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Old 23rd June 2008, 12:32 AM
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Broadcom bcm4310 wireless chipset

results of /sbin/lspci is:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

looking into Windows shows:
Broadcom\ 802.11/Driver/
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 16330 2008-06-22 14:14 BCM43XX64.CAT
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 15985 2008-06-22 14:14 BCM43XX.CAT
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 3231744 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmihvsrv.dll
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 2895872 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmihvui.dll
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 838068 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmwl6.inf
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 1044472 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmwl6.sys
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 87328 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmwlcoi.dll
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 135168 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmwls32.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 31676 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmwls.ini
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 196608 2008-06-22 14:14 bcmwlu00.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 dennis dennis 1952 2008-06-22 14:14 uninstall.log

looking into /usr/share/doc/bcm43xx-fwcutter-006/README.Fedore suggests:
su
bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware bcmwl6.sys
Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by bcm43xx-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum f40e789916831945e2420c333350c57b.

I also tried a bcmwl5.sys off the Internet and it did copy files into /lib/firmware:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1144 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_pcm4.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19360 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_microcode5.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17520 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_microcode4.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15784 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_microcode2.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 232 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_initval10.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 232 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_initval09.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2376 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_initval07.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 232 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_initval06.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2376 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_initval05.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3424 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_initval03.fw
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3424 2008-06-22 14:24 bcm43xx_initval01.fw

But still no wireless Internet connection.
Has anyone gotten this wireless circuit to work?
Should I try ndiswrapper?

Thanks in advance,
Dennis Krinke
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Old 23rd June 2008, 12:41 AM
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I have a similar card and it works perfectly with ndiswrapper - I'd give it a try.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 12:42 AM
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Hello dckrinke

The key to your question is here:

Quote:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)
and in particular where it says 'USB'

The driver included in Fedora for Broadcom cards is the new b43 which uses b43-fwcutter and the b43 home site here:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

states that USB support will never be included.

That leaves you only with the choice of ndiswrapper I'm afraid.

If you want any help with that post back.

If you go for ndiswrapper be sure to get it from one of the Fedora third party repositories so that it gets updated as the Fedora kernel changes. A not unusual occurrence.


Edit: If you do post back by the way, please include which version of Fedora you are using, it can make a difference.

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Old 26th June 2008, 03:46 AM
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How do you install ndwrapper under F9?
I don't see it in Add/Remove software.
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Old 26th June 2008, 04:02 AM
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First install Livna:
Code:
su -
rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
Next, ndiswrapper:
Code:
yum install ndiswrapper
Finally, download the drivers for Windows and extract them. You'll need the .inf file for your chipset to use with ndiswrapper. Once you have it, run:
Code:
ndiswrapper -i that_file.inf
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Old 27th June 2008, 06:17 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, but what do I do now? I did:
su -
rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
yum install ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl6.sys

And they did seem to work.
/sbin/lspci |grep Br still shows:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

