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Old 14th November 2011, 07:11 PM
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Unhappy HP Mini 210-1018CL : Broadcom 4357 Wifi chip not working... help?

I just installed Fedora, migrating from Ubuntu. I can't figure out what is the actual problem with my wifi. I installed b43 with b43-fwcutter successfully but it still won't work so I looked around on google but can't find a fix that works. In Ubuntu I just installed the b43 drivers and it worked.

I have to fix the right click on my touchpad too but that's not as important right now.

Seriously, I can't not have wifi on a netbook lol.
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Old 14th November 2011, 07:42 PM
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Re: HP Mini 210-1018CL : Broadcom 4357 Wifi chip not working... help?

Hello rjcup3

With b43, you have to use b43-fwcutter to install some firmware.

That package has to be downloaded. Did you do that?

That 4357 designation is a bit unusual for broadcom wireless. could you copy and paste back the output of:

Code:
lspci -vnn
Just the bit for your card will do, so that we can be sure what we are dealing with.
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Old 14th November 2011, 08:58 PM
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Re: HP Mini 210-1018CL : Broadcom 4357 Wifi chip not working... help?

Yes I did use b43-fwcutter.

lspci returns:

Code:
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4357] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:145e]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at 56000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number ##-##-##-##-##-##-##-##
Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
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Old 14th November 2011, 09:53 PM
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Re: HP Mini 210-1018CL : Broadcom 4357 Wifi chip not working... help?

Hello rjcup3

The b43 driver page here:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

reckons that your device is only supported by the b43 driver in kernel 3.1 onward.

I assume that you are using Fedora 16 and that:

Code:
uname -r
shows a 3.1 kernel?

Which firmware did you install:

Does:

Code:
iwconfig
show any wireless interfaces?
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Old 15th November 2011, 05:29 AM
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Re: HP Mini 210-1018CL : Broadcom 4357 Wifi chip not working... help?

uname -r gives:

2.6.40.6-0.fc15.i686.PAE

So it's a 2.6? How do I update the kernel? I figured the net install would install the newest one.

iwconfig shows no wireless...

---------- Post added 15th November 2011 at 12:29 AM ---------- Previous post was 14th November 2011 at 09:48 PM ----------

OK I upgraded to Fedora 16 with kernel 3.1 with PreUpgrade

So now what?

Last edited by rjcup3; 16th November 2011 at 02:05 PM.
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Old 16th November 2011, 02:04 PM
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Re: HP Mini 210-1018CL : Broadcom 4357 Wifi chip not working... help?

I fixed it with

Code:
iwconfig wlan0 ap any
and then a reboot. Seems to be working now.
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