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Notes on Fedora Core 4 (FC4) install on nx6110

Doug Campbell_5
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Notes on Fedora Core 4 (FC4) install on nx6110

Some may find my notes useful:

http://www.ampersand.com/nx6110/
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HP nx6110 linux user
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Re: Notes on Fedora Core 4 (FC4) install on nx6110

I found your notes useful. But the problem is (FC6) with wifi and Broadcom card. I tried ndiswrapper but - I see all access points around me, but I do not get IP from them. Can you help? Thank you.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Notes on Fedora Core 4 (FC4) install on nx6110

Shalom,

Well, a newer version of Fedora is likely to have better hardware support. Better support means its more likely to get an ip address from the Wireless Access point.

Try changing the network type from managed to adhoc in the wireless tool, that sometimes helps if you must stick with FC4.

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HP nx6110 linux user
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Re: Notes on Fedora Core 4 (FC4) install on nx6110

Thank you for your reply. I tried everything I think. Now I use Fedora 6, with core 2.6.18-1.2868.fc6. I have instaled ndiswrapper (with yumex). I tried to follow your steps. Everything seems ok. I can see APs. LED light changes from off to on. In Windows it is still on. In my laptop there is wireless card Broadcom 4306. Here is some more information from console. Maybe you would be interested in it.
[root@localhost ~]# iwconfig eth1
eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"OKmynet" Nickname:"Broadcom 4306"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.427 GHz Access Point: 00:02:2D:AB:3C:83
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=19 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

[root@localhost ~]# dhclient eth1
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4-RedHat
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth1/00:90:4b:af:8d:6c
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:90:4b:af:8d:6c
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 2
No DHCPOFFERS received.
John Collier
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Notes on Fedora Core 4 (FC4) install on nx6110

Not to burst any bubbles, but since we are on the subject of info regarding FC4, I feel I have to include this link:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-legacy-announce/2006-December/msg00000.html

Not good news for any of us with FC4 or older versions running...
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