[MAQeia] Wireless

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[MAQeia] Wireless

Postby isadora » Jul 30th, '11, 22:45

Wireless:

edit doktor5000:
First point to look at should be https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Setup_wireless_networking
Especially the last part - https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Setup_wirele ... ic_drivers

Structure step-by-step information on how to setup and diagnose wireless issues is also in there:
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Setup_wirele ... N_PROGRESS


If you still have issues, please create a forum thread, answering the following questions and providing the required information:

doktor5000 wrote:Which desktop environment are you using? Do you use net_applet or NetworkManager?
And please provide the output of the following commands:

Code: Select all
lspcidrake -v | grep -i -e net -e wireless -e wifi
ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep -ie net -e wpa


and, as root:
Code: Select all
ifconfig -a
rfkill list all
systemctl status network.service -a
journalctl -ab | grep -iE "fw|firmware|iwl|wifi|wire|80211"


OLDER INFORMATION:

Wireless:
How to get drivers? How to configure?
Main issue: how to get internet when installing from Free-DVD?

topics:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=126&p=706&hilit=wireless#p706
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=406&p=2612&hilit=wireless#p2612
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=409&p=2622&hilit=wireless#p2622
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=546&p=3426&hilit=wireless#p3426
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=419&p=3591&hilit=wireless#p3591
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=685&p=4512&hilit=wireless#p4512
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=747&p=5048&hilit=wireless#p5048
Last edited by doktor5000 on Nov 24th, '14, 14:30, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: added updated information, pointed to relevant wiki page
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Re: [MAQeia] Wireless

Postby isadora » Nov 1st, '11, 16:49

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1292#p9818

Re: Broadcom again - BCM4312

Postby truls » 01 Nov 2011 09:50

Granted by truls to use for Maqeia....for which we are mostly grateful!!!!


I finally got my Broadcom Wireless BCM4312 working.

The Mageia b43-fwcutter did not work, and I compiled b43-fwcutter myself. Then it worked :)

Uninstall b43-fwcutter e.g. urpme b43-fwcutter or from add/remove software (select all from the list at the upper left)

Compile b43-fwcutter:
wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-015.tar.bz2
tar xjf b43-fwcutter-015.tar.bz2
cd b43-fwcutter-015
make
su
make install

Install Broadcom:
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broa ... el.tar.bz2
tar xjf broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2
su
b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3/driver/wl_apsta/wl_prebuilt.o


Forgot to mention one must first uninstall b43-fwcutter aka urpme b3-fwcutter.
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Re: [MAQeia] Wireless

Postby doktor5000 » Feb 2nd, '12, 19:51

Not yet really found enough spare time to look at this again, but we should at least include this information:

General linux support for wireless devices can be looked up at http://linuxwireless.org/ or at http://linux-wless.passys.nl/index.php?lang=english

Otherwise for the content, we could probably reuse many things and structure of https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wireless_Setup after adapting to Mageia.
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Re: [MAQeia] Wireless

Postby wobo » Feb 2nd, '12, 20:04

Additional information about Broadcom 4312:
I finally had good results with installing the wl driver ('urpmi dkms-broadcom-wl') and then go through configuration via drakconnect.
Hint: Uninstall networkmanager first if installed, do not mark the line "use networkmanager" during setup.
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