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Old 03-13-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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wireless not working


I just installed fedora 14 -- my first time with a Linux OS. Everything's seems to be working fine except for the wireless connection. When I plug in directly to the modem I have access and I know the router is working fine.

The toggle switch is ON.
I have an HP Pavilion. I tried the lsci command and got

02:00.0 Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

I'm trying to set up a dual boot system. Wireless works fine if I boot into Vista.

Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
 
Old 03-13-2011, 11:08 PM   #2
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My guess is that you need the Broadcom drivers.

http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/bcm43xx-yum-extras
 
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:55 AM   #3
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yes try to install drivers or try linux that have drivers included
4 ways to get wi-fi working
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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wireless still not working

Thanks for the links. This is real frustrating, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. Here's what I did so far, with some comments of what I believe the OS is doing.

steps:

1 su -
2 yum install b43-fwcutter wget


... installs b43-fwcutter ...


1 wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.10.5.tar.bz2


... downloads the windows driver ...
**Note: my integrated mouse stopped working correctly at this point and I had to reboot


1 tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
2 cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
3 b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o


... decompresses windows firmware ...
... goes to the correct directory ...
... creates firmware from the windows firmware?? ... Is this what is happening here?

I toggled the wireless switch on my computer and it turned blue. The connection didn't work though. I rebooted and ...



STILL NO WIRELESS. Since my card is actually a bcm43xx I believe I need a different program to extract the firmware, so I did the following:


1 modprobe -r b43

... removes the b43 driver ...

I downloaded bcm43xx-fwcutter-006.tar.bz2

I then did:

tar xjf bcm43xx-fwcutter-006.tar.bz2
cd bcm43xx-fwcutter-006


The instructions I have then told me to enter the command

make

This didn't work. I'm guessing that make has something to do with compiling the extractor?

How should I proceed? These files were downloaded to a user's account. Do they need to be deeper in the system, or do I need to enter "make" as root?

My plans were to get this extractor, then download Broadcam's windows driver, run it through the extractor, and then try to get it to work. Am I barking up the wrong tree or is there an easier way to do this. Evidently the driver I currently have for my wireless has been deprecated (bmw4312).

Thanks.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:30 PM   #5
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Please post the output from
Code:
ifconfig
and
Code:
iwconfig
How are you connecting to the wireless?
Try to install wicd


Kind regards
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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output

ifconfig

Last edited by millwright; 03-14-2011 at 06:30 PM. Reason: irrelevant
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
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iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff


I'm plugged into the modem directly.


How would I install wicd. I'm a true newbie, with no Linux experience.

Last edited by millwright; 03-14-2011 at 05:41 PM. Reason: incomplete
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:42 PM   #8
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Does networkmanager see the wireless router?
Try to install wicd instead of networkmanager and try to connect.

Kind regards
 
Old 03-14-2011, 05:50 PM   #9
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networkmanager does not see the wireless

I'm pretty sure that the problem is that I don't have Linux-based firmware for my Broadcom wireless.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #10
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Take a look at
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=239922
post #3

Kind regards

Last edited by repo; 03-14-2011 at 06:12 PM.
 
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:32 PM   #11
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got it, thanks
 
Old 03-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #12
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No problem,

You can mark the thread solved using the thread tools.

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