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Hi All, Could some one please help me installing wireless internet on Dell Inspiron 1520. I am using Fedora 8. The wireless card is Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter As required ...
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    No wireless-Fedora 8-Broadcom 802.11g


    Hi All,

    Could some one please help me installing wireless internet on Dell Inspiron 1520.
    I am using Fedora 8.
    The wireless card is Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
    As required by Waterhead, I hope the following information helps you in helping me:

    Code:
    []# lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 0c)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Contoller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Unknown device [10de:0427] (rev a1)
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    03:01.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device [1180:0843] (rev 12)
    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    03:01.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

    Code:
    []# uname -r
    2.6.23.1-42.fc8

    Code:
    []# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    fuse                   38485  4 
    rfcomm                 36825  0 
    l2cap                  25537  9 rfcomm
    autofs4                20421  2 
    sunrpc                140765  1 
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      11717  2 
    ipt_REJECT              7617  2 
    iptable_filter          6465  1 
    ip_tables              14213  1 iptable_filter
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      18769  2 
    xt_state                6081  4 
    nf_conntrack           51977  3 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
    nfnetlink               8281  3 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack
    xt_tcpudp               6977  8 
    ip6t_ipv6header         6209  2 
    ip6t_REJECT             8257  2 
    ip6table_filter         6337  1 
    ip6_tables             15109  2 ip6t_ipv6header,ip6table_filter
    x_tables               14277  7 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_ipv6header,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
    cpufreq_ondemand       10317  1 
    acpi_cpufreq           12365  1 
    loop                   16581  0 
    dm_mirror              21697  0 
    dm_multipath           18249  0 
    dm_mod                 46465  2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
    ipv6                  245989  16 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT
    snd_hda_intel         274657  3 
    snd_seq_dummy           6725  0 
    arc4                    5953  2 
    ecb                     6721  2 
    snd_seq_oss            29889  0 
    blkcipher               9029  1 ecb
    snd_seq_midi_event      9793  1 snd_seq_oss
    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
    rc80211_simple          7361  1 
    snd_pcm_oss            37569  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16705  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                63685  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    b43                   129393  0 
    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
    sdhci                  17997  0 
    mac80211              131409  2 rc80211_simple,b43
    b44                    25937  0 
    cfg80211               10441  1 mac80211
    snd                    43461  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
    video                  19921  0 
    firewire_ohci          18113  0 
    firewire_core          36097  1 firewire_ohci
    output                  6977  1 video
    battery                14025  0 
    mmc_core               27333  1 sdhci
    mii                     8385  1 b44
    ac                      8133  0 
    button                 10321  0 
    i2c_i801               12113  0 
    hci_usb                16605  2 
    crc_itu_t               6081  1 firewire_core
    bluetooth              49316  7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
    joydev                 11649  0 
    soundcore               9633  1 snd
    ssb                    29893  2 b43,b44
    i2c_core               21825  1 i2c_i801
    sg                     31965  0 
    sr_mod                 17509  0 
    cdrom                  33889  1 sr_mod
    ata_piix               16709  0 
    ahci                   22597  3 
    libata                 99633  2 ata_piix,ahci
    sd_mod                 27329  4 
    scsi_mod              119757  4 sg,sr_mod,libata,sd_mod
    ext2                   55625  1 
    mbcache                10177  1 ext2
    uhci_hcd               23633  0 
    ohci_hcd               21445  0 
    ehci_hcd               31693  0 
    []#

    Code:
    []# iwconfig
    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

    Code:
    []# ifconfig
    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:5384 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:5384 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:3357040 (3.2 MiB)  TX bytes:3357040 (3.2 MiB)

    Code:
    []# dmesg | grep -i firm
    []#
    Kind Regards,
    Girish

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    You need the broadcom-wl driver and you need to blacklist the b43 driver.

    To blacklist, add the following lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    Code:
    blacklist b43
    blacklist ssb
    Install broadcom-wl
    RPM installation of Broadcom 802.11 STA wireless driver in Fedora 8/9/10 | cenolan.com

    Fedora 8 has reached end of life and is no longer supported by the Fedora Project. I recommend upgrading.

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