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Internet Connection (Solved)
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:40:19 pm »
I have obtained a used Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop for my Grandson. It has XP loads, I want to replace this with Peppermint 5, am currently running a live CD on it. There is no Internet connection, the machine has. Broadcom network controller, do I need to install b43-fwcutter, can I do this in a live session by wiring with an Ethernet cable?

Thanks in anticipation of your help,


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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 02:08:27 pm »
This may be of use:
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network               
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:efdfc000-efdfffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:1c:23:a4:a5:e7
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.6 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
peppermint@peppermint ~ $

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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 02:23:40 pm »
With a wired connection, try running:
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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
then if necessary
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sudo modprobe b43

If that doesn't work, what's the output from:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 04:13:33 pm »
Hi Mark,
No Internet did not spring into life after your  suggestion, here is the other output you asked for:

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ lspci -vnn | grep -i net
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
peppermint@peppermint ~ $

Hope this is helpful,,

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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 04:17:59 pm »
what's the output from:
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rfkill list
and
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sudo iwlist scanning
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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 06:43:15 pm »
Here are the outputs:

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ rfkill list
peppermint@peppermint ~ $

and
peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo iwlist scanning
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2014, 07:49:24 pm »
If you keep rebooting a LiveCD this will be a PITA (as each time you'll have to re-download the drivers and firmware)

It might be easier to either

a) use a LiveUSB with persistence
or
b) just install Peppermint .. then we can sort out wireless
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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2014, 07:56:29 pm »
Ok Mark, will just install Peppermint and we can take it from there, will let you know when it is installed and ready to go.


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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2014, 07:58:48 pm »
Okey dokey :)
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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2014, 08:48:40 pm »
OK Mark, now installed, had the "scanning for Btrfs filesystem" thing on initial boot up but have removed this via instructions given in another Topic. So have now installed the b43 things as you initially suggested so ready for whatever you suggest now. Still running with a wired connection.


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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2014, 09:09:37 pm »
First run a full system update
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then REBOOT.

Once rebooted, post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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rfkill list
and
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sudo iwlist scanning
and
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iwconfig
and
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lsmod
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uname -a
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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2014, 09:33:04 pm »
Wow, that was some update & upgrade!
Here are the outputs:
thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for thomas:
  *-network               
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:efdfc000-efdfffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:1c:23:a4:a5:e7
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.6 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:17 memory:ef9fe000-ef9fffff
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:1c:26:ca:c1:97
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=3.13.0-37-generic firmware=666.2 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $

thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $

thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $ sudo iwlist scanning
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1B:9E:6E:0C:F5
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=65/70  Signal level=-45 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"degsyonline"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
                              36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000001bd5e38207c
                    Extra: Last beacon: 36ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000B64656773796F6E6C696E65
                    IE: Unknown: 010482848B96
                    IE: Unknown: 030106
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: 32080C1218243048606C
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
          Cell 02 - Address: 6C:3B:E5:49:37:4B
                    Channel:6
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality=56/70  Signal level=-54 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"HP-Print-4B-Photosmart 5520"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000001bd5de2ba72
                    Extra: Last beacon: 36ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 001B48502D5072696E742D34422D50686F746F736D6172742035353230
                    IE: Unknown: 010802040B0C12161824
                    IE: Unknown: 030106
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A0055010200050039010400580200007B01040058020000330102
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1606000100000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $

thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $ iwconfig
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
         
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $

thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
bnep                   18895  2
rfcomm                 53664  0
bluetooth             342208  10 bnep,rfcomm
arc4                   12536  2
snd_hda_codec_idt      48942  1
snd_hda_intel          42730  3
b43                   356470  0
snd_hda_codec         164067  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              13272  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                85501  2 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
r852                   17722  0
snd_page_alloc         14230  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
bcma                   42043  1 b43
snd_seq_midi           13132  0
mac80211              546051  1 b43
sm_common              16772  1 r852
i915                  709755  4
nand                   58760  2 r852,sm_common
gpio_ich               13229  0
nand_ecc               13136  1 nand
snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
nand_bch               13067  1 nand
dell_wmi               12665  0
snd_rawmidi            25135  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                55383  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
sparse_keymap          13708  1 dell_wmi
bch                    17197  1 nand_bch
nand_ids                8547  1 nand
cfg80211              409394  2 b43,mac80211
mtd                    52813  2 nand,sm_common
dell_laptop            17808  0
dcdbas                 14448  1 dell_laptop
snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
joydev                 17101  0
coretemp               13195  0
snd_timer              28584  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
serio_raw              13230  0
drm_kms_helper         48868  1 i915
drm                   244037  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
r592                   17711  0
ssb_hcd                12749  0
snd                    60939  16 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
memstick               16174  1 r592
lpc_ich                16864  0
soundcore              12600  1 snd
i2c_algo_bit           13197  1 i915
mac_hid                13037  0
wmi                    18673  1 dell_wmi
video                  18903  1 i915
parport_pc             31981  0
ppdev                  17391  0
lp                     13299  0
parport                40836  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
b44                    31275  0
firewire_ohci          35529  0
firewire_core          61867  1 firewire_ohci
sdhci_pci              18535  0
sdhci                  37779  1 sdhci_pci
psmouse                91329  0
crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
mii                    13654  1 b44
ssb                    51854  3 b43,b44,ssb_hcd
thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $

thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $ uname -a
Linux thomas-MM061 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:30:01 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
thomas@thomas-MM061 ~ $


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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2014, 09:37:33 pm »
It seems to be finding the network...

If you click the networkmanager icon (by clock), is your network listed (degsyonline) ?

if so, click it to connect .. then when prompted enter your PEPPERMINT password, then it will prompt for your wireless key.
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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2014, 09:42:11 pm »
Bingo!!!!

Thank you so much Mark, every one a winner.

I will mark (pardon the expression) the topic Solved!!!


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Re: Internet Connection
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2014, 09:44:41 pm »
You're most welcome :)
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