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Old 03-08-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Help with internet connection in fedora 10 with dell laptop


Hi friends,
I am completely new to linux. You can say, I know virtually nothing about it. But I used to program on C and Python. Lets leave it now. I wanted to try linux so I took radical step. I threw my vista on dell vostro laptop 1500 and installed fedora 10. Now, the problem is in the internet connection. I used to use wireless connection but not I am without it. I tried to do something from my experience with vista and xp but it doesn't work. I am now more than frustrated. I will be really appreciating your help in setting the internet connection from the scratch without assuming any linux knowledge in me.

Thanks for help in advance.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 10:38 PM   #2
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You should mention which card you have in your computer.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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command for finding wlan card

Thanks friend for replying.

I am sorry because this may be the very silly question. Would you please tell the command or the way in fedora 10 to know the type of my network card adaptor?( I have already formatted my windows vista so I cannot find that from there.)
 
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lspci
 
Old 03-09-2009, 06:37 PM   #5
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Hi Bert,
I just contacted dell support team and found out that my wireless card is dell 1395 adapter. I am not sure if this is all you mean.
thanks.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 07:12 PM   #6
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

This is the output of lspci.
thanks
 
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0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
Take a look at
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205998
 
Old 03-13-2009, 02:34 PM   #8
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I was expecting other replys also but sorry REPO, I was not able to find the exact way I was looking for. Afterall I am a novice, I will appreciate if you guys can come with completely "from scratch solution to my problem". Thanks.
 
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It is explained at
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...7&postcount=27
 
Old 03-13-2009, 03:49 PM   #10
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What about NDISwrapper? Is your wireless modem compatible with this. I use Fedora 10 and a wireless connection. I used NDISwrapper and then simply used the disc with the windows driver for my wireless modem, you will need to find the driver file itself it will not autodetect it by simply putting in the CD. Mine now works fine
 
Old 03-14-2009, 12:40 AM   #11
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You can download the driver for your card at

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...ver=4401-Linux

It has a help file (readme.txt) with instructions in it.
Hope it works for you.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 12:45 AM   #12
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Sorry that I can not test it myself. I use a b43 driver. You need a b44, as you shall download following the above link.
But I did download it, opened it, and saw the "readme.txt" as well.
All you need to know should be in there.

Success.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 01:50 PM   #13
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I am sorry friends and thanks to all of you for your constant support and reply. I was in a conference for some days and so I had to work more and was not able to get back to work on linux. I am really thankful to all of you, especially Bert and Repo for their help. Now, my internet is working in wireless mode. Thanks guys.
 
  


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