Fedora 7 - Wireless problem...HELP :)

By HitmanAngel2k3
Jul 30, 2007
  1. Well Windows crashed on my Dell and Dell's customer service was no help either, so after extracting much needed information from my laptop with Knoppix, I installed Fedora 7 on it and getting into Linux now :)

    My laptop is Dell Inspirton 1150 with BCM4306 wireless card, I'm trying to set up wireless connection on it, no luck so far, read numerous forums/posts and still nothing...can someone maybe show me, guide me on how to set up wireless connection on this laptop. When I hook up a direct wire from my router to my laptop, it works fine, connection is there, but no wireless :(

    THank you for your help in advance

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Broadcom wireless + Linux = fail.

    However, the recent kernels (I can't remember the first version) have some kind of support for BCM43xx, so I guess you'd have to either insert the appropriate modules into the kernel that 7 has (after updating it), or compile it yourself.

    I use iwconfig in terminal and/or KDE's wireless control panel (in control center) myself when I have to use wireless networks.
  3. HitmanAngel2k3

    HitmanAngel2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58

    I've been trying to activate it, but iwconfig doesn't really work for some reason, and i downloaded and installed nswrapper or something like that, and i tried to download broadcom driver and it says to unzip it but it keeps saying "permission denied" and I'm in administrator mode, i.e. su, and it still keeps doing that :(
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