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Old 6th November 2008, 04:30 PM
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Installing Wlan assistant

Hello

I decided to try linux so i installed it but i do not know how to make the wlan working. I have a laptop with some integrated card. I found this program for wlan, but i do not know how to install it. If someone could please tell me how to do it, but i do not know any comands except su -.

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Old 7th November 2008, 09:22 AM
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What program do you want install ??

You can use package manager as yum.

Useful commands:
ifconfig
lspci

It's a lot of topics about it on this Forum.

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Old 7th November 2008, 12:19 PM
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I decided to try linux so i installed it but i do not know how to make the wlan working. I have a laptop with some integrated card.
The first step is to find out exactly what kind of wireless card you have. Please run the command "/sbin/lspci -v" as root and post the result.
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I found this program for wlan, but i do not know how to install it.
This program is useless until you get the right drivers for your WLAN card installed, and it appears that it just duplicates the functions already provided by the Network Manager in Fedora.
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Old 7th November 2008, 02:10 PM
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Network manager says wireless enabled, but i cannot click Wireless Networks button because it is unclickable. The laptop has a wlan button which worked in windows but here it doesnt (blue light when on)

Modem: ATI tech inc SB400 AC '97 modem controller (rev 02)
Ethernet controller: Broadcom corp Netxtreme BCM5788 gigabit ethernet (rev 03)
Network controller: Broadcom corp BCM4318 (airforce one 54g) 802.11g wireless LAN controller (rev 02)
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Old 7th November 2008, 02:31 PM
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First of all,
Have you installed drivers for your wifi card??

Could you type in command line
Code:
dmesg
and paste here statements connecting with Wifi Card. It will be helpful for us.

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Old 7th November 2008, 03:23 PM
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Network manager says wireless enabled, but i cannot click Wireless Networks button because it is unclickable.

Network controller: Broadcom corp BCM4318 (airforce one 54g) 802.11g wireless LAN controller (rev 02)
This wireless chip requires installing additional firmware that isn't included in Fedora because it's non-Free software. Install the b43-fwcutter package that contains a tool for extracting the firmware from the proprietary Broadcom drivers.
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Old 7th November 2008, 04:30 PM
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it requires internet connection which i am trying to establish with this.
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