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Hey all,

well I installed fedora core 6 and my internal network and orinoco card don't work

my Internet Wireless card gets picked up as lspci shows:

06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver (rev 02)


However when trying to active it via neat I get the following error messages:

Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: SoftMAC: empty ratesinfo?
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: SoftMAC: empty ratesinfo?
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: bcm43xx: set security called, .active_key = 0, .level = 1, .enabled = 1, .encrypt = 1
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: SoftMAC: Associate: Scanning for networks first.
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: SoftMAC: Associate: failed to initiate scan. Is device up?
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: bcm43xx: PHY connected
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost firmware_helper[2984]: Loading of /lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode5.fw for bcm43xx driver failed: No such file or directory
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
Oct 24 21:55:06 localhost kernel: bcm43xx: core_up for active 802.11 core failed (-2)


I can also see my orinoco card in lspci:

07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5211 802.11ab NIC (rev 01)


However this is not picked up with the neat or if I issue the iwconfig command I only see the
internal wireless card.

Any ideas? I have'nt mess with Wireless in Linux yet.
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