Originally Posted by joethetester
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.
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
ff Fragment thr
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.