Is yours still doing it? Mine is showing improvement: it always connects though every once in a while it drops and I have to fire up wifi-radar to reconnect...
Last edited by Tiede; November 11th, 2006 at 05:32 AM.
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Guys, I am putting this in as many threads about the broadcomm as I can. The new nvidia drivers cause some kind of comflict with the broadcom wireless cards. Not sure what happens, but as soon as I unloaded the nvidia drivers, and went with the default drivers the wireless function all of a sudden is working perfectly, and not droppiing out anymore. Just a heads up! And here is hoping that nvidia can fix this real quick, as you cannot use any 3d functions of the card, which means no Beryl and the sorts.
I've got the firmware installed and almost working...I can see all the networks in wifi-radar, but I can't get an IP from any of them.
Edit: A few reboots later keyring prompted for password and network manager connected successfully. Lets see if things eventually crash again?
Last edited by eems01; November 11th, 2006 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Update
Hi, I have followed this tutorial but no luck, although the network manager shows up at start up, the only option I have is to enable networking (it does not say wireless networking).
My card is an Asus card with a bcm4306 chip.
I have exactly the configuration mentioned in the HOW TO. I followed the steps exactly but when rebooting the the boot hangs and only recovers when I delete the extracted firmware from the kernel. nothing seems to work with broadcom and wireless and linux.
Thanks for the help, it took me a couple of days to get this working. I have a Broadcom 4306 and it works most of the time, but sometimes it just drops the connection. I try doing
but that only works sometimes. A reboot seems to fix it most of the time.
Anyone know how to fix this?
do the modrobe bcm43xx command and then reboot. It should work after that. Recheck your essid and wep also. Reset your internet connection (router/modem) too as that seems to have helped a few times. It's just a bit tricky.
Thanks very much for this howto... tried many ndis howto's and didn'y have high ekspects for this nativ driver thing... but now i'm connected