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I got FC6 on my Acer Laptop trying to get my Broadcom wifi onboard to go no such luck. here is what i got so far: Code: [root@bread ~]# iwconfig ...
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    Wifi Woes - you know the drill


    I got FC6 on my Acer Laptop
    trying to get my Broadcom wifi onboard to go
    no such luck.
    here is what i got so far:
    Code:
    [root@bread ~]# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth1      IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:"WAP"  Nickname:"bread"
              Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.417 GHz  Access Point: Invalid
              RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:82D3-BLAH-B4   Security mode:open
              Link Quality=0/100  Signal level=-256 dBm  Noise level=-256 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    What else do I need to do to get this to work
    when i boot it tells me its waiting for IP... FAILED

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    Is the driver installed for your model?
    Are you using the bcm43xx module or ndiswrapper?
    Do "lspci" to find out what the exact model is.
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    output:
    00:09.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
    ....
    iinitally loaded the driver with ndis wrappers when i realized it didnt work

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    [root@bread ~]# ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
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    Thanks for your help...

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    That chipset can use the bcm43xx driver.
    That is the model that I use on my laptop, but I was unable to get it working in FC7 test 4.
    I have not had to use ndiswrapper yet, but I did find this.
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    thats bad news - this could be an ender - so close.... maybe ill try my other laptop
    When will the wifi community get onboard?

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