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Re: Problem with NON-Wireless network card



On Friday 20 July 2007 21:20, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Steven J. Brown (NY) wrote:
> > Karl Larsen wrote:
> >> Steven J. Brown (NY) wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> Since I updated the kernel on my Dell Inspiron 8600 notebook running
> >>> FC6 to release 2.6.22.1-15.fc6, my wired network card, a BroadCom
> >>> BCM4401 100Base-T, is no longer found.  Under previous kernel, which
> >>> I still have installed, it finds this card and configures eth0 to
> >>> use it.  There's also a wireless card but I haven't had the time to
> >>> get it working since upgrading from FC3 to FC6.  It was using
> >>> ndiswrapper and configured for device wlan0 before, but it seems
> >>> like that might no longer be necessary.  Anyway, there is no
> >>> wireless service where I am and my wired card is not detected.
> >>> Since it is not in the hardware list in the network configuration
> >>> utility, I cannot configure it manually.  How can I make FC6 detect
> >>> my card?
> >>>
> >>> Any assistance with this problem would be greatly appreciated.
> >>>
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> >>    First as root in a terminal type lspci and from the list should be
> >> your Ethernet card. Write down what it is called. It is kind of ODD
> >> that FC6 didn't auto-detect your ethernet thing.  My old ethernet is
> >> always picked up. If you don't find it in the lspci list then your in
> >> for replacing the ethernet hardware.
> >>
> >> Karl
> >
> > lspci lists both wireless and wired cards:
> >
> > 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T
> > (rev 01)
> > 02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4309 802.11a/b/g
> > (rev 02)
> >
> > In the configuration tool, however, the device listed as eth0 type
> > ethernet has the wireless (802.11 a/b/g) card selected and no way to
> > change it to the other card.
> >
> > Any other thoughts?
>
>     Yes your ethernet card is the Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 and there
> is no reason that it should not be at your network tab that lists
> hardware. If it isn't there it is a broken hardware. If it is there
> click to have it selected and on the first tab make it active.
>
> Karl

I shouldn't respond to this, but could you explain how Steven could have 
broken hardware, when on at least 2 posts he's stated that reverting to the 
previous kernel the ethernet card works ok. See below.

<quote from above>
Under previous kernel, which
 I still have installed, it finds this card and configures eth0 to
 use it. 
<end quote>

Also, you said that if (and obviously it hasn't) the ethernet card has bitten 
the dust, he should replace it. I'd be interested on your comments on how to 
do this, as his machine is a notebook. Perhaps you're suggesting he should 
bring out the soldering iron, and replace the relevant chips.

Nigel.


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