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    Broadcom Wireless problems


    in fedora 8 it picks up and install the driver but i cannot connect to any wireless host and the network status bar on the task bar doesnt show any options on wireless but on the fedora8 live cd it loads the drivers and allows me to conenct to my wirelesss router any ideas that may be causing this?

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    open the terminal and post the output of
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    lspci
    iwconfig
    lsmod
    Post the output here
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    [root@localhost ~]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (rev 80)
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
    05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
    08:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
    08:09.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    08:09.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
    [root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=27 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
    Encryption key:off
    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

    virbr0 no wireless extensions.

    [root@localhost ~]# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    rfkill_input 12097 0
    ipt_MASQUERADE 11457 1
    iptable_nat 14789 1
    nf_nat 25965 2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
    bridge 59241 0
    autofs4 28361 2
    sunrpc 168009 1
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 17353 5 iptable_nat
    ipt_REJECT 12353 4
    iptable_filter 11073 1
    ip_tables 26281 2 iptable_nat,iptable_filter
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 25713 2
    xt_state 10689 5
    nf_conntrack 65345 6 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv 4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
    nfnetlink 13321 4 nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conn track
    xt_tcpudp 11713 12
    ip6t_ipv6header 10817 2
    ip6t_REJECT 12993 2
    ip6table_filter 10945 1
    ip6_tables 21257 2 ip6t_ipv6header,ip6table_filter
    x_tables 23113 9 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt _state,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_ipv6header,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_t ables
    cpufreq_ondemand 15569 1
    ext2 67409 1
    dm_mirror 27200 0
    dm_multipath 24401 0
    dm_mod 57905 2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
    ipv6 307273 24 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT
    kvm_amd 24149 0
    kvm 70041 1 kvm_amd
    snd_hda_intel 361577 4
    snd_seq_dummy 11461 0
    snd_seq_oss 37313 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 15041 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 56673 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    arc4 10433 2
    snd_seq_device 15061 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    ecb 11457 2
    snd_pcm_oss 45889 0
    blkcipher 13893 1 ecb
    snd_mixer_oss 22721 2 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 80201 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_timer 27721 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    b43 146545 0
    rfkill 14801 22 rfkill_input,b43
    snd_page_alloc 16465 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    mac80211 143313 1 b43
    snd_hwdep 16073 1 snd_hda_intel
    cfg80211 27089 1 mac80211
    k8temp 13377 0
    tifm_7xx1 14529 0
    snd 60137 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,s nd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwd ep
    fglrx 1715804 28
    input_polldev 12113 1 b43
    soundcore 15073 2 snd
    firewire_ohci 25281 0
    shpchp 37981 0
    video 27349 0
    tifm_core 17097 1 tifm_7xx1
    hwmon 11081 1 k8temp
    ssb 39109 1 b43
    sg 40297 0
    firewire_core 46337 1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t 10433 1 firewire_core
    ac 13257 0
    button 15969 0
    output 11841 1 video
    battery 19793 0
    sky2 51397 0
    joydev 17601 0
    pcspkr 11329 0
    sr_mod 23397 0
    cdrom 40553 1 sr_mod
    pata_atiixp 14913 3
    ata_generic 14405 0
    libata 114032 2 pata_atiixp,ata_generic
    sd_mod 33345 4
    scsi_mod 145913 4 sg,sr_mod,libata,sd_mod
    ext3 126929 1
    jbd 64817 1 ext3
    mbcache 15809 2 ext2,ext3
    uhci_hcd 30561 0
    ohci_hcd 27845 0
    ehci_hcd 39117 0

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    As I can see b43 and ssb are loaded. post the output of
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    [root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep ssb
    ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:05:00.0

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    any idea what might be wrong?

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    Broadcom wireless chips need firmware loaded in order for the b43 driver to work. If you look in the out put of dmesg, you will most likely find a message saying where to get the firmware from. It may look something like this
    Code:
    localhost kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode13.fw" not found or load failed.
    localhost kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
    Here is a guide that I used to get mine to work. I used the 2nd method.
    Broadcom b43 setup

    There is one thing that I had to do to get it to work. The firmware needs to be put into the /lib/firmware/b43 folder. You will need to create the b43 folder first.
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