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Old 03-07-2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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Linuxant DriverLoader on Fedora Core X86_64

Struggling a bit with this one and hoping one of you might be able to offer some insight. I have the broadcom wifi card and am able to get it detected using Driverloader. But, I can't seem to get it to connect to my access point. I have a prior config file for wlan0 which I have still with the applicable keys...but for some reason it appears that my config file is being ignored. When I enter in the information manually it doesn't work either. Anybody had any luck on this one? I'm thinking I'll pay for the driver if I can get it to work, but no luck so far.
Old 03-08-2005, 07:43 PM   #2
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any chance your dual booting? Or could get the driver off of a windows machine, because if you can, check out ndiswrapper at
Old 03-08-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
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I do have the driver. And, the kernel does see wlan0. Matter of fact, my wifi card can see my access point. But it refuses to connect to it. Which I suspect, is due to the key I have on the access point. Previously, when I had done this in the past using ndiswrapper (when I was running a 32 bit OS...I couldn't get ndiswrapper to load the 32 bit driver for the 64 bit version of FC) I had a config file that it read, and I still have the config file and the key. But the Linuxant Driverloader does not seem to use this same config file. And strangely, even when I pass the key to wlan0 manually, it still doesn't work. I still can't get a IP. The card appears functional. It just won't connect. I don't want to remove my key because I don't want to leave my access point open.
Old 03-09-2005, 09:24 AM   #4
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I don't know if this will work

I was looking at the Broadcom website and found this. It looks like they have linux drivers for some of their cards now. If anyone has tried them post your results here.


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