help in fedora with wireless card

  • bodom321
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi guys, there is only one think that keeps me coming back to use windows and that is my wireless card (actually the driver lol) i have read many tutorials about getting the firware and drivers for my wireless card but i have not achieve that goal.

i have a laptop (inspiron 1521) and here is the info about b y card:
dmesg | grep b43
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found
b43-phy0 debug: Found PHY: Analog 4, Type 2, Revision 8
b43-phy0 debug: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2050, Revision 2

i went to linuxwireless.org and they don;t show the firware for my card; however, i went to the fedora forum and there was a guy that said he downloaded the driver from there and it worked.

please if you know how i can get my wireless card to work in fedora 8 let me know, the video card is another issue, but i can handle it, but the wireless card is a really annoying issue that i can;t get to work.

hoh by the way, i have use ndiswrapper in ubuntu not in fedora, but i didn;t get my wireless card to work in ubuntu either even with ndiswrapper, for i kept using the same driver even when i blacklisted the default driver. Therefore if you suggest i use ndiswrapper please tell me how to do that in details so i can see what i did wrong when i used to use ubuntu
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I use FreeBSD so Linux may be different but if I saw the card in dmesg, then I would run:
dhclient b43-phy0 to get an IP address.

I don't know if the command is the same in Linux.
  • thevali
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Post 3+ Months Ago

take the kernel from livna repository and you should have the driver embeded.
Best is to update your yum repos to use livna repository then run yum update....

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