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Old 07-20-2009, 02:22 PM   #16
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This means that the b43 driver is in fact loaded. There should almost certainly be a message in dmesg pertaining to the loading of the driver. Try (as root)

Code:
# rmmod b43
# modprobe b43
# dmesg | grep b43
This will unload and reload the driver, hopefully leaving a message in dmesg

(As for formatting code [CODE ] to start and [/CODE ] to finish (minus spaces!))

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:30 PM   #17
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Okay, I typed each of those in separately as root. The rmmod b43 one didn't return any output. The modprobe b43 returned a warning, and the dmesg | grep b43 didn't return any output. Here is the whole process copied directly from the terminal:

Code:
[root@localhost d-flo]# rmmod b43
[root@localhost d-flo]# modprobe b43
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
[root@localhost d-flo]# dmesg | grep b43
[root@localhost d-flo]#
(Thanks for the code trick)
 
Old 07-20-2009, 02:37 PM   #18
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Not sure about that warning, you can verify that the driver got loaded with lsmod again. What output do you get from iwconfig? What do you find with

Code:
$ ls /lib/firmware
As far as I can make out you have the driver, it was already loaded, it hasn't complained about missing firmware in dmesg. So let's check the firmware is/isn't there, that you do/don't have connectivity from iwconfig.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 02:45 PM   #19
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iwconfig gives me:

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

pan0      no wireless extensions.
ls /lib/firmware gives me:

Code:
acenic                        cpia2                 korg
adaptec                       cxgb3                 LICENSE.ipw2100
atmel_at76c502_3com.bin       dabusb                LICENSE.ipw2200-fw
atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin   dsp56k                LICENSE.usb8388
atmel_at76c502.bin            e100                  mts_cdma.fw
atmel_at76c502d.bin           edgeport              mts_edge.fw
atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin       emi26                 mts_gsm.fw
atmel_at76c502e.bin           emi62                 README.atmel-firmware
atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin       ess                   README-usb.atmel-firmware
atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin        intelliport2.bin      rt2561.bin
atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin      ipw2100-1.3.fw        rt2561s.bin
atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin      ipw2100-1.3-i.fw      rt2661.bin
atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin   ipw2100-1.3-p.fw      rt73.bin
atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin       ipw2200-bss.fw        sb16
atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin   ipw2200-ibss.fw       sun
atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin  ipw2200-sniffer.fw    ti_3410.fw
atmel_at76c504.bin            iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode  ti_5052.fw
atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin       iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode  tigon
atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin  iwlwifi-3945.ucode    tr_smctr.bin
atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin   iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode  ttusb-budget
atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin       iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode  usb8388.bin
atmel_at76c506.bin            iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode  vicam
atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin        iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode  whiteheat.fw
atmsar11.fw                   kaweth                whiteheat_loader.fw
COPYING.atmel-firmware        keyspan               yamaha
COPYRIGHT-usb.atmel-firmware  keyspan_pda           zd1211
 
Old 07-20-2009, 02:46 PM   #20
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Just found this. Essentially it seems your chip set is supported by this hybrid driver which apparently 'just works'.

Try:

Code:
su -c 'yum install broadcom-wl'
 
Old 07-20-2009, 02:50 PM   #21
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If that doesn't work, the firmware instruction for b43 are here. If that doesn't work it looks like ndiswrapper afterall (see sycamorex's posts)
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #22
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I installed that new one you found, but when I do

Code:
su -c 'modprobe wl'
It comes up with

Code:
WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/.
Even after reboot.

Also, apparently my PCI-ID (14e4:4315) is not supported according to the b43 site you just linked me to.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:04 PM   #23
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Ah, I assumed the PCI-ID would match the BCM4312 in your original post. That warning doesn't mean the driver didn't load, but you'll want to make sure that the b43 driver isn't loaded at the same time. The wl driver should cause some positive output from iwconfig (something like wlan0 followed by a whole lot of stuff rather than 'no wireless extensions').

Code:
$ lsmod | grep wl
will determine if that driver loaded. Try

Code:
$ dmesg | grep wl
to search dmesg for errors from wl

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Old 07-20-2009, 03:10 PM   #24
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Okay, output for $ lsmod | grep wl was:

Code:
wl                   1268232  0 
lib80211                5064  2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
And output for $ dmesg | grep wl was:

Code:
wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
wl 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
wl 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
eth1 (wl): not using net_device_ops yet
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:12 PM   #25
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Well, doesn't look like errors. See what you get from

Code:
iwconfig
and make sure b43 isn't loaded (lsmod | grep b43 should give you nothing)
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:13 PM   #26
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Well, something happened.

iwconfig gives me:

Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

pan0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11  Nickname:""
          Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Link Quality:5  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:14 PM   #27
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That's good news . It means you have a wireless capable card loaded... Your network manager (if you're using one - you mentioned "Wifi-Wiz") should be able to do something with it.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #28
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You're right! Right after I left that post I checked my connections and sure enough, the networks were detected.

I am now connected to my home network via wireless.

Thank you everyone, and especially you mmatt, you guys rock.

I'll be sure to post more questions as they pop up.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 03:20 PM   #29
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Glad to help . The blue thumbs are for thanks, not that I'm asking for any (it shows which posts you think are helpful)
 
  


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