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Re: system-config-network sees Broadcom BC4309 as an ethernet device instead of a wireless device



On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 09:21 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, John W. Linville wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:52:18AM +1300, Peter Metcalf wrote:
> >
> > > I have a problem in that system-config-network sees the wireless card as
> > > a ethernet card so I don't know
> > > how to configure it. b43 is not listed in
> > > /usr/share/system-config-network/module-info but the b43 kernel module
> > > is present.
> >
> > I hear this complaint a lot -- anyone know how system-config-network
> > decides what is wireless versus what is ethernet?  I think someone
> > told me before, but I ashamedly admit that I have forgotten. :-(
> >
> > In the meantime, have you considered using NetworkManager?
> 
> i'm not sure if this might be a solution, but have you added the line
> 
>   alias wlan0 b43
> 
> to /etc/modprobe.conf?  it's just a thought, i'm not sure it will fix
> your *exact* problem but it allows b43 to at least show up under the
> wireless card choices when you run system-config-network.
> 
Does this require a reboot.  BTW I'm working on same thing.

-- 
Regards
Simon


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