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Old 9th May 2012, 07:35 AM
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Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless on FC14

Hi Guys,
i installed FC14 and I am having problems with wireless
I can see the blue light on... but cannot connect to any network.
When run:
Code:
#lspci -v
03:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Gateway 7510GX
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
	Memory at fddfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
	Kernel modules: ssb
  #iwconfig
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Ad-Hoc  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Cell: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
#lsmod |sort

ac97_bus                 922  1 snd_ac97_codec
arc4                    1085  2 
ata_generic             2399  0 
b43                   144920  0 
cfg80211              110779  2 b43,mac80211
cpufreq_ondemand        7262  1 
drm                   139250  4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
drm_kms_helper         22088  1 radeon
ecb                     1595  2 
fuse                   51432  5 
i2c_algo_bit            4197  1 radeon
i2c_core               21328  5 i2c_piix4,radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
i2c_piix4              10534  0 
ip6table_filter         1207  1 
ip6_tables              9929  1 ip6table_filter
ip6t_REJECT             3470  2 
iptable_nat             3945  1 
ipt_MASQUERADE          1765  1 
ipv6                  229420  58 sit,ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
k8temp                  2971  0 
mac80211              188441  1 b43
microcode              11139  0 
mmc_core               53138  2 b43,ssb
Module                  Size  Used by
mperf                   1141  1 powernow_k8
nf_conntrack_ftp        9047  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_h323      50922  1 nf_nat_h323
nf_conntrack_ipv6      14441  12 
nf_conntrack_irc        3901  1 nf_nat_irc
nf_conntrack_pptp       8896  1 nf_nat_pptp
nf_conntrack_proto_gre     4994  1 nf_conntrack_pptp
nf_conntrack_sip       16222  1 nf_nat_sip
nf_conntrack_tftp       3417  1 nf_nat_tftp
nf_nat                 16298  9 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_nat_h323,nf_nat_pptp,nf_nat_proto_gre,nf_nat_tftp,nf_nat_sip,nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp,iptable_nat
nf_nat_ftp              1663  0 
nf_nat_h323             6802  0 
nf_nat_irc              1320  0 
nf_nat_pptp             3507  0 
nf_nat_proto_gre        2040  1 nf_nat_pptp
nf_nat_sip              4443  0 
nf_nat_tftp              680  0 
parport                26215  2 ppdev,parport_pc
parport_pc             17897  0 
pata_acpi               2331  0 
pata_atiixp             2976  0 
powernow_k8            14270  0 
ppdev                   6808  0 
radeon                554188  2 
rfkill                 13652  3 cfg80211
sata_sil                6281  2 
sit                     8531  0 
snd                    47357  14 snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_ac97_codec         89730  1 snd_atiixp
snd_atiixp             11430  4 
snd_page_alloc          6180  2 snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
snd_pcm                61769  2 snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq                43447  0 
snd_seq_device          5056  1 snd_seq
snd_timer              15435  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
soundcore               5088  1 snd
ssb                    42057  1 b43
sunrpc                165482  1 
tcp_lp                  1779  0 
tg3                    98727  0 
ttm                    44894  1 radeon
tunnel4                 2005  1 sit
uinput                  5228  0
I checked log
Code:
#dmesg
[11283.855362] b43-phy0: Loading OpenSource firmware version 410.31754
[11283.855371] b43-phy0: Hardware crypto acceleration not supported by firmware
[11283.855374] b43-phy0: QoS not supported by firmware
[11283.944183] wlan0: Trigger new scan to find an IBSS to join
[11289.004051] wlan0: Trigger new scan to find an IBSS to join
[11293.004056] wlan0: Trigger new scan to find an IBSS to join
[11293.195073] wlan0: Creating new IBSS network, BSSID ea:72:90:d3:93:58
[11293.986026] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
[11580.131298] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 131
[11580.131308] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* Raw EDID:
[11580.131316] <3>00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 04 72 05 ac 30 00 60 41  .........r..0.`A
[11580.131322] <3>10 0e 01 03 68 20 18 78 2a 9e a8 a1 54 46 99 24  ....h .x*...TF.$
[11580.131327] <3>0e 3f ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  .?..............
[11580.131333] <3>ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ................
[11580.131338] <3>ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ................
[11580.131344] <3>ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ................
[11580.131349] <3>ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ................
[11580.131355] <3>ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ................
[11580.131359]
this what i get.Why cannot connect to any network? Can anybody help? Pls any help will be appreciated.

Last edited by tonyhppc; 9th May 2012 at 12:01 PM.
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Old 14th May 2012, 11:49 PM
stoat Offline
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Re: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless on FC14

You may be long gone from here, but I would try different firmware. You didn't mention your firmware, but the messages sort of suggest that you are using the firmware provided by b43-openfwwf (which is supposed to work with BCM4318 chipsets). Nevertheless, a harmless and reversible thing to try is to install proprietary Broadcom firmware. If you can connect to the Internet via a wired NIC to do the download, this might help...
Code:
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver	
su
b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o
If you can't connect by wire, then download the tarball using another computer, somehow transfer it to the wireless computer, and continue on with the second step. Once those commands complete successfully, reboot or restart NetworkManager and check for available networks.

Other sort of standard things to try or consider when nothing else seems to work, are a physical wireless on-off switch (it happens all the time), a software switch or hot-key, a BIOS setting, and rfkill.

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