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Cant see any wifi networks on Fedora 19

asked 2013-12-02 13:35:17 -0500

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updated 2014-06-10 22:37:29 -0500

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Hello, i've done a fresh Fedora 19 install on a Lenovo E430 notebook, at first i didnt have wifi, i followed this article for instructions:

hxxp://www.howopensource.com/2011/08/install-broadcom-wireless-802-11-driver-in-fedora-15-14/

Now my wifi card is there, but it doesnt detect any wifi networks...

What can i do?

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Does sudo rfkill list produce anything? Also check for a hardware switch (All my lenovos have one), especially if it says hard blocked on anything in rfkill. You may need to install rfkill - sudo yum install rfkill

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2013-12-02 14:25:52 -0500 )edit

[root@mo-pvaldenegro ~]# rfkill list 1: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 2: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no

kiken gravatar imagekiken ( 2013-12-02 14:42:58 -0500 )edit

What does lspci -v produce for your wireless card and driver, and does 'Use as Hotspot' and 'Connect to Hidden Wireless Network' work? And does iwconfig find anything like this?

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2013-12-03 11:10:31 -0500 )edit

heres de pscpi -v: 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device 0608 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17 Memory at f2d00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3 Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?> Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00 Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel Capabilities: [160] Device Ser

kiken gravatar imagekiken ( 2013-12-03 12:27:01 -0500 )edit

ial Number e8-1f-00-00-68-4c-e0-00 Kernel driver in use: r8169

kiken gravatar imagekiken ( 2013-12-03 12:29:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-12-03 14:32:55 -0500

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updated 2013-12-03 14:36:39 -0500

The iwconfig seems to clears up the hardware switch - but it looks like you have a driver problem. My Lenovo G570 also use the BCM4313 - and it displays bcma-pci-bridge as the driver. I am also using Fedora 19, so this should hopefully be easy to clear up - even though the drivers don't always work the same in different setups...

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Please add the output of lsmodhere

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2013-12-03 14:45:15 -0500 )edit

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