and /sbin/lsmod |sort shows:
ac 8068 0
acpi_cpufreq 11532 2
ahci 26760 2
ata_generic 9092 0
ata_piix 20228 0
battery 14084 0
bluetooth 47588 5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
bnep 14464 2
bridge 46104 0
button 10000 0
cdrom 32796 1 sr_mod
compat_ioctl32 5120 1 uvcvideo
cpufreq_ondemand 10124 1
crc_itu_t 5760 1 firewire_core
dm_mirror 26116 0
dm_mod 49236 9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
dm_multipath 18056 0
dm_snapshot 18596 0
dm_zero 5632 0
drm 145508 3 i915
ehci_hcd 32268 0
ext3 109064 2
firewire_core 34208 1 firewire_ohci
firewire_ohci 21636 0
fuse 41116 3
i2c_algo_bit 8964 1 i915
i2c_core 20628 4 i915,drm,i2c_i801,i2c_algo_bit
i2c_i801 11920 0
i915 84484 2
ip6table_filter 6400 1
ip6_tables 14736 1 ip6table_filter
ip6t_REJECT 7552 2
iptable_filter 6528 1
ip_tables 13840 1 iptable_filter
ipt_REJECT 6784 2
ipv6 221660 14 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
iTCO_vendor_support 6916 1 iTCO_wdt
iTCO_wdt 13476 0
jbd 40980 1 ext3
joydev 12608 0
l2cap 22272 16 bnep,rfcomm
libata 127456 4 ata_piix,pata_acpi,ata_generic,ahci
loop 16772 0
mbcache 10116 1 ext3
mmc_core 40604 1 sdhci
Module Size Used by
nf_conntrack 49748 3 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
nf_conntrack_ipv4 11396 2
nf_conntrack_ipv6 15992 2
ohci_hcd 22404 0
output 6656 1 video
pata_acpi 8320 0
pcspkr 6272 0
r8169 27396 0
rfcomm 34576 4
ricoh_mmc 7552 0
scsi_mod 121204 4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
sdhci 16908 0
sd_mod 25624 3
sg 31028 0
snd 48312 16 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,sn d_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer,snd_hwdep
snd_hda_intel 336928 3
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_mixer_oss 16768 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_pcm 67076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm_oss 42496 0
snd_seq 48448 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 10124 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_seq_dummy 6660 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9600 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq_oss 30364 0
snd_timer 21640 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
soundcore 9288 1 snd
sr_mod 17064 0
sunrpc 151412 3
uhci_hcd 22928 0
uvcvideo 49416 0
v4l1_compat 15364 2 uvcvideo,videodev
video 20368 0
videodev 30208 1 uvcvideo
wmi 9640 0
x_tables 15236 6 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,xt_stat e,ip6_tables
xt_state 5888 4
xt_tcpudp 6656 2

So, no kernel module seems to be loaded.
What should I try next?

Thanks in advance,
Dennis Krinke
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Old 27th June 2008, 10:37 AM
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Hello dckrinke

There are several commands you have to run after "ndiswrapper -i".

The notes below contain the whole set and you have already done some of it, but note that with differences between Fedora 8 and 9 some parts do not need to be done in the latter.

Quote:
This is the generic instruction set for installing your windows driver with ndiswrapper:

Acquire full root rights with:

Code:
su -
That's a space and a minus sign after the su. It gives full root rights over the machine, not just over your own environment which is what you get with plain su.

If you haven't already, install the Livna repository:

Code:
rpm -i http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
Obviously, if you are still running Fedora 8 replace the 9 in the above with an 8

Install ndiswrapper:

Code:
yum install kmod-ndiswrapper
should bring in the three relevant packages.

The set up and configure ndiswrapper with:

Code:
ndiswrapper -i <path to your windows driver file>.inf
should install the driver,

Code:
ndiswrapper -l
if it is going to work should return "driver present" and "hardware present"

Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
should load the driver into the kernel, but probably only until you reboot.

If you are lucky now and NetworkManager is running then after a short while it 'may' begin reporting wireless networks. NetworkManager is the preferred method of connecting to wireless networks with Fedora and should be located on the top Gnome Panel to the right in the notification area.

If it's not there, "Gnome System Menu - Administration - Services" will give you the opportunity to start it, set it to start at boot time and save the changes. {This last sentence will probably only be necesary if you have installed Fedora 8 from a DVD.}

If it works, or indeed if it doesn't you will also need to run:

Code:
ndiswrapper -ma
and then edit the file:

Quote:
/etc/modprobe.conf
as root and add the line:

Code:
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
to it.

{Editing modprobe.conf should only be applicable to Fedora 8. In many instances Fedora 9 doesn't even have the file.}

With that all in place, reboot the computer to get the alias recognised and open "Gnome System Menu - Administration - Network", highlight your wlan0 entry, click "Edit" and make sure now that it is set NOT to "Activate device when computer starts" but that if it is there, "Controlled by NetworkManager" is ticked. That last item will only be in place if your machine is currently fairly up to date.

{This section will also probably only be applicable to Fedora 8}

Reboot and try connecting again.

