Can't get wireless to work on laptop. Please advice
Hello, I'm having grave trouble getting my wireless nic to work on my Gateway MX6450 laptop.
I have a 4318 broadcom nic.
I've been on several threads and websites and found a few articles to point me in the right direction but I still can't get it to work.
I have the correct drivers, as those are the same ones my windows xp os uses. I d'loaded and installed ndiswrapper .
the driver appears to be installed, as the result of the ndiswrapper -l command is:
bcmwl5 : driver installed device (14E4:4318) present (alternate driver: ssb)
but i cannot activate the nic through network manager, nor can i go through the CLI and activate it. The results of iwconfig wlan0 up are:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
results from lspci:
Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
results from uname -a:
Linux linuxmachine 126.96.36.199-117.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Tue Nov 18 12:19:59 EST 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
results from system-release:
Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
This is the error I received from dmseg:
b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the latest firmware (version 4).