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Lampie 05-07-2009 10:09 AM

How can i gt wireless to work on my Acer Aspire 3000 with Fedora 10?

I am pretty new to linux but now have a dedicated Fedora 10 laptop so that I can learn everything I need to know.

I am using an Acer Aspire 3000 with a fresh copy of Fedora 10 and KDE

The Aspire 3000 has a built in broadcom wireless card, with windows XP you activate the wireless using an LED button on the front of the laptop, but with Fedora I can't seem to do this.

I have found a couple of threads to fix this error on Ubuntu but nothing about fedora. I don't want to change OS as I have just about got this system running like clockwork. I have left the wireless until last as the normal LAN works fine.

Here is the result of my iwconfig:

[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
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

pan0 no wireless extensions.

I do hope that someone can help me, I love linux and the possibilities are endless, windows sucks ;-)

Thanks for reading


Lampie 05-07-2009 10:12 AM

P.s: If you require any more info I am online all day :)

farslayer 05-07-2009 11:14 AM

If it;s a B4300 you need to isntall the b43-fwcutter tool and extract the Firmware from a windows driver and install it in thefirmware directory.

if it's a newer broadcom chip BCM4311, 4312, 4321, 4322 then the STA Drivers might be a better choice..

the output of the following command will tell us WHICH Broadcom chip you actually have..
lspci | grep -i wireless

Lampie 05-07-2009 11:19 AM

The outcome of your command is as follows:

00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

I will have a quick look on the links that you posted


farslayer 05-07-2009 12:22 PM

supported - BCM4318 - b43

Supported by the b43 driver in the first link, which should already be installed, so you just need to get the firmware in place.

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