If you are not able to connect at this stage, adding the line:

Code:
blacklist b43
to the file:

Code:
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
may help. The b43 driver is supposed to bow out gracefully but this appears not always to be the case.
If you have problems during that process I'll be looking for questions.
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Old 28th June 2008, 03:22 AM
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Thank you for all of the help. I think I am growing closer, but still not wireless networking, yet.
$ su -
Password:
# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl6 : driver installed
device (14E4:4315) present (yea!)
# ndiswrapper -ma
module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
$ cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

However, on System/Administration/Network,
wlan! wlan0 wireless is inactive
and when I click on Activate:
ndiswrapper device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
#
<snip>
# watchdog drivers
blacklist i8xx_tco

# framebuffer drivers
blacklist aty128fb
blacklist atyfb
blacklist b43
<snip>
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Old 28th June 2008, 11:05 AM
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Hello dckrinke

You shouldn't be using "System/Administration/Network" to try and control this card.

Since the advent of Fedora 8 there have been two methods of controlling wireless cards, that and NetworkManager. NetworkManager is the default and will prevent "System/Administration/Network" from controlling the card.

"System/Administration/Network" in any case won't easily cope with any wireless encryption higher that WEP if you insist on disabling NetworkManager so it's best to go with that.

NetworkManager lives on the top Gnome Panel near the clock and on F9 starts automatically.

If your wireless is good to go, left clicking on the icon should bring a list of wireless access points to connect to and left clicking on one of those should prompt for authentication details.

That assumes that you haven't made any changes in System/Administration/Network.

If you have a card on the devices tab of that dialogue use the "Edit" button to ensure it is NOT set to "activate device when computer starts", but that it is set to be "controlled by networkmanager"

If the card doesn't activate then we may need to run some diagnostics.
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Old 29th June 2008, 12:53 AM
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Thank you for all of the help.
I did a clean install and then this (but still no wireless networks):
[dennis@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -i http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.Mp8ILj: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
[root@localhost ~]#
[root@localhost ~]# yum install kmod-ndiswrapper
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
livna | 2.1 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 | 189 kB 00:01
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper.i686 0:1.52-33.lvn9 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686 = 1.52-33.lvn9 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686.i686 0:1.52-33.lvn9 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686
--> Processing Dependency: ndiswrapper-kmod-common >= 1.52 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.25.6-55.fc9 set to be installed
---> Package ndiswrapper.i386 0:1.52-1.lvn9 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ===========================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ===========================
Installing:
kmod-ndiswrapper i686 1.52-33.lvn9 livna 8.3 k
Installing for dependencies:
kernel i686 2.6.25.6-55.fc9 updates 18 M
kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686 i686 1.52-33.lvn9 livna 89 k
ndiswrapper i386 1.52-1.lvn9 livna 33 k

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 4 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 18 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/4): kernel-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686.rpm | 18 MB 00:28
(2/4): ndiswrapper-1.52-1.lvn9.i386.rpm | 33 kB 00:00
(3/4): kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686-1.52-33.lvn | 89 kB 00:00
(4/4): kmod-ndiswrapper-1.52-33.lvn9.i686.rpm | 8.3 kB 00:00
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
Importing GPG key 0xA109B1EC "Livna.org rpms <rpm-key@livna.org>" from /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing: kernel ######################### [1/4]
Installing: kmod-ndiswrapper ######################### [2/4]
Installing: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55 ######################### [3/4]
Installing: ndiswrapper ######################### [4/4]

Installed: kmod-ndiswrapper.i686 0:1.52-33.lvn9
Dependency Installed: kernel.i686 0:2.6.25.6-55.fc9 kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686.i686 0:1.52-33.lvn9 ndiswrapper.i386 0:1.52-1.lvn9
Complete!

