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wireless network is not working in fedora 14

Hi,

I have installed fedora 14 two days back. Wireless netwrok is not working, but wired network is working fine. Could please help me on this.

Please let me know if any information is required.

[[email protected] ~]$ lspci | grep -i net

02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

[[email protected] ~]$

Thanks & Regards

Kumar

Comments

  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,180
    It could be that you have not yet installed the necessary driver for the broadcom wifi card to work, please read the posts at http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=239922 which will tell you how to install the drivers.
  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    As root,
    yum install akmod-wl
    Make sure you have the correct kernel-devel file installed first.
    yum install kernel-PAE-devel if your using a PAE kernel.
    Reboot.
  • woboyle
    woboyle Posts: 501
    On current systems, you may need either a driver, the firmware for the wireless chip set, or both. I had a similar problem with my Dell laptop. The wireless worked with Jaunty (9.04) out-of-the-box, but with Meerkat (10.10) I had to install the driver and firmware. Go figure! Possibly the issue was that the firmware is proprietary in many cases (Broadcom chip sets, for instance) and are not open sourced.
  • Have you tried a different network manager? I reccomend WiCD over gnome network manager. It has better options and its lighter. I love how it saves Wireless passwords and wireless settings, less hassel. google it!
  • Hi ,

    I followed the below steps mentioned at the URL : http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Fedora


    1 su -
    2 yum install b43-fwcutter wget

    Next, download the Windows driver:
    3. wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2

    Next decompress, extract and copy firmware to /lib/firmware directory.
    4. tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    5. cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
    6. b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o



    Please find the detailed output below.

    [[email protected] ~]$ su
    Password:
    [[email protected] chakram]# yum install b43-fwcutter wget
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    Adding en_US to language list
    Setting up Install Process
    Package b43-fwcutter-013-2.fc14.i686 already installed and latest version
    No package get available.
    Nothing to do
    [[email protected] chakram]# wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    --2010-11-30 16:49:35-- http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    Resolving downloads.openwrt.org... 78.24.191.177
    Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org|78.24.191.177|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 3888794 (3.7M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: “broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2”

    100%[======================================>] 3,888,794 15.4K/s in 5m 17s

    2010-11-30 16:55:07 (12.0 KB/s) - “broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2” saved [3888794/3888794]

    [[email protected] chakram]# tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    [[email protected] chakram]# cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
    [[email protected] driver]# b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o
    This file is recognised as:
    ID : FW13
    filename : wl_apsta_mimo.o
    version : 410.2160
    MD5 : cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c
    Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode15.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode14.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode9.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/n0absinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0initvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    [[email protected] driver]#


    Now it is working fine. Thank you all.
  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    I'm wondering why you didn't just install broadcom-wl directly from the Fedora repositories?

    yum install broadcom-wl
    yum install kmod-wl or
    yum install akmod-wl
  • I tried for direct installation as mentioned above and it is also working fine.

    Thank you.
  • sir .i have followed the steps of your post .but still is not showing wireless networks on gnome network manager .but it is showing the wired connection........plz help me........


    Thanks
    Regarding..............
    Narendra
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,180
    nari467 wrote:
    sir .i have followed the steps of your post .but still is not showing wireless networks on gnome network manager .but it is showing the wired connection........plz help me........


    Thanks
    Regarding..............
    Narendra

    Can you please share the results from your system when you run the command " lspci | grep -i net"?

    This will help us to understand which chipset is being used on your system which will lead to knowing what drivers you need.
  • 12:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    13:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
    the details of my dell laptop when i run the above command in my terminal........................
    I installed the required drivers by follwing the steps in URL: wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Fedora
    which was in previous posts..................
  • Hi sir
    i am new to linux

    i recently installed the fedora 14 on my laptop

    The wireless connection of my lappy is not working .But the wired connection is working on my lappy. i dont know how its working .

    The chipset i am using is

    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

    i want my wi-fi future in linux

    please any body help me sir.....................................................

    Thanks Regards

    Narendra
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,180
    Have you followed the steps that GoingEAsy9 posted above?

    yum install broadcom-wl
    yum install kmod-wl or
    yum install akmod-wl

    And have you attempted to review your log files to search for an error message?
  • chekkizhar
    chekkizhar Posts: 182
    Have you turned on the wireless in your laptop ? check that. I made this mistake and struggled for some 2 hrs.

    Ensure the Wirless On button position, then follow mathew's tips, it should work. Its working for me

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