure wireless on my laptop, my laptop has a bcm4310 card in it, i have tried ndiswrapper and managed to install the drivers for it, when i use ndiswrapper -l to list the drivers installed it says:
root@matt-laptop:~# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present
root@matt-laptop:~#

i have downloaded a program called wifi radar, to find the wireless networks, and whenever i run the gui from the command line this happens:

root@matt-laptop:~# wifi-radar
eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : No such device

eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : No such device

eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : No such device

and while im running wifi radar it cannot connect to the wireless network.


Can anyone please help me. i need this to work asap
 
Old 04-13-2008, 01:01 AM   #2
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which desktop do you use? kde and gnome both come with network admin tools to admin wireless networks that use to work fine.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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Usually you do not need extra application to see the wireless networks, all necessary files should be installed. If GUI network-admin is not enough, you can try iwconfig to configure interface and iwlist to see the networks in range (see appropriate man pages).

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Old 04-13-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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At the CLI, type:

# iwlist scan

What is the output?
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:47 AM   #5
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at the cli when i type in iwlist scan it says:

root@matt-laptop:~# iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

sit0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : No such device
 
Old 04-16-2008, 07:45 PM   #6
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Here is a link you should look at:

http://www.debiantutorials.org/content/view/153/213/

Read it all of the way through before you start because there are some addendums pertaining to getting fwcutter and downloading the appropriate drivers. Also make sure you have wireless-tools package installed, and if you are using wpa or wpa2 for security, you will need to install the wpa_supplicant package as well.

Finally, network-manager didn't work for me, so once I followed the link I posted above, I modified my /etc/network/interfaces with the appropriate info, and then ifup eth2 (unusual, but the wireless adapter on my Etch laptop).

Wifi Radar is a great program once you get your wireless up and running. I use it when I have my laptop away from home.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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