[driverloader] Linksys WPC54G and Fedora 2

Linuxant Support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Thu Aug 5 11:24:25 EDT 2004


DriverLoader is correctly installed and you are using the correct Windows 
driver. The licensing information is also correctly entered. However, we 
don't see any access points in the output of the 'iwlist scanning' command. 
As long as you are unable to see an access point in the output of the 
previous command, you will not be able to associate (connect) with your 
access point.

Please make sure that your wireless card is activated. It is possible that you 
might have to press a button or look in the BIOS for an option to activate 
the card. It is also possible that you will have to press the button in 
Windows XP and then reboot in Linux. Please also try with different versions 
of the Windows XP driver.

Please also try to upgrade to a 3.40.x.x version of the Windows driver for the 
Broadcom chipset. You can obtain a 3.40.x.x version of this driver that will 
be compatible with your wireless card from the following URL :


Under Linux, you can use the 'unzip' command on the .EXE file to extract the 
Windows driver. The required .INF file will be named 'AR/bcmwl5a.inf' inside 
the .EXE file.

Make sure that your access point broadcast it's ESSID and make sure that the 
ESSID string is not empty. You should also disable all MAC address filtering 
and make sure that the channel is set between 1 and 11. If your access point 
have a CTS protection mode, please disable it. You should also make sure that 
you use the latest firmware version for your access point.


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Le 4 Août 2004 21:47, Paul L Fasoldt a écrit :
> IBM 600E, linux 2.6.6-1.435.2.3.stk16
> Linksys WPC54G attempting to connect to Linksys BEFW 11S4, ver 3
> Installation seems fine. Registration completes. Cannot connect to network.
> Cannot ping other than
> Fairly new to linux, but can follow simple directions.
> Driverloaderdiag,txt follows

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