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[14e4:4311 (rev 01)]

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:57 pm
by dthompson
I have a new HP laptop which came with Vista Home.
I made sure the wireless worked and my router was set up correctly,
Then blew it off and installed Linuxmint on the recommendation of some friends.

After installing the firmware for the wireless adapter according to another thread, I'm still unable to connect. The unit seems to try but can't acquire an ip address.

Here is the output of mintwifi:
dthompson@dans-laptop:/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi$ ./mintWifi.py
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
sh: cannot create /tmp/detected_wireless_devices: Permission denied
-- Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 4311 (rev 01)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
No drivers installed
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"Ativa54g" Nickname:"Ativa54g"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:17:3F:1F:14:73
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=91/100 Signal level=-40 dBm Noise level=-72 dBm
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...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:EA:0E:2B
inet addr:192.168.8.29 Bcast:192.168.8.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1439 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1222 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:656 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1273255 (1.2 MiB) TX bytes:239598 (233.9 KiB)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:73:23:B6:CA
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6743 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:313064 (305.7 KiB)
Interrupt:177

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1212 (1.1 KiB) TX bytes:1212 (1.1 KiB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 11978
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth1/00:1a:73:23:b6:ca
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:1a:73:23:b6:ca
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:16:36:ea:0e:2b
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:16:36:ea:0e:2b
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.8.200
bound to 192.168.8.29 -- renewal in 299028 seconds.
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 192.168.8.200
Address: 192.168.8.200#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 72.14.207.99
Name: google.com
Address: 64.233.167.99
Name: google.com
Address: 64.233.187.99

And here is the output of lspci:

dthompson@dans-laptop:/$ sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller AHCI (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 4311 (rev 01)
05:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0832
05:05.1 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
05:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 01)
05:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
05:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
05:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (rev 02)

And lastly, here is the output of iwconfig, which I see is already included in mintWifi:

dthompson@dans-laptop:/$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"Ativa54g" Nickname:"Ativa54g"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:17:3F:1F:14:73
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=91/100 Signal level=-40 dBm Noise level=-71 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

I have installed the wifi-radar app mentioned in other threads and various different networks show up in it in various sections of town. But I'm unable to connect to any of the open networks available. (Internet cafes, so to speak)

The ativa54g is the current network taht I'm trying to connect to.

Anyone have any suggestions as to why I can't acquire an ip address?

Thanks.
Dan

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:00 am
by Husse
You write "After installing the firmware"
Really the firmware or a driver?
Upgrading firmware can lead to hardware failure.

This worked for me, and I'm a NEWBIE!

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:18 am
by havedampton
I just got a laptop with vista and the broadcom 4311.

I had many problems getting wireless until I found and followed this step by step guide at the ubuntu wiki page.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... wrapper%29

I followed this exactly (as far as I remember- like I said, I'm a newbie, so I don't know how to do anything it doesn't tell me) except for one thing-

at one point you'll see some comments, the last of which is...
On 1.35: My ndiswrapper -l showed 14E4:4311, so I used an appropriate .conf file and made no changes to it - is it a good idea?

The answer is yes. I used that file instead of the one in the guide and it worked with no modification (COOL!)

By the way- just ignore everything in the page until you scroll down to "Step 1"

I REALLY hope this helps you.