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Thread: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

  1. #711
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    My issue may have nothing to do with the drivers: this guide got me running with a 4318 chip (thankyouthankyouthankyou), but my connection frequently 'breaks;' while Wifi Radar shows everything kosher, none of my software (Firefox, Package Manager, Songbird) can access the net. A restart fixes it for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, but why is this happening in the first place? Can I do anything to correct this problem without restarting?

  2. #712
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    After trying all kinds of things for a week, this really did the trick! Finally got my wireless working, thank you very much for posting this thread.

  3. #713
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    thank you sir, indeed an excellent how to.

  4. #714
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Bah, I have the Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) chip and predictably, it doesn't work

  5. #715
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards without Ndiswrapper for Dapper and Edgy

    Thanks! So much! This worked on my HP dv8210. I have the BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g].

    Before I've tried using ndiswrapper and couldn't ever get it to work. I spent a good 5 hours just messing around with it.

    Then went through this and now it works. I had tried configuring the wireless card through the System / Administration / Networking thing. So I had to remove all the settings from there first. But now it works great. I used the driver found here: [URL="http://sidulus.textdrive.com/bcmwl5sys.zip"]

  6. #716
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by duouk2000 View Post
    Bah, I have the Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) chip and predictably, it doesn't work
    That's my chip, and I got it running. Key for me was removing Network Manager and putting in WiFi Radar.

  7. #717
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    It's working now, god knows why, it just appeared out of no where in network manager before O.o

    Still, as long as it works I'm grateful, cheers OP

  8. #718
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    Talking Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Dude... after 18 months of not being able to use my built in wireless modem, this tutorial WORKED! You guys have made me one happy camper. It's all I needed to fully convert to Linux. Thank you so much!



    PS - I have the nasty rev 2 also:
    kelley@Greene:~$ lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

  9. #719
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Hello!
    I've a problem.
    When I execute step 4 (Extract your Cards firmware from the driver)
    When I execute the comand
    Code:
    sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware ~/Desktop/wl_apsta.o
    the first time I tried with this driver:

    http://boredklink.googlepages.com/wl_apsta.o

    and I receive the following:
    Code:
    extracting bcm43xx_microcode2.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_microcode4.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_microcode5.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_microcode11.fw ...
    *****: Sorry, it's not possible to extract "bcm43xx_microcode13.fw".
    *****: Extracting firmware from an old driver is bad. Choose a more recent one.
    *****: Lucily bcm43xx driver doesn't include microcode11 uploads at the moment.
    *****: But this can be added in yhe future...
    extracting bcm43xx_pcm4.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_pcm5.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval01.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval02.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval03.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval04.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval05.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval06.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval07.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval08.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval09.fw ...
    extracting bcm43xx_initval10.fw ...
    I tried also all these drivers:
    -Windows driver in /Windows/System32/Drivers/bcmwl5.sys
    -http://sidulus.textdrive.com/bcmwl5sys.zip
    -http://svit.epfl.ch/stuff/wl_apsta.o

    but the result is similar.

    Where is the problem???

  10. #720
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    I also have the same problem as ilopriz with the old firmware.
    Could some one also tell me if my card in this HP dv2000 works, here is the output from the lspci command from the tutorial:
    [CODE

    justin@jusitn-hp:~$ lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation
    01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 4311 (rev 01)

    [/CODE]

    any help would be appriciated

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