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Old 08-05-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
PredAlien
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Complete NOOB trying connect to wireless network


Hi guys,

completely new to linux - just installed Fedora 7 and everything works fine except for my wireless card.

the make and model is: linksys wireless-G PCI adapter (WMP54G) - i have the driver CD for this!

i have a belkin router

this is the output i am receiving from the terminal (which i figured is what you guys needed from reading other posts):
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions. 

wmaster0  no wireless extensions. 

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2346 B   
          Encryption key:off 
          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 

eth0      no wireless extensions. 

[root@localhost ~]# lspci 
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 735 Host (rev 01) 
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP) 
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge) 
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller 
00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07) 
00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07) 
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0) 
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0) 
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a) 
00:0b.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 0a) 
00:0d.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp (w/Handset) Modem (WorldW SmartDAA) (rev 01) 
00:0f.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03) 
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10) 
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3) 
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig 
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0 
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host 
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1 
          RX packets:25719 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 
          TX packets:25719 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:101847232 (97.1 MiB)  TX bytes:101847232 (97.1 MiB) 

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth1 qwertyuiop 
Error : unrecognised wireless request "qwertyuiop" 
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth1 andrelink 
Error : unrecognised wireless request "andrelink" 
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth0 andrelink 
Error : unrecognised wireless request "andrelink" 
[root@localhost ~]# ethtool 
ethtool version 5 
Usage: 
ethtool DEVNAME Display standard information about device 
        ethtool -s|--change DEVNAME     Change generic options 
                [ speed 10|100|1000 ] 
                [ duplex half|full ] 
                [ port tp|aui|bnc|mii|fibre ] 
                [ autoneg on|off ] 
                [ phyad %%d ] 
                [ xcvr internal|external ] 
                [ wol p|u|m|b|a|g|s|d... ] 
                [ sopass %%x:%%x:%%x:%%x:%%x:%%x ] 
                [ msglvl %%d ] 
        ethtool -a|--show-pause DEVNAME Show pause options 
        ethtool -A|--pause DEVNAME      Set pause options 
                [ autoneg on|off ] 
                [ rx on|off ] 
                [ tx on|off ] 
        ethtool -c|--show-coalesce DEVNAME      Show coalesce options 
        ethtool -C|--coalesce DEVNAME   Set coalesce options 
                [adaptive-rx on|off] 
                [adaptive-tx on|off] 
                [rx-usecs N] 
                [rx-frames N] 
                [rx-usecs-irq N] 
                [rx-frames-irq N] 
                [tx-usecs N] 
                [tx-frames N] 
                [tx-usecs-irq N] 
                [tx-frames-irq N] 
                [stats-block-usecs N] 
                [pkt-rate-low N] 
                [rx-usecs-low N] 
                [rx-frames-low N] 
                [tx-usecs-low N] 
                [tx-frames-low N] 
                [pkt-rate-high N] 
                [rx-usecs-high N] 
                [rx-frames-high N] 
                [tx-usecs-high N] 
                [tx-frames-high N] 
                [sample-interval N] 
        ethtool -g|--show-ring DEVNAME  Query RX/TX ring parameters 
        ethtool -G|--set-ring DEVNAME   Set RX/TX ring parameters 
                [ rx N ] 
                [ rx-mini N ] 
                [ rx-jumbo N ] 
                [ tx N ] 
        ethtool -k|--show-offload DEVNAME       Get protocol offload information 
        ethtool -K|--offload DEVNAME    Set protocol offload 
                [ rx on|off ] 
                [ tx on|off ] 
                [ sg on|off ] 
                [ tso on|off ] 
                [ ufo on|off ] 
                [ gso on|off ] 
        ethtool -i|--driver DEVNAME     Show driver information 
        ethtool -d|--register-dump DEVNAME      Do a register dump 
        ethtool -e|--eeprom-dump DEVNAME        Do a EEPROM dump 
                [ raw on|off ] 
                [ offset N ] 
                [ length N ] 
        ethtool -E|--change-eeprom DEVNAME      Change bytes in device EEPROM 
                [ magic N ] 
                [ offset N ] 
                [ value N ] 
        ethtool -r|--negotiate DEVNAME  Restart N-WAY negotation 
        ethtool -p|--identify DEVNAME   Show visible port identification (e.g. blinking) 
               [ TIME-IN-SECONDS ] 
        ethtool -t|--test DEVNAME       Execute adapter self test 
               [ online | offline ] 
        ethtool -S|--statistics DEVNAME Show adapter statistics 
        ethtool -h|--help DEVNAME       Show this help 
[root@localhost ~]# ndiswrapper 
bash: ndiswrapper: command not found 
[root@localhost ~]# linuxant 
bash: linuxant: command not found 
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe orinoco 
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe hermes 
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe orinoco_cs 
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions. 

wmaster0  no wireless extensions. 

