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Old 01-07-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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Wireless connection grey out

I am a NOOB and I have just installed Fedora 14 as Ubuntu 10.04 crashed with low graphics mode and now no version of Ubuntu will install, anyway thats another issue. I decided to try fedora as it seems clean and very easy install but it seems to have some share of issues that I am discoving.
To the point, Fedora 14 Network Manager shows the wireless tab as greyed out, I have googled about it but I am unable to fix this issue. I would be very grateful for anyones help as this computer has to stay connected to the cable until I am able to fix this.
Computer is Dell laptop 1gb vr, 4gm ram, with Belkin n+ router
Thank you in advance for your help.
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In a terminal run dmesg to determine what kind of wireless chip it has. If it's a Dell, it likely has a Broadcom chip; in that case, it may be a driver issue. Dmesg may have lengthy output, so be prepared to scroll though the results.

The links in this thread may help.

Last edited by frankbell; 01-07-2011 at 01:48 AM. Reason: change lsusb to dmesg


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