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Old 04-30-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora 8 Networking


Hi everyone, I as you can probably tell am a complete newbie at using Linux. Which is why I am here asking for help. I been on Google searching for 2 days now but have found nothing. I recently installed Fedora 8 on my laptop which uses a AMD Athlon 64X2 and a broadcom wireless card. At first i was able to connect to the internet threw the wired connection, but after following a tutorial on how to setup a wireless network on fedora 8 both my wired and wireless stopped working and now i have no internet on my laptop. All the help is appreciated, and if there is any peice of information that you need about my machine inorder to assist me I will be more then willing to give it, I just don't know what you need at the moment

Thank you very much!
Hady Saade
 
Old 05-01-2008, 04:28 AM   #2
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what are the outputs of

Code:
ifconfig
ip ro sh
 
Old 05-01-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
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what are the outputs of

Code:
ifconfig
ip ro sh
The following is for ifconfig, ip ro sh did not give me an output.

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1B:24:9D:B3:7D
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:21317 (20.8 KiB) TX bytes:5390 (5.2 KiB)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0x6000



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:2884 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2884 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2449572 (2.3 MiB) TX bytes:2449572 (2.3 MiB)
I hope this will help you to help me Thank you datopdog for taking the time to help me with my problem.

Thanks Very much
Hady Saade
 
Old 05-02-2008, 03:30 AM   #4
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Your interface does not have an ip address, unless you are using dhcp go to administration -> network settings and configure your ethernet adaptor.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
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Your interface does not have an ip address, unless you are using dhcp go to administration -> network settings and configure your ethernet adaptor.
Ok datopdog I did what you told me, and I got my wired internet back, but the wireless still does NOT work. Here are the new "ifconfig" and "ip ro sh" I hope this will do the trick.

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1B:24:9D:B3:7D
inet addr:192.168.1.103 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21b:24ff:fe9d:b37d/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:8430 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5024 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:12598417 (12.0 MiB) TX bytes:366783 (358.1 KiB)
Interrupt:20 Base address:0xa000

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:13766 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13766 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:19392880 (18.4 MiB) TX bytes:19392880 (18.4 MiB)

[root@localhost ~]# ip ro sh
192.168.1.0/24 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.1.103
169.254.0.0/16 dev eth0 scope link
default via 192.168.1.1 dev eth0

Thanks again for the help.
Hady Saade
 
Old 05-03-2008, 04:14 PM   #6
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Is your wireless card internal, usb or pmcia (card slot)? More information about your cards chipset is needed to help with wireless. Some broadcom cards have native linux support, some don't. You can still use those than don't with Ndiswrapper.

If your card is internal and you don't know the chipset, post the output of:

Quote:
lspci
You may have to be root to do this. This will tell you how Linux is recognizing your card.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 05:09 PM   #7
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Is your wireless card internal, usb or pmcia (card slot)? More information about your cards chipset is needed to help with wireless. Some broadcom cards have native linux support, some don't. You can still use those than don't with Ndiswrapper.

If your card is internal and you don't know the chipset, post the output of:



You may have to be root to do this. This will tell you how Linux is recognizing your card.
Ok Bob thank you for your reply the output for "lspci" is as follows..

[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI-X GeForce Go 6100 (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
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
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02)
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root

I hope this helps, thank you for taking the time to help.

Thanks Very Much
hady saade
 
Old 05-03-2008, 05:20 PM   #8
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03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02)
Well, a guick google seems to suggest that there are no native Linux drivers for this chipset, but everyone seems to be able to use it just fine using ndiswrapper. Instructions for using ndiswrapper are all over the forum, and there are posts about this chipset. Basically, if you are not familiar with ndiswrapper, it is a utility program that allows you to use Windows drivers in Linux. You can get the Windows drivers for that chipset from Broadcoms website or your laptop mfg site. It is not difficult to set up and works quite nicely.

Hope this helps

Bob
 
Old 05-03-2008, 05:45 PM   #9
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Well, a guick google seems to suggest that there are no native Linux drivers for this chipset, but everyone seems to be able to use it just fine using ndiswrapper. Instructions for using ndiswrapper are all over the forum, and there are posts about this chipset. Basically, if you are not familiar with ndiswrapper, it is a utility program that allows you to use Windows drivers in Linux. You can get the Windows drivers for that chipset from Broadcoms website or your laptop mfg site. It is not difficult to set up and works quite nicely.

Hope this helps

Bob
Bob I thank you very much for all your help. I found a tutorial on the forum, but as i was following it some of the commands that were given in the tutorial fedora 8 did not know them. I am afraid if I continue on following these i'll be back at square one. The tutorial that i was looking at is http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...g+with+fedora8
If you can point me in the right direction that would be great.

Thanks Very Much
Hady Saade
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:07 AM   #10
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Sorry so long getting back to you, got late in Britain. This link:

http://http://invaleed.wordpress.com...ci-ubuntu-710/

is a step by step instruction for Ubuntu, but once you have the drivers, it will work in Fedora as well. In any case, this is what I do when I am using Ndiswrapper:

1. You will need two files from the windows driver, the .inf file and the .sys file.
2. Place both of these files in your home dirrectory.
3. Install ndiswrapper. I have Fedora on my machine, but I don't use it regularly. But, I believe you can get ndiswrapper by:

#yum install ndiswrapper

If it is not in Fedora's repositories, you can install it from source as indicated in the above link's tutorial.

4. Once ndiswrapper is installed, test the installation by typing, as root, nidiswrapper with no arguments. This will pop-up some optional arguments. If it does, then ndiswrapper is correctly installed; if it gives the error "command unknown", you will need to check your installation.

5. Once you are satisfied ndiswrapper is installed, type:

ndiswrapper -l

This lists the drivers currently installed under ndiswrapper. At this point, it should tell you that no drivers are installed.

6. In your home directory (where the driver files are), the type:

#ndiswrapper -i (driverfile).inf
Nothing will happen, but it should just return you back to an empty prompt.

7. Now, again type:

ndiswrapper -l

This time, if all went well, you should see the comment:

(driver) installed; device present

8. Now, you must load the ndiswrapper module. Type:

#modprobe ndiswrapper

9. If you have lights on your computer for your network card, they should be lit up indicating the wireless device is being recognized. Don't automatically assume it didn't work if they don't light up. Some don't, but are still working.

10. Now, you should be able to type:

#system-network-config

And correctly configure your wireless setting. Your device should now recognized.

Post back any difficulties (for example, you said some of the commands did not work but you did not mention which ones.)

Regards

Bob
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:27 AM   #11
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Here is another usefull link:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...vers%2Fbcm43xx
 
Old 05-04-2008, 08:23 AM   #12
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Sorry so long getting back to you, got late in Britain. This link:
No problem your help is very much appreciated.

The website seems to be down i am not able to connect to it. Also as root in fedora 8 "yum install ndiswrapper" returned "No package NDiswrapper available" "nothing to do." Is there another location where i can download ndiswrapper?

Thanks Very Much
hady Saade
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:41 PM   #13
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You can get ndiswrapper from here:

http://http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/
 
Old 05-04-2008, 02:44 PM   #14
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Sorry, bad link copied previously.

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/
 
Old 05-04-2008, 03:04 PM   #15
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topdog & Bob I thank you both very much for all your assistance. Bob i will follow your instructions and hope it will resolve my problem. I will keep in touch if any other problem arise.

Thanks Very Much!
Hady Saade
 
  


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