Internet Connection (Solved)

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,

Degsy

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 ~ $

Thanks
Degsy

With a wired connection, try running:

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

then if necessary

sudo modprobe b43

If that doesn’t work, what’s the output from:

lspci -vnn | grep -i net

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,

Degsy

what’s the output from:

rfkill list

and

sudo iwlist scanning

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.

Degsy
and

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

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.

Many thanks,

Degsy

Okey dokey :slight_smile:

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.

TIA,
Degsy

First run a full system update

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

then REBOOT.

Once rebooted, post the output from:

sudo lshw -C network

and

rfkill list

and

sudo iwlist scanning

and

iwconfig

and

lsmod

and

uname -a

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 ~ $

Degsy

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.

Bingo!!!

Thank you so much Mark, every one a winner.

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

Degsy

You’re most welcome :slight_smile: