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Old 02-29-2008, 05:54 AM   #1
lengogiang
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Dell 6400/E1505 wireless not work on FedoraCore8 x86_64


Please help me !


Code:
[legiang@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (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
03:01.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 01)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
[legiang@localhost ~]$

FC8, fresh install
and :

Code:
yum -y install b43-fwcutter
yum -y update b43-fwcutter
wget myurl :mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/...50.10.5.tar.bz2___(I can not post URL in this site)
tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o
it were not work ! i can detect wireless waves ! but can not connect to them :

Code:
[legiang@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"ZyXEL"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:13:49:3D:27:27
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

virbr0 no wireless extensions.

[root@localhost ~]# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1A:70:79:BD:61
ESSID:"CoffeeLaptop N1"
Mode:Master
Channel:5
Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
Quality=103/100 Signal level=-31 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=00000001411cb181
Cell 02 - Address: 00:13:49:3D:27:27
ESSID:"ZyXEL"
Mode:Master
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=83/100 Signal level=-50 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=00000021b86f216f
Cell 03 - Address: 00:18:39:ED:BA:45
ESSID:"Coffee LAPTOP VNN"
Mode:Master
Channel:11
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=105/100 Signal level=-30 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=000000013ff88185
Cell 04 - Address: 00:1A:70:F3:AB:18
ESSID:"CoffeeLaptop N2"
Mode:Master
Channel:11
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=75/100 Signal level=-58 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=0000000b65e6d181

[root@localhost ~]# iw
iwconfig iwevent iwgetid iwlist iwpriv iwspy
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1A:70:79:BD:61
ESSID:"CoffeeLaptop N1"
Mode:Master
Channel:5
Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
Quality=63/100 Signal level=-69 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=0000000141fc2181
Cell 02 - Address: 00:13:49:3D:27:27
ESSID:"ZyXEL"
Mode:Master
Channel:6
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=81/100 Signal level=-51 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=00000021b949e166
Cell 03 - Address: 00:18:39:ED:BA:45
ESSID:"Coffee LAPTOP VNN"
Mode:Master
Channel:11
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=105/100 Signal level=-30 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=0000000140d66187
Cell 04 - Address: 00:1A:70:F3:AB:18
ESSID:"CoffeeLaptop N2"
Mode:Master
Channel:11
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=76/100 Signal level=-56 dBm Noise level=-69 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=0000000b66c64181

virbr0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

[root@localhost ~]#
i removed b43-fwcutter, and setup ndiswrapper !

Code:
legiang@localhost ~]$ su -
Password: 

[root@localhost ~]# yum install ndiswrapper
Loading "protectbase" plugin
0 packages excluded due to repository protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ndiswrapper.x86_64 0:1.52-1.lvn8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: ndiswrapper-kmod >= 1.52 for package: ndiswrapper
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper.x86_64 0:1.52-1.lvn8.1 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.23.15-137.fc8 = 1.52-1.lvn8.1 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.23.15-137.fc8.x86_64 0:1.52-1.lvn8.1 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-x86_64 = 2.6.23.15-137.fc8 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.23.15-137.fc8
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.23.15-137.fc8 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

==================================================  ===========================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
==================================================  ===========================
Installing for dependencies:
 kernel                  x86_64     2.6.23.15-137.fc8  updates            17 M
 kmod-ndiswrapper        x86_64     1.52-1.lvn8.1    livna             7.9 k
 kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.23.15-137.fc8  x86_64     1.52-1.lvn8.1    livna             102 k
 ndiswrapper             x86_64     1.52-1.lvn8      livna              34 k

Transaction Summary
==================================================  ===========================
Install      4 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 17 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/4): ndiswrapper-1.52-1 100% |=========================|  34 kB    00:01     
ftp://mirror.wbut.ac.in/pub/fedora/linux/updates/8/x86_64/kernel-2.6.23.15-137.fc8.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno ftp error] 421 There are too many connected users, please try later.
Trying other mirror.
(2/4): kernel-2.6.23.15-1 100% |=========================|  17 MB    06:36     
(3/4): kmod-ndiswrapper-1 100% |=========================| 7.9 kB    00:01     
(4/4): kmod-ndiswrapper-2 100% |=========================| 102 kB    00:08     
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: kernel                       ######################### [1/4] 
  Installing: kmod-ndiswrapper             ######################### [2/4] 
  Installing: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.23.15-1 ######################### [3/4] 
  Installing: ndiswrapper                  ######################### [4/4] 

Dependency Installed: kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.23.15-137.fc8 kmod-ndiswrapper.x86_64 0:1.52-1.lvn8.1 kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.23.15-137.fc8.x86_64 0:1.52-1.lvn8.1 ndiswrapper.x86_64 0:1.52-1.lvn8
Complete!
[root@localhost ~]# echo "blacklist bcm43xx" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
[root@localhost ~]# echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
[root@localhost ~]# echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
[root@localhost ~]# echo "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
[root@localhost ~]# echo "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
[root@localhost ~]# echo "ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modules
[root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --levels 345 NetworkManager on
[root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --levels 345 NetworkManagerDispatcher on
[root@localhost ~]# yum install kmod-ndiswrapper kernel-devel gcc make automake
Loading "protectbase" plugin
0 packages excluded due to repository protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package kmod-ndiswrapper - 1.52-1.lvn8.1.x86_64 is already installed.
Package kernel-devel - 2.6.23.1-42.fc8.x86_64 is already installed.
Package gcc - 4.1.2-33.x86_64 is already installed.
Package make - 1:3.81-10.fc8.x86_64 is already installed.
Package automake - 1.10-6.noarch is already installed.
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel-devel.x86_64 0:2.6.23.15-137.fc8 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

==================================================  ===========================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
==================================================  ===========================
Installing:
 kernel-devel            x86_64     2.6.23.15-137.fc8  updates           5.0 M

Transaction Summary
==================================================  ===========================
Install      1 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 5.0 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
ftp://mirror.wbut.ac.in/pub/fedora/linux/updates/8/x86_64/kernel-devel-2.6.23.15-137.fc8.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno ftp error] 421 There are too many connected users, please try later.
Trying other mirror.
(1/1): kernel-devel-2.6.2 100% |=========================| 5.0 MB    02:04     
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: kernel-devel                 ######################### [1/1] 

Installed: kernel-devel.x86_64 0:2.6.23.15-137.fc8
Complete!
[root@localhost ~]# mkdir /root/wireless_driver
[root@localhost ~]# cd /root/wireless_driver/
[root@localhost wireless_driver]# wget myurl :ftp.us.dell.com/network/R151517.EXE___(I can not post URL in this site)
--15:50:09--  myurl :ftp.us.dell.com/network/R151517.EXE___(I can not post URL in this site)

           => `R151517.EXE'
Resolving ftp.us.dell.com... 143.166.11.10
Connecting to ftp.us.dell.com|143.166.11.10|:80... connected.
request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 54,750,848 (52M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[==================================================  ==================================================  =============>] 54,750,848    31.46K/s    ETA 00:00

16:13:40 (37.92 KB/s) - `R151517.EXE' saved [54750848/54750848]
[root@localhost wireless_driver]# unzip -a R151517.EXE
Archive:  R151517.EXE
  inflating: is.exe                  [binary]
 extracting: launcher.ini            [text]  
  inflating: layout.bin              [binary]
  inflating: MFC71.DLL               [binary]
  inflating: msvcp71.DLL             [binary]
  inflating: msvcr71.DLL             [binary]
  inflating: preflib.dll             [binary]
  inflating: README.rtf              [text]  
  inflating: setup.exe               [binary]
  inflating: Setup.ini               [text]  
  inflating: setup.inx               [binary]
  inflating: setup.iss               [text]  
  inflating: WLBCGCBPRO731.DLL       [binary]
  inflating: wltray.exe              [binary]
  inflating: wltrynt.dll             [binary]
  inflating: wltrysvc.exe            [binary]
  inflating: AMD64/atl71.dll         [binary]
  inflating: AMD64/BCMLogon64.dll    [binary]
  inflating: AMD64/bcmwlcpl64.cpl    [binary]
  inflating: AMD64/MFC71.DLL         [binary]
  inflating: AMD64/msvcp71.DLL       [binary]
  inflating: AMD64/msvcr71.DLL       [binary]
  inflating: DRIVER/bcm43xx.cat      [binary]
  inflating: DRIVER/bcm43xx64.cat    [binary]
  inflating: DRIVER/bcmwl5.inf       [binary]
  inflating: DRIVER/bcmwl5.sys       [binary]
  inflating: DRIVER/bcmwl564.sys     [binary]
  inflating: ATL71.DLL               [binary]
  inflating: bcm1xsup.dll            [binary]
  inflating: BCMLogon.dll            [binary]
  inflating: Bcmnpf64.sys            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwlcpl.cpl            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwlhlp.cab            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwlhlp.chm            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwliss.dll            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwlnpf.sys            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwlpkt.dll            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwls32.exe            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwls64.exe            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwls.ini              [binary]
  inflating: bcmwltry.exe            [binary]
  inflating: bcmwlu00.exe            [binary]
  inflating: data1.cab               [binary]
  inflating: data1.hdr               [binary]
  inflating: data2.cab               [binary]
  inflating: DellInfo64.exe          [binary]
  inflating: DellInfo.exe            [binary]
  inflating: dellinst.exe            [binary]
  inflating: ikernel.ex_             [binary]
  inflating: Version.txt             [binary]
[root@localhost wireless_driver]# cd DRIVER
[root@localhost DRIVER]# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
installing bcmwl5 ...
[root@localhost DRIVER]# reboot
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

virbr0    no wireless extensions.

[root@localhost ~]# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning.

[root@localhost ~]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
        device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe ndiswrapper
[root@localhost ~]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
        device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)
[root@localhost ~]#
in system-config-network-gui, i have new wireles net work (ndiswrapper-wlan0)
In NetworkManager Applet, i can't enable wireless network, and can't detect any wave !

Last edited by lengogiang; 02-29-2008 at 05:56 AM.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
thumbelina
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Location: USA
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hello lengogiang,

what seems to be your problem is that you do not know HOW TO connect to a wireless AP.

You were at the correct place and in fact, your broadcom driver WAS connected to the ZyXEL AP. Look right here:



[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"ZyXEL".........................................<<< connected!!
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:13:49:3D:27:27
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


You were connected to this AP: ZyXEL and you just gave up and walked off and messed that all up by installing ndiswrapper. You don't need ndiswrapper. The broadcom driver works just fine.

What you SHOULD HAVE done next is to make a DHCP lease request to acquire an IP address.
Like so:

dhclient wlan0

and then, when that works, you will need to set your default gateway route.

Perhaps if you go do some reading on how Linux networkworking for wireless works, you would understand better how to recognize a connection when one exists!
 
  


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