[root@localhost ~]# cd /home/dennis/Broadcom\ 802.11/Driver/
[root@localhost Driver]# ls
BCM43XX64.CAT bcmihvui.dll bcmwlcoi.dll bcmwlu00.exe
BCM43XX.CAT bcmwl6.inf bcmwls32.exe uninstall.log
bcmihvsrv.dll bcmwl6.sys bcmwls.ini
[root@localhost Driver]# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl6.inf
installing bcmwl6 ...
[root@localhost Driver]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl6 : driver installed
device (14E4:4315) present

<reboot>

[root@localhost ~]# modprobe ndiswrapper
[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lsmod |grep ndi
ndiswrapper 159380 0


At this point, System/Administration/Services shows NetworkManager is enabled and running (but no wireless networks show).

[root@localhost ~]# ndiswrapper -ma
module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper

vi /etc/modprobe.conf
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

<reboot>
$ /sbin/lsmod |grep ndi
ndiswrapper 159380 0

[root@localhost ~]# vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
<snip>
blacklist b43

Again Network Manager is enabled and running, but still no wireless networks.

I guess I will try updates and see if that makes any difference...
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Old 29th June 2008, 12:59 AM
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Hello dckrinke

Try:

Code:
su -
Code:
iwconfig
Code:
iwlist wlan0 scan
and

Code:
dmesg | grep ndiswrapper
Code:
dmesg | grep wlan0
all or any of which may give us clues as to what is happening.

By the way, I assume you used the Windows XP driver package for your card. Ndiswrapper won't work with the Vista drivers.
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Old 29th June 2008, 04:44 AM
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Firstly, thank you very much for your help.
Updates did not fix wireless networking.


[dennis@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

[root@localhost ~]# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateStatusEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferList'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMdl'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeMdl'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterScatterGatherDma'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSynchronizeWithInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetMiniportAttributes'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMGetBusData'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterScatterGatherDma'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferListPool'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMOidRequestComplete'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetBusData'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferAndNetBufferList'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterMiniportDriver'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferListPool'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisOpenConfigurationEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSendNetBufferListsComplete'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMemoryWithTagPriority'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisQueueIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:210): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmwl6'
ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:112): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper

[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lsmod |grep ndi
ndiswrapper 159380 0
[root@localhost ~]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl6 : driver installed
device (14E4:4315) present
[root@localhost ~]# ndiswrapper -ma
module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper

[root@localhost log]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Tue Jun 10 16:27:49 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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Old 29th June 2008, 11:17 AM
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Hello dckrinke

This line from the output of dmesg tells us where the failure lies.

Quote:
ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:112): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
I think that's an ndiswrapper failure rather than a Fedora failure.

I assume that you are using the XP driver as I suggested?

I've had a quick look on the internet and I've found a case where the user of a card with the identity of yours (14E4:4315) got the card working with ndiswrapper but they used a bcmwl5 driver. Ndiswrapper is not equally happy with all of the windows drivers.

The link to the driver they used is here:

http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/Dell_...17_R174291.exe

and I'd be tempted to give it a try.

The page I found that on is here:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...do,export_raw/

You can remove an existing ndiswrapper driver with:

Code:
ndiswrapper -e bcmwl6
as an example.

Dells drivers can usually be unpacked with:

Code:
unzip -a <dell driver name> -d /driver
Hope that helps.
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Old 29th June 2008, 09:47 PM
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[root@localhost Download]# ls
bcmwl5.inf BCMWL5.SYS fhjlw25m.zip fhjlwo5b.zip
[root@localhost Download]# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
installing bcmwl5 ...
[root@localhost Download]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4328) present (alternate driver: ssb)
[root@localhost Download]# modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

I have a bcm43xx and am trying ndiswrapper, why wont modprobe work

EDIT: clean install of fedora 9, bcm4328...

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Old 29th June 2008, 10:15 PM
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Hello sleetm

It's got to be to do with permissions or paths.

I presume you are logged in as an ordinary user and have used a variant of the su command to obtain your root privileges?

Did you use:

Code:
su -
the space and the minus sign are important, without them you only get root privileges over your ordiary users area, with them you get control over the whole machine.

Alternatively, try issuing the modprobe command from somewhere other than in your Download directory.
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