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Old 09-30-2007, 05:46 AM   #1
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Question HELP!! SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory with FC7


Hi,

I recently upgraded to fedora 7 and I haven't been able to get my wireless going. I got it going using ndiswrapper with the previous FC's no problem.
So here is what I get when i try to fire up the wireless

/sbin/ifup wlan0
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

Determining IP information for wlan0...SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

I also read somewhere that checking dmesg can be helpful
when I do this I get

bcm43xx_mac80211: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
ndiswrapper version 1.47 loaded (smp=yes)
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 4x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 4x mode
[drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
[drm] Loading R300 Microcode
[drm] writeback test succeeded in 1 usecs
bcm43xx_mac80211: Adding Interface type 2
bcm43xx_mac80211: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
bcm43xx_mac80211: Adding Interface type 2


Not really sure if this is helpful or not.

Any help with be very very appreciated as this is starting to drive me mad. I've never had so much trouble getting the wireless going before!

Cheers
 
Old 09-30-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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are you using the bcm43xx driver or the ndiswrapper driver because it looks like you have both loading...
try an lsmod and see which are loaded
 
Old 10-01-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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Hi,

Here are the results of lsmod. What does this mean? Thanks a million for helping!

root@localhost regan]# lsmod | grep ndis
ndiswrapper 175452 0
[root@localhost regan]# lsmod | grep bcm
bcm43xx_mac80211 397857 0
ssb 35012 1 bcm43xx_mac80211
mac80211 136005 2 rc80211_simple,bcm43xx_mac80211
[root@localhost regan]#

Last edited by reganjohn; 10-22-2007 at 10:55 AM. Reason: any more advice? Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 10-22-2007, 10:58 AM   #4
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Question Help With Siocsifflags!!

Hi there,

Any body got any idea why I'm getting the errors given in the last in the previous parts of this thread.

Any advice would be brilliant.

John
 
Old 01-19-2008, 03:45 PM   #5
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hi people! same error here on FC8 (Dell latitude d520), but ndiswapper is not loaded
Quote:
dmesg:
bcm43xx_mac80211: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
bcm43xx_mac80211: Adding Interface type 2
bcm43xx_mac80211: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
bcm43xx_mac80211: Adding Interface type 2
bcm43xx_mac80211: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
bcm43xx_mac80211: Adding Interface type 2
bcm43xx_mac80211: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
Quote:
lsmod
bcm43xx_mac80211 399456 0
ssb 34564 1 bcm43xx_mac80211
Quote:
lspci
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge (rev 21)
02:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
Quote:
ifup wlan0
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

Determining IP information for wlan0...SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
 
Old 01-19-2008, 04:56 PM   #6
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SOLVED:
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.53.0.tar.bz2
tar -xjvf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod/wl_apsta.o
restart..
 
  


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