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Thread: broadcom BRCMFMAC usb. 12.10

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    broadcom BRCMFMAC usb. 12.10

    Hi all, I have been searching for a way to get my wireless adapter working with no major result. What I have come up with is that it requires the BRCMFMAC driver which according to this site http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211requires additional packages.

    At the moment the system does not even acknowledge the presence of the usb device. THe USb adapter is a NetComm NP920 using a BCM43236 chip.

    I have found no reference to a repo carrying this driver. Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Nick
    Last edited by nickjhs; January 4th, 2013 at 09:26 AM.

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    Re: broadcom BRCMFMAC usb. 12.10

    *bump, please does anyone no how to solve this

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    Re: broadcom BRCMFMAC usb. 12.10

    See linux and broadcom just do not mix. Most people seem to avoid all network issues related to broadcom. Since this is a usb wireless adapter why not just run out and pick up a dlink usb adapter as that will be much less of a hassle than trying to get this working.

    If this network adapter was an internal one I would try to help you relentlessly, (I have done so in the past) Even if you did get it working it wouldn't work well. Broadcom doesn't like open source. I am not trying to shut you down I just think you will have a much better time with a different adapter.

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    Re: broadcom BRCMFMAC usb. 12.10

    Thanks that is exactly what I have done.

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