On 08/11/11 16:02, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote: > Vreme: 11/08/2011 12:46 PM, Johan Vermeulen piše: >>> What does "iwlist" command give you? >> # iwlist >> Usage: iwlist [interface] scanning [essid NNN] [last] >> [interface] frequency >> [interface] channel >> [interface] bitrate >> [interface] rate >> [interface] encryption >> [interface] keys >> [interface] power >> [interface] txpower >> [interface] retry >> [interface] ap >> [interface] accesspoints >> [interface] peers >> [interface] event >> [interface] auth >> [interface] wpakeys >> [interface] genie >> [interface] modulation >> >> that's not good, is it?:-\ > > Sorry, run "iwlist wlan0 ap" > > Also helpfull are: > > ifconfig > ip address > > Look in their manuals to se how to use them. > > > after reboot I now see a cabeled network ( wlan0) ( disconnected) and an > > " Auto wlan0 marked as available.... > > It is strange that Wireless interface is marked cabled. But I do not > have ANY experience with Broadcom radios. All I use are Atheros radios. > > Try creating "Connect to Hidden Network" connection (or whatever the > actual text is) in NetworkManager GUI. You must see be able to set ESSID > at other configs. If you do not have it, then something is wrong. > > You can also try using the kmod-wl package that I compiled per elrepo > instructions: > http://rpms.plnet.rs/plnet-centos6-x86_64/RPMS.plnet-compiled/kmod-wl-5_100_82_38-3.el6.el6.x86_64.rpm > > Maybe this makes a difference, but notice that I never tested it. > > > If I fail to help you, you will always be able to report a bug: > > http://elrepo.org/bugs/main_page.php > > ,so your problems can be investigated. > > I _think_ when one of the elrepo folks tried the latest Broadcom driver source a week or two ago, the driver stopped working for him. No idea if this was el5 or el6, but not a good sign. Apparently it's not that uncommon. My recommendation is that if you can find a driver version that works for you, hang on to it! I have no idea if Broadcom keep older version sources available or not. If they would relax their draconian redistribution policies we could do a half way decent job of supporting their drivers, but currently that's not the case.