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Old 06-30-2006, 12:01 AM   #1
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Wireless in fedora core 5 with ndiswrapper

Im new to linux, bear with me...

I am using Fedora Core 5 kernel 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5. I am having trouble with my Broadcomm BCM94318MPG. I have had this configured once before using ndiswrapper and directions from this article: /linux/answers/Networking/Ndiswrapper_in_Fedora_Core_5 This time around that doesn't work, I follow the steps one by one everything goes smooth until I hit the
ifconfig wlan0 up
it says
wlan0: unknown interface: No such device
So I go to system >> administration >> network I look at hardware and listed is my realtek lan eth0, broadcomm wifi dev15912, ndiswrapper wifi wlan0, I have read alot of articles and questions on this setup (wireless and FC5) but none I can find that help me. Also when i try to activate the broadcomm it says
 determining ip information... failed; no link present check cable...
and for the ndiswrapper it says this
ndiswrapper device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
I have no idea what I need to do. when i remove ndiswrapper drivers and uninstall ndiswrapper the broadcomm stays there. i delete it from the hardware list and it will reappear after i close the window...yes i saved the configuration. I am so lost. I have an interview and need to get my laptop up and running with wifi again so if anyone has an idea let me know. thnx

Old 06-30-2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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Open a terminal, post output of:
/sbin/ifconfig -a
/sbin/iwconfig -a
Note, you can redirect output to a file:
/sbin/lsmod > lsmod.txt
Old 07-02-2006, 07:45 PM   #3
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/sbin/ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0A:E4:E5:68:46  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::20a:e4ff:fee5:6846/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:3275 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3578 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1938670 (1.8 MiB)  TX bytes:652548 (637.2 KiB)

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:A4:2F:6F:62  
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0x8000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:2457 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2457 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:2426904 (2.3 MiB)  TX bytes:2426904 (2.3 MiB)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4  
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
/sbin/iwconfig -a
 -a     no such device
Module                  Size  Used by
i915                   18369  1 
drm                    70229  2 i915
autofs4                21701  1 
hidp                   16833  2 
rfcomm                 37333  0 
l2cap                  23873  10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth              47909  5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc                157309  1 
ndiswrapper           169552  0 
acpi_cpufreq            7497  0 
dm_mirror              22929  0 
dm_multipath           20553  0 
dm_mod                 59737  2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
video                  16708  0 
button                  6993  0 
battery                10053  0 
ac                      5189  0 
ipv6                  242785  12 
lp                     12937  0 
parport_pc             27237  0 
parport                37129  2 lp,parport_pc
snd_intel8x0m          17229  1 
bcm43xx               422081  0 
ieee80211softmac       31553  1 bcm43xx
joydev                  9985  0 
ieee80211              31625  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
snd_intel8x0           32221  2 
snd_ac97_codec         92257  2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus            2625  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy           4165  0 
snd_seq_oss            32705  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      7745  1 snd_seq_oss
8139too                27073  0 
snd_seq                53553  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
ieee80211_crypt         6849  1 ieee80211
snd_seq_device          9037  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
8139cp                 22977  0 
mii                     5697  2 8139too,8139cp
snd_pcm_oss            40017  0 
snd_mixer_oss          17729  3 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                83781  4 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              24517  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    55237  12 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore              10017  3 snd
snd_page_alloc         10569  3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
ehci_hcd               32461  0 
i2c_i801                8781  0 
i2c_core               22209  1 i2c_i801
uhci_hcd               23885  0 
hw_random               6361  0 
ext3                  129097  1 
jbd                    57813  1 ext3


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