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Old 06-16-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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The problem is Firefox can't access the internet and says "Server not found".

These are the drivers I installed from the Windows XP Resource CD and how they show on the system:

If I go to "Network Connections" and select "Wireless Network Connections" is says "Connected, Firewalled".
Connect using:
-Dell Wireless Connection 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Also if I go into "Device Manager" I see:
"Network Adapters"
-1394 Net Adapter
-Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
-Dell Wireless Connection 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

This Windows configuration works for web both Wirelessly and when used by Network cable.

Regarding the configuration on Fedora Core 6 this is the response for the following commands:

/sbin/ifconfig -a
for lo link encap: local loopback
inet addr: mask:
sito link encap:IPV6-in-IPV6
no arp mtu:1480 metric:1
veth0 thru veth3 link encap: ethernet hwaddr:00:00:00
broadcast multicast mtu:1500 metric1
vif0.0 thru vif.3 link encap: ethernet hwaddr:00:00:00
broadcast multicast mtu:1500 metric1
Below each section of the preceding commannds is displayed:
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:0
rx bytes:0 (0.0.b) tx bytes:0 (0.0.b)

for lo ...
no wireless extensions

/sbin/iwlist scan
for lo ...
interface doesn't support scanning


1)Are drivers the problem, if so, what drivers do I need, where do I get them from and how do you install driver on Fedora Core 6?

2)If drivers are not the problem what is the problem?
Old 06-16-2007, 08:29 PM   #2
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I have the same card, I think, looks like fedora is trying to use the bcm43xx kernel module and I am sure you have not loaded the firmware for it;
And to install the firmware;
I got it to work but it was real sloooooooooooooooooooooow. I went with ndiswrapper;
this is for fedora but your card is a 4311 I think;
These windows drivers work for a 4311 if you decide to go with ndiswrapper;
Old 06-17-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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Even when you get your nic working, you may encounter a problem using Firefox. There is a line in the configuration regarding "IPV6" that is sometimes enabled. In most cases not good. To fix this problem enter "about:config" the into the address bar in Firefox. Then, if you enter "IPV6" into the search bar within and at the top of the config window the offending line will be displayed. Highlight the line and hit enter. It should toggle to disabled.

Should work.



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