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  1. #1
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    fedora and wireless/card configuration

    hi guys,

    I have a linksys wrt54gl like a router eth/wi-fi and I have a notebook with an integrated wi-fi card

    I have to configure wireless network but I have a little problem and I'm here to ask anyone if can resolve this problem

    after a little pursuit on internet I have found that the right way seemed ndiswrapper,so I had compiled it and I have installed .INF file,driver from windows in my system ,so this is the result:

    /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver: ssb)
    em500ag : driver installed

    I didn't understand why I have installed also em500ag becouse bcmwl5 would be the driver for my wi-fi card

    [root@Tx]# /sbin/lspci | grep Wireless
    00:09.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

    Then I have installed Linuxant driver that I have uninstalled immediately becouse they asked me a license,but really driver seemed correctly loaded but now that I had uninstalled linuxant I can't load my wi-fi driver anymore

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
    Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
    Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 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

    I have to load ndiswrapper by hand whenever I should need it becouse at boot of my system ndiswrapper is not loaded automatically

    then I have installed wirlan assistant or wirlassistant how you prefer and it found my access point,but now anymore and I don't now if is a problem by linuxant ( how I believe)

    How can I resolve this problem?

    thanks very mutch

  2. #2
    Can you check kernel messages using dmesg
    This may be because of firmware issues also.

  3. #3
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    now I had found a how-to and I try to install my driver in that mode

    I didn't have understand what you intend with " this may be because of a firmware issues also"

    with dmesg I don't get anything that can halp me , it seem to me

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  5. #4
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    ok,I solved this problem with another way whitout ndiswrapper

    do you have any advice to manage my network?
    if you have some advice I'm pleased to try out what you are to say to me ))

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