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Old 6th May 2011, 01:31 AM
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F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

I can see the wireless networks option in NetworkManager, but I can't detect any networks.

I did a fresh installation of F14. Wireless wasn't working, so I set up kmod-wl and broadcom-wl for my kernel version as per the HOWTO on this forum. lsmod | sort shows wl as loaded, no conflicting drivers.

iwlist scan:
"Failed to read scan data: Invalid argument"

lspci shows BCM4313 802.11b/g

I've tried everything I can find online, and nothing seems to be working.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Edit: system-config-network doesn't show any devices at all.
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Old 6th May 2011, 01:44 AM
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Re: F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

I would start by confirming the installed packages and the running kernel...
Code:
rpm -qa | grep -e kernel -e kmod-wl -e broadcom-wl | sort
uname -r
All of that stuff should make sense together. You can post it for your readers.

P.S.: IMO, you don't need to do anything in system-config-network.
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Old 6th May 2011, 01:56 AM
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Re: F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

Thanks for the tip -- the modules installed match (I do have two kmod, one generic and one specific to my current kernel).

A little more digging:

My PCI-ID is BCM4313 14e4:4727 -- according to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 this is not supported, but I believe this is for the b43 driver?

This is rather frustrating. Had a laptop stolen from me so now I need to recommission one to take with me when I travel tomorrow. It looks like I may just be out of luck

Edit: No wired connection, I will retype results of the commands in a sec.

---------- Post added at 12:56 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:50 AM ----------

Code:
rpm -qa | grep -e kernel -e kmod-wl -e broadcom-wl | sort

abrt-addon-kerneloops-1.1.18-1.fc14.i686
broadcom-wl-5.100.82.38-1.fc14.noarch
kernel-2.6.35.12-90.fc14.i686
kernel-2.6.35.6-45.fc14.i686
kmod-wl-2.6.35.12-90.fc14.i686-5.100.83.38-1.fc14.3.i686
kmod-wl-5.100.82.38-1.fc14.3.i686

uname -r
2.6.35.12-90.fc14.i686

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Old 6th May 2011, 01:59 AM
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Re: F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

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My PCI-ID is BCM4313 14e4:4727 -- according to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 this is not supported, but I believe this is for the b43 driver?
Yes, that stuff is referring to b43. For that vendor:device number, the chart sends you off to wl (which you tried) and the new open source driver from Broadcom (brcm80211). I've seen reports that the new driver is in staging. It can be installed from RPM Fusion as a kmod. No promises. And you may not have time to thrash your way through that tonight.

Back to wl for a moment. See if the wl module is loaded.
Code:
lsmod | sort
If not, then try manually loading it...
Code:
su
modprobe wl
service NetworkManager restart
Wait several seconds for NM to react and check for networks.

If wl is already loaded, then consider something that may be disabling the device (BIOS, a switch, rfkill). It happens all the time.
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Old 6th May 2011, 02:06 AM
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Re: F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

wl is loaded. Do you have any suggestions on checking that the driver is not disabled? I know that it works if I reboot into the Windows 7 partition.

I'll try to slog through brcm80211, I'm fairly determined to hammer through this if it's possible (thieves shouldn't win :P)
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Old 26th May 2012, 08:54 AM
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Re: F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

Hi valce,

Did you manage to get this working?
My problem has similar symptoms.
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Old 26th May 2012, 11:46 AM
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Re: F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

If you check his stats, valce has not been on the Forum since the date of that post, so I doubt you'll get an answer. Might want to start a new thread with specifics instead.
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Old 26th May 2012, 03:33 PM
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Re: F14, BCM4313 wireless not working

I have started a thread...
http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=280060

I got no replies yet though. Perhaps I posted it under a wrong section.
Is there a way to move the thread to a different section?
Or do I just post a new thread?
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