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Ubuntu 6.10 wireless problems


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I installed ubuntu and my Bt voyager 1040 PCI wireless card doesn't seem to be working. I tried using ndiswrapper to install the drivers but that didn't seem to work.

Does anyone have any thoughts on how to get my wireless card working?
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ndiswrapper can be tricky, and as I have a wired connection I'm not very familiar with using it. However, ubuntuguide.org has a lot of good tutorials, and a good one on how to set up ndiswrapper.

Check it out here:
http://ubuntuguide.o...8Ndiswrapper.29
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Try and find out what chipset it uses for its wireless its either written on the cards wireless chip if you can see it, or google for it if you cant see then go to the manufacturers site and then you can find out if they have linux drivers. The companies that make the chip often have better drivers than the companies that use them in their products.
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It's a BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller

I think I have the drivers working, but for some reason the wireless interface shows as disabled, even though i networking I ticked enable this connection

This is the output from sudo lshw -C Network

[email protected]:~$ sudo lshw -C Network
*-network:0 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: [email protected]:02.0
logical name: eth1
version: 03
serial: 00:11:f5:18:88:11
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bcm43xx driverversion=2.6.17-10-generic link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11b/g
resources: iomemory:df9fc000-df9fdfff irq:50
*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401 100Base-T
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 3
bus info: [email protected]:03.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:11:43:0e:e2:21
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=1.00 link=no multicast=yes
resources: iomemory:df9fe000-df9fffff irq:66
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I got it working.

Turns out there are prewritten scripts for my chipset
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That always helps :whistling:

Edited by mpfeif101, 12 December 2006 - 08:05 PM.

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random/random!

I have the same wireless chipset (along with Edgy Eft)...

*-network:1 DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4306 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 3
bus info: [email protected]:03.0
logical name: eth1
version: 03
serial: 00:0w:7a:1r:1f:h5
width: 32 bits
clock: 33 MHZ
capabilities: bus_master ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bcm43xx driverversion=2.6.17-10-generic
link=no multicast=yes wireless IEEE 802.11 b/g
resources: iomemory:faffc000-faffdff irq: 5

...and am wondering if you could be more specific re:

"I got it working.

Turns out there are prewritten scripts for my chipset"

Could you direct me to those "prewritten scripts"?

many thanks.
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I followed the instructions here
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I had seen this before - but have been experimenting with a slightly different route. I'll give it a shot. Thanks alot.
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