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Old 24th May 2012, 05:55 AM
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Unable to get BCM4313 working on Lenovo z570


I just installed Fedora 16 on my new laptop (Lenovo Ideapad z570), which has very similar hardware configuration to my old laptop (Lenovo g570).
Although I was able to get the broadcom wireless running on my old laptop using this guide...
I was unable to achieve the same results on the new laptop.

Although the broadcom-wl drivers have been installed, and NetworkManager detects and shows wireless card as being UP, it is always in a disconnected state, and never detects any WiFi networks.

rfkill used to list the wireless card. But somehow doesn't do that anymore.

What am I doing wrong?
Below are the details... (wl card shows as eth0)

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ lspci -nnk
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:051b]
	Kernel driver in use: wl
	Kernel modules: wl, bcma
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:3975]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ uname -r
[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ rpm -qa|grep -e kernel -e kmod-wl -e broadcom-wl|sort

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   77686  3 
ppdev                  17635  0 
parport_pc             28082  0 
lp                     17874  0 
parport                44515  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
lockd                  84763  0 
rfcomm                 68830  4 
bnep                   23683  2 
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns    12665  0 
nf_conntrack_broadcast    12527  1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
ip6t_REJECT            12939  2 
nf_conntrack_ipv6      14290  12 
nf_defrag_ipv6         18139  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
nf_conntrack_ipv4      14622  12 
nf_defrag_ipv4         12673  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
xt_state               12578  24 
nf_conntrack           82286  5 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
ip6table_filter        12815  1 
ip6_tables             26976  1 ip6table_filter
vfat                   17411  1 
fat                    60279  1 vfat
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     36157  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   145364  1 
uvcvideo               76346  0 
videobuf2_core         31894  1 uvcvideo
videodev              106837  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
media                  20444  2 uvcvideo,videodev
videobuf2_vmalloc      12967  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops       13262  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
r8169                  60789  0 
mii                    13527  1 r8169
snd_hda_intel          33276  4 
snd_hda_codec         115767  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              17611  1 snd_hda_codec
sunrpc                235361  2 lockd
snd_seq                64807  0 
snd_seq_device         14129  1 snd_seq
snd_pcm                97170  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              28815  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ideapad_laptop         18086  0 
sparse_keymap          13526  1 ideapad_laptop
snd                    78908  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
btusb                  23911  2 
bluetooth             269240  23 rfcomm,bnep,btusb
rfkill                 21342  4 ideapad_laptop,bluetooth
lib80211_crypt_tkip    17329  0 
i2c_i801               17765  0 
wl                   2573468  0 
lib80211               13968  2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
iTCO_wdt               17948  0 
iTCO_vendor_support    13419  1 iTCO_wdt
soundcore              14484  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         18101  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
uinput                 17606  0 
joydev                 17412  0 
microcode              23348  0 
wmi                    18697  0 
i915                  466809  3 
drm_kms_helper         40231  1 i915
drm                   242003  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           13156  1 i915
i2c_core               37991  6 videodev,i2c_i801,i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
video                  18932  1 i915

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf 
# Listing a module here prevents the hotplug scripts from loading it.
# Usually that'd be so that some other driver will bind it instead,
# no matter which driver happens to get probed first.  Sometimes user
# mode tools can also control driver binding.
# Syntax: see modprobe.conf(5).

# watchdog drivers
blacklist i8xx_tco

# framebuffer drivers
blacklist aty128fb
blacklist atyfb
blacklist radeonfb
blacklist i810fb
blacklist cirrusfb
blacklist intelfb
blacklist kyrofb
blacklist i2c-matroxfb
blacklist hgafb
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivafb
blacklist savagefb
blacklist sstfb
blacklist neofb
blacklist tridentfb
blacklist tdfxfb
blacklist virgefb
blacklist vga16fb
blacklist viafb

# ISDN - see bugs 154799, 159068
blacklist hisax
blacklist hisax_fcpcipnp

# sound drivers
blacklist snd-pcsp

# I/O dynamic configuration support for s390x (bz #563228)
blacklist chsc_sch

# Wireless
blacklist ssb
blacklist acer-wmi
blacklist b43
blacklist bcma

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ nm-tool 

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected (global)

- Device: p3p1  [System p3p1] --------------------------------------------------
  Type:              Wired
  Driver:            r8169
  State:             connected
  Default:           yes
  HW Address:        F0:DE:F1:50:53:28

    Carrier Detect:  yes
    Speed:           100 Mb/s

  Wired Properties
    Carrier:         on

  IPv4 Settings:
    Prefix:          24 (


- Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type:              802.11 WiFi
  Driver:            wl
  State:             disconnected
  Default:           no
  HW Address:        C0:F8:DA:41:15:27


  Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption:  yes
    WPA Encryption:  yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

  Wireless Access Points
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Old 24th May 2012, 05:56 AM
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Re: Unable to get BCM4313 working on Lenovo z570

...continuing from prev post.

