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Old 11-04-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
pinaki09
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Wireless on Dell Inspiron B130


Hi all,
I have installed Fedora 11 on my Dell Inspiron B130. Not surprisingly,
the wireless does not work out of box, and I need some help trying to set it
up. I am not an expert - actually, far from it! Taking a cue from a recent
thread on the same subject ("Dell Inspiron Drivers Help!!"), here are the
outputs from lspci and lspci -k. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Pinaki.

[root@giraffe ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) US
B UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)


[root@giraffe ~]# lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device 01c9
Kernel driver in use: b44
Kernel modules: b44
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
 
Old 11-05-2009, 02:57 AM   #2
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Try this line in some file in /etc/modprobe.d. I made one and called it wlan0.

install b43-pci-bridge /sbin/modprobe -i ssb; /sbin/modprobe -i b43

you can use Network Manager in gnome. Basically the tools are

iwlist wlan0 scan |less to see the networks available
ifconfig wlan0 up/down

iwconfig wlan0 options

You read your local friendly networks from iwlist; copy your AP mac address; Then type
iwconfig essid your_essid ap Your_Mac_address

and iwconfig should show you associated. Turn off encryption for starters. Then you can run dhclient and log on.
 
Old 11-06-2009, 12:14 AM   #3
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I am afraid I'll need a little more hand holding.

Quote:
Originally Posted by business_kid View Post
Try this line in some file in /etc/modprobe.d. I made one and called it wlan0.

install b43-pci-bridge /sbin/modprobe -i ssb; /sbin/modprobe -i b43

you can use Network Manager in gnome. Basically the tools are

iwlist wlan0 scan |less to see the networks available
ifconfig wlan0 up/down

iwconfig wlan0 options

You read your local friendly networks from iwlist; copy your AP mac address; Then type
iwconfig essid your_essid ap Your_Mac_address

and iwconfig should show you associated. Turn off encryption for starters. Then you can run dhclient and log on.
did all the above.
created the file in /etc/modprobe.d and named it wlan1. (Just that one line as-is, right?)
still network manager shows "inactive" status for wlan1. Output
from iwconfig is as follows:

wlan1
IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"NTUWL"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
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


What am I missing? (I have no clue where the imoticons in the above cut-and-paste coming from).

Thanks,
Pinaki.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 03:34 AM   #4
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Kill dhcpcd or dhclient if they are going

try iwlist wlan0 scan |less and copy the mac address of your access point (It's in the form 0xnn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn 6 pairs of hex digits

then use iwconfig essid your_ssid ap nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn

iwconfig should then show you as associated. Then call dhcpcd or dhclient with the argument wlan0
 
  


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