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Old 08-03-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
joethetester
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Fedora Core 5/ ndiswrapper / wireless trouble


Alright, I was orginally running debian distro, and although wasn't that hard to use I didn't like it that much because of some reason, i didn't have any trouble setting up ndiswrapper on debian anyways.

I setup fedora core 5 I really enjoy the feel of it so I want to use it.

anyways

I added the livna repo, did yum install ndiswrapper and it installed. (i am very new to linux so these auto installers are a big help)

I followed the directions as best I could anyways I installed ndiswrapper installed my windows drivers bcmwl5.inf and modprobe ndiswrapper, ndiswrapper -m

still the light on my intergrated wireless won't turn on, and fedora doesn't seem to regonize it as wireless so i can't get any sort of connection through the wireless

I am using a HP Pavilion ze4908us model, sound, touch pad, keyboard, wired ethernet works but i can't get this damn wireless to work, and it worked fine in debian.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
joethetester
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Alright, I was orginally running debian distro, and although wasn't that hard to use I didn't like it that much because of some reason, i didn't have any trouble setting up ndiswrapper on debian anyways.

I setup fedora core 5 I really enjoy the feel of it so I want to use it.

anyways

I added the livna repo, did yum install ndiswrapper and it installed. (i am very new to linux so these auto installers are a big help)

I followed the directions as best I could anyways I installed ndiswrapper installed my windows drivers bcmwl5.inf and modprobe ndiswrapper, ndiswrapper -m

still the light on my intergrated wireless won't turn on, and fedora doesn't seem to regonize it as wireless so i can't get any sort of connection through the wireless

I am using a HP Pavilion ze4908us model, sound, touch pad, keyboard, wired ethernet works but i can't get this damn wireless to work, and it worked fine in debian.
Any sort of idea's would be great, Not sure what information to provide so I guess i'll just shoot out the basic

[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci -v |grep Wireless
02:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"myessid" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: Invalid
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

sit0 no wireless extensions.
 
  


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