Dapper Woes

By | 2006/04/27

Tonite I tried yet again to enable wireless networking in Ubuntu Dapper 6.06. I have been using it w/o a hitch since v5.04 but, for whatever reason, it doesn’t work in 6.06. I’ve tried Flight 3, 4, 5, 6, Beta & Beta 2. No luck. I don’t know what they’ve changed but its quite a step back in my mind.

I’ve tried ndiswrapper, which I’ve used for months. It doesn’t seem to work.

I’ve tried the bcm43xx-fwcutter package which, supposedly, puts together the firmware info from the MS .sys file and uses the resident bcm43xx driver. It doesn’t work either.

With both of these methods I can scan & list available networks. I can see my essid, my neighbors, etc. I can display all the info about the broadcast. I just can’t recieve and IP. I R E A L L Y hope this is fixed by the final release. I’d hate to keep using 5.10 on two machines for lack of wireless support especially when so many other things have stepped up so significantly.

2 thoughts on “Dapper Woes

  1. Hans

    I don’t know about Dapper, but I’ve done the bcm43xx on Debian thing and now have wpa_supplicant and ifplugd giving me automatic wireless goodness. (well, except with essid any)

    I can help you out if you want to go manual.

  2. Aaron

    I wish I could help you here. I haven’t been able to get wireless to work on any Ubuntu, regardless. So goodluck!

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