wireless network problems(belkin card)*Solved*

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wireless network problems(belkin card)*Solved*

Postby Salvakiya on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:26 am

alright so I have a belkin card that uses windows drivers and i was trying to get it to work on linuxmint.

first i tried these instructions
http://www.gidforums.com/t-4390.html

well those didnt work frustrated i did some more searching and i ran into the wiki topic
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/MintWifi

and it didnt work either.

whenever i left click on the wireless network manager at the bottom right of the screen it wont let me choose wireless networks and it doesnt have a "Connect to other wireless network" option.

im confused on what i should do.

my card informations is:
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LinuxMiddle ~ # sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
      ==> PCI ID = 14e4:4320 (rev 03)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
bcmwl5 : driver installed
   device (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver: ssb)
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.417 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
          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

pan0      no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:40:ca:6d:4e:f5 
          inet addr:192.168.0.9  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::240:caff:fe6d:4ef5/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5284 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3831 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4077147 (4.0 MB)  TX bytes:717737 (717.7 KB)
          Interrupt:22 Base address:0x8000

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:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:720 (720.0 B)  TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)

pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 8a:2b:de:ca:d7:e2 
          inet6 addr: fe80::882b:deff:feca:d7e2/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:78 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:15591 (15.5 KB)

pan0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 8a:2b:de:ca:d7:e2 
          inet addr:169.254.12.12  Bcast:169.254.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 4890
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not supported
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not supported
wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:11:50:0d:33:99
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:11:50:0d:33:99
Listening on LPF/wmaster0/
Sending on   LPF/wmaster0/
Listening on LPF/pan0/8a:2b:de:ca:d7:e2
Sending on   LPF/pan0/8a:2b:de:ca:d7:e2
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:40:ca:6d:4e:f5
Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:40:ca:6d:4e:f5
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wmaster0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
send_packet: Network is down
receive_packet failed on wlan0: Network is down
receive_packet failed on wmaster0: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on pan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.0.9 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK of 192.168.0.9 from 192.168.0.1
 * Reloading /etc/samba/smb.conf smbd only
   ...done.
bound to 192.168.0.9 -- renewal in 102266 seconds.
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:      192.168.0.1
Address:   192.168.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.45.100
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.127.100
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.67.100
LinuxMiddle ~ # ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
   device (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver: ssb)



a funny thing too is that my windows wireless drivers tool shows that it works fine. however i cant configure it cus it says it cant find a configuration tool.

if you can help please do.

thanks for your time
Last edited by Salvakiya on Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: wireless network problems(belkin card)

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:55 am

The bcm43xx cards are troublesome or rather were because they work out of the box mostly now
You have not told us which version and edition of Mint you have - please always include that
I'll assume the main and Elyssa or newer
I can see that the Win driver is loaded - unload it as it does not work
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sudo modprobe -r bcmwl5

Remove it from ndiswrapper, better do that first
The driver to use is b43 or b43legacy, probably the latter - I think they are included by default, but not sure
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sudo modprobe b43legacy

Restart networking - I prefer to do that with Network Manager
Hopefully you have it going - else try to use b43
This means first a modprobe -r b43legacy followed by a modprobe for b43 and a restart of networking
If it works we have to get it working after a reboot
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echo "b43legacy" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

(or echo "b43" if that's the one)
If it does not work after a reboot do
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lsmod | grep bcmwl5

and
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lsmod | grep ssb

If either appears it has to be blacklisted
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gksu gedit /etc/modeprobe.d/blacklist.conf

and add the module
To avoid a reboot do sudo modprobe -r that_module and restart networking
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Re: wireless network problems(belkin card)

Postby Salvakiya on Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:01 pm

i dont think that worked. im using gloria. there is no ect/modules folder... however i did find a sys/module folder. is that the same thing? and how do i remove it from the ndiswrapper?

EDIT: actually after i posted this message i looked in the control panel and saw a driver manager. used it and tada! i have internet access.
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Re: wireless network problems(belkin card)*Solved*

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:01 pm

no ect/modules folder

That's because it is a file
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