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29th October 2006, 07:49 AM
Hello all,

I Installed Fedora Core 6 and it automatically recognizes my Broadcom Wireless Card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller), but the network manager doesn't show me the available wireless networks that are in range and I am not able to connect to the Internet.

I tried the following command but I get this message:

# iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning : No such device

Does anybody know how to solve this problem?

Thanks! in advance

29th October 2006, 08:20 AM
Hello, it the card listed as wireless card under hardware?

29th October 2006, 09:24 PM

I added a new wireless connection using the Network Manager GUI in Gnome, and selected the Broadcom driver that comes with Fedora Core 6. And "eth1" is the alias for this connection but it still doesn't show me the wireless networks that are in range automatically.

Any ideas about how to solve this will be appreciated.


29th October 2006, 10:13 PM
If you want to use the bcm43xx drivers you have to cut the firmware out of some drivers. The firmware is proprietary, the driver is just some wrapper, but it needs that firmware. Search for fwcutter and bcm43xx on these forums and you'll find some howto's.