[SOLVED] Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

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[SOLVED] Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

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Before posting this topic I really tried searching and finding solution all over the internet. Tried couple of tricks flying around internet but didn't work.

I use Linux Mint XFCE edition on my HP NX6325 laptop. Problem is Wifi and wired connection both aren't working.
Before giving up with Linux Mint I though might get solution here.
Please help getting it working 'cause Linux Mint is awesome and don't want to switch my distro. :wink:

Here is the output of couple of commands,

ifconfig :

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akhil@linux-laptop ~ $ sudo ifconfig -a
[sudo] password for akhil: 
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:08:33:73:a3  
          inet6 addr: fec0::a:217:8ff:fe33:73a3/64 Scope:Site
          inet6 addr: 2002:aca0:197a:a:217:8ff:fe33:73a3/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::217:8ff:fe33:73a3/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:26058 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:55 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:2311101 (2.2 MiB)  TX bytes:9312 (9.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:23 

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:1712 (1.6 KiB)  TX bytes:1712 (1.6 KiB)
iwconfig :

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akhil@linux-laptop ~ $ sudo iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.
lsmod :

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akhil@linux-laptop ~ $ sudo lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
btusb                   8077  2 
powernow_k8             9832  1 
cpufreq_powersave        602  0 
cpufreq_conservative     4018  0 
cpufreq_stats           1940  0 
cpufreq_userspace       1480  0 
ppdev                   4058  0 
lp                      5570  0 
sco                     5857  2 
bnep                    7444  2 
rfcomm                 25171  8 
l2cap                  21705  16 bnep,rfcomm
bluetooth              36319  9 btusb,sco,bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
rfkill                 10264  2 bluetooth
binfmt_misc             4907  1 
fuse                   44033  1 
ppp_generic            16359  0 
slhc                    3691  1 ppp_generic
loop                    9765  0 
snd_hda_codec_analog    45530  1 
snd_hda_intel          16811  2 
snd_hda_codec          46002  2 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep               4054  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss            28671  0 
snd_mixer_oss          10461  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                47226  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_midi            3576  0 
snd_rawmidi            12513  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      3684  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                35463  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              12258  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          3673  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
radeon                511184  2 
ttm                    33386  1 radeon
snd                    34375  15 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm_kms_helper         18309  1 radeon
soundcore               3450  1 snd
drm                   112088  4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd_page_alloc          5045  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_algo_bit            3497  1 radeon
yenta_socket           16403  1 
i2c_piix4               7076  0 
rsrc_nonstatic          7057  1 yenta_socket
i2c_core               12696  5 radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_piix4
k8temp                  2551  0 
tifm_7xx1               3014  0 
joydev                  6739  0 
tpm_infineon            6067  0 
tpm                     8137  1 tpm_infineon
shpchp                 21220  0 
container               1833  0 
battery                 3782  0 
tifm_core               3260  1 tifm_7xx1
pcspkr                  1207  0 
video                  14605  0 
pci_hotplug            18065  1 shpchp
parport_pc             15799  1 
output                  1204  1 video
parport                22554  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
button                  3598  0 
evdev                   5609  16 
psmouse                44657  0 
tpm_bios                3569  1 tpm
serio_raw               2916  0 
ac                      1640  0 
wmi                     3575  0 
processor              26327  1 powernow_k8
ext4                  257803  1 
mbcache                 3762  1 ext4
jbd2                   56155  1 ext4
crc16                   1027  2 l2cap,ext4
btrfs                 366823  0 
zlib_deflate           15822  1 btrfs
crc32c                  2172  1 
libcrc32c                762  1 btrfs
sg                     15968  0 
sr_mod                 10770  0 
cdrom                  26487  1 sr_mod
sd_mod                 25977  2 
crc_t10dif              1012  1 sd_mod
ata_generic             2067  0 
sata_sil                5620  1 
fan                     2586  0 
sdhci_pci               4525  0 
ssb                    33714  0 
firewire_ohci          16725  0 
pata_atiixp             2541  0 
sdhci                  12147  1 sdhci_pci
tg3                    88273  0 
thermal                 9206  0 
pcmcia                 16194  1 ssb
libata                115753  3 ata_generic,sata_sil,pata_atiixp
mmc_core               38665  2 ssb,sdhci
led_class               1757  1 sdhci
libphy                 11638  1 tg3
firewire_core          31243  1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t               1035  1 firewire_core
thermal_sys             9378  4 video,processor,fan,thermal
ohci_hcd               16880  0 
ehci_hcd               27851  0 
pcmcia_core            20450  4 yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic,ssb,pcmcia
scsi_mod              101429  4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
usbcore                98453  4 btusb,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
nls_base                4541  1 usbcore
mintWifi :

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akhil@linux-laptop ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
-------------------------
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)
      ==> PCI ID = 14e4:4312 (rev 01)
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
bcmwl5 : driver installed
	device (14E4:4312) present (alternate driver: ssb)
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:08:33:73:a3  
          inet6 addr: fec0::a:217:8ff:fe33:73a3/64 Scope:Site
          inet6 addr: 2002:aca0:197a:a:217:8ff:fe33:73a3/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::217:8ff:fe33:73a3/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:26058 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:55 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:2311101 (2.2 MiB)  TX bytes:9312 (9.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:23 

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:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:2732 (2.6 KiB)  TX bytes:2732 (2.6 KiB)

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

inxi :

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akhil@linux-laptop ~ $ inxi -c 0 -N -S
System:    Host linux-laptop Kernel 2.6.32-5-686 i686 (32 bit) Distro Linux Mint Xfce Edition
Network:   Card-1 Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g driver b43-pci-bridge
                Card-2 Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet driver tg3


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Re: Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter
You can just copy/paste that into a terminal and let it run. The BCM4311 works only with the b43, not the STA, in Mint 11.

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Re: Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

Post by jackfrost3821 »

TBABill wrote:

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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter
You can just copy/paste that into a terminal and let it run. The BCM4311 works only with the b43, not the STA, in Mint 11.
Thank you for your reply! :D
I tried this but when i search for available networks it doesn't show wlan0, here is what it looks like when I type
iwlist scan

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linux-laptop akhil # iwlist scan
lo           Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth1         Interface doesn't support scanning.

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Re: Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

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Once you did the install, did you restart or

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sudo modprobe b43
and did you add b43 to the list in the file /etc/modules so that it'll be enabled on every restart?

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Re: Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

Post by jackfrost3821 »

TBABill wrote:Once you did the install, did you restart or

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sudo modprobe b43
and did you add b43 to the list in the file /etc/modules so that it'll be enabled on every restart?
Thank you bro. Finally it worked! :D :D

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Re: [SOLVED] Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

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How to add modprobe b43 to modules so that it start every boot. It helped me with my iMac G5 but I have to type the command manually every time.

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Re: [SOLVED] Wifi and wired network not working on HP NX6325

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palito wrote:How to add modprobe b43 to modules so that it start every boot. It helped me with my iMac G5 but I have to type the command manually every time.

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gksudo gedit /etc/modules
At the end of that file, just add b43 as the last item in the list, save, restart and try it out.

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