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Old 03-08-2006, 06:07 AM   #1
Abhishek14
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wifi led does not glow in acer travelmate


i have installed ndiswrapper and the driver for my broadcom wifi card without any problems but the wifi card LED does not glow .this means it is not powered.

i am using fedora 4.
acer travelmate 2412.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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I thought I had the same problem : my D-link DWL-G122 didn't blink, so I thought it wasn't powered. In fact, it just meant it wasn't connected... Just my experience. Another idea : if the card is detected by Linux, the command "ndiswrapper -l" should say "driver present, hardware present". You can also check out if "dmesg" reports a new driver/hardware. Have you done "ndiswrapper -m" and "modprobe ndiswrapper"? These are necessary to start the wrapping.In fact, is your card PCI or USB?
 
Old 03-09-2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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i have done "ndiswrapper -m" modprobe ndiswrapper" and all.ndiswrapper says card present but the led does not glow.my card is not usb.the card blinks when i use windows xp but fails to glow when booting in fedora 4.
 
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It happened to me that the driver was in use by another device. It may also be the case here.You can try to correct this by typing "ndiswrapper -d devid driver" where the devid number should be obtained by the lspci command. If this does not work, you may be able to get the answer in dmesg.
 
  


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