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Old 08-08-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Non-working Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Cont


First of all, let me say: "Your help is very much appreciated!"

Scenario: I have installed 32-bit Fedora 11 (KDE flavor) on my Hp Pavillion Desktop Computer. I have added a wireless card to the Computer (Dynex Enhanced Wireless G Desktop Card)

When I first booted the OS for the first time AFTER installation, My Network Device Controller shows a wlan0 device. However the device shows no wireless signals.

I have searched the internet extensively on how to make this card responsive and usable.

I installed via yum: kmod-wl
I also tried installing: akmod-wl
I also installed a wifi signal manager.

Lastly I tried the Official b43 wireless installation method:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

After several reboots, I no longer even have a wifi device showing in my "Network Device control".


So I entered "Network Configuration"band tried to manually enable the device and is gives me the following error:

Cannot Activate Network Device wlan0!

WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
Device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

I am completely exhausted of resources and what to do.

Here is my lspci printout:

[root@localhost EtherGateXII]# lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8800 GT (rev a2)
 
Old 08-08-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Here is a detailed step by step I found on using the fwcutter. I personally have had better luck with the older broadcom wireless using ndiswrapper but that can be detailed because you need to blacklist the current drivers. It should be easier to follow this guide.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
 
  


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