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#1 Action Hank

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  • Location: Gdynia, PL

Posted 06 June 2011 - 18:50

Today I installed drivers for my Broadcom wifi card - it was working under Fedora, but after restart under both Fedora and Win7 there are neither wireless nor wired connections available, despite both wireless and ethernet card detectable by the system.
I read sth on google that fedora sometimes burns broadcom wifi adapters. But maybe firmware is just messed up?

I followed this tutorial -> http://forums.fedora...ad.php?t=239922 , laptop is Dell Inspiron 1545 '09 with Dell Wireless 1397 on Broadcom BCM4312 chipset.
In the tree below I got the solution to install version 4 firmware, so I did. WiFi worked until first restart, now I can't even get any packages from the internet because of not working net adapters.

                                       lspci
                                         |
                                Any of these listed?
                                        4301
                                        4303
                                        4306
                                        4309
                                        4311
                                        4312
                                        4313 
                                        4318
                                       /    \
                                      /      \
                                     /        \
                                    /          \
                                  Yes           No
                                  /              \
                                 /                \
                                /                  \
                             lsmod                4310?
                              /                   /   \
                             /                   /     \
                            /                  Yes      No
                          b43                  /         \
                        loaded?               /           \
                        /    \           ndiswrapper   4321,43224
                       /      No                        4322,43225
                      /        \                         4328,43227
                     /          \                         43XG,43228
                   Yes       b43legacy                      /   \
                   /          loaded?                      /     \
                  /           /     \                    Yes      No
                 /          Yes      No                  /         \
                /           /         \                 /           \
             4306?         /         4311?        broadcom-wl      4320?
            4311?      Install        4312?                     (from lsusb
           4318?      version 3        4313?                   or other means)
           /   \      firmware         /   \                        /    \
          /     \                     /     \                      /      \
        Yes      No                 Yes      No                  Yes       No
        /         \                 /         \                  /          \
       /           \               /           \                /            \
b43-openfwwf     Install     broadcom-wl   ndiswrapper    b43-openfwwf   ndiswrapper
    or          version 4                                       or
  Install       firmware                                    rndis_wlan
 version 4
 firmware



#2 OP Action Hank

Action Hank

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  • Joined: 25-November 09
  • Location: Gdynia, PL

Posted 06 June 2011 - 19:29

Solved. Installing drivers for windows which downloaded from another PC solved problem for both linux and windows. Sth bad to firmware happend.