WLAN device disabled

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 03:19:05 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 06 February 2008 08:13:59 am Stephan Schöffel wrote:
> i was able to install the proper driver via synaptic. now i can activate
> the device; still i cannot connect to the wireless lan...
> Larry Hartman schrieb:
> > On Wednesday 06 February 2008 05:30:42 am Stephan Schöffel wrote:
> >> hi there,
> >>
> >> i'm running kubuntu 7.10 on a hp nx6325 notebook. unfortunately i can't
> >> activate my wireless connection.
> >>
> >> the network settings show the wireless interface as eth1. i is
> >> configured via dhcp. but the state is "disabled". if i want to change it
> >> to enabled, it does for about half a second and then switches to
> >> disabled again.
> >>
> >> if i try "sudo ifconfig eth1 up" via console it replies:
> >> SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
> >>
> >> thanks for any hints.
> >>
> >> stephan
> >
> > Can you tell us what type of wireless device it is using...my hunch is
> > that it is Broadcomm whatever and may need NDISWRAPPER to set it up
> > properly.
> >
> > Larry

Try using the Restricted Drivers utility.  Some Broadcom wireless nics don't 
support wpa encryption, either way.  However, just because you have 
the "driver" that may not make it work, you may need to get the firmware, and 
I forget right now how to do it.  I just know that in gutsy on my Dell 
Workstation, it downloaded the firmware and loaded that up for me.  

The problem is broadcom's wireless nics.  HP uses them because they are cheap!

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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