BCM WiFi Problem

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This is a continuation of the thread "Add Wireless to laptop".

Here is come data regarding my failure to make a WiFi
connection with FC7 on my dual boot laptop.

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:29:37 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:

> In your case, I would stop NM, and run "service network restart"
> (as root), and say "iwconfig".
> This will tell you if your card is working.
>

[[email protected] ~]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2346 B
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

[[email protected] ~]# ps -ef | grep Net
root      3287  3244  0 14:14 pts/3    00:00:00 grep Net

[[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/network start
Bringing up loopback interface:                            [  OK  ]
Bringing up interface eth0:                                [  OK  ]
Bringing up interface wlan0:  Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

Determining IP information for wlan0... failed.
                                                           [FAILED]
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> If it is, look at /var/log/messages in the computer
> it is supposed to be connecting to,
> and see if there was an attempted link.

This is the log of the laptop.  As mentioned below, the target log was
empty.

Jul 16 16:26:14 localhost dhclient: wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Jul 16 16:26:15 localhost dhclient: wmaster0: unknown hardware address type 801
Jul 16 16:26:15 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
Jul 16 16:26:20 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
Jul 16 16:26:31 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
Jul 16 16:26:42 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
Jul 16 16:26:52 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
Jul 16 16:27:02 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
Jul 16 16:27:14 localhost dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 2
Jul 16 16:27:16 localhost dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received.


> If there was, look in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<whatever>
> and make sure the entries there are correct.

[[email protected] network-scripts]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=wlan0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=
DHCP_HOSTNAME=RoseMike
IPADDR=
DOMAIN=
USERCTL=yes
IPV6INIT=no
PEERDNS=yes
ESSID=RoseMike
CHANNEL=1
MODE=Auto
RATE=Auto
HWADDR=[verified MAC address]
ONBOOT=yes

How do they look?  I don't know what "CHANNEL" is.

>
> Also, if you are using dhcp, look at /etc/dhcpd.conf in the target machine.

Its not that sort of thing,  It is a Vigor 2910G router.  Its DCHP
is working and it has a log I can watch.

Remember that my problem is on a dual boot laptop.  I run Wireshark
in each partition, watching the WLAN.  I try the same connection in
the WinXP partition as in the FC7 partition.

WinXP: Wireshark and Vigor show plenty of activity; quick connection.
FC7: Wireshark and Vigor show exactly zero activity; no connection.

I note that the blue wLan light on the laptop comes on in both cases.

Thanks for any help you can provided.

Mike.



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