When I run iwconfig I get:

no wireless extensions

How do I get Ubuntu to detect my wireless driver?

Looking at the output from lspci and lsusb, here's the relevant line, from lsusb (so it's a USB wifi and bluetooth device):

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
  • I fear this depends on your wireless hardware. Could you give the relevant part of lspci, or lsusb and dmesg output when you connect the device? Aug 27, 2011 at 11:02
  • lspci: hermanningjaldsson.com/1
    – john-jones
    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:36
  • lsusb: hermanningjaldsson.com/2
    – john-jones
    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:36
  • and i mean, i dont really connect the device, its just in there somewhere.
    – john-jones
    Aug 27, 2011 at 11:37
  • Ok so the relevant part must be Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module], the device is attached to the usb controller. If ubuntu can't find a driver for it that's bad news. Couldn't find something useful using google, but maybe you should try. Aug 27, 2011 at 11:58

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This seems to be a broadcom-based module. Here's what I've found for it:

apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer

Suggestion comes from here.

  • 1
    Nice catch. With some luck this might be enough to make it work! Aug 29, 2011 at 21:46

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