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Old 06-27-2004, 02:58 AM   #1
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Problem ON Broadcom Corporation BCM94306 802.11g (rev 02) ON Fedora

I followed the instruction mentioned here
(www linuxquestions org / hcl / showproduct.php?product=810)
to install this wireless card on my laptop, everything is fine.
and acutally I think that the driver has been installed correctly since I can use
"iwlist wlan0 scan" to find two different networks here with correct ESSID. But I could not use
"iifup wlan0" to activate my wireless card.

my ESSID should be "test" but using iwconfig, I just got:
lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Auto Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power:13 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:3336-3339-2D33-3433-302D-3336-3336-2D33-3633-392D-3333-3335-2D33-3234-342D-3334 Security mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:12627 Missed beacon:0

even I just used
"iwconfig wlan0 channel 11 essid "test" mode Managed" before running "iwconfig"

Fedora core 2: (kernel 2.6.6-1.435)
ndiswrapper 0.8 CVS

Many thanks.
Old 06-27-2004, 03:07 AM   #2
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Problme is solved. KEY problem.

Sorry for that.
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Apologies for digging up an oldish thread, but can you please tell me where you found the linux drivers for the Broadcom 802.11 device. I have a Dell Precision M60 with an internal Broadcom Corporation BCM94306 802.11g mini-PCI card, but can't seem to find any downloads or docs after quite a bit of googling..


Old 07-17-2004, 07:16 AM   #4
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Google for ndiswrapper, thats where you will find the drivers and the instructions on how to use ndiswrapper to install them. There is no native linux drivers for this chipset but you can use ndiswrapper which is an app that allows you to use your windows drivers on linux, the ndiswrapper site has a few links to drivers for your card otherwise you can use your own windows drivers for your card if you have them.
Old 07-17-2004, 12:56 PM   #5
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yes, exactly as what I did.

But one thing is that it looks like a 802.11b card NOT 802.11g. I thought that ndiswrapper still does not support 802.11g?


I was wrong, it does support g.

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