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Old 12-09-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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Wireless Trouble, Broadcom BCM4318, Gateway 7510 GX laptop

Having trouble getting this one to work, there are several guides online for this card and I have tried to follow several of them.

My laptop is the Gateway 7510GZ
The wireless card is the Broadcom BCM4318 (internal, use FN + F2 to enable)

I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.31 stable from =

From reading a few guides I found the 64bit driver (bcmwl5.inf) and installed it. I blacklisted the default fedora driver (bcm43xx) and modprobed ndiswrapper, no errors.

But nothing I try will get the LED to show the wireless is active, and it cant find my (working) router.

Any help in making sure fedora can detect the fn+F2 command and (with the correct drivers) enable the wireless cards radio, would be helpfull. I am using FC-6-i386


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Old 12-09-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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Your problem is not with the fn+F2 key combo but rather with the Windows driver you installed. You are running a 32-bit kernel, install the 32-bit Windows driver it is that simple. If you were running a 64-bit version of the OS then you would use the 64-bit Windows driver.
Old 12-10-2006, 10:14 PM   #3
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That did work, wireless is now going strong. Thanks for the help.

But installing FC6 x64 did strangly break my sound... it was working fine in the 32bit release, i find that strange.

I will look around for a solution. Thanks for helping me with the wireless problem.
Old 12-10-2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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Woot, sound working again.


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