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    Something is missing


    I can't not discover what is the anomaly that making it so I cannot connect to the wireless LAN. Everything I look at, seems to say to me that the wireless NIC should work. This is for Fedora 9. Maybe a new set of eyes on the situation may help.

    lspci
    Code:
    05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    So I downloaded and installed ndiswrapper. I used that ndiswrapper to install bcmwl5.ini.

    ndiswrapper
    Code:
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    	device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: ssb)
    Fine. I added an alias in modprobe.conf with "ndiswrapper -m", I blacklisted ssb in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, and then used "modprobe ndiswrapper."

    So now, when I try to activate it in network configuration, it just suggests to me to "check cable?" Obviously if I wanted to use a cable, I wouldn't be bothering with the wireless.

    iwconfig comes up with this
    Code:
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:25 dBm   
              RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management: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
    It doesn't work though, and I'm not sure why. Everything seems gravy to me. If you can help, or add suggestions, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

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    Welcome to LinuxForums!

    I've not used ndiswrapper... and I don't think you should need it either.
    Could you post the output of
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    lspci -nn
    I'm pretty sure there is a native driver that should work for you, instead or wrapping a Windows driver (yuck)

    *EDIT*

    I was right... and found it just a few moments too late!
    Check this page:
    b43 - Linux Wireless

    I run Fedora 10, and this page got me going quite easily with my wireless.
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    Code:
    [root@localhost Cake]# /sbin/lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 01)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
    00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374]
    00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375]
    00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373]
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 11)
    00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376]
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371]
    00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller [1002:4370] (rev 02)
    00:14.6 Modem [0703]: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller [1002:4378] (rev 02)
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE) [1002:5955]
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    05:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    05:09.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller [104c:8031]

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    I went through those steps, still can't bring wlan0 up. Still wants me to check the cable.

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    So yo installed the b43 drivers? Let's see if they show up. post the output of
    Code:
    lsmod
    ifconfig -a
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    lsmod
    Code:
    [Cake@localhost ~]$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    fuse                   49436  2 
    bridge                 43796  0 
    stp                     6148  1 bridge
    bnep                   14848  2 
    rfcomm                 33936  4 
    l2cap                  21504  16 bnep,rfcomm
    bluetooth              48608  5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
    sunrpc                156052  3 
    ipt_REJECT              6656  2 
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      11528  7 
    iptable_filter          6528  1 
    ip_tables              13840  1 iptable_filter
    ip6t_REJECT             7296  2 
    xt_tcpudp               6656  12 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      15864  7 
    xt_state                5888  14 
    nf_conntrack           51424  3 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
    ip6table_filter         6400  1 
    ip6_tables             14736  1 ip6table_filter
    x_tables               15236  6 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,ip6_tables
    cpufreq_ondemand        9868  1 
    powernow_k8            18692  0 
    loop                   17164  0 
    dm_multipath           17292  0 
    scsi_dh                 9476  1 dm_multipath
    radeon                119172  2 
    drm                   146276  3 radeon
    ipv6                  230644  24 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    8139cp                 21504  0 
    snd_atiixp_modem       15496  0 
    snd_seq_dummy           6660  0 
    snd_atiixp             18828  3 
    snd_ac97_codec         95140  2 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp
    ac97_bus                5504  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq_oss            30492  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event      9600  1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq                48576  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    ndiswrapper           155284  0 
    snd_seq_device          9996  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss            42496  0 
    pcspkr                  6272  0 
    8139too                24708  0 
    joydev                 12736  0 
    k8temp                  7936  0 
    yenta_socket           24972  1 
    snd_mixer_oss          16896  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                65924  4 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    hwmon                   6300  1 k8temp
    snd_timer              22024  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    rsrc_nonstatic         13696  1 yenta_socket
    mii                     8192  2 8139cp,8139too
    snd                    50744  17 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_seq_dummy,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore               9416  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         11016  3 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
    sr_mod                 17064  0 
    cdrom                  32792  1 sr_mod
    video                  20496  0 
    output                  6528  1 video
    sg                     31156  0 
    wmi                     9640  0 
    i2c_piix4              12688  0 
    mos7720                20484  0 
    i2c_core               21396  2 drm,i2c_piix4
    usbserial              30252  1 mos7720
    dm_snapshot            19364  0 
    dm_zero                 5632  0 
    dm_mirror              19968  0 
    dm_log                 12164  1 dm_mirror
    dm_mod                 48692  10 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
    pata_acpi               7680  0 
    ata_generic             8452  0 
    pata_atiixp             8320  2 
    libata                135148  3 pata_acpi,ata_generic,pata_atiixp
    sd_mod                 32668  3 
    scsi_mod              123772  5 scsi_dh,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
    crc_t10dif              5632  1 sd_mod
    ext3                  109192  2 
    jbd                    43284  1 ext3
    mbcache                10244  1 ext3
    uhci_hcd               23312  0 
    ohci_hcd               24336  0 
    ehci_hcd               33164  0
    ifconfig -a
    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:9F:DB:82:8F  
              inet addr:192.168.1.149  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fedb:828f/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:18490 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:14492 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:18593526 (17.7 MiB)  TX bytes:1972434 (1.8 MiB)
              Interrupt:18 Base address:0xa000 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:6454 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:6454 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:328858 (321.1 KiB)  TX bytes:328858 (321.1 KiB)
    
    pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 56:C0:33:FE:21:16  
              BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:A5:1A:52:13  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
              Interrupt:20 Memory:c0204000-c0206000

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    You might want to try bringing eth0 down first, then try bring up wlan0
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    You need to install the firmware for the b43 to work. That is all there is too it. I made a rpm package that will easily install the firmware in most Fedora versions. You can download it using this link.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/att...5-0.noarch.rpm

    Install it with this command.
    Code:
    rpm -ivh b43-firmware-4.150.10.5-0.noarch.rpm
    You need to remove the ndiswrapper module before the b43 will work. It is conflicting with the b43 driver. Just uninstall it and reboot.
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    I uninstalled drivers that I installed with ndiswrapper. I then uninstalled ndiwrapper. I then installed the rpm provided. I brought eth0 down. I tried to put wlan0 up. The console told me that wlan0 doesn't seem to be present. Any other ideas? And if anyone would like to play with it, pm me and I'll let you ssh in. I'm fed up with it. It makes me want to hit something.

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    You should reboot.

    When you installed ndiswrapper, I assume that you followed a guide of some kind. That guide most likely told you to blacklist the b43 driver. Now you need to remove it from the blacklist. If this was the case, reboot again after removing b43 from the blacklist file.
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