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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by diony View Post
    exactly same problem here, on an ASUS 138g v2 wireless card.

    i saw that many people gave lots of advices, but none of them were actually worked for us.

    let me describe the problem again:

    1. we use b43 driver comes with the 2.6.24 kernel
    2. we use b43-fwcutter to extract firmwares from wl_apsta.o
    3. after that, the wireless card is recognized, and we can see networks around us, the signal strength shows well. but if we try to connect to any one of them, the nm-applet tries lots of times and just fail. the dmesg shows the "timed out" thing again and again with no lucky.
    4. our wireless card worked well before, in ubuntu 7.10.
    5. iwconfig and ifconfig tells that wlan0 send 0 packets and received nothing.

    isn't it so clear that it SHOULD be a bug in the new b43 driver? the card sent nothing means that it had not really try to connect to any network at all, am i right?

    we need help.
    You could try using bcm43xx-fwcutter. Just install it and do the following:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb
    sudo depmod -ae 
    sudo modprobe bcm43xx
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    That is the driver that was used in prior versions.

    Or you might even try Wicd if you haven't yet.

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    Thumbs down Re: broadcom wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayuthia View Post
    You could try using bcm43xx-fwcutter. Just install it and do the following:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb
    sudo depmod -ae 
    sudo modprobe bcm43xx
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    That is the driver that was used in prior versions.

    Or you might even try Wicd if you haven't yet.

    thanks a lot ayuthia! your advice just rocks! my wireless card now works perfect and only i have to do is blacklist the new b43 and ssb driver, and also, use the old firmware.

    btw, "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up" not working for me, because when i use bcm43xx as the driver, the wireless card shows as eth0 but not wlan.

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