Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249261
NetworkManager and Broadcom 4311 Wireless card, Kernel 2.6.22
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:37 EDT
Description of problem:
Yet again an old bug has reared its dirty little head. After updating to the
2.6.22 kernel, ndiswrapper dropped off the face of the earth. Yum said it was
going to download the latest ndiswrapper version and install it. Instead, it
just removed the old one. Once I hooked up to a LAN I downloaded the latest
version and installed it. Well, the old bug is back. To get my wireless to work,
I must turn off my wireless card from my wireless button, then turn it back on
before it will work. I'm not sure if this is related to NetworkManager or
ndiswrapper, but, I can say that it get annoying after a while.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Laptop with a Broadcom 4311 Airforce 54G wireless card,
ndiswrapper, and kernel 2.6.22
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start up the laptop
2. run network manager to connect to an AP
Actual results: Hangs, never turning the card on to connect to the AP
Expected results: Turns the card on and connects to the AP within a minute.
BTW, I can see networks with the laptop starts so the card functions fine, until
you try to connect to one.
Is this still an issue with latest F7 kernel and NM 0.6.6 from F7 updates?
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