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how do i do it. installing ndiswrapper was confusing. i dont think a thing about yum and such. text based rpm i dont know how do i install my wireless ...
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    Wireless and Fedora 9.


    how do i do it. installing ndiswrapper was confusing. i dont think a thing about yum and such. text based rpm i dont know how do i install my wireless on it.

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    Hi.

    Getting a wireless to work can involve a little detective work, but in the end it is well worth it.

    Please read through the post that I linked to below. Then paste the output of the requested commands in this thread.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tml#post589924
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    Sorry for the late reply got busy

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface [8086:2560] (rev 01)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP Bridge [8086:2561] (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 81)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24c0] (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller [8086:24cb] (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [8086:24c3] (rev 01)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7300 GT [10de:02e2] (rev a2)
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller [8086:1039] (rev 81)
    02:0c.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)

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    This is your wireless card:
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    02:0c.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    You mentioned installing NDISwrapper. Did you make any system changes, like blacklisting a native Linux driver?

    If not, all you need to do is download, extract and install firmware for the card. Here is some info on that.
    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware
    As you can see, some distros make this process even easier, but Fedora is not one of them.

    Follow the instructions for the other distros but don't compile b43-fwcutter from source, yet. Install it through YUM first.
    Code:
    yum install b43-fwcutter
    Then check which version you have:
    Code:
    b43-fwcutter -v
    You need version 011. If that is what it gives you, you can skip to the instructions for downloading and installing the firmware. Make sure you get the firmware for your kernel version, which you can determine with this command.
    Code:
    uname -r
    I find the instructions to be a little confusing, but will work if followed. The b43-fwcutter command needs to be run from the folder of the downloaded firmware file (cd), and run with root permissions (su).
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    it seems b43-fwcutter was already installed so i took the firmware from the a package i downloaded from the site and used it and extracted it to /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o and restarted and i had wireless! thanks so much for your help :]

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    Cool!

    I like success stories!

    You were pretty easy to help, I think you are a Linux natural. If you have any other questions, feel free to start a new thread about it.
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