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2346 B   
          Encryption key:off 
          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 

eth0      no wireless extensions. 

[root@localhost ~]#
please help!

thanks
 
Old 08-05-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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ok, so you have broadcom 4306. the bcm43xx drivers come compiled into the kernel.
what you would need to do is
#ifconfig eth1 up
and then set the essid, etc.

you could as well use
system-config-network

Quote:
ifconfig eth# up
iwlist eth# scan
iwconfig eth# essid #########
iwconfig eth# enc ########### - if using wep

Last edited by w3bd3vil; 08-05-2007 at 10:45 AM.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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hi,

thanks for your reply but it doesn't seem to be working. am i doing something wrong? it's a linksys wireless card not a 'broadcom'

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth# up
eth#: unknown interface: No such device
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist eth# scan
eth#      Interface doesn't support scanning.

[root@localhost ~]# #ifconfig eth1 up
[root@localhost ~]# eth# essid andrelink
bash: eth#: command not found
[root@localhost ~]# eth1 essid andrelink
bash: eth1: command not found
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth# essid andrelink
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device eth# ; No such device.
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth1 essid andrelink
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; No such device.
[root@localhost ~]#

thanks again
 
Old 08-05-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
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try typing those commands after this one
Quote:
modprobe bcm43xx
the # in the other commands will probably be 1 for you.
ifconfig eth1 up
iwlist eth1 scan
after this command you should see your andrelink...

iwconfig eth1 essid andrelink

one last thing, linksys is the company name but the chipset is of Broadcom. the lspci command says it.

Quote:
ot@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 735 Host (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
00:0b.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 0a)
00:0d.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp (w/Handset) Modem (WorldW SmartDAA) (rev 01)
00:0f.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3)

Last edited by w3bd3vil; 08-05-2007 at 07:33 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 03:01 AM   #5
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you're a star, i'll try this first thing when i get home from work

many thanks!
 
Old 08-06-2007, 12:37 PM   #6
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hi,

i think i've confused you - i need to install the drivers for the wireless card before connecting to the network

i don't know how to install them... i have the driver cd in the dvd-rom drive

these are the errors im getting
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe bcm43xx
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth0 up
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist eth0 scan
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

[root@localhost ~]# modprobe bcm43xx
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth1 up
eth1: unknown interface: No such device
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist eth0 scan
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

[root@localhost ~]# modprobe bcm43xx
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth2 up
eth2: unknown interface: No such device
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist eth2 scan
eth2      Interface doesn't support scanning.
thank you
 
Old 08-06-2007, 01:17 PM   #7
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the drivers you are talking about will not work with linux.

So,
I guess you havent added an interface yet.

system-config-system
click on new
select wireless connection
select the boradcom card being displayed there
configure your connection
and finally click on apply.

look at the device name being displayed there.
now if you reach here tell me the device name.
it should be something like eth0 or something
 
Old 08-10-2007, 02:42 PM   #8
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bcm43xx and network manager

Quote:
Originally Posted by w3bd3vil
the drivers you are talking about will not work with linux.

So,
I guess you havent added an interface yet.

system-config-system
click on new
select wireless connection
select the boradcom card being displayed there
configure your connection
and finally click on apply.

look at the device name being displayed there.
now if you reach here tell me the device name.
it should be something like eth0 or something

on my panasonic cf-50 laptop CF7 system I followed the installation instructions for the broadcom card (FC7 drivers). However, I had to disable the networkManager as booting up would hang (as well as other problems all of which disappeared when the NM was disabled).

I also cannot see the card listed under hardward when trying to use the network configure gui.

# lspci (sees the broadcom card)
# iwconfig (sees no wireless)

My question is: How to get the broadcom hardware to show up in the network configurator?

I tried doing the following
# /sbin/depmod -a
# /sbin/modprobe bcm43xx

but nothing changed

Any info would be appreciated

Thanks in advance

Last edited by glhere; 08-12-2007 at 11:04 PM. Reason: clarification and update
 
  


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