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Old 02-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #16
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I see several files ucodeX.fw
The repositories were already added. I added Wiki.
charles@charles-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude update
[sudo] password for charles:
Writing extended state information... Done
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid Release.gpg
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid Release
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/main Packages
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/restricted Packages
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/main Packages
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/restricted Packages
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/main Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err cdrom://Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429) lucid/restricted Packages
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Get:1 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates Release.gpg [198B]
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:3 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security Release.gpg [198B]
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org/ubuntu/ lucid-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:4 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid Release [57.2kB]
Get:5 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates Release [58.3kB]
Get:6 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security Release [57.3kB]
Hit http://linuxcnc.org lucid Release.gpg
Ign http://linuxcnc.org/ lucid/base Translation-en_US
Ign http://linuxcnc.org/ lucid/linuxcnc2.5 Translation-en_US
Hit http://linuxcnc.org lucid Release
Get:7 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid/main Packages [1,386kB]
Ign http://linuxcnc.org lucid/base Packages
Hit http://linuxcnc.org lucid/linuxcnc2.5 Packages
Ign http://linuxcnc.org lucid/base Sources
Hit http://linuxcnc.org lucid/linuxcnc2.5 Sources
Ign http://linuxcnc.org lucid/base Packages
Get:8 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid/restricted Packages [6,208B]
Get:9 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid/main Sources [659kB]
Ign http://linuxcnc.org lucid/base Sources
Hit http://linuxcnc.org lucid/base Packages
Get:10 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid/universe Packages [5,448kB]
Hit http://linuxcnc.org lucid/base Sources
Get:11 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid/universe Sources [3,165kB]
Get:12 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid/multiverse Packages [180kB]
Get:13 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid/multiverse Sources [119kB]
Get:14 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates/main Packages [667kB]
Get:15 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates/restricted Packages [4,630B]
Get:16 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates/main Sources [234kB]
Get:17 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates/universe Packages [289kB]
Get:18 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates/universe Sources [107kB]
Get:19 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates/multiverse Packages [11.5kB]
Get:20 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-updates/multiverse Sources [5,811B]
Get:21 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security/main Packages [472kB]
Get:22 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security/restricted Packages [2,867B]
Get:23 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security/main Sources [134kB]
Get:24 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security/universe Packages [142kB]
Get:25 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security/universe Sources [43.8kB]
Get:26 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security/multiverse Packages [5,372B]
Get:27 http://ubuntu.wikimedia.org lucid-security/multiverse Sources [2,347B]
Fetched 13.3MB in 10s (1,225kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

charles@charles-desktop:~$
TY again Charlie
 
Old 02-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #17
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ty tommcd I tried installing many different drivers and had no luck. I am learning about ubuntu though. I am going to take your advice and load a new version today.
charles@charles-desktop:~$ untu 10.04? To be sure that you are, post the output of:
untu: command not found
charles@charles-desktop:~$ Code:
Code:: command not found
charles@charles-desktop:~$
charles@charles-desktop:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS"
charles@charles-desktop:~$
charles@charles-desktop:~$

ty charlie
 
Old 02-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #18
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Hmmm... so things look fine from the driver POV...

I had asked in a previous post but you never answered. DO you see ANY access points? And stupid question but one never knows: your access point IS set to broadcast its SSID, correct?
 
Old 02-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #19
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Goumba I didn't see my access point. The light was on and it didn't show any ssids. my other computers and also my tv have no problem seeing the router. But now I have a bigger problem. I took Tommcd's advice and upgraded to the new 12.10. It doesn't see the wireless at all and I have no Idea what to do. 12.10 seems alot different. I would appreciate any suggestions.
TY
charlie
 
Old 02-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #20
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Goumba also in 12.10 I don't even see the light on for the wifi
 
Old 02-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #21
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Hi all,
I didn't have any luck with 12.10. It was so slow and I couldn't get the wifi working there either. I am going to start again from scratch.
ty

---------- Post added 02-11-13 at 09:08 AM ----------

Oh I didn't tell you I reinstalled 10.04
 
Old 02-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #22
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I am back to Ubuntu 10.04 not sure what drivers to use. I have read that my 4306 rev. 3 is not the only information I need. I think it has something to do with the pci and that sees it as a 4320.?
 
