Can't get my wireless card to work

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Nov 18 19:09:57 UTC 2008

On 11/17/2008 08:12 PM, Payton Rigsby wrote:
> Linux newbie again.   I bought a Dynex wireless G desktop card so I wouldn't
> have to run a giant cable through my house.   I got it, installed it and
> went through the step by step methods on what card I have and how to
> configure it for Ubuntu.   However, ubuntu recognizes I have it but I can't
> seem to detect anything, not even from my router 3 feet away [from where I
> have my desktop at] and I know it works.   In the terminal I saw my network
> options and it said my wireless card was disabled.   That's all I got.
> I've tried going under system>administration>network   and manually putting
> in the network info but it still can't find anything.
> Could someone help me walkthrough it again.

I have one of those - the PCMCIA version & works just fine (both in
Hardy & Intrepid). My version is:

 description: Network controller
 product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
 vendor: Broadcom Corporation

Please check & advise which version you have; from a terminal:


and then post the output of the wireless network controller (only) portion.

Can you go to System|Administration|Hardware Drivers - and see if the
Broadcom B43 wireless driver is activited?

Also, from a terminal:

locate fwcutter

and post the results. Also please post the results of:

apt-cache policy b43-fwcutter

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