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    You may still have a module loading that is grabbing control of it. Please post the output of the commands that I asked for.
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    [root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_utf8 5825 1
    vfat 13249 1
    fat 45277 1 vfat
    fuse 38485 4
    irnet 22241 0
    ppp_generic 24917 1 irnet
    slhc 9025 1 ppp_generic
    irtty_sir 8769 0
    sir_dev 14533 1 irtty_sir
    ircomm_tty 22217 0
    ircomm 13765 1 ircomm_tty
    irda 106617 4 irnet,sir_dev,ircomm_tty,ircomm
    crc_ccitt 6081 1 irda
    autofs4 20421 2
    sunrpc 140765 1
    cpufreq_ondemand 10317 1
    loop 16581 0
    dm_multipath 18249 0
    ipv6 245989 14
    arc4 5953 2
    ecb 6721 2
    blkcipher 9029 1 ecb
    rc80211_simple 7361 1
    snd_hda_intel 274657 2
    snd_seq_dummy 6725 0
    b43 129393 0
    snd_seq_oss 29889 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 9793 1 snd_seq_oss
    mac80211 131409 2 rc80211_simple,b43
    snd_seq 44849 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 10061 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    cfg80211 10441 1 mac80211
    snd_pcm_oss 37569 0
    snd_mixer_oss 16705 1 snd_pcm_oss
    parport_pc 26981 0
    snd_pcm 63685 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    parport 32393 1 parport_pc
    k8temp 8257 0
    hwmon 6469 1 k8temp
    ssb 29893 1 b43
    snd_timer 20549 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc 11337 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep 10309 1 snd_hda_intel
    snd 43461 13 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
    soundcore 9633 1 snd
    usb_storage 73345 1
    i2c_piix4 11341 0
    button 10321 0
    i2c_core 21825 1 i2c_piix4
    r8169 27589 0
    sg 31965 0
    sr_mod 17509 1
    cdrom 33889 1 sr_mod
    pata_atiixp 9409 1
    dm_snapshot 17765 0
    dm_zero 5825 0
    dm_mirror 21569 0
    dm_mod 46209 9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
    ahci 22597 4
    libata 99633 2 pata_atiixp,ahci
    sd_mod 27329 8
    scsi_mod 119757 5 usb_storage,sg,sr_mod,libata,sd_mod
    ext3 110665 2
    jbd 52457 1 ext3
    mbcache 10177 1 ext3
    uhci_hcd 23633 0
    ohci_hcd 21445 0
    ehci_hcd 31693 0




    [root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci -nn | grep Network
    04:07.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)

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    It looks like the b43 module is loading.

    This is the exact same wireless chipset that my laptop has, and I'm using Fedora 8. I decided to use the b43 driver instead of NDISwrapper, and it works great. You still have to install firmware to get it to work.
    b43 - Linux Wireless

    For more information on which firmware you need, run this command and look for a firmware message.
    Code:
    dmesg
    You use the b43-fwcutter to extract the firmware from the firmware file.


    Of course, if you would rather use NDISwrapper, remove the b43 module.
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe -r b43
    Now you need to prevent it from loading at boot. Add it to the blacklist file in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.
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    I got the card working by removing b43 and ssb via rmmod.
    Now that the network is up I started to update Fedora and saw that a kernel update was on the list. I decided to do that first and now my card dosn't work again....

    Do I need to uninstall ndiswrapper, and reinstall it to get it to work again? I have tried ndiswrapper -m /modprobe ndiswrapper but I get a FATAL ERROR modual not found, or something similar to that

    Thanks for thehelp

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    Yes. Anytime you compile a module outside of the kernel, you have to re-compile them if you upgrade the kernel. This also applies to things like video drivers from ATI and nVidia that are downloaded and compiled.

    If you use the b43 driver, that module is included in the kernel. It should not be affected by minor kernel version upgrades.

    You can install NDISwrapper from pre-compiled binaries. There usually is a file that matches your kernel version. You could also use this as an opportunity to try out the b43 driver.
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    I tried to make and make install NDISwrapper again but I got some errors.

    How would I go about using b43? All i did was rmmod b43 / rmmod ssb with out modprobing them again

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    You have to install the firmware. I posted a link a few posts back.

    You use an application called b43-fwcutter to extract the firmware from the downloaded file. It is placed in a folder: /lib/firmware/b43
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