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Old 01-17-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
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Wireless Config


Ok i have a Dell Latitude 120L. I recently have installed FC8 on to it and can not get the wireless configured. It has a Broadcom 4318 [Airforce One 54g] wireless card. The system recognizes it but cannot get it configured. Is there an easy way to do this? I am new to Linux, and don't have a wide spectrum of knowledge in using it. If not is there a "plug and play" wireless card i can purchase? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 01-17-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

This site has lots of useful information, have you seen this:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...e_one_54g_card
 
Old 01-17-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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Hello USN22

I have a 4318 on Fedora 8 and it works pretty well.

Before it will work though you will need to extract some firmware from your windows driver to load into the device.

Take a look at post #17 on this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...941/page2.html

and see if it helps.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 08:46 AM   #4
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Thank you both, i will look into this and see if i cannot get this thing working. I will make sure to come back if anything doesn't go right. Again this is my first REAL experience with Linux. Also how can i get into my root terminal? I have tried a few things and it would not allow it saying i was not the "root". When i open my terminal i see
ryan@localhost~

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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try to discover what chipset your card uses and the search google for drivers for that chipset.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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ok, i have can see the wireless card, i went to dell and got the drivers, however they are in a .exe format. I cannot do anything with it. I tried to activate the connection under root. (i figured out how to be that) and i am now getting SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory. Any advice?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:54 AM   #7
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i think i have the chipset, its a BCM4318EKFBG, i think. Thats all i can find and i had to physically look at the wireless card in the computer
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:55 AM   #8
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google your that and add linux driver to it.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:59 AM   #9
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i did a lspci -v | less in the terminal and found this under wireless
Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)

Last edited by USN22; 01-17-2008 at 10:05 AM. Reason: I just googled that and added linux drivers and got nothing
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #10
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I just googled it and added linux driver, and got nothing helpful back.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:11 AM   #11
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I got this from that as well maybe this could help a little bit more. I just want everyone to know that i truly appreciate all the help and all patience as i am a new user.


Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0005
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at dfbfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:15 AM   #12
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The system recognizes it but cannot get it configured.
Linux kernel driver exists for this chip. Type ifconfig -a to see if driver is loaded. Maybe you do not need installation help but configuration help?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:23 AM   #13
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ok i did it and got this:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:C5:70:44:88
inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::215:c5ff:fe70:4488/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:87111 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:54807 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:96993012 (92.4 MiB) TX bytes:7210583 (6.8 MiB)
Interrupt:19

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:10424 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10424 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3019140 (2.8 MiB) TX bytes:3019140 (2.8 MiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:A5:C8:40:6C
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)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-14-A5-C8-40-6C-78-29-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
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)

Not to sound too stupid, is it there?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:34 AM   #14
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one more dumb question, IF i can see the card in the Network Device Control does that mean that everything i need is installed?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:56 AM   #15
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Maybe, the important question is does it work. Like I can see .mp3 files but they didnt play until I installed xmms. Oh wait did you start the network service manager?

type in the terminal service-config-services or something like that and look for the network management services, there are two of them you must start.

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