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    Need help wireless


    Hi, I recently bought a new laptop and setup a partition for Fedora 11. I can connect through wireless when I'm on Vista but unable to do so when I switch to Linux. I can, however, use the wired connection but when I'm on campus I won't have anywhere to plug into. I followed the sticky at the top of the forum and I have added the text generated by the bash script. Any help would be appreciated, and if you need to know anything that isn't included in the code just let me know. Thanks.


    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2946] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:294a] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem [8086:2932] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1509]
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3627]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0408:03f1 Quanta Computer, Inc. 
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    fuse                   57920  2 
    bridge                 51168  0 
    stp                     2644  1 bridge
    llc                     6128  2 bridge,stp
    bnep                   14288  2 
    sco                    11780  2 
    l2cap                  22480  3 bnep
    bluetooth              53300  5 bnep,sco,l2cap
    sunrpc                185448  1 
    ip6t_REJECT             4064  2 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      14632  2 
    ip6table_filter         3936  1 
    ip6_tables             18784  1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6                  290112  30 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    cpufreq_ondemand        7696  2 
    acpi_cpufreq            9832  0 
    freq_table              4816  2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
    dm_multipath           16168  0 
    uinput                  8704  0 
    snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi    14256  1 
    uvcvideo               57180  0 
    videodev               38704  1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat            13076  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    snd_hda_codec_idt      63904  1 
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32    10480  1 videodev
    iTCO_wdt               13120  0 
    snd_hda_intel          29000  2 
    snd_hda_codec          65376  3 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    pcspkr                  2848  0 
    joydev                 11584  0 
    i2c_i801               10064  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support     3476  1 iTCO_wdt
    snd_hwdep               8600  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                79960  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_timer              22496  1 snd_pcm
    snd                    65096  11 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore               7024  1 snd
    usb_storage           101472  0 
    hp_accel               10816  0 
    r8169                  33780  0 
    wmi                     7120  0 
    lis3lv02d               8816  1 hp_accel
    snd_page_alloc          9216  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    mii                     4944  1 r8169
    i915                  166712  2 
    drm                   207276  2 i915
    i2c_algo_bit            6020  1 i915
    i2c_core               22288  4 i2c_i801,i915,drm,i2c_algo_bit
    video                  21436  1 i915
    output                  3184  1 video
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-17-0a
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-17-0a
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64

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    welcome to the forum

    this looks helpful--

    good news: native driver for BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based hw

    quoting therefrom:

    "There are native linux GPLv2 driver, writen by vendor!

    They are placed here:
    Broadcom.com - 802.11 Linux STA driver

    Quote

    These packages contain Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
    hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom's
    BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based
    hardware. There are different tars for 32-bit and
    64-bit x86 CPU architectures. Make sure that you
    download the appropriate tar because the hybrid binary
    file must be of the appropriate architecture type. The
    hybrid binary file is agnostic to the specific version
    of the Linux kernel because it is designed to perform
    all interactions with the operating system through
    operating-system-specific files and an operating system
    abstraction layer file. All Linux
    operating-system-specific code is provided in source
    form, making it possible to retarget to different
    kernel versions and fix operating system related
    issues.

    I've installed this driver onto my Dell Vostro 1510
    with Dell Wireless 1395 G (bcm4310) and it works!!!
    Without any ndiswrapper!!!"
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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    Thanks for the welcome and for the reply. I had actually stumbled across that while waiting for a reply Unfortunately I'm not at all familiar with installing on the Linux system. I can untar the package but it gives me a src and lib directory along with a makefile.

    When I look at the readme it tells me to

    On the target machine, setup the source/hybrid/build directory
    but I'm unsure as to where exactly I need to create the directory "source/hybrid/build". Also after that it says

    1. Create a new directory: mkdir hybrid_wl
    2. Go to that directory: cd hybrid_wl
    3. Untar the appropriate 32/64 bit file
    to that directory
    32 bit: tar -xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    64 bit: tar -xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc-x86_64-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    Again I'm not sure where they are wanting me to create those directories. I did try anyways by putting the Makefile and the lib and src directories (and their sub directories and files) in my filesystem and then attempt to run the makefile as indicated by the readme. However I get errors stating the directory "/lib/modules/<2.6.xx.xx>/build" does not exist. I replaced the "<2.6.xx.xx>" with "2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64" because that is the name of the folder in my /lib/modules directory.

    However, I really had no clue what I was doing and am probably completely offtrack. If anyone could give me an explaination on how to install that driver I would again be appreciative. And thank you tpl, because I wasn't even sure I had the right drivers

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    Ok I got it working I went to this website and followed the instructions. They were alot simpler and as soon as I rebooted voila!

    It won't let me post the site because I don't have 15 posts or more on the forums

    However, if you google "cenolan broadcom" it will be the first hit (Installing Broadcom Wireless STA Driver in Fedora 11). I followed the instructions on that page and thats what fixed it for me.

    Anyways thanks for the suggestion

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    This driver can be installed using the RPM Fusion repository.

    RPM Fusion - RPM Fusion

    Enable the repository following their instructions. Then install the driver with YUM.
    Code:
    yum install broadcom-wl
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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