Hi all. I've been straining my brain and time on trying to get my Broadcom 4311 working with Fedora 7. I've read threads where people have had the same distro/same version/same wireless card working. But every time i try to get it to work for me it never does. I read this article: http://fedorasolved.org/mobile/fc-wi...3xx-yum-extras
and did everything they said to do and still no results. I even took time to read the entire page and noticed this:
followed the above instructions exactly but they did not work (I use Fedora 7 with 188.8.131.52-34.fc7 kernel and a Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)).
According to these instructions I saw (with lsmod) that I have the b43 module and should have used the b43-fwcutter.
Instead, after several failures, I used the bcm43xx-fwcutter and it worked like a charm.
The difference is that the b43-fwcutter creates a folder called b43 and puts some drivers in it, while bcm43xx-fwcutter creates some files called bcm43xx-* directly in /lib/firmware. My installation requires the latter.
If you are having the same problem as I had, you can see the kernel log (/var/log/messages) and find that when you try to activate your WiFi (with "ifconfig wlan0 up", for example) a message appears like the following:
firmware_helper: Loading of /lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode5.fw for b43 driver failed: No such file or directory
kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
Finally, you should remove the files that either fwcutter creates between tests, or you might get additional strange error messages.
Here are my specs:
Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver (rev 02)
Now i _know_ there's a way to get wireless working on my laptop. ndiswrapper doesnt work so i chose to use bcm43xx-fwcutter-006 - Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. What am i missing and what do i need to do? Thanx in advance!