Problem with wireless with Dell D420 and BCM4311

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Problem with wireless with Dell D420 and BCM4311

Postby axxis on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:50 pm

Hi all,

I think I've read all wireless related posts but I cannot find a solution for my case.

I installed Mint 13 KDE - 32bit a couple of days ago.
I followed the instructions I've read in most posts about BCM4311 and managed to connect successfully.
But, while I am connected, if I reboot the modem, the connection is lost - this is normal - but then I cannot establish it again.
I'm getting asked for the WPA password all the time, I give the correct password and nothing happens.
Then, if I click at the network icon in the system tray and select to disable wireless and then enable it again, I do connect.

Is this normal?

The output from mintWifi while I am connected - before booting the modem - is this:

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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
      ==> PCI ID = 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"axxis" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:05:59:2B:A1:7C   
          Bit Rate=48 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-40 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:127   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:c5:4a:e7:7d 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18

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:145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:19762 (19.7 KB)  TX bytes:19762 (19.7 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:7e:01:a6:da 
          inet addr:10.0.0.201  Bcast:10.0.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:7eff:fe01:a6da/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5632 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2332 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3815853 (3.8 MB)  TX bytes:396849 (396.8 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:         10.0.0.1
Address:        10.0.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.33
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.34
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.35
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.36
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.37
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.38
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.39
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.40
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.41
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.46
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.35.32


The output from mintWifi after the modem has rebooted is this:

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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
      ==> PCI ID = 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
         
eth0      no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:c5:4a:e7:7d 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18

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:145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:19762 (19.7 KB)  TX bytes:19762 (19.7 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:7e:01:a6:da 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5686 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2338 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3833791 (3.8 MB)  TX bytes:397881 (397.8 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached


Thanks in advance!
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