FC5 with bcm43xx support (HOWTO)

David Timms dtimms at bigpond.net.au
Sat Mar 25 23:30:15 UTC 2006

Neal Becker wrote:
> No luck here.
> /var/log/messages has lots of messages, but not sure what would be 
> useful post here.
Neal, sounds like the right place is attaching to David W's bugzilla bug:
>> Finally, give us feedback in bugzilla so we can know if/when we 
>> should enable the driver by default again: 
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=186329

>> Please leave feedback even if it's working -- if the only people we
>> hear from are those who can't get it to work, then we're _never_
>> going to enable it by default.  :)

>> If you can't get it to work, try bringing it up by hand using
>> 'ifconfig' and 'iwconfig' commands, and show/attach the kernel
>> output ('dmesg') from when you do so. Also try adjusting the rate
>> (iwconfig eth1 rate 2M) and setting the SSID again. We already
>> default to 11M, but that might not be slow enough in some
>> situations -- we don't automatically fall back when the link is
>> poor, so you have to set the speed manually.

Did you try the rate command ?
Perhaps a cut down log could be obtained by in one terminal:
# tail -f /var/log/messages
and in another, do the commands David suggested ?

or dmesg -c (view and clear), then do commands, then dmesg.


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