Biostar A770 A2+ motherboard can't connect to the internet

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Biostar A770 A2+ motherboard can't connect to the internet

Postby Phonicsmonkey74 on Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:58 pm

Hi, I'm brand new to linux mint. I have reformatted my hard drive and installed linux mint as the main OS. Problem is I can't connect to the internet. Do I need to install any drivers for my motherboard for the intergrated ethernet port to work. Additional question I cannot seem to get my wireless PCI card to work either. It is a linksys WMP11 v2.7. I have the windows drivers for it, and use the .inf file in the windows wireless driver application, but it says unable to find if hardware is present. What gives with that? Answers would be much appreciated, so I can use my own computer to bother you guys with my questions, instead of my roommate's computer.

I am using Linux Mint 8 x64 edition.

lspci comes back with this.

05:07.0 Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4303 802.11b Wireless LAN controller (rev 02)

lspci -vvnn comes back with this

05:07.0 Network controller [0280] : Broadcm Corporation BCM4303 802.11B Wireless Lan Controller[14e4:4301] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Linksys Device [1737:4301]Control: I/O- Mem+ Busmaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Statu: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64
Interupt: pin A routed to IRQ 23
Region 0: Memory at fdcfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

furthermore here is what comes up when I run mintWifi.py

* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4303 802.11b Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4301 (rev 02)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4301) present (alternate driver: ssb)
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"CIASecure-NothingToSeeHere"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
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

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
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:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1740 (1.7 KB) TX bytes:1740 (1.7 KB)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 2163
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.2
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:06:25:1d:45:b9
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:06:25:1d:45:b9
Sending on Socket/fallback
receive_packet failed on wlan0: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
send_packet: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
send_packet: Network is down
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
* Reloading /etc/samba/smb.conf smbd only
...done.
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
Last edited by Phonicsmonkey74 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Biostar A770 A2+ motherboard can't connect to the intern

Postby remoulder on Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:51 pm

You are going to have to provide more information before we can help. Please see the simple rules in the Red bar at the top for the information we need. For wifi also see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=1085
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Biostar A770 A2+ motherboard can't connect to the intern

Postby Phonicsmonkey74 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:33 pm

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Re: Biostar A770 A2+ motherboard can't connect to the intern

Postby remoulder on Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:23 pm

Phonicsmonkey74, sorry haven't got back but didn't realize you had edited your original post rather than posting a reply.

It seems you have got both the native drivers and the Windows ones installed. You can only use one or the other. If you are going to install the Windows ones, you need to add the names of the native drivers to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf. See http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/MintWifi#Broadcom_43xx for more information. If you're not sure which ones to blacklist, please post the output of lsmod.
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