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Old 09-09-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Question No wireless networks detected automatically in fedora 15.


I recently installed fedora 15 on my Dell Inspiron N4010 (
DUAL BOOT along with windows 7) , Worked Fine ! BUT "Fedora does not show any of the available wireless network".
SO,

I do not have access to internet While using fedora though i can use it on windows 7.

Somewhere on the internet i read that I need to install BROADCOM Driver for fedora.
BUT I have no idea how to install them on fedora with no internet available.(Internet Access is available only in windows 7 on the same machine)

OUTPUT for "lspci" on may laptop was-
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 18)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 18)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 06)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 06)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 06)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series]
02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Manhattan HDMI Audio [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series]
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 05)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 05)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)



And the OUTPUT for "ifconfig" was-
em1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr B8:AC:6F:5B:6C:E6
UP 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:45

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7584 (7.4 KiB) TX bytes:7584 (7.4 KiB)
 
Old 09-09-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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This thread in the Fedora forums might help:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...d.php?t=248067
 
Old 09-10-2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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Forum Posted above let me one step closer.It says that -
For those who do not have internet access while running fedora can still download required files from RPM Fusion and then install them.
According to the forum,'the file to be downloaded from RPM Fusion can be told according to the result of "uname -r" in the terminal'.

The result for uname -r was -
2.6.38.6-26.rcl.fc15.i686


I still do not have any idea about-
1.) What are the files that I have to download to get my wireless network detected automatically in fedora.
2.) What do I do with the files after i download the on the same machine but on other operating system(as internet access is only available in it)
 
Old 09-10-2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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You need the firmware for the BCM4313 chipset, as indicated in the lspci output.

This should help.

http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=239922

Do you have access to a router with ethernet ports? You could jack into a wired connection, if only for long enough to deal with this.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
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I realized this morning that the Fedora link would not be helpful except to add to your knowledge of the topic.

Ubuntu has the required files available if you can get to a wired connection. In the Synaptic Package manager, go to Settings-->Repositories and enable the "Proprietary Drivers . . ." item, then hit the "Seach" button and search for Broadcom or BCM. There should be similar settings in the Ubuntu Software Center, but I don't know where to find them. I prefer Synaptic or apt for package management.

I think the package you want is "Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source."

Files are also available from Broadcom, but it will be easier if you use a wired connection, even if you borrow one from a friend for a few minutes, and let Synaptic do the installing.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
 
  


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