Is wireless support any better with FC5?

James Pifer jep at
Wed May 3 18:41:14 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 10:47 -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> Is wireless support any better with FC5?
> I'm on FC4 now and have been using ndiswrapper with a Broadcom card for
> some time: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
> Controller (rev 03). Recently my DLink DI-624 router died and I just got
> the replacement. Now I can't get FC4 to reconnect. I can scan the
> wireless network and see it, but I can't connect to it. 
> I've also tried two PCMCIA cards, a DLink DWL-G650 with the Atheros
> chipset (I've never got this to work) and a CompUSA card with an unknown
> chipset (doesn't work either). 
> I've also never been able to get WEP to work, so I've been stuck using
> no encryption and filtering MACs. I would filter MACs anyway, but would
> really like to use WEP, even though it's not the greatest security.
> All three of these NICs work fine when I boot to Windows XP. 
> So I'm wondering if FC5 improves anything. I've heard that SUSE is much
> better at handling wireless, but I really like Fedora/Redhat. 
> Any suggestions are appreciated. 
> James

Just wanted to post an update here. I've installed FC5, and although I
have some other issues, my wireless card is working great using bcm43xx-
fwcutter with encryption. No ndiswrapper or madwifi.

Many, many thanks to the developer(s) of this little package!


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