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Old 03-16-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
tarunchawla
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wireless drivers and hardware


Network controller: Broadcom corporation Netlink BCM5906 M 802.11/g(rev 01)
Ethernet controller:Broadcom corporation Netlink BCM5906 M fast ethernet pci express(rev 02).
This is list of hardware I has . Please give me solution where to download rpm of the above and how to install it.
I am using RHEL 5.4.
 
Old 03-16-2010, 04:10 AM   #2
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Network controller: Broadcom corporation Netlink BCM5906 M 802.11/g(rev 01)
Ethernet controller:Broadcom corporation Netlink BCM5906 M fast ethernet pci express(rev 02).
This is list of hardware I has . Please give me solution where to download rpm of the above and how to install it.
I am using RHEL 5.4.
Hello tarunchawla,

As a user of RHEL & RHN, you pay for support for these types of issues. You may want to contact them and ask your question there instead. To improve the readability and usability of your 'hardware list', please enclose the code in [CODE] tags. This can be done by highlighting the code and selecting the pound sign (#) in the advanced editor. This seems to be a fairly uncommon problem as a Google search of the card model suggests. However this website vaguely claims Linux compatibility of the Windows driver. You can use some Windows drivers in Linux with the ndiswrapper tool. The ndiswrapper wiki details many Broadcom devices work with ndiswrapper. Albeit not your exact model, this does offer some reassurance that using this method may indeed solve the problem. This tutorial is for Ubuntu, but as long as you use RHEL's rpm system and run as root when 'sudo' is used, it may work for you.
 
Old 03-16-2010, 04:27 AM   #3
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Run "lspci -v" and "lspci -n" to verify the manufactures code of your devices. On my kernel it seems that one would use the tg3 kernel module. Which kernel do you have? ( run "uname -r" to find out)

Sometimes a kernel module may change names depending on the kernel version. Other times a kernel may need to be updated to support new hardware.
For example, when I bought my netbook, the atheros device wasn't supported by the kernel that openSuSE 11.1 used. I installed a newer kernel and was able to use my wireless interface. I don't use RHEL, so I don't know if the tg3 module is supported separately by installing an rpm.

Running "sudo /sbin/modinfo tg3" returns this:
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.31.12-0.1-desktop/kernel/drivers/net/tg3.ko
firmware: tigon/tg3_tso5.bin
firmware: tigon/tg3_tso.bin
firmware: tigon/tg3.bin

I found that I had the firmware files on my system. Using "rpm -qf", these filesn (in /lib/firmware) were supplied by my kernel package.

Last edited by jschiwal; 03-16-2010 at 04:28 AM.
 
  


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