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Old 02-17-2010, 01:51 AM   #1
tushar.sharad
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Fedora 12 wireless driver


I cant detect or use wireless networks on my newly installed fedora 12
Can someone tell me how to get the driver for wireless?
 
Old 02-17-2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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To find the driver, we need to know what hardware you have for the wireless. Is the card internal to the system? Is it plugged into a PCMCIA slot, or USB? If it is a card that is plugged in, look for a make and model of the card, and pot it. If it is an internal card, then open a konsole and run the command '/sbin/lspci' ( without the quotes ) and post the results. The command for the USB bus is '/sbin/lsusb'. ( post the results if it is USB ). Once we know what hardware you have, then we can look for the driver.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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please post the output to:
Code:
lspci # will tell us the pci devices you have in your system.
lsusb # will tell us the usb devices you have in your system.
ifconfig # will tell us what network interface cards you have on your system.
ifconfig -a
iwconfig # will tell us which of your network interface cards has wireless capability 
lsmod

sudo iwlist <network-card> scan # this will use the <network-card> interface (that from the iwconfig command above) and scan for wireless routers that are accessible.
sudo iwconfig <network-card> essid <your-router-name> # assuming no security (the access point names will be provided by the previous iwlist command).
sudo dhclient # will attempt to get ip-address, subnet mask, dns server information automatically from your router assuming dhcp is turned on on your router.
it would be easier for us to read if it is in [code] tags.

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Old 02-19-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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This is the result i got from /sbin/lspci

/sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 7914
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
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 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b6)
02:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 02)
10:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 02)
 
Old 02-19-2010, 09:49 AM   #5
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Quote:
30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 02)
This is the wireless adapter. I'll have a look and post back.

A Google search search turned up this:

There is a 32 bit and 64 bit driver. Which are you running?

In the notes for this driver, ...

Quote:
PRECOMPILED DRIVER
-------------------
Some distros (Ubuntu and Fedora at the least) already have a version of
this driver in their repositories precompiled, tested and ready to go.
You just use the package manager to install the proper package. If
its available for your distro, this is usually an easier solution. See
the end of this document for further discussion.
The driver is already part of Fedora.

Further down the notes,

Quote:
For further information see the documentation for your specific distro.

Fedora:
------
su -c 'rpm -Uvh
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm'

su -
yum update
yum install kmod-wl
So install it, then you need to use modprobe to load it, and then configure the adapter.

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