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Old 06-01-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
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problems getting broadcomm bcmxx working in f9

From what I have read, I don't need to go through the ndiswrapper route. There is nothing more fustrating then someone replying once, say's try this and report back, which you do and then the thread just drops with no resolution. With that fustration out of the way as that issue was solved, back to wireless.

Dell M1330 with the following;
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)

From all my reading, I have installed Network Manager (not thrilled with it), tried using that as the controller for the device, but still nothing. I am up to the following;

lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption keyff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 No scan results

lsmod | grep b4
b43 142896 0
rfkill 14752 3 rfkill_input,b43
mac80211 227952 1 b43
input_polldev 12176 1 b43
ssb 43396 1 b43

Does anyone have .02 they wish to add to help, or say, try this, etc. Also heard some people using wicd, but not sure on the fedora side vs. ubuntu.

Old 06-02-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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See this post from fedora forums:

It suggests you use a GUI autoinstall script from Dangermouse:

I don't use Fedora myself. I have a Dell D630 with a Broadcom 4328 wireless NIC, and I have to use ndiswrapper.
Old 06-02-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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I will give it a shot, but my 4312 is not listed in his app when it ran.


As I thought, nothing new. Still more bugs since I switched, eth0 doesn't start on boot, I now have to ifup it, and still no wireless. I am considering going the ndiswrapper route but this way would make it so much easier (not to mention the right way)

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