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Old 08-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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hi I have RHEL 6.1, It is not detecting my wireless network card


Hi I have Dell Inspiron 4110 laptop, I'm having problem with wireless card. It is working properly on windows but on my Redhat enterprise 6.1 it is not working( RHEl 6.1 Unable to detect my wireless card). Plz help me
 
Old 08-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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Please post the output of 'ifconfig -a' and 'lspci -v' as root.
 
Old 08-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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[root@dhcppc5 Desktop]# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 14:FE:B5:B3:1C:76
inet addr:192.168.1.7 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::16fe:b5ff:feb3:1c76/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:40810 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:41459 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:32987203 (31.4 MiB) TX bytes:8894395 (8.4 MiB)
Interrupt:37 Base address:0xe000

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:712 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:712 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:42720 (41.7 KiB) TX bytes:42720 (41.7 KiB)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 72:C5:92:44:2E:CE
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)[root@dhcppc5 Desktop]# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 14:FE:B5:B3:1C:76
inet addr:192.168.1.7 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::16fe:b5ff:feb3:1c76/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:40810 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:41459 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:32987203 (31.4 MiB) TX bytes:8894395 (8.4 MiB)
Interrupt:37 Base address:0xe000

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:712 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:712 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:42720 (41.7 KiB) TX bytes:42720 (41.7 KiB)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 72:C5:92:44:2E:CE
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
 
Old 08-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Hi I have Dell Inspiron 4110 laptop, I'm having problem with wireless card. It is working properly on windows but on my Redhat enterprise 6.1 it is not working( RHEl 6.1 Unable to detect my wireless card). Plz help me
Spell out your words, please. And if this is a new installation, you really should pick something else, other than Red Hat Enterprise, unless you are going to PAY FOR Red Hat Enterprise. If you really, REALLY NEED RHEL, you should load CentOS instead. It's 99.x% identical, but free. But loading server-class distros on a laptop is always going to be hard, because the OS is designed for a SERVER...that is, something that does NOT have wifi, bluetooth, sound, etc. *IF* you can get such devices working, it may be hard to.

That said, what do you mean by "not working"? Details? What you've done/tried to make it work? Where you're getting messages? Run a lspci command and post the parts that reference the ethernet adapters. And is the device turned on? Most of those laptops are broadcom cards...do you have the broadcom firmware loaded? Any messages in dmesg about it?
 
Old 08-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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[root@dhcppc5 Desktop]# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: e0700000-e07fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: [88] Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 2010
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [a0] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [140] Root Complex Link <?>

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=64]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at e0805000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [8c] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at e080a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 31
Memory at e0800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: e0600000-e06fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: e0500000-e05fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2

00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b5) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000e0400000-00000000e04fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at e0809000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 30
I/O ports at 4088 [size=8]
I/O ports at 4094 [size=4]
I/O ports at 4080 [size=8]
I/O ports at 4090 [size=4]
I/O ports at 4060 [size=32]
Memory at e0808000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [a8] SATA HBA <?>
Capabilities: [b0] PCI Advanced Features
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 18
Memory at e0804000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
I/O ports at efa0 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=256M]
Memory at e0700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128K]
I/O ports at 3000 [disabled] [size=256]
Expansion ROM at e0720000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [150] Advanced Error Reporting

02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device 0012
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at e0600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-f9-ff-ff-e2-ec-55
Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>

03:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at e0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [70] MSI: Enable- Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=8 Masked-
Capabilities: [a0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff
Capabilities: [150] #18
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
Kernel modules: xhci-hcd

04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device 04c1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 37
I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
Memory at e0404000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at e0400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Count=4 Masked-
Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 01-00-00-00-36-4c-e0-00
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
 
Old 08-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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I don't see ifconfig recognizing a wireless device. What does 'lspci -v' output?

Edit Nevermind

Edit #2: It would appear you have a BCM4313 wireless card. It would not appear however that it is using any drivers. What does 'modprobe b43' output?

Try some of the instructions on this page:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

Last edited by flyinggeorge; 08-22-2013 at 02:02 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2013, 02:01 PM   #7
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yes my wireless cards vendor is brodcom and from where I can download brodcom firmware
 
Old 08-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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yes my wireless cards vendor is brodcom and from where I can download brodcom firmware
If you tried a brief search on Google you'd find it:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

You can do "yum install b43-firmware" and get the package. AGAIN...if you are NOT PAYING FOR RHEL, you should NOT USE IT. See previous comments about CentOS and server-distros on laptops, since you ignored them before.
 
Old 08-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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Also RHEL 6.4 is the current
the old 6.1 might not have any support for that card


seeing as you are using the old 6.1 eather you ARE paying red hat an "arm and a leg" for support and the backports to 6.1
or
this is an unsupported ,unregistered , and NOT paid for install
if so
you DO NOT install that driver !!!
you must have a paid for support contract to install it !

or


install the FREE rebuild CentOS 6.4
 
  


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