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Old 25th June 2008, 05:33 PM
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Broadcom & F9 - Network Manager connection issue

Hi there all.

I've just installed F9, moving up from F7, and was delighted to see support for Broadcom on-board wireless adaptors (I have a BCM4311). After some difficulty, I got my wireless to see the broadcasting wireless networks nearby, and I even got it to connect to my wireless network (WPA 128-bit, hexidecimal encryption).

However, this morning, no joy - will not connect at all (but works fine under XP). I have removed the entries in System -> Administration -> Network so that only Network Manager is controlling both my wired ethernet connection and the wireless connection. On attempting to connect, it sees my wireless network (and others), the two little green lights go on, and it tells me it's requesting a network address from my wireless network - and then it stops, and asks again for me to try to login. No idea why it worked once, but not again. Did updates this morning to try to see if a new version of Network manager would fix it, but no joy.

From ifconfig:

[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:D4:39:00:1B
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::216:d4ff:fe39:1b/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:6656 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6115 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:5645118 (5.3 MiB) TX bytes:988798 (965.6 KiB)
Interrupt:22 Base address:0x8400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:11046 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:11046 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:552972 (540.0 KiB) TX bytes:552972 (540.0 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:A5:B7:AB:B2
inet6 addr: fe80::214:a5ff:feb7:abb2/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:47 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:10229 (9.9 KiB) TX bytes:12444 (12.1 KiB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-14-A5-B7-AB-B2-F4-5F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

Running an old kernel, as the latest kernel seems to crash F9 when Network Manager tries to start up connections:

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Thu May 1 06:28:41 EDT 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Any help on this would be great - it's absolutely driving me nuts.

Thanks and all the best,

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