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Old 01-14-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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Wireless Card


Yes I have a dell laptop and i am using FC9 and i can't get my wi-fi card to work can anyone help me
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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What card is it? Can you post the output of lsusb?
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #3
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No I can't I believe that it is brodcomm wi-fi card that is all i know
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:39 PM   #4
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The card is build in not pcmcia
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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The wi-fi card Shows up in network configuration under hardware as b43 but the only on that shows up under hardware is my NIC no my wi-fi how can i fix this and get my wi-fi enabled and working
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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Sorry i ment the only thing that show up on devices is my NIC
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:47 PM   #7
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lspci is probably the command you want to list your internal Wireless NIC.. other options are lspcmcia and lsusb

Fedora apparently has a relatively easy way to handle these cards..
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=208663

or for the Broadcom STA Driver - This is the new Linux Driver that has been released by broadcom
http://www.cenolan.com/2008/11/rpm-i...driver-fedora/
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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How would i be able to do that without being conntected to the internet right i am using my desktop
 
Old 01-14-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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For the duration of setting it up you could plug your desktop's cable to your laptop.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 05:06 PM   #10
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try that keeps telling me device unmanaged
and won't connected to any thing this about to give me a headace
 
Old 01-15-2009, 04:00 AM   #11
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What exactly have you tried? Can you plug a network cable to the laptop, open the command line and as root type: ifconfig and iwconfig (please post the output of both commands).
 
Old 01-18-2009, 02:42 PM   #12
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Thanks for all your help but i just switched to unbuntu and got it to work
didn't want to but i gave up on fedora
 
  


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