[driverloader] Amilo A1650 Broadcom BCM4318 Wont turn on...

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Nov 28 15:34:04 EST 2005


if you can't see an access point in the output of the 'iwlist scanning' 
command in a root shell, then this is the likely source of the problem.

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 as some wireless 
button requires a driver to make it work. Such Linux drivers and 
information on how to use them might be available at :


Please also try with different versions of the Windows XP driver. Please 
make sure that you are using the right Windows XP driver for your 
wireless device as some Windows XP driver have the code to activate the 
RF which can be specific to your laptop.

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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Ben Doran wrote:
> Hi I'm trying to get my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A1650 with the broadcom 
> bcm4318e wireless chip set functioning.
> On first install of driverloader the radio light came on and the 
> interface found, however I couldn't find my AP using iwlist or kwifimanager.
> iwlist wlan0 returns;
>         eth0      Failed to read scan data : no data available
> I think this may be due to me not setting the mode to managed...
> However I have since rebooted my linux system the wifi card will not 
> turn on and now remains off, I've tried reinstalling the driver and 
> modprobe driverloader but nothing seems to get the light to come back on 
> as it did during first install.
> Please help, I'm new to this and considering giving up on linux as I can 
> only use the internet wireless.
> -- 
> Ben
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