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Old 04-10-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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Wireless card problem

Hi. i am newbie in linux.
I installed Fedora core 6 but i cant activate my wireless
I dont know how to do it.
i have Hp pavilion dv5000 series laptop.
and my wireless card is Broadcom.
in windows there is something like device manager, or add/remove hardware. Do we have it linux?
Fedore cant see my wrieless card. it says no such device.

can anyone help me?
Old 04-10-2007, 03:41 PM   #2
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you may need to load drivers for your card
you could use ndiswrapper to load the WinXP drivers for it since broadcom doesn't play nice with linux (in my experience)
try here for help with ndiswrapper
or just search LQ for threads about it

good luck and welcome linux hope you enjoy
Old 04-10-2007, 04:22 PM   #3
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This would be the driver for your card..

Theres a couple how-To's in the network section here covering both the use of th bcm43xx driver and ndiswrapper for whichever route you decide to take.

You can also look at for a how-to that is on similar hardware to what you are using..


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