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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:57 am 
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Stephen Ewen wrote:
In 4.0 it is a bit different. When you left-click the network icon on the top-right panel, do you not see something like this with the available wireless points near you?
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No, everything relating to WiFi is missing from the list when I click.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:38 pm 
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First, please go to Applications menu > System > Hardware > Proprietary Driver Manager - and see if that will detect your hardware and offer to install the required driver for it. Hopefully it will and you'll be good to go.

If nothing turns up, then your machine has either a very rare wireless card or the card is simply broken, meaning in either case that it is not being detected. In the event it is a rare card, we can install an additional linux kernel module or use something called ndiswrapper to probably get it working. We will need to collect some very specific information to proceed. Please follow these steps.

1. Please post the exact make and model number of your laptop here.

2. Now in a terminal run

Code:
lspci

About 20 lines will result. You will need to look through it and look for what appears to be the info about your wireless card. It will look something like the following but the information and the preceding numbers (and maybe a letter) will differ and be specific to your machine.

Code:
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5300 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection

3. Once you've found the line for your wireless card, take note of the numbers (and maybe a letter) that precede it. In the above example, they are 02:00.0.

4. Substituting the numbers (and maybe a letter) for your wireless device, now run in the terminal a line like the following
Code:
lspci -vv -s 02:00.0

To be clear, you will be running the above line in a terminal, substituting the numbers for your device for the 02:00.0 that appears in the command. For example, if the numbers (with a letter) for your device are 0c:18.3, you would run lspci -vv -s 0c:18.3

5. Post the result here.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:13 am 
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I have a similar problem with WiFi not working.

I did some googling and think I found what the problem is: A propitiatory driver is required for my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.

See this certification page for Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/har ... 0912-4896/

"Certification notes: Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary drivers is required for WiFi functionality. When prompted to install drivers, select the "Broadcom STA" driver. "


I tried to use the Hardware > Additional Drivers function in US4.0, but I get an error message that there was an error checking for drivers (with network cable plugged in and internet working).

I managed to download the driver file from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php , but how do I install it in US?

Thanks! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:19 am 
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I have released a new version of propdrivers, the Proprietary Driver Manager. Please update your system to see if it fixes any error.

If not, what exactly is the error? Can you screenshot it?

Please do avoid installing the driver from source. Use this info here to know which packages to install if you need to do so manually: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BroadcomSTA(Wireless)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:19 am 
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Hope here comes the screenshot:

Meanwhile, I'll try to figure out how to update US. :oops:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:43 am 
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I'm not having any luck with this so far....updating does not work, either. :?

Each time I try, it gives me the same error message and adds another red shieldat the top of the screen.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:49 am 
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sudo apt-get update seems to work, but apt-get install does not install anything:
" sudo apt-get install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 57 not upgraded.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:58 am 
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For some reason it seems to work now, 2 of the 4 shields have turned blue...and there is a propdrivers update in the list! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:20 am 
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Success! :D I updated this post wirelessly.

What might the "Unknown device" be? I guess I'll select "Continue using a manually installed driver", although I have not installed any drivers manually. Wonder what it is.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:27 am 
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Great! Glad you got it working. :-)

The "unknown device" is probably some rare oddball "feature"-that-almost-no-one-uses that your laptop has, such as an "open media player" button, or some such. Until you notice something not working, if you in fact do, I'd not worry about it. ;)

I'll now add info to the Post-Installation Guide http://uberstudent.com/wiki/index.php?t ... tion_Guide so new users know to run the driver manager if their wireless is not working.

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