Old 02-11-2013, 10:08 PM   #23
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Hi keys_46, here are some links with how to install the driver for your wireless card.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ernet%20access

Please read all the information before you proceed with the installation.

For what I see I think you card need the b43 or b43legacy firmware. but please read everything before.

I found the above link while looking in this one

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...ported_devices

Good luck to you

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:37 AM   #24
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Hi TroN-0074 I saw the sights and I installed another driver I had the b43 drivers and installed the STa drivers now my wifi light is no longer on. Is there an easy way to disable the driver I installed. I think I will make a list of every driver and install and disable.
TY Charlie
 
Old 02-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #25
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Hi TroN-0074 On the link http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...ported_devices I found my device in the pci-id. but not sure what anything means. It has under PCI-ID 4320 with two catagories for Chip Id. My chip is 4306. there is a question mark under the speeds mine I know is b/g. The other columns I have no Idea what they mean. I am not sure what driver I am supposed to use?
Thanks again
 
Old 02-12-2013, 08:38 AM   #26
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Yes that link suggest that if you are using Ubuntu you install the required software by
Quote:
Ubuntu/Debian

In recent versions of Ubuntu and Debian, installing the firmware-b43-installer package will handle everything for you:


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Code:
1 sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
You will be asked to automatically fetch and install the firmware into the right location. Again, you will need an internet connection.

Ubuntu Community Documentation

Ubuntu also has a page detailing the process of installing Broadcom wireless drivers on their community documentation. If you have internet access on the device that you want to install the b43 driver onto, follow this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ernet%20access . If you do not have internet access on the device that has a b43 supported broadcom wireless chipset and would like to use b43, follow this link instead: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ernet%20access.

Note that you can only follow one of the two guides, not both.
And if you keep reading it says
Quote:
After installing b43-fwcutter, download version 5.10.56.27.3 of Broadcom's proprietary driver and extract the firmware from it:


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Code:
   1 export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
   2 wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...mipsel.tar.bz2
   3 tar xjf broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2
   4 sudo b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3/driver/wl_apsta/wl_prebuilt.o
Note that you must adjust the FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR path to your distribution. The standard place where firmware is installed to is /lib/firmware. However some distributions put firmw
And they also indicate how to switch drivers

Quote:
Switching between drivers

If you have few drivers installed, system may auto-load different driver than the one you wanted to use. Manual (un)loading drivers can be done with modprobe tool.

To unload all known drivers (you can pick only one command, if you know which driver is in use) perform:

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Code:
   1 modprobe -r b43 bcma
   2 modprobe -r brcmsmac bcma
   3 modprobe -r wl
To load specific driver use one of the following commands:

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Code:
 
   1 modprobe b43
   2 modprobe brcmsmac
   3 modprobe wl
It is possible to prevent system from auto-loading some drivers by blacklisting them. This can be done with the following command:

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Code:
 1 echo "blacklist drivername" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
If you plan to use wl, you should blacklist b43 and brcmsmac as well as bcma. Unfortunately wl does not use bcma bus driver, so this additional step is required.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:06 PM   #27
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Hi TroN-0074 Itried the first command. This was the result:charles@charles-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package firmware-b43-installer
charles@charles-desktop:~$ Do I need something else?
 
Old 02-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #28
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TroN I tried other commands. This was the result:
charles@charles-desktop:~$ export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
charles@charles-desktop:~$ wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...mipsel.tar.bz2
--2013-02-12 15:10:36-- http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...mipsel.tar.bz2
Resolving mirror2.openwrt.org... 46.4.11.11
Connecting to mirror2.openwrt.org|46.4.11.11|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2013-02-12 15:10:36 ERROR 404: Not Found.

charles@charles-desktop:~$
Not sure what to do?
 
Old 02-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #29
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TroN I was able to download the file to my downloads dir.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 05:13 PM   #30
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Thanks all
I watched a Youtube Video and It showed how to get the windows driver working. I downloaded the driver from broadcom. Then I went to System, Administration then to Synaptic Program Manager. I installed the ndisgtk. Then back to System, Administration then to Windows wireless drivers. I looked for the .inf file. There were two I tried the first one with no luck. Then I tried the second one. Now everything is working It sees my access point along with others in the area. Also the function key + F2 works putting the wifi on and off. Hope this will help someone. It is very very easy.
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