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Old 06-18-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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Problem with wireles broadcom bc43


Greetings

Each time I try to enable wireless connection I get the error

SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

I tried to install the latest drivers from broadcom (bc43) and on fedora site I only got drivers for fc8, I found drivers on rpmsearch.net for fc9 and that didn't help either.

I could use any help

By the way I am using fedora core 9 on HP nc6400

Thanx in advance and take care.

Dino
 
Old 06-18-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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Ndiswrapper

Have you tried using windoze drivers with ndiswrapper? I've had success on a friends system, no problems at all.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanx

Thanks for replying I am also helping a friend of mine with this isue and I will post reply, for others that has the simular problem, if I get to make it work with ndiswrapper, great sugestion by the way.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 02:09 AM   #4
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Hope it works out and thanks.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 02:34 AM   #5
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Solved bcm43 broadcom wireless problem

After installing b43-fwcutter.i386 via yum

yum install b43-fwcutter.i386 (have to be a root to perform this command)

check what is not working with dmesg

dmesg | grep b43

my output was:

b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" no found or load failed.
b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware and download the latest firmware


Check what kind of kernel your system runs with uname

uname -r

my output was:

2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686

than simply go to:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

and follow the instructions on the web, it worked for me hope it will work for you too.

thnx corktowner for posting your solutions.
 
Old 07-08-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by DinoFly View Post
After installing b43-fwcutter.i386 via yum

yum install b43-fwcutter.i386 (have to be a root to perform this command)

check what is not working with dmesg

dmesg | grep b43

my output was:

b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" no found or load failed.
b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware and download the latest firmware


Check what kind of kernel your system runs with uname

uname -r

my output was:

2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686

than simply go to:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

and follow the instructions on the web, it worked for me hope it will work for you too.

thnx corktowner for posting your solutions.


my problem is I loaded version 9 and i have no wireless connection. same message as above. But I have no wired connection. I am recieving packets according to the monitor, but I am not sending any out. This is my very first time with this os. any suggestions?
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:47 PM   #7
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my problem is I loaded version 9 and i have no wireless connection. same message as above. But I have no wired connection. I am recieving packets according to the monitor, but I am not sending any out. This is my very first time with this os. any suggestions?
You simply have to go to that procedure

First find out what version of your kernel is is it 2.6.24(somethink) or 2.6.25(somethink) with this command:
uname -r
the first three numbers separated by an dot (.) tells you the version
Mine was 2.6.25 so I did :

wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
tar xjf b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
cd b43-fwcutter-011
make
cd ..
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2
tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o


but for 2.6.24 you have to do this:

wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
tar xjf b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
cd b43-fwcutter-011
make
cd ..
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.53.0.tar.bz2
tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod
sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta.o

although if command
echo $FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR
displays as follow:
/lib/firmware
than you don't have to put /lib/firmware in variable FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR you don't have to execude the command
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
although it won't make any harm to your system


hope this will help you solve the problem. But in case you don't have the internet connection simply download files from internet first to your usb disk or somethink and than copy the files to your sistem and follow the procedure without wget commands.

or step by step operation

download these files
for 2.6.25 kernel download
http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2
and for 2.6.24 kernel download
http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2 and
http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.53.0.tar.bz2
in cause you don't know which kernel you have now download all for and proceed with the following steps

for kernel 2.6.25 (remember the uname -r command)
do
tar xjf b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
cd b43-fwcutter-011
make
cd ..
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta_mimo.o



and for kernel 2.6.24
tar xjf b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
cd b43-fwcutter-011
make
cd ..
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod
sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta.o


hope this will solve the problem.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 11:28 AM   #8
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Another option if you continue to have problems is to consider another disto. PCLinuxOS has the firmware compiled and ready for download and installation using synaptic. You could download the LiveCD, burn it then boot it up and see if the card is recognized and the proper files are installed. There are many distos out there that maybe able to recognize that card. Fedora seems to be geared towards newer and/or popular hardware. Hence the lack of support for the broadcom bc43. Here is the distro site: http://distrowatch.com/. I'm sorry to hear you are having this much trouble and hope you can find a way to get this working.
Also, others have reported having problems with this card, visit: http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg00797.html
 
  


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