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Old 05-15-2011, 06:17 AM   #1
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Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01) f14 on dell laptop


Hello , i am new to linux and fedora ..
I installed the kmod and akmod .. from this website for my network driver ..

http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/...nux-sta-driver

But still not working.. When i turn on the wireless it's says
wireless is disabled ..

When i turn off it's says ..
Wireless is disabled by hardwere switch ..

What did i do wrong ? please help really need wireless support T_T ..
Is it because i install both mod ? how do i start over ? really confused please help

This is my lspci

Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
 
Old 05-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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There are about three switches to switch the thing off. There is a kernel module called rfkill, and a txt file in the kernel Documentation rfkill.txt. You need those.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 02:20 AM   #3
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Okay so how do i use those things ? Do i neet to install something again in the terminal ?
 
Old 05-16-2011, 04:27 AM   #4
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Okay so how do i use those things ? Do i neet to install something again in the terminal ?
As I said: There is a kernel module called rfkill, and a txt file in the kernel Documentation rfkill.txt. You need those.
/hangs head in shame:
I only have one box where this is an issue, and I lazily boot vista on it. But from the doc it looks available in /dev/rfkill and in /sys, so you might find something knacky that says zero and be able to echo a 1 to it. Post it if you do.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 04:54 AM   #5
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Yes i downloaded the rfkill and try to run the command and this is what i got ..

Cannot open input file /path/to/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
[root@Navets navets]# rfkill list
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

I Download the file firm file and try to extract it .. but this is what happens..

[root@Navets Downloads]# su -l -c 'b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware /path/to/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o'
Cannot open input file /path/to/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
[root@Navets Downloads]#


Thanks for your reply
Really need to make this things work ..

Last edited by navets; 05-16-2011 at 05:07 AM. Reason: updated it a little it's better to making new post
 
Old 05-16-2011, 05:17 AM   #6
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I am not a Fedora-user, but per chance tried to install the drivers for my BCM3413 this morning (while trying to get used to fedora).
That said:
I used gpk-application, searched for "kernel", scrolled down and picked:
wl kernel modules for 2.6.35.12-88.fc14.x86_64
according to my kernel. The package name was:
kmod-wl-2.6.35.12-88.fc14.x86_64-5.100.82.38-1.fc14.2
After that the wireless chip got recognized (as eth1).

It was a bit of a mess, but i guess i followed this:
http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showpos...62&postcount=3
to add the rpmfusion-repo (?).
 
  


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