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Old 05-05-2007, 01:40 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Coldfire
Can you delete both wireless interfaces and try creating it again?
I did it. The same problem. No connection.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 01:20 PM   #17
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Are yoy using a 64 bit distro?
If you want to get it working you will need to tell us best you can the steps you have done and where you are at now.
also we have all been there, we feel your pain, one time I was trying to get a printer to work for over a week. Then I slowed down,
started following directions and did it step by step and it worked in no time. I was never going to just get lucky.

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Old 05-05-2007, 01:47 PM   #18
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Sorry.
I'm using Fedora Core 6 32-bit.
I followed first the guide Coldfire gave me, and when Linux started, the wi-fi module tried to start, but had the error of "not connection found".
Then I used the guide comprookie2000 gave me and in the Network Configuration program (I'm using KDE but seems it's the same that in GNOME) there was already a wireless interface. I tried creating one more and activating both, and later deleting both and creating just one, and when I try to activate it I get the same message of "no connection found". Some times the wi-fi light turns on when it's trying to connect, but now I don't know if that means the driver is actually installed.

Ah, I almost forgot. When there were was one wireless interface (eth1) and I created one more (wlan0), the first one had that error when I tried to activate it, and wlan0 didn't send me an error message, the light turned on, but it wasn't activated, and in 10 seconds, the light turned off.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 01:51 PM   #19
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Yeah, wireless can be extremely frustrating, especially with those built-in Broadcom cards.

You should check the following post on the forum if you haven't done so already. It is for an Acer TravelMate running FC, but the card is the same as yours, and the instructions are fairly detailed:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=544762

Also, I poked around google a bit to see if there was an ndiswrapper GUI for Fedora Core 6 (like there is for Mepis), and I did find one page that talks about an upgrade from FC5 to FC6 on an Acer Ferrari 3400.

http://computerbits.wordpress.com/20...llation-notes/

(You can ignore the stuff in there about wpa_supplicant until you actually get your card working).

The page talks about a wireless "cutter" program, fwcutter, that I don't recall ever using with my wireless card. Have you tried steps similar to the one in that page? What is the output of lsmod on your system after it boots? I am starting to wonder if perhaps the modules aren't loaded right.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 03:37 PM   #20
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If you are using ndiswrapper then you need to blacklist the module bcm43xx
the bcm43xx module is built into the kernel
I am using it now
you can't use both
this is for the built in module
http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail...ch/000804.html
here is the firmware, I am using it on 64 bit but I think it is the same for 32
http://abbottdavid.com/styles/wl_apsta.o
If you want to go that way make sure you unload ndiswrapper
here is how I start it just to give you an example
Code:
#/bin/bash
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth1 up
iwconfig eth1 essid va721linux
iwconfig eth1 key 1817161514
dhcpcd eth1
ifconfig eth1 | grep -q "inet addr:" && echo "I have an IP"
ping www.google.com -c 3
like I said if you want to use ndiswrapper then unload bcm43xx and
http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/...8-ndiswrapper/
 
Old 05-06-2007, 06:48 PM   #21
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I'll tell you the results while I'm doing it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldfire
You should check the following post on the forum if you haven't done so already. It is for an Acer TravelMate running FC, but the card is the same as yours, and the instructions are fairly detailed:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=544762

Also, I poked around google a bit to see if there was an ndiswrapper GUI for Fedora Core 6 (like there is for Mepis), and I did find one page that talks about an upgrade from FC5 to FC6 on an Acer Ferrari 3400.

http://computerbits.wordpress.com/20...llation-notes/
I checked the first one, and I coudln't even modify the first file Lenard talked about (in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/). There are a lot of things I don't understand. I'll do a presentation about Linux this week and my biggest fear is to ruin the system.
The file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/keys-wlan0 has nothing in "KEY=", I don't know if that's wrong.
In /etc/modprobe.conf, I added the alias for wlan0, but even so, the connection didn't work.

The second link you gave me. Well, first of all, ndiswrapper didn't recognize the driver in windows/system32/drivers. I tried everything with the same driver I downloaded before. I didn't either work. And I wanted to try that thing of wpa_supplicant, but I don't even know what is ESSID, SSID, PSK, so there was no progress with that.

In this moment, I started getting frustrated and pessimistic.

I go to lunch. Be right back.
....

Ok, now, let's continue.

Quote:
Originally Posted by comprookie2000
If you are using ndiswrapper then you need to blacklist the module bcm43xx
the bcm43xx module is built into the kernel
I am using it now
you can't use both
this is for the built in module
http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail...ch/000804.html
here is the firmware, I am using it on 64 bit but I think it is the same for 32
http://abbottdavid.com/styles/wl_apsta.o
If you want to go that way make sure you unload ndiswrapper
here is how I start it just to give you an example
Code:
#/bin/bash
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth1 up
iwconfig eth1 essid va721linux
iwconfig eth1 key 1817161514
dhcpcd eth1
ifconfig eth1 | grep -q "inet addr:" && echo "I have an IP"
ping www.google.com -c 3
like I said if you want to use ndiswrapper then unload bcm43xx and
http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/...8-ndiswrapper/
Excuse my ignorance, but what is "to blacklist the module"?
The first guide is basically the same than the others, until the part of WEP, and WPA and ESSID, and all those things I don't understand, so I can't go ahead.
In this moment, I realize how much Windows harm the human intellect. Anyway, I think this should be as easy as in Windows


I proved the guides of fedoramobile.org, and I realized maybe there was not installed the driver in no one of the other attempts.
When I finished the instalation, now I can press the button to enable and disable the connection, and the light is flashing. In Windows it's the same if it's not connected to a network. So that's what I have to find out how to do, like in Windows where you can select the connection you want to have, your house, in the school... I'm trying to find the english word for it, but I can't. I hope you understood it.

EDIT: forgot to say: when I try to connect, I get the same error of "no connection found", but as I said, I think it's for not being in a network.

And thank you again for your help. One reason I didn't give up was all the time I made you spend with your support. Thank you so much.

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