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ ifconfig 
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr C0:F8:DA:41:15:27  
          inet6 addr: fe80::c2f8:daff:fe41:1527/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:240 (240.0 b)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 b)

p3p1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr F0:DE:F1:50:53:28  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::f2de:f1ff:fe50:5328/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:34 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:43 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3350 (3.2 KiB)  TX bytes:6707 (6.5 KiB)
          Interrupt:43 Base address:0xe000 

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ nmcli dev list all
Unknown parameter: all
GENERAL.DEVICE:                         p3p1
GENERAL.TYPE:                           802-3-ethernet
GENERAL.VENDOR:                         Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
GENERAL.PRODUCT:                        RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
GENERAL.DRIVER:                         r8169
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         F0:DE:F1:50:53:28
GENERAL.STATE:                          100 (connected)
GENERAL.REASON:                         0 (No reason given)
GENERAL.UDI:                            /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.0/net/p3p1
GENERAL.IP-IFACE:                       p3p1
GENERAL.NM-MANAGED:                     yes
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/0
CAPABILITIES.SPEED:                     100 Mb/s
IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                         ip =, gw =
DHCP4.OPTION[1]:                        server_name = Beetel
DHCP4.OPTION[2]:                        host_name = dhcppc2
DHCP4.OPTION[3]:                        expiry = 1338092433
DHCP4.OPTION[4]:                        broadcast_address =
DHCP4.OPTION[5]:                        dhcp_message_type = 5
DHCP4.OPTION[6]:                        dhcp_lease_time = 259200
DHCP4.OPTION[7]:                        ip_address =
DHCP4.OPTION[8]:                        subnet_mask =
DHCP4.OPTION[9]:                        dhcp_renewal_time = 129600
DHCP4.OPTION[10]:                       routers =
DHCP4.OPTION[11]:                       domain_name_servers =
DHCP4.OPTION[12]:                       dhcp_rebinding_time = 226800
DHCP4.OPTION[13]:                       network_number =
DHCP4.OPTION[14]:                       dhcp_server_identifier =
GENERAL.DEVICE:                         eth0
GENERAL.TYPE:                           802-11-wireless
GENERAL.VENDOR:                         Broadcom Corporation
GENERAL.PRODUCT:                        BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
GENERAL.DRIVER:                         wl
GENERAL.HWADDR:                         C0:F8:DA:41:15:27
GENERAL.STATE:                          30 (disconnected)
GENERAL.REASON:                         42 (The supplicant is now available)
GENERAL.UDI:                            /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:02:00.0/net/eth0
GENERAL.NM-MANAGED:                     yes
GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     not connected
CAPABILITIES.SPEED:                     unknown
WIFI-PROPERTIES.WEP:                    yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.WPA:                    yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.WPA2:                   yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.TKIP:                   yes
WIFI-PROPERTIES.CCMP:                   yes

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ nmcli dev
DEVICE     TYPE              STATE        
p3p1       802-3-ethernet    connected    
eth0       802-11-wireless   disconnected 

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ nmcli con list 
NAME                      UUID                                   TYPE              TIMESTAMP-REAL                    
System p3p1               b3f183d2-2455-f5ce-8174-edd8fc884742   802-3-ethernet    Thu 24 May 2012 09:55:31 AM IST   

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ iwlist eth0 scanning
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

[shyam@shyamlaptop ~]$ iwconfig eth0 
eth0      IEEE 802.11  Nickname:""
          Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Link Quality:5  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  invalid crypt:0  invalid misc:0
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Old 26th May 2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: Unable to get BCM4313 working on Lenovo z570

Can someone move this thread to the correct support forum, if this is not the right place for this question?
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Old 28th May 2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: Unable to get BCM4313 working on Lenovo z570

unfortunately I cannot help, but I am having the same problem. networkmanager recognizes the card but after a connection is made (manually entered the ssid and WPA2 passphrase) it always askes for a password. Some more details about this system:

PHP Code:
lenovo b560 

[root@localhost ~]# lspci -vv |grep -i bcm
pcilibsysfs_read_vpdread failedConnection timed out
:00.0 Network controllerBroadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Kernel moduleswlbcma


[root@localhost ~]# uname -r

[root@localhost ~]# nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

connected (global)

Deviceeth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
Type:              802.11 WiFi
:            wl
:             disconnected
Default:           no
  HW Address
:        AC:81:12:11:9C:2E


Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption
:  yes
    WPA Encryption
:  yes
    WPA2 Encryption

  Wireless Access Points 

[root@localhost ~]# rfkill list
0ideapad_wlanWireless LAN
    Soft blocked
    Hard blocked
I also tried wicd instead of networkmanager (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=276198), but it does not show wireless at all. scanning for bssid simply does not work.

Any help would be appreciated...
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Old 28th May 2012, 07:19 PM
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Re: Unable to get BCM4313 working on Lenovo z570

BCM4313 has now support in the kernel, you dont need more drivers to install. So remove broadcom-wl, kmod-wl, etc and reboot. On a Dell Inspiron N5010 wifi worked out of the box.
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