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Thread: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

  1. #91
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    This didn't work for me. Followed the instructions. I see the network conections and the wireless connection options. However when i try to connect to my wireless router a linksys I get nothing. Tried it with no encyption and with encryption as well. My laptop a dell inspiron b130 will not connect wireless. I also set the security to mix mode and have my ssid broadcasted.
    Here are a few outputs from the terminal. I have no idea what to try next.
    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSIDff/any Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.484 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:B5:6F:E6:F8
    Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    sit0 no wireless extensions.
    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSIDff/any Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.484 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:B5:6F:E6:F8
    Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    sit0 no wireless extensions.
    --------------------
    lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation
    0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    0000:02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

  2. #92
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    Question Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    This guide got my card working! But I have 2 questions:


    1. Is it possible to get 802.11g working? (I prefer 54 mbps over 11 mbps)
    2. Can I use WPA-PSK on this?

  3. #93
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    i agree i would like to get G support

  4. #94
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by ?????
    This guide got my card working! But I have 2 questions:


    1. Is it possible to get 802.11g working? (I prefer 54 mbps over 11 mbps)
    2. Can I use WPA-PSK on this?

    You can use WPA and WPA2 (if your card supports it), I dont think G is supported with the ubuntu driver but you wont see a difference unless your transferring large files over a network or able to download files at over 1300Kbps.

  5. #95
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    i did this command

    Code:
    iwconfig eth2 rate 54M
    and it seems to work but i need to restart to check if networkmanager sees the change

    ps replace eth2 with your wireless interface

  6. #96
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Well the code worked chronusdark . I've been having problems but somehow I got it to work using the alternate driver someone else pointed out I think for the 4318 chipset (try that if you have problems). Thanks to all who have worked hard to make this thread usable for others. It is much appreciated.

  7. #97
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    phew, we are back online...thanks again. this is great because I'm such a newb and i dreaded ndiswrapper since 5.10 (i broke it so i uninstalled ubuntu and went back to windows). how do i get the following type of output within the terminal?

    eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSIDff/any Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.484 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:B5:6F:E6:F8
    Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    edit* nvm, figured it out...
    Last edited by zahidism; June 4th, 2006 at 04:30 AM.

  8. #98
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Wow!

    Works like a charm for me. I'm a linux noobe started with debian etch couldn't get ndiswrapper to work with my WPA setup at home. On a whim I downloaded ubuntu 6.06 LTS and found this thread and in about 10.5 secs was up and running with my Motorola 825g card.

    Now if we could get the full 54 speed with fall back and oh a working signal indicator but thats just icing on the cake for now.

    Thank you.

  9. #99
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    i have done this tutorial straight through and followed the extra stuff and i cant get my 4318 card to work with y wireless network...this is kind of troublesome...i wish to switch to linux but i will stick with m$ if i cant get wirless to work...its kind of neccessary

  10. #100
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    I tried this, and now I can't really do anything. Upon boot (from both the HD AND a LiveCD), I get 3 errors. After closing them all, all I have is a dark brown/red background with a cursor - all I can do is move the cursor around.

    In chronological order:
    There was a problem registering the panel with the bonobo-activation server. The error code is: 3. The panel will now exit.

    There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon. Some things, such as sound, themes, or background settings may not work correctly. The Settings Daemon restarted too many times. The last error message was: System Exception: IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0 GNOME will still try to restart the settings daemon the next time you log in.

    Nautilus can't be used now, due to an unexpected error. (Under the Show More Details arrow is the following) Nautilus can't be used now, due to an unexpected error from Bonobo when attempting to register the file manager view server.

    Three questions:
    1) What, exactly, is the issue?
    2) What did I do wrong, and is there anything I can do to correct it w/o reinstalling?
    3) If I must reinstall, how can I do this if I can't boot from a LiveCD?

    I'm on a Powerbook G3 Lombard. The only thing I did different was that I installed Network Manager BEFORE I installed the card firmware. My "Airport card" is a PCMCIA wireless card w/ Broadcom chipset - it was previously recognized by OS X as an AirPort card.
    Last edited by DJLC; June 4th, 2006 at 06:15 AM.

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