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    Question Broadcom 4311 wireless card not being recognized


    I have recently done a fresh install of Fedora 14 on my HP laptop. I cant seem to get my Broadcom 4311 (rev 1) NIC to be recognized. I did install the b43 drivers upon install. When that didnt seem to do anything I uninstalled them and installed the b43 tools from rpmfusion. When that didnt work I uninstalled them and tried to build the wl.ko driver file that broadcom provides on its site.

    Alas, nothing worked. Here is the current state of my system, thanks to WirelessSetup.sh:

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02f0] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:00.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 [10de:02fa] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:00.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 [10de:02fe] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:00.3 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 [10de:02f8] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:00.4 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 [10de:02f9] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:00.5 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02ff] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:00.6 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 [10de:027f] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:00.7 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 [10de:027e] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fc] (rev a1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fd] (rev a1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce Go 6150] [10de:0244] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario V3242AU [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    	Kernel modules: nvidia, nouveau, nvidiafb
    00:09.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge [10de:0270] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:0a.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge [10de:0260] (rev a3)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    00:0a.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus [10de:0264] (rev a3)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2
    00:0a.3 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU [10de:0271] (rev a3)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario V3242AU [103c:30b5]
    00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026d] (rev a3)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:0b.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026e] (rev a3)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:0d.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE [10de:0265] (rev f1)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
    	Kernel modules: ata_generic, pata_acpi, pata_amd
    00:0e.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller [10de:0266] (rev f1)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
    	Kernel modules: ata_generic, pata_acpi, sata_nv
    00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge [10de:026f] (rev a2)
    00:10.1 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio [10de:026c] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario V3242AU [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
    	Kernel modules: forcedeth
    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]
    	Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    	Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    	Kernel modules: k8temp
    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1363]
    	Kernel modules: wl, ssb
    05:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario V3242AU [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    05:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    05:09.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 0a)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario V3242AU [103c:30b5]
    05:09.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario V3242AU [103c:30b5]
    	Kernel driver in use: r852
    	Kernel modules: r852
    Code:
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Wireless Mouse M305
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Code:
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    fuse                   61934  3 
    vboxnetadp              5649  0 
    vboxnetflt             17437  0 
    vboxdrv              1791955  2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
    sunrpc                201276  1 
    ipv6                  286354  36 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9278  1 
    powernow_k8            16374  1 
    freq_table              3955  2 cpufreq_ondemand,powernow_k8
    mperf                   1481  1 powernow_k8
    snd_hda_codec_conexant    42182  1 
    nvidia               8093110  26 
    snd_hda_intel          24495  2 
    snd_hda_codec          86743  2 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep               6392  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq                53791  0 
    snd_seq_device          6191  1 snd_seq
    snd_pcm                80190  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    wl                   2555141  0 
    hp_wmi                  6087  0 
    snd_timer              19892  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    rfkill                 17622  1 hp_wmi
    r852                   10070  0 
    forcedeth              48795  0 
    edac_core              41336  0 
    edac_mce_amd            7871  0 
    wmi                     8138  1 hp_wmi
    snd                    64032  12 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore               6576  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          7559  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_nforce2             6718  0 
    i2c_core               27212  2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2
    k8temp                  3843  0 
    sm_common               4276  1 r852
    nand                   32055  2 r852,sm_common
    nand_ids                4258  1 nand
    nand_ecc                3936  1 nand
    mtd                    18231  2 sm_common,nand
    lib80211                5095  1 wl
    joydev                  9785  0 
    serio_raw               4640  0 
    microcode              18662  0 
    sdhci_pci               7871  0 
    ata_generic             3475  0 
    firewire_ohci          21314  0 
    sdhci                  18464  1 sdhci_pci
    firewire_core          45817  1 firewire_ohci
    pata_acpi               3451  0 
    mmc_core               64209  1 sdhci
    crc_itu_t               1563  1 firewire_core
    video                  21637  0 
    sata_nv                20925  2 
    output                  2253  1 video
    pata_amd               11314  0
    (didnt find anything for this one...)
    Code:
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    Code:
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.35.13-92.fc14.x86_64
    Code:
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:16:40:26:B9  
              inet addr:192.168.2.9  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: 2002:3259:156b:1234:21f:16ff:fe40:26b9/64 Scope:Global
              inet6 addr: fe80::21f:16ff:fe40:26b9/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:20277 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:15678 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:16288670 (15.5 MiB)  TX bytes:3501689 (3.3 MiB)
              Interrupt:23 Base address:0x2000 
    
    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:35 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:35 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:3302 (3.2 KiB)  TX bytes:3302 (3.2 KiB)
    Code:
    ============ iwconfig ============
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    vboxnet0  no wireless extensions.

    Can someone who knows more than me about this (quite alot of people, I'm sure... ) please help get me to a working wireless NIC??

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    you need to install the available firmware package!
    no firmware no hardware recognition

    in my openSuSE the firmware is default package